The dance floor at Spybar (Barry Brecheisen/For RedEye )
343 W. Erie St. 312-972-9882
The name may say business, but you won’t be getting much work done at this intimate nightclub where go-go dancers keep the party going from their perch behind the bar and high-rollers drop big money on magnum bottles of champagne.
222 W. Ontario St. 312-787-6060
Dancers, bottle service, VIP tables, house DJs—this late-night club has all the nightclub staples and has been drawing crowds for years. Keep tabs on the club’s Twitter and Facebook pages for updates on theme nights.
646 N. Franklin St. 312-337-2191
This underground (literally) music venue and club is known for drawing big-name DJs, especially after summer music fests. Stop by on Sundays for Latin music.
220 W. Chicago Ave. 312-654-0234
Dance music fans will want to keep an eye out for the DJs scheduled here. Past performers include DJs Bad Boy Bill and Bob Sinclar and rapper Lil Jon. Table service is available if you want to rest those feet after dancing all night.
308 W. Erie St. 312-202-9221
When a club takes its name from a type of champagne, you can bet you’ll see plenty of bubbly flowing behind the bar. Cuvee offers up the ‘pagne by the glass, in regular and large-format bottles as well as mixed in cocktails.
226 W. Ontario St., 312-787-4480
Planning a bachelorette bash for a party-hard bride? Sound-Bar has you covered with express entry, a table reservation, bubbly and bottle service, all for a set fee. The dance-and DJ-focused club is also known for its Release Fridays party, where you’ll be treated to the latest beats.
224 W. Ontario St. 312-274-1880
This house music-focused club—run by the same team as neighboring Sound-Bar and Crescendo—is on the small side, but that doesn’t keep lines from forming most weekends.
56 W. Illinois St. 312-644-7600
This military bunker-themed hangout is one of the few downtown clubs that also serves food, so you can soak up your bottle service with a few rounds of truffle oil-covered tater tots and filet mignon sliders.