The Top 5 Clubs for House Music in Chicago

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11 Jul The Top 5 Clubs for House Music in Chicago

Chicago has been nicknamed the ‘Second City,’ but it’s Number One when it comes to house music in the United States. Many cities have a great house music scene, but this was the birthplace of this style. No other city captures and honors its spirit and vibe like Chicago. Read on for our picks for the top 5 clubs for house music in Chicago.


Run by industry veterans who keep their eyes and ears on the pulse of the scene, the MID has proven to the a must for lovers of House music. Open every night of the week except Sunday, this intimate venue with an oversized dancefloor has won over Chicago with a vibrant bar and rocking dancefloor.

Club goers often remark that you can see the DJ’s having as much fun as those on the dancefloor. That’s a special kind of vibe that just can’t be understated.

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Featuring one of the deepest collections of international DJ’s as well as beloved US and local talent, Spybar has proven to be one of Chicago’s favorite house music clubs. This is the ideal location to see and hear the House DJ’s in an up-close and intimate environment.

Spybar has been rocking for close to twenty years, and shows no signs of slowing down or shutting its doors. Truly, this house music hot spot is a Chicago institution of nightlife.

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This is the place for heads looking to delve into the deeper side of house music in Chicago. Primary has developed a cult following for it’s Residents night on Sundays, where the classic Chicago sound is delivered in heaping helpings with no room left for dessert.

You’re just as likely to bump elbows with one of your favorite DJ’s on the dancefloor as you are a fellow house music enthusiast. Truly, this is one of the absolute best hidden gems in all of Chicago.


Right around the corner from the iconic Wrigley Field, you’ll find one Smartbar: of the best House music clubs in all of Chicago. Open Thursday through Sunday, Smartbar features one of the best sound systems in the city as well as great food and full service bars. Many of the elite House DJ’s make regular stops here, and Smartbar has an elite roster of resident DJ’s who can match skills (and beats) with the best of them.


house music in chicagoSound-Bar is a Euro inspired club has kept a full dancefloor for almost 15 years with no end in sight. Many of the best Progressive House DJ’s alive have graced the decks of Sound-Bar, and a highly skilled set of residents keep the floors and bars packed.

This multi-level club has one of the best bars in all of Chicago, and their sound system is mighty enough that you never miss a single beat regardless of your location inside. If you’re in the Chicagoland area, this is one of the best nightclubs to visit.

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