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Lincoln Hall

31 reviews on TripAdvisor
Night Club
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Closed. Will open today at 5:00 PM·5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Mon:5:00 PM - 3:30 AM
  • Tue:6:00 AM - 5:30 AM
  • Wed:5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Thu:5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Fri:5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Sat:5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Sun:5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Lincoln Hall stands at North Lincoln Avenue, which has housed a Nickelodeon theater, a garage and machine shop, and the 3 Penny Cinema since the building was co... more
Lincoln Hall stands at North Lincoln Avenue, which has housed a Nickelodeon theater, a garage and machine shop, and the 3 Penny Cinema since the building was constructed in 1912. Now the space has been renovated to accommodate a music venue. Lincoln Hall is the brainchild of brothers Mike and Chris Schuba, who successfully ran Schubas Tavern for twenty years before opening this additional venue in the fall of 2009. Lincoln Hall serves as an extension to Schubas' programming, so the venue has been bringing in big-name musical acts since day one. The space features a mezzanine that wraps around the stage, a restaurant, and a few different bars. The contemporary interior created a comfortable environment for both the performers and their audiences. ... less
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Reviews

  • lisajj007
    11/14/2017
    The acoustics are really excellent & the floor has many vantage points to watch a gig if you’re not standing near the front of the stage. The upstairs area might involve paying for dinner to get up th... moreThe acoustics are really excellent & the floor has many vantage points to watch a gig if you’re not standing near the front of the stage. The upstairs area might involve paying for dinner to get up there. Friendly, helpful staff and many great shows are held here.... less
  • Steve A
    5/8/2017
    Nice, small venue in the heart of Lincoln Park. Saw Fenech-Soler and Knox Hamilton and the sound was dialed in perfectly by the sound engineers. There's a bar outside in the front of the venue and als... moreNice, small venue in the heart of Lincoln Park. Saw Fenech-Soler and Knox Hamilton and the sound was dialed in perfectly by the sound engineers. There's a bar outside in the front of the venue and also conveniently on the music floor. The show itself was standing room on the lower floor with an upper balcony (closed off for this particular show). Additionally, I really have to hand it to the staff for making quick set changes. The wait between bands was really minimal. There's parking at several garages nearby and I used a parking app to reserve a spot ahead about 2 blocks away. Super easy and convenient. Also plenty of places to stop and eat nearby after the show. Love the Lincoln Park area and this venue made me love it even more.... less
  • Kevin C
    4/24/2017
    Here to see a band I've been following around the world for the last 30 years. The venue is a distinct step up from many rock halls, with a clean, sharp decor and genuinely surprising menu. Vegetarian... moreHere to see a band I've been following around the world for the last 30 years. The venue is a distinct step up from many rock halls, with a clean, sharp decor and genuinely surprising menu. Vegetarians have many good choices, and there's plenty that will have you raising an eyebrow.The bar is well stocked and the staff very attentive. Inside the performance hall there's another bar, with complimentary ice water and plastic cups - really appreciated.The only slight downside was that the sound was pretty muddy where we were standing, perhaps better at other places in the hall.... less
  • Adam H
    4/16/2017
    I attended a Parachute concert which was sold out at Lincoln Hall. Even a sold out performance allowed me to enjoy the concert without feeling the place was too crowded. There were bars upstairs and d... moreI attended a Parachute concert which was sold out at Lincoln Hall. Even a sold out performance allowed me to enjoy the concert without feeling the place was too crowded. There were bars upstairs and downstairs with waitresses taking orders which meant I didn't have to leave my seat.... less
  • Megan D
    4/4/2017
    I've seen countless shows here over the years. Small venue, only fits about 500 people, but I love that about this place. The limited space creates an intimate atmosphere that is really cool in contra... moreI've seen countless shows here over the years. Small venue, only fits about 500 people, but I love that about this place. The limited space creates an intimate atmosphere that is really cool in contrast with Chicago's larger concert halls. Lots of indie bands and artists tour here and it's pretty neat to be able to stand right up against the stage and have a real interaction with the performer(s). In addition to the standing room downstairs, Lincoln Hall also has great seating upstairs on the balcony that wraps around 3/4 of the perimeter. This is an advantage for shorter concert-goers like me, who otherwise might not be able to see the stage through the crowd.Tickets here are usually incredibly affordable. I've seen bands here for as little as $10. Tickets for more well-known artists might be as much as $25-$30 but I've yet to see prices higher than that. There's a restaurant and bar in the front part of the venue, before entering the stage room. I've never eaten here, but recommend calling ahead for a reservation if you're considering it, because every time I've been to Lincoln Hall the tables are completely occupied. Fans of Lollapalooza artists should check the Lincoln Hall calendar for upcoming shows in August. A handful of performers in town for Lollapalopza will book after-show concerts here during those 3-4 days. If you're someone who prefers the intimate concert experience over the massive music festival atmosphere, this place is where you want to go. You may get lucky and discover that the indie band you had considered buying a $100 Lolla ticket for, will be performing at Lincoln Hall for $20.... less