Originally posted by Vcook
they just reopened crobar after a massive interior redesign, its great! Very different from before.
Yes. Opening night pictures were craaazy--people lined up around the block again like they used to have 2 years ago (when it was an entirely different club, as Chris said). I'd recommend going there just from what I've heard about the new place, but I haven't been.
Other than that..
Rive Gauche (306 N. Halsted) is pretty good on Fridays and Saturdays. Lots of scenery, usually. If you get there late, be prepared to stand in line in the freezing cold.
White Star Lounge (225 W. Ontario) is a popular spot on Saturdays. I've only been there a few times, but the multiple rooms and crap are pretty cool.
The Apartment (2251 N. Lincoln) is a pretty recent favorite of mine. Pretty loungy, but there's a dance floor and people will be dancing, so.. They only charge cover on DVS Wednesdays which can be nice if you're going out on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, I guess. Oh, kind of a big Asian crowd sometimes (especially Thursdays, it seems), so if you've got a problem with that uhh..
Transit (1431 W. Lake) is okay. Sometimes if there's a big ass line at Rive or something, you can head over to Transit and there's no line but just as much of a crowd inside. Kinda depends.
Anyhow, those are my suggestions in general, I guess. I dunno, there's tons of clubs and crap in Chicago. If you're looking for a specific kind of music, or like.. somewhere more upscale, or somewhere cheaper, or somewhere casual, or whatever, post up and I'll try and help out more.