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 important, the club 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.
- Smartbar is home to excellent queer events & residencies.
- The venue attracts a very diverse, friendly crowd.
- The club has a photobooth and plenty of room to sit down if you get tired.
- Bathrooms are gender neutral.
Where is Smartbar located?
Smartbar is located at 3730 N Clark St.
How much is cover charge at Smartbar?
Smartbar charges cover at the door’s discretion.
How long will I have to wait at Smartbar?
Expect to wait anywhere from 20-40 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Smartbar open?
Smartbar is open Thursday through Sunday.
What are the best nights to go to Smartbar?
Sunday night is the Queen party at Smartbar and is generally pretty popular.
What is the dress code at Smartbar?
A strict dress code is not enforced.
How much do drinks cost at Smartbar?
Expect to pay 10-15 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at Smartbar?
Smartbar features mostly techno, house, and EDM.