“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
Beat Kitchen hosts local and touring acts, often acting as their stepping stone to other, better-known venues. Power-pop, punk, and garage bands get their starts or springboard into notoriety here, while regulars of the bar at the front look on, making the spot a secret fixture of the music scene in Chicago.
Their back room can be described as “dingy but intimate” and if you venture upstairs, you will find a party room for events that can hold 75 people. n Tuesdays, comedy rules as Beat Kitchen hosts Chicago Underground Comedy, making it a hub for Chicago’s comedy scene, too. While the vast majority of shows are 21+ only, most Sundays at noon, there are also concerts for children. The kitchen half of Beat Kitchen is also true to its word, offering items like sandwiches, build your own pizza, and plenty of starters. They also have a bar with rotating draught, variety of beers, and cocktails. Prices vary but they do have weekly specials if you are looking for a deal.
Tickets are sold online only and you can see a calendar of events to choose which show you want to see. Some shows are free while others are $10-$20.