If Lollapalooza weekend was any indication, it’s clear that Chicagoans are all about great music and a great time. Whether you have a deep appreciation for classic rock or want to hear your favorite pop songs, cover band concerts are the way to go. Below is a list of the top spots to catch Chicago’s greatest cover band acts:
Joe’s Bar: Half sports bar, half music venue, Joe’s on Weed Street is a warehouse-style venue that has something for everyone. In addition to popular cover bands, Joe’s concert calendar is also filled with non-cover performances. Joe’s is located at 940 West Weed Street, Chicago, IL.
Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort: As Chicago’s only all-cover band music venue, Uncle Fatty’s offers an unparalleled lineup of the best cover band acts in the city. The tropical themed bar has a laidback, fun-loving attitude that lends itself well to a wide range of music. If you want to catch the big game, head back to The Coach House at Uncle Fatty‘s where you can watch your favorite team on eight plasma screen TV’s and a state-of-the-art stadium sound system. Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort is located at 2833 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL.
115 Bourbon Street: At 40,000 square feet, this New Orleans-themed spot is the largest entertainment venue on the Southside. In addition to their Performance Hall that boasts several cover bands, the megaplex also houses a nightclub, bocce ball and bean bag courts and full-service restaurant featuring Creole-inspired cuisine like Mardi Gras Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffee and Andouille Sausage Po’ Boys. 115 Bourbon Street is located at 3359 West 115th Street, Merrionette Park, IL.
The Cubby Bear Chicago: Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, this three-level sports bar has become a destination spot for two things: watching the Cubs and catching great live music. When Chicago’s favorite cover bands aren’t occupying the stage, Cubby Bear fills their line up with other musical events. The Cubby Bear Chicago is located at 1059 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL.
Check out these local hot spots and get a chance to hear your favorite music from past to present.