In mybook® Food Collection (edit)

Added to your food collection.
Removed from mybook!

We took this business out of your food collection.

Sponsored Links
General Info
Sound-Bar, located in Chicago, Ill., is an upscale nightclub set in a more than 20,000-square-foot multilevel facility. The nightclub features modern design and advanced sound and lighting system. It has incorporated stainless steel, smoked glass and custom made furniture in a minimalist setting. Sound-Bar offers eight bars, two dance floors and several boutique lounges on two levels. It can accommodate up to 25 people in its exclusive Green Room, more than 100 in the Round-Bar, Orange Room or Red Room and nearly 1,200 people utilizing the entire space. It additionally features flat-screen monitors, laser lights and floor-to-ceiling video projection walls. The nightclub also offers arrangements for hosting product launches and meetings.

Regular Hours


Extra Phones

Fax: (312) 787-1957

Payment method
cash, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards, amex, diners club
Central Chicago, Near North Side, River North
Bar & Grills, Taverns, Bars, Cocktail Lounges, Community Organizations
Other Information

Parking: Paid, Street

Bike Parking: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: Special Occasions, Special Events


No coupons available


Hi there!
Rate this business!
First-classBetter than mostAbout what I expectedNot the worst...Disappointing
Click to Rate
Share Review

Like this review? Share it on your social network to get the word out!



The bouncer r the worst

Went to the soundbar for daughter twenty first birthday. first they said they had our name on list then they said it wasnt on there. the lead door man was extremly arrogant and rude i ask his name he told me ray later on found out his name was Herman must be ashamed his parents name him that .Wouldnt let u speak to anyone else to me overrated .doesnt even deserve one star

Juelz Promotions


Provided by Citysearch - 
Lateshow Thursday's




Provided by Citysearch - 

Goshva & IO @ SOUNDBAR —Say Bill Cosby at the door and its FREE ENTRY, FREE DRINKS BEFORE 11.30!!! COME OUT have a drink and check it out.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst Club ever!!! Avoid at ALL costs!

They require you to check your coat, leave an ID and debit card when you start a tab. They kick people out for NO reason, bouncers are RUDE! I used to like coming to this place until a couple of my friends got kicked out very recently, who were harmless. I think the bouncer got jealous of my friend macking it to some girls. They didn't return the ID, debit card or a $300 jacket! DO NOT GO HERE!!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Top Chicago Nightclub

This place is a classic! Nice and big with dance music upstairs, hip-hop downstairs, and a mix of lounge-type music in the VIP section.



Provided by Citysearch - 
So so place

They do send a lot of spam out, that's for a fact. Place is rather big, but the entrance is through a disgusting alley. Nothing exciting inside either

chicago boy


Provided by Citysearch - 
Spam text messages = lame

So somehow this fine establishment obtained my cell phone number and has been bombarding me with text messages, letting me know on a daily basis about drink specials and DJ's and all sorts of cr@p I could care less about because: 1) I've never been to Sound Barf; 2) I'm not a club kind of person; and 3) I'll never patronize a business that sends me SPAM in any form. They are careful never to send the text messages from the same phone number. If anyone has email addresses for the owners, please share....I would love to send some SPAM of my own.




Such a great place with everything cool!!!! Music, DJs, Bartenders and people!

Great place for great time!!!

Was there only once but cant wait for the next one!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad promoter, Bad Music

Not a good experience on 08/14/09.. I have been party VIP style all over Chi-town the last 10 yrs.. this is certainly the worst,...doormen have no clue on service neither does the promoter guy named terell or something. I drive my bentley or ferrari there and they are all over me, then i take a taxi they start having atitude! now BAD!! NOT GOING BACK AGAIN..Don't waste your time and money
Oh yeah, did I mention that they were discrimintory towards balck people?( black people cant come in with a t-shirt and gym shoes but white people can!).. I saw it happen yesterday!! (Just wrote a letter to consumer complaints, rainbow coalition and the mayor's office)

One word = TERRIBLE



Provided by Citysearch - 
Da Place To Be

I've gone to Soundbar several times. Its most def the place to be on a Saturday night. I think the only let down is the music should be a little louder. Other than that great crowd and place!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad Night!

Sound Bar is like the place to be especially when you are downtown chicago. Out of the many clubs that are present, I have never seen poor accommodation and nonchalant behavior by employees and bouncers before. It was freezing outside, and we were left waiting for a minimum of an hour just so the line could attract more people and look like there were thousands in the club. Besides the poor hospitality, the venue is really nice and ecclectic. The music is great as well. The advice I will leave with you is to be cool is to be early. Get there at 9pm so you won't be looking crazy at midnight when you can't feel your fingers and toes, the price inflates from free to $30, and everyone leaves the line to go home.



hot spot

I luv this place, has vip online free b4 10 the only thing is parking in downtown always sux u gots 2 pay :P



Provided by Citysearch - 
I always have fun here

Some of my friends don't like coming here, but everytime I go, I always have fun. Saturdays are ALWAYS crowded, but I think the music is better on Fridays. Its usually crowded then too. I love how they always have random theme parties through the year, and you walk in, and some crazy stuff is going on. I went the other night, and they decorated the place like it was a garden, with flowers everywhere, and there was a giant HOT TUB with girls in bikinis everywhere. And when I went downstairs there were girls in cages and stuff. They said it was paradise lost, but whatever was going on, it was cool to just go somewhere and see something new. The staff here is great. At first, I thought they were really snooty, but then I started just talking to people, and they're actually cool. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO DANCE!!! They have two levels with different music, so you can always find something you like. I think my FAVORITE thing about this place is that its so diverse, ALL types of people go here and just have fun. There's not just plastic barbies(although they show up there too) but there's all types of races and different types of people having a good time. I love it!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad customer service. Alright Club

When I went I felt like I was at a junior high dance. Everyone was against the wall, hardly anybody was dancing with each other. The layout was cool, so I would say that it has potential. The reason I gave it 2 stars was because the door staff was very rude and very unaccommodating. I won't go into detail but they were real cocky and power hungry for some reason. That usually doesn't effect how good of a time you have but it did for me. I would say give it a try, it may be for you but I'm never going back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The best Club/Bar in Chi-Town (-;

This has been the best club, I love the music.
The club itself is Classy.
No complaints from my friends and they can't wait for every Friday to come by.
Fridays this is the place to be at!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not a bad time, but overrated

I just came here for my 26th birthday after a friend of mine (who is a promoter as well) helped set me up for free admission an whatnot (which saved me $20 admission). I don't think it's the club's fault that he didn't tell me the free champagne and table was only for parties over 20 people, but the company that he works for which I was skeptical of from the beginning. I'm not mad at him at all, but that's another story. Anyway, I was pretty much mislead to thinking this place would be big seeing that the logos on the windows can be seen from the brown line trains (like a 3 floor club). Boy was I wrong. The place has one main floor which has one small bar in one room with a DJ playing dance hits, a bar by the coat check, and a spacious main room both bars on either side and a elevated lounge area running the back wall with the DJ booth in center of the wall playing house music. The basement level is mostly lit in orange with ripped couches and the DJ playing hip hop. The free dirnk specials weren't too great: free bud or bud light or well drinks for the 1st hour. I'm still trying to decide whether if it was a good expereince or not. I like the fact that the floors are divided to your taste of music instead of 3 DJs playing whatever whenever. But I guess that's all I liked about the place. There are much better places to go if you only look away from the downtown scene.



Provided by Citysearch - 

This place is a waste of time!!! with horrible service and very rude bouncers!!! I paid $86 for their NYE 07 bash and the power went out. I understand that power outage can happen and what bad luck it was for me to have it happen on NYE of all nights. The worst part of the night was not the power outage but that the bouncers were so rude once the power went out. A group of my girl friends were sitting on a couch right by the door when a big and rude bouncer threatend to kick us out if we did not get up. We told him we were waiting for our coats (the coat line was like 100 people long and took an hour to get through the line) since one of our friends was in line picking up coats for us. He then told us to either stand at the back of the line to wait for our coats or step outside to wait for the coat. We were not in anyone's way at all. Who in their right minds would kick a group of girls (wearing dresses) outside in 20 DEGREE SNOWY weather without their coats? This place is horrible. They need to re-evaluate who they hire to represent the company.



Provided by Citysearch - 
New Year's Party A Bust

I was extremely disappointed by Sound-Bar on New Year's Eve. The power went out in the club which obviously put a damper on the party. I didn't even get in though I pre-paid over $80. This really sucked. I thought they would at least refund my money, but they didn't. What the heck?! I'm never going there again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Terrible management - rude doormen, rude customer service

I pre-paid $86 to go to this club on New Year's Eve. I got there an the power was out - they made me stand outside in the freeeeezing weather for over half an hour and would not let me in to warm up. Eventually they told me it was likely they wouldn't let me in and told me to go home. I asked for a refund later but they wouldn't give me one and were rude over the phone. Terrible customer service.

What kind of club charges you $86 dollars to freeze outside on New Year's Eve? This was my first time visiting Chicago and I had high expectations of a fun night, only to be forced to go home and pay a ton of money.



Provided by Citysearch - 
This place is S H I T

The only good thing about this place is the way they designed the club itself. Other than that it's a complete waste of time and money. Music is a good factor when you go there but the crowed is s h i t, excuse my French.
Went there threw a birthday party dropped 2 grand and I'll be honest the waitresses are moody as much as the bartenders. To top it all off the purpose of such high cover charge is to choose what kinda crowed you want in your club, well this place is full of posers. For example you get women that are unsophisticated and men that are fing broke, I kid you not. I have seen it the whole time I was there for the 5 hours of wasted time. If you want to spend money and have a good time go someplace else this place is overrated overpriced an not worth your time, if you wanna find out go there on fri and you'll see what I'm talking about. BTW l e s b i a n s don't make good door personnel, LoL person checking IDS.

Sponsored Links