Just around the corner from Roosevelt University, which is downtown, is a bar owned by a friend of a friend of PubClub.com. It’s called O’Neill’s on Wells, a sports bar where you’ll find a lot of Bears fans (411 S. Wells).
The really hot spot in the area is Hubbard Street, a four-block row of bars between Clark and LaSalle that’s the new Rush & Division of Chicago. There’s everything you would want in nightlife there; bars, Irish bars and clubs with house music. This is a complete guide to Hubbard St. bars Chicago, Hubbard Street bars and restaurants Chicago and Hubbard Street Chicago nightlife.
A really fun place is the dueling piano bar Howl At The Moon; it’s a great starter bar where you may wind up spending most of the night and hit other bars near Howl At The Moon Chicago.
Among the best Hubbard Street bars are The Boss Bar, ROCBAR, Hubbard Inn, Andy’s Jazz Club & Restaurant, Three Dots and a Dash (which is part tiki bar and part dance club), City Pool Hall & Sports Bar, the upscale sports bar Theory, the multi-level tavern Hubbard Inn, the neighborhood Irish bar (Chicago has some great Irish bars!) and O’Callaghan’s.
Hubbard Street Chicago nightlife also has several dance clubs: Untitled Supper Club, MASQ, the laid-back club Points & Feather, Parlay at Joy District which transforms into a club at night, The Bassment, the 70s dance crazy flashback bar DISCO and El Hefe with its hefty $20-plus cover charge.
Most of the Hubbard St. Chicago bars close at 2 and if you want to keep partying, Mother Hubbard’s Sports Bar is open until 4 a.m.
Of course, PubClub.com’s favorite Chicago bar that is open late is The Lodge at Rush & Division (21 W Division).