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The Empty Bottle

342 reviews on Yelp
Bar & Pub
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Closed. Will open today at 3:00 PM·3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Mon:5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Tue:5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Wed:5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Thu:3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Fri:3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Sat:11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
  • Sun:11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
This is arguably one of the best medium-sized performance spaces in the city. The décor is collegiate and the drink prices are fair. There are pool tables and p... more
This is arguably one of the best medium-sized performance spaces in the city. The décor is collegiate and the drink prices are fair. There are pool tables and pinball machines in the front room, alongside thrift store couches. The main area is large and there is a dance floor. There are acts every night and any of the local celebrity bands can be seen there, alongside international acts on their way through town. Cover prices vary and weekends are always sure to see a crowd.... less
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Reviews

  • Louis F.
    12/2/2017
    In my humble opinion, this is the best music venue in Chicago. It's a "dive bar" with a storied history, great management and staff, and impressive and meaningful connections to artists that keep...more
  • Shanti I.
    Shanti I.
    8/1/2017
    I appreciate the wide selection of artists/bands that come here. I am kind of over the whole Blue Line dive bar with homogeneous people and generic rock music vibe, but Empty Bottle stands out...more
  • Marcus G.
    Marcus G.
    3/24/2017
    If you are a fan of dive bars, cheap beer, and loud music, this is the place for you. This is probably one of the most underground, hipster bars I've ever been in; that is not a knock to this...more
  • Scott M.
    Scott M.
    4/9/2017
    Went to Empty Bottle to check out the art sale they had going on by local merchants Sunday afternoon. It was very cool and they had a nice selection . Had a Shiner Bock and made a couple of...more
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley W.
    9/10/2017
    This was a cute and friendly neighborhood bar. It was a group of us that to celebrate a friend's birthday on a Friday night. There was a live band playing country music. People were dancing and...more