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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 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.

In support of Chicago’s diverse and legendary music industry, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2021 as the “Year of Chicago Music.” This citywide focus on music is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. The City of Chicago and its partners working with the local music industry will present "Chicago In Tune" (August 19 – September 19), a new annual music festival; launch a major marketing campaign for Chicago music; provide additional financial grants for musicians and music projects; encourage dialog around inclusion and equity; and call on civic, philanthropic, arts and business leaders to support the music industry. Learn more at chicago.gov/music.