This intimate concert venue has been a staple of Ukrainian Village
since 1992. Proudly described by the owners as a “hole,” this indie-rock dive bar has built its reputation on cheap drinks, a lack of pretension, a dedicated crowd and, of course, live music. Over the years, it has hosted a ridiculous number of bands that have gone on to become huge, like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes. The Empty Bottle is one of Chicago’s go-to venues for the hippest music, with craft beers and delicious cheap eats, known for having some of the best alternative concerts in Chicago.