For the most part, luxury night clubs play a mix of hip hop music with EDM (electronic dance music). EDM clubs in Chicago tend to draw a crowd of fun, lively people that love to get down on the dance floor. Your experience, however, depends on your budget and preference of venue. Come find shelter from the weather of the Windy City at one of the fun-filled clubs below. Use the Discotech app or website to see who’s playing, book table service, and buy tickets to all of the clubs below.
Currently, River North is the main area of the city that houses most EDM clubs.
For those of you opting for variety, you’ll want to head over to Sound Bar, which plays everything from Top 40 to EDM to hip hop, depending on what area of the club you find yourself at. Equipped with two levels, four boutique lounges, nine bars, and an exclusive VIP room, you’ll have no difficulty finding a scene you enjoy using the Discotech app.
Originally housed on the fourth floor of the magnificent Wrigleyville building (also home to Metro), this venerated dance club is now in the basement. A makeover in 2006 slicked up the looks a notch and brought back a vibrant young crowd. But more importantly, Smartbar boasts a world-class Funktion One sound system, which sounds tremendous on the central dance floor. Typical bills find cutting-edge DJs from Europe, Detroit and Chicago spinning for the crowd. You’ll typically find more underground DJs here. Think techno, deep house, drum & bass, etc. Tickets available on the Discotech app.
If you want to keep updated on the new DJs in town, be sure to download the Discotech app, which provides you with a constantly updated list of events happening in your area, no matter your price range or music preference. This guide to nightlife in Chicago is also a good starting point if you’re not sure what direction you want to take. If you’d like to learn more about our services or need assistance with anything, whether you’re new to the area or a local, feel free to hit our help line.