Smart Bar

Nightclub, Music Venue, Bar
$ $
3730 N Clark St (btwn Grace & Waveland)
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 549-0203
10:00pm - 4:00am
10:00pm - 4:00am
10:00pm - 4:00am
10:00pm - 5:00am
10:00pm - 4:00am


  • Dance, dance!! :)
  • This venerated dance club housed in Metros basement received a makeover in 2006, slicking up the looks significantly and bringing back a vibrant crowd.
  • Wasted people on the dance floor! Always a fun messy time. Once saw a random guy get a hand job during the middle of Switch's set. Good times.
  • Smart Bar tapped Funktion One, the UK audio company responsible for legendary night club systems across the globe, to power the new dance floor.
  • When the die-hards and regulars are really feeling a set, we all congregate in a spot we call the Left Front Speaker Party. It's a private function, but come on over and say hi! We're all really nice.
  • Queen! is on Sunday nights 10pm-4am! Show your four square check-in at the door for free entry!
  • Best club to hear techno and house in Chicago. Not pretentious, cheap drinks, cool staff and they bring the talent... If you like Hawtin, Miles , Sneak, Farina, Paul Johnson, Jeff Mills come here.
  • Queen is the shit!!
  • I've been going to Smartbar for years and it has YET to provide a disappointing night. Kaskade used to DJ here, but now Derrick Carter and other house(+techno) legends slay the dance floor!
  • A great place to see awesome underground djs and dance the night away! The best part is the lack of a dress code and d-bags
  • If a tune comes on that you particularly enjoy, dance your way over to the sweet spot near the left pillar in the middle of the room. You won't ever hear that song sound better in Chicago.
  • Queen on Sunday night is supessss horn doggy!
  • Just f**** awesome. Nothing more to add
  • Good Times!
  • Don't come here if you aren't rolling, and if you are bring your own water!
  • This place is definitely like my second home. Love it!
  • A classic. The most consistently good house music spot in the city, especially as a second location for the night. Not the best spot for just casual dancing and mingling.
  • Always great sets and a welcoming dance floor
  • Always a great set and a welcoming dance floor
  • Great speakers and location

Nearby places

3737 N Clark St (btwn W Grace St & W Waveland Ave)
3730 N Clark St (btwn Racine & Waveland Ave)
3740 N Clark St (at N Racine St)