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The Empty Bottle

350 reviews on Yelp
Bar & Pub
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Closed. Will open today at 5:00 PM·5:00 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

  • Julie O.
    Julie O.
    5/6/2019
    Classic iconic Chicago music venue....hole in the wall, grungy place with a stage and a bar....bar had great service...very attentive (even brought us old geezers ear plugs) and bands were on time...more
  • Denise U.
    Denise U.
    1/20/2019
    Ah the ol' Empty. Not empty enough right now, if you know what I'm sayin'. Ohh, I kid. But seriously, it is pretty dang crowded. So , there are so many positives to this place. You'll just have to...more
  • Jack Reach R.
    Jack Reach R.
    9/24/2018
    I love smaller venues much more than the bigger ones and The Empty Bottle is tiny! I went to check out The Black Lips at this awesome little music venue that I had never been to previously. It was...more
  • Coreen W.
    Coreen W.
    10/13/2018
    The Empty Bottle is a powerful place and I'll tell you why. I personally hate country music and have a personal vendetta against it. So I have no idea why I decided to go to their Hard Honky Tonk...more
  • Adriana P.
    Adriana P.
    3/7/2018
    Great venue, the shows here feel really intimate. Seeing Xiu Xiu and Thurston Moore here were unforgettable. The photo booth is really cute (pictures come out in a set of 1 black and white and...more