By RAF MIASTKOWSKI
We all know the weekend starts at 4:45pm on Thursday, but what about going out in Chicago on a more traditionally tame Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night? Whether you work over the weekend or just want to treat every night like the weekend, you can enjoy yourself without the need to rub elbows with tourists and “industry” types at Downtown clubs and lounges. If you’re looking for a helluva time that you definitely (probably) won't regret the next day, hit up Chicago’s best off-night bars.
The throwback, vaudeville-inspired cocktail lounge above Black Bull is one of our favorite secret bars. However, it looks like the worst-kept secret in town on Wednesday nights, when scenesters, industry peeps, and thirsty locals stop in to check out live music and DJs at the weekly "Speakeasy" bash.