When the clock strikes mid-night in Chicago, the party is just getting started with a slew of activities to revel in during the bewitching hours.
The nightclub scene in Chicago is prime for late night. The newest option, TAO Chicago, has become known as a celebrity hot spot at sister locations in New York and Los Angeles and the high-profile atmosphere continues in the River North spot, at the location of the old Excalibur nightclub. Closing time isn’t until 4 am Thursdays and Fridays, 5 am on Saturdays. Fuel up before with a meal at its conjoining Asian fusion restaurant next door. www.taochicago.com
Music lovers can find the tunes going all night at Uptown’s famed Green Mill jazz lounge. From traditional to be-bop, contemporary to swing, this swanky hot spot is steeped in ‘30s and ‘40s culture (it’s said to have been a favorite of Al Capone’s) and offers electric performances and stiff drinks until 4 am every night of the week, 5 am on Saturdays. www.greenmilljazz.com
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