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Back Room

Closed Now: 21:00 - 01:00
Open today: 21:00 - 01:00
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Amazing Atmosphere

What a cool place! Accessible down an alley; down some stairs; and into a small room - what else... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2014
Jeff S
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Music in Chicago

Skinny Williams is simply phenomenal. Honestly, it was worth making that trip in freezing Chicago... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2014
Singapore, null, Singapore
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  • Excellent46%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible16%
6 Jun 2015
“Shut down!”
26 Nov 2014
“Don't go on week night”
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937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
Gold Coast
+1 312-751-2433
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Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

It seem's this place is shut down. Passed the house several times but could not find any entry. The lady in the italian restaurant at the same adress told me the club shut down.

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Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

been to the backroom many times but went on a Tuesday night and it was terrible. Great place if you Saturday night or see Skinny Williams on Sunday. Don't waste your money on a week night

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Reviewed 21 November 2014

What a cool place! Accessible down an alley; down some stairs; and into a small room - what else would you expect from a good jazz bar in Chicago? Well, actually, our concierge referred to it as a jazz bar (and maybe normally it is),...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Skinny Williams is simply phenomenal. Honestly, it was worth making that trip in freezing Chicago weather and would love to come back to hear him and his team play music. Wish the band a great success and happiness

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Reviewed 15 November 2014

Has always been a great live music venue, good atmosphere but nothing beats the old venue and on the night were there the jazz musicians were missing, having said that it's worth a visit

Thank Lyn G
Reviewed 21 October 2014

My wife and I stopped by for a drink on Monday evening at 9 pm and the Skinny Williams band was so fantastic we stayed until 1 am. The band had so much energy even though there was only 20 people in the audience. I...More

Thank CalgaryVacationer
Reviewed 4 October 2014

During a fun "grown up" weekend in Chicago we stumbled upon Back Room. Skinny Williams and his band were fun, friendly and just exactly what we were looking for. Super sweet bathroom attendants (which I usually hate) were kind and added to the fun. Go...More

1  Thank Mary_from_MA
Reviewed 19 September 2014

So i kept saying, "how can you visit Chicago, and not hear some great blues/ jazz", right? I invited a boatload of people and there were very few takers to finish dinner and go to this club. I promised one couple that if it was...More

Thank KayC792
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Here for a business meeting.... Great idea for private party. Unfortunately, no jazz last night but good times were had by all. Nice beer and wine and good food. The most interesting part of the evening was walking down a dark alley with 2 employees,...More

Thank dermgoddess
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The setting is cool and has potential. Small club, hidden, you have to know where you're going. Nice vibe. Everyone is entitled to an off night, but we were told there would be "5 or 6" musicians. When Full Circle started their set, there were...More

Thank SymnCwl
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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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