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Best EDM Clubs in Chicago

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.

PRYSM

PRYSM boasts big names like Afrojack and DJ Khaled, but larger events tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to get there early! Be sure to check see upcoming DJs at Prysm on the Discotech app.

Underground

The app will also let you track events at Underground, another popular EDM club in the area that celebrities and high-profile DJs frequent, if that’s the vibe you’re into for the night.

Sound Bar

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.

Smartbar

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.

Chicago’s The Mid Closing in Early 2019

Popular Chicago music venue the MID has announced that it will be closing its doors for good on February 5, 2019.

The sleek nightlife hotspot has attributed their closure to recent expansion of the city’s West Loop neighborhood and Fulton Market District.

Opening its doors in 2010, the MID has hosted a range of noteworthy artists such as Adam Beyer, Derrick Carter, Green Velvet, Laurent Garnier, Skrillex, Deep Dish, Diplo Claude Von Stroke, and more.

In the months leading up to its closure, the venue plans on announcing a number of special “farewell parties” to give the location a proper send-off. Club owners Lucas King and Nick Karounos admit that they are sad to say farewell to their endeared nightclub but look forward to opening new venues in Chicago very soon.

“These last remaining months will be a celebration of the past and a toast to the future,” says club owner Lucas King. “We want to thank all the fans, artists, employees, agents, managers, and promoters who have supported us throughout this era. As a token of our appreciation, we are putting together some very special events leading up to that “One Last Song.”

The Mid (Chicago) Promo Code

We do not currently have a promo code for The Mid. You can buy presale tickets to events at The Mid here.

Buying presale tickets at The Mid ensures that you’ll get in – ticket holders also get expedited entry.

You can book table service / cabanas and sign up for guestlists directly on our free mobile app, or on our webapp.