Introducing CIVL SAVE

Hideout’s own Alice Blander along with Annah Garrett and Shannon Nico Shreibak published a piece on the Chicago Independent Venue League’s SAVE (stands for Staff, Artists and VEnues) Emergency Relief Fund in the Chicago Reader! Here’s a excerpt: “As a city and as an artist enclave, Chicago was built on a legacy of scrappiness. It […]

Katie Tuten pens op-ed for Crain's Business on Restart Act

Katie Tuten and Robert Gomez, the co-chairs of CIVL write an Opinion piece published in Crain’s about the Restart Act. “Businesses and workers in this sector benefit from one another, which means we also suffer with one another. Venues are interwoven into the fabric of their neighborhoods and communities for generations… Should these businesses remain […]

Hideout Bartender Launches Free Meal Service For Workers Impacted By Coronavirus Shutdown

GARFIELD PARK — When the Hideout announced it would close because of coronavirus, bartender Jessica Romanowski knew she would land on her feet. The bar and music venue was one of the first to create an online tip jar to help pay employees during the closure, and bargoers were generous — donating more than $28,700. But Romanowski, a private […]

USA Today Names The Hideout As Best Venue In Chicago

Music fans and musicians love this sweet 100-year old spot that has a bar in the front and a performance space in the back. You could catch Jeff Tweedy or The Dream Syndicate one night, a young torch singer the next, Jon Langford and Sally Timms performing an impromptu Sunday afternoon show, a blues jug […]

Soup & Bread Is Back At The Hideout

BUCKTOWN — A weekly fundraiser for local anti-hunger organizations is returning to The Hideout this week. Soup & Bread, a weekly community meal, will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week and ending April 1. The cost of the meal is based on a pay-what-you-can donation. Over the last 11 years, Soup & […]

Chicago Tribune Names The Hideout 'Chicagoans Of The Year In Music'

The Hideout is the little club that could. It’s one of the smaller clubs in a city saturated with music venues, but few have had a bigger impact on their community, a community that’s like family. Hideout co-owners Tim and Katie Tuten are a married couple, and fellow owners Jim and Mike Hinchsliff are twins. […]

Thrillist Says The Hideout Is A Chicago "Must See"

You’d have a hard time finding anyone in Chicago who has visited this tiny bar/live music venue and didn’t immediately fall in love. To call it “beloved” (as Hideout does on its Twitter account) is an understatement right up there with calling Chicago winters cold. Located in an obscure industrial sliver of land far from […]

The Infatuation Names The Hideout As Top 25 Chicago Bars

New bars open all the time in Chicago – some Al Capone-themed tiki bar or Australian beer garden probably just opened around the corner from wherever you’re currently located. But there’s no better place to drink than a classic. So we compiled a list of our favorites – the places we find ourselves returning to […]