Plus, there are events every night of the week tailor-made for meet-cute opportunities, like board game and video game nights on Mondays, trivia on Tuesdays, and karaoke on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
No, Logan Arcade doesn’t have the name recognition of the city’s more popular arcade-bar chains, but if you’re searching for your pinball wizard, look no further. ), there are also live events every day of the week, from blues to burlesque, from soul to rhythm & blues.
The vibe is kind of like going to a house concert your cooler friend told you about, from the tables out front, to the porch that overlooks the street.
Come for the music (or the comedy, or the podcast taping), stay because you’ve met somebody.
Tucked between a couple towering office buildings on Ontario street sits Murasaki Sake Lounge, one of Chicago’s best-kept secrets.
Though they offer private karaoke for groups, the front bar is an incredible place to meet someone after work, or really at any other time.
While online dating makes some parts of meeting people easier, it also means creepazoids sending you horrific all-caps messages when you don’t respond within seconds.Set against the backdrop of the bustling Southport shopping corridor, it’s a spot that really seems to encourage socializing at the bar. Spend, like, and see a concert put on by an artist that’s going to be headlining a show at The Metro in three months.Hang out afterwards, and order a Chicago Handshake at the bar as people trickle out of the show. If you’ve visited Kaiser Tiger before, you already know that its claim to fame is that it’s one of the only spots in the city to offer ice sheet curling to the public, as well as bocce in the summer months.A traditional after-show hangout both for folks taking classes at Second City and folks who perform there, Old Town Ale House is an extrovert’s dream.Just make sure you’re not too engrossed in your new beau to take note of the *ahem* unique art on the walls.
Though it's only one of a billion dive bars along its section of Broadway, Friar Tuck is far and away the best spot along that strip to meet someone new.