Chicago is one of the Top 5 Cities for Nightlife, according to Travel & Leisure Magazine and River North is the center of all the action. Want a place to move? River North leaves behind the smoke machines and lasers for something more adventurous.

20_w_kinzie_content_vertigoDesigned to feel like a penthouse party, this indoor-outdoor bar soars 26 stories above the city. Outside, expect a firepit, curvy wood benches and movable ottomans to extend the alfresco season. Inside, a dimly-lit screening room plays retro flicks while a communal bathroom area provides the perfect spot to ask someone out over the Dyson hand dryers.

2 W. Erie St.

Chicago, IL 60610


20_west_kinzie_undergroundDescribed as one of the “sexiest places in the world” by Cosmo, and “One of America’s Top Ten VIP Lounges” by Playboy. Just underwent a 6-month renovation to double the space. A place for fashion shows, and launch parties. Beware: guests will experience an elevated level of personalization and attention to detail that may cause a serious enhancement to their mood.

56 W. Illinois St.

Chicago, IL 60611


20_west_kinzie_spybarTwo things: the entry is through an alley, and Rolling Stone named it the #9 Best Dance Club in America in 2013. A $1 million renovation made this intimate party paradise the only place in Chicago that heavy hitters like music producer, Seth Troxler play. During Lollapalooza weekend in August, headlining electronic bands like M83 spill into nighttime club sets.

646 N. Franklin St.

Chicago, IL


20_west_kinzie_soundbarEuro Mod – 20,000 SF with a 4,000 SF dance floor, 9 bars, 4 boutique lounges on 2 floors. Picture minimalist décor, flat screen monitors, laser lights, new sound components and floor-to- ceiling video projection walls.

226 W. Ontario St.

Chicago, IL 60610


20_w_kinzie_content_ybarIt’s owned by the same folks behind Sound Bar but this one’s more intimate with less focus on beats and more emphasis on lounging. They are no longer table-service only, but expect upscale signature martinis and $3,000 bottles of bubbly for when you’re feeling giddy over that promotion.

224 W. Ontario St.

Chicago, IL 60610