n the North River area, across from the enormous Sound-Bar is Chicago’s Spybar. At 4,200 square feet, Spybar’s provides a more intimate setting settled in a basement. The style inside is trendy, but subtle. There are oak floors with black walls and above you are exposed rafters. Spybar makes good use of glass and leather in other areas and some really nice indirect lighting.
Hip hop and underground music are played, but either as much as house music played by live DJs and blasted out by a state of the art sound system that will not take it easy on your ears.
The owners of Spy Bar take the place seriously enough that they spent $1 million dollars renovating it years ago. The investment paid off and Rolling Stone Magazine named it in the top ten of best dance clubs in America! Famous DJ and Producer, Seth Troxler, said Spy Bar is “Basically the only place I play in Chicago.”
Spybar doesn’t open till nine, there is usually a cover, but they also offer valet parking to help deal with the downtown location. If you’re in to house music and some EDM, the intimate feeling Spybar provides may be right up your alley.
- Spybar has EDM talent on Fridays and Saturdays but is also open for business on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
- Latin night on Sundays.
- Hip hop on Wednesdays.
- Electronic on Thurs, Fri, and Saturdays.
- Open until 5 AM on Saturday nights.
Where is Spybar located?
Spybar is located at 646 N Franklin St, River North.
How much is cover charge at Spybar?
Cover charge is generally $20, more for bigger DJs.
How long will I have to wait at Spybar?
Expect to wait anywhere from 20-40 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Spybar open?
Spybar is open on Wednesdays through Sundays.
What are the best nights to go to Spybar?
Wednesdays are hip hop nights. Thurs, Fri, Sat are Electronic Music. Sunday is Latin / hip hop.
What is the dress code at Spybar?
Dress to impress! Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc).
How much do drinks cost at Spybar?
Standard Chicago pricing – beers $8 Range, shots $10 Range, and drinks upwards of $15. Bottles starting at $300.
What kind of music do they play at Spybar?
Each night is different. Wednesdays are hip hop nights. Thurs, Fri, Sat are Electronic Music. Sunday is Latin / hip hop.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Spybar?