Up All Night
Where Chicago|November 2019
New York may be known as the city that never sleeps but Chicago is no early-to-bed contender, either. Whether it’s dancing all night at one of our seen and be seen clubs, catching a late night comedy showcase or getting grub, here’s how we burn the midnight oil.

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

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM WHERE CHICAGOView All

10 Great Things This Month

10 Great Things This Month

1 min read
Where Chicago
November 2019

Up All Night

New York may be known as the city that never sleeps but Chicago is no early-to-bed contender, either. Whether it’s dancing all night at one of our seen and be seen clubs, catching a late night comedy showcase or getting grub, here’s how we burn the midnight oil.

2 mins read
Where Chicago
November 2019

Holiday Warm-Up

The holiday season is officially here! Once Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s all systems go for tree lighting ceremonies, holiday markets and other festive delights opening this month.

1 min read
Where Chicago
November 2019

Tricks & Treats

Get ready for 31 nights of frights! Whether you’re looking for G-rated family fun or a real thrill that will have you keeping one eye open at night, there are plenty of ways to have a spooktacular time in Chicago in October as the city spares no stops for Halloween.

2 mins read
Where Chicago
October 2019

Real Haunted Houses

Built on ancient Indian burial grounds and with numerous bodies of water (thought to be conduits), Chicago is an incredibly haunted city. Here are some of the most notorious spots. Want more? Take a tour of all the infamous spooky places with Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tours. www. chicagohauntings.com

1 min read
Where Chicago
October 2019

Putting Out The Welcome Mat

The free event known as Open House Chicago is the one weekend every year (Oct. 19-20) that nearly 250 buildings across the city open their doors to the public with exclusive access to normally roped-off landmarks and behind-the-scenes looks at some of the most marvelous architectural gems, from north to south sides.

1 min read
Where Chicago
October 2019

It's Showtime!

The Chicago International Film Festival returns October 16-27 in its 55th year of presenting exclusive screenings of world premieres, anticipated previews and selections from local filmmakers. Look out for these titles.

1 min read
Where Chicago
October 2019

Game On! Wrigley Field Gets Ready for Opening Day

Game On! Wrigley Field Gets Ready for Opening Day

2 mins read
Where Chicago
April 2018

Dinner & A Show

Chicago’s theater scene springs to life with bold new productions, including “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Here’s what to see and nearby spots to grab a bite before show time.

2 mins read
Where Chicago
April 2018

Hot Dates

APRIL 6-8: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 

1 min read
Where Chicago
April 2018
RELATED STORIES

It Has Defied All Predictions of Its Obsolescence

If You Believe the Headlines, the Office Has Been Dying for Half a Century

2 mins read
New York magazine
April 26 - May 9, 2021

Animal Farm

The Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture is a largely unknown oasis on the edge of the city.

10 mins read
Baltimore magazine
April 2021

MEET DAYS'S PRECIOUS WAY

Chicago native Precious Way is thrilled to be making her soap debut as Chanel on DAYS, a show that has a special connection to her family.

3 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
April 05, 2021

‘Big Burden' For Schools Trying To Give Kids Internet Access

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools, educators had to figure out how to get kids online. Fast.

4 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #490

Ryan Travis Christian

Naughty by Nature

10+ mins read
JUXTAPOZ
Spring 2021

Judas and the Black Messiah – In the Struggle

Is it possible to make a convincing Hollywood movie about an anti-capitalist radical?

6 mins read
New York magazine
February 15–28, 2021

CRIME DOESN'T PAY

EMPIRE OF SIN is ambitious, but undermined by a mountain of issues.

4 mins read
PC Gamer US Edition
March 2021

GETTING FAMOUS IN COINS

Donn Pearlman is the History of Coin Promotions

10 mins read
COINage Magazine
February - March 2021

Playoff glories of yesteryear

It is January, which can only mean one thing: post season football is near. Some of the greatest performances in NFL playoff history have occurred right here in New York and New Jersey. Let’s take a look back at some of them

3 mins read
The Giant Insider
February 2021

Things We Are After

Fresh and On Deck

2 mins read
JUXTAPOZ
Winter 2021