One great thing about Chicago is that there is no shortage of live music. From dive bars to concert halls, the city has plenty of places to enjoy a show. Whether you are looking to discover a new act or see your favorite artist, these are a few of our favorite venues, catering to bands of different sizes and genres. Check out the spots below for a unique experience at each!


With two floors, this venue offers up something almost every night of the week. From punk rock bands to singer-songwriters, the live music here has great variety, but no matter the genre, you can always count on it to be good. It’s an intimate space, so you can definitely get close to the band!

On Saturday, July 1st, catch indie solo act RG Lowe Downstairs at Subterranean or see punk rock band Nothington at Subterranean Music Hall. Both shows are available with your Jukely subscription.


Beat Kitchen

Subterranean’s slightly smaller sister venue Beat Kitchen has a great craft beer selection as well as an extensive food menu in case you find yourself getting hungry! This is a great place to see some amazing up-and-coming talent.

This weekend, grab a Jukely spot to Chicago locals Hidden Hospitals on Saturday, July 1st or use your subscription to see former Escape the Fate singer in The Dead Rabbits on Sunday, July 2nd.

The Hideout

The Hideout is a small venue. Over a hundred years ago, it was built in two days as a balloon-frame structure. Where once it served up illegal drinks during the Prohibition era, the venue became a legal spot in 1936 when it earned the name, The Hideout. Today, The Hideout hosts performances by musicians, artists, poets, comedians, and more. Whatever it is that brings you to The Hideout, you’re sure to have a great time as you revel in the long history of the venue.

Use your Jukely subscription to check out Austin-based Knife in the Water on June 30th or local experimental rock group Radiant Devices on July 1st.

Thalia Hall

More than just a music venue, Thalia Hall is also a designated historic landmark. Built in 1892, the hall’s ornate interior was inspired by the Prague opera house. After the hall closed in the 1960s, it remained mostly vacant until 2013 when new owners Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden stepped in to turn it into the live music venue it is today.

Electronic artist Squarepusher is bring his live band Shobaleader One to Thalia Hall on July 2nd. Get in with Jukely!

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Empty Bottle

Empty Bottle started out as a hole-in-the-wall dive bar in 1992. Since then, they have moved to a bit larger space and have become known for their can’t-miss live shows where anything goes. The venue still has that grungy dive bar feel with cheap drinks and good times to be had by all. Chat up one of the regulars and see what this place is all about.

Want to check out something a little different this weekend? See Tonstartssbandht on Friday, June 30th. This psychedelic indie rock duo is exactly the type of show you go to the Empty Bottle for.

Go out tonight, and any night. Jukely is a concert subscription that gives members guestlist access to hundreds of music events – for one price. Whenever you want to go out, you’ll always have something to do. Learn more and sign up at