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 band, experimental dance artists and various surprises like Andrew Bird adding a whistle from the crowd. Truly a community gathering place, The Hideout also hosts stand-up comics, political debates and monthly talk shows. But always, live music, especially alt-country for which the bar is known. The Picnics on the Porch series in summer is an outdoor event hosting national acts like Robbie Fulks, Joan Shelley, Jake Xerses Fussel, and some of the best local talent. Read about The Hideout’s history on its website and you’ll love it even more.
Recommended for Live Music because: The Hideout may be the best little music joint in Chicago offering an incredible range of talent and a heck of a lot of heart.
Jacky’s expert tip: There’s free street parking directly in front of the Hideout and on surrounding streets plus bicycle racks along Wabansia and a DIVVY Bike station on Elston and Wabansia.
This article originally appeared in USA Today’s 10 Best. Read the full article here.