The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 661-1168
Primary Phone: (773) 661-1168
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
Takes Reservations: No
Be the first to add a photo!
The Empty Bottle is a great venue for bands and musicians you will probably never ever hear on mainstream radio (and I mean that as a compliment!). The club has a very intimate feel, and the smokiness & sketchiness of the interior and exterior give it character. The main drawback is that the bar is right near the stage, and the conversation from the bar area can get really noisy, which makes it difficult to truly enjoy the quieter acts.
12/18/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Empty Bottle is a very cozy place, a dive bar with chic. The immediate stage area is small and intimate, but also perfectly visible from the bar if you don't want to get right up front. Cheap drinks are also a nice plus (a shot and 2 beers was 10 bucks)
04/02/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I've only been there once, but would definitely recommend this place. There is an above average selection of beers, and the prices are very reasonable, especially if you're low on cash- $1.50 PBR's, etc. The place is definitely a dive, but when the band plays and you're sucking back cheap beer, you just don't care. One tip, know exactly where you're going when you go to this place. I don't think there is a sign that says 'Empty Bottle', so it's very possible to get confused.