Top 3 Best Rap / Hip-Hop Nightclubs in Near North Side, Chicago, IL [2021 GUIDE]

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With over 64 venues in Chicago, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Near North Side, Chicago that you should definitely check out.

Tunnel

Best Rap / Hip-Hop nightclub in Near North Side, Chicago!
Tunnel

Nestled above the Old Crow Smokehouse in River North, Chicago’s newest premier lounge, Tunnel, opened its doors in 2015. As the name suggests, the nondescript entrance on Kinzie Street opens to a hidden covered staircase inspired by London’s infamous urban tunnels. Blending the allure of a high-energy nightlife experience with VIP treatment, Tunnel aims to transform its venue on a nightly basis into a unique scene. The club has a regular roster of DJs who play a variety of music including current top hits in pop, hip-hop, and EDM as well as many beloved 2000s classic club songs on its superior sound system. The interior of the club is exquisite with beautiful design and lighting which all add on to the atmosphere and mystery created by the Tunnel.

  • 151 West Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654 United States
  • Near North Side
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Play Kitchen

Play Kitchen

As the name might suggest, Play is a refreshingly dynamic concept, with a full menu that’s served late into the night and enhanced perfectly with one of a kind cocktails. Designed with custom LED walls, vibrant color light lasers and elevated lounge-style seating, Play offers an intimate setting that Chicago has been craving. Three illuminated column art centerpieces produce a modern, sophisticated atmosphere to create an opportunity for a new visual experience each time you visit. Play’s food menu focuses on elevated American classics with uniquely sweet accompaniments. Our popular specialty includes more than a dozen varieties of rare cocktails and custom-made sodas, you won’t find at any other establishment across the city.

  • 7 W Division St Chicago, IL 60610 United States
  • Near North Side
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Hubbard Inn

Hubbard Inn

Hubbard Inn opened in 2011, a two-floor space with a decor featuring Bohemian influences, particularly from famed writer Ernest Hemingway. Customers could find bar snacks and flatbreads to go along with their cocktails. Rossi later formed a company, 8 Hospitality, and opened more bars and restaurants.

  • 110 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL 60654 United States
  • Near North Side
  • $$

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Chicago Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Chicago clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Chicago?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Chicago Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Chicago Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs for free?

Some Chicago Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Chicago Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Chicago Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Chicago page.

How much is bottle service at Chicago clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Chicago, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Chicago Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs in Chicago are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Chicago nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Chicago.

Which Chicago nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Chicago.

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