non-smoking chicago nightlife
August 21, 2007 7:50 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for some non-smoking nightlife options for Chicago. Bars, music venues, clubs, etc - especially interested in somewhere for live music (jazz, rock) & drinks. I realize that the city is supposed to go non-smoking in January, but I'm looking for some options now.
posted by steinwald to Food & Drink (7 answers total)
I have been told, though I have never been, that the Green Dolphin Street Jazz club is non-smoking. The fella who told me is very much into Jazz and thinks its a fine venue. It is also somewhat dear, from what I hear.
posted by Wink Ricketts at 8:27 AM on August 21, 2007

Metromix lets you check "non-smoking" when searching for bars/clubs.

For instance, non-smoking jazz and rock venues.
posted by limeswirltart at 8:34 AM on August 21, 2007

The front room of the Hideout is nonsmoking and the Park West is completely nonsmoking. The Hothouse was also completely nonsmoking last time I was there, but it lost its space on Balboa and I haven't heard whether they've found a new space.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:36 AM on August 21, 2007

The Charleston is a non-smoking bar in Bucktown, at Charleston and Hoyne. They have live music on weekends, but it's a nice, laid-back bar to hang out in during the week too.
posted by smich at 8:37 AM on August 21, 2007

You can check out Martyrs for drinks and live music. I usually go when they host Big C Jamboree, a rockbilly night with swing dancing and lots of good people watching. It happens the first Thursday of every month. Free!
posted by auntietennis at 6:06 PM on August 21, 2007

Seconding the Charleston.
posted by mike_bling at 10:00 AM on August 23, 2007

The Velvet Lounge (for jazzy stuff)
posted by unmake at 10:35 PM on September 5, 2007

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