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Fresh Accommodations Steps from Live Music Venues

Beginning with Chicago blues and Chicago-style Dixieland jazz, to the rock, punk, and Hip Hop waves of the 80s, 90s and today, Chicago has long been a Midwestern hub for music. Chicago music venues reflect the storied past and rich history that the artists bring to the Windy City. Some of the top venues are steps from our neighborhood boutique hotel near Congress Theater Chicago. Some are within a couple of miles of City Suites Chicago, and are an easy commute. Concert-goers and artists alike enjoy the Art Deco spaces of our hotel and the culture of the north side Chicago neighborhoods.

Calling all Bands…

The trend-setting comforts of City Suites Chicago are ideal for bands and artists with gigs at the nearby venues. Whether you are playing at the luxury vaudeville stage of The Vic Theater or the former haunts of Bo Diddley and Buddy Guy, our well-appointed and convenient accommodations are ideal to return to at the end of your show. Fuel up each morning with a complimentary breakfast, or grab a late night cup of coffee before you head to your show. Laze the day away in a plush robe, and be sure to stock the in-room fridge.

Chicago Music Venues

Explore Chicago’s elite music venues, all just minutes from City Suites Chicago.

The Vic Theater

0.2 mile (walking distance)

3145 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 472-0449

The halls of this former luxury vaudeville house have seen decades go by and all that has changed is the name. Previously known as the Victoria Theater, the Vic is ideal for intimate shows, and can seat 1,100 and accommodate 1,400. Also, visit when it transforms to its alter ego, Brew & View, a combo bar/movie theater

Schubas Tavern

0.6 mile

3159 N. Southport Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 525-2508

For over 20 years, Schubas Tavern in downtown Chicago has presented live acts seven days a week. No one genre is regularly featured, but everything from honky-tonk to indie rock to pop is represented at this wonderfully diverse venue.

The Metro Chicago

0.8 mile

3730 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 549-4140

This north side concert hall, opened in 1982, gives the stage to rock and alternative emerging artists. With a capacity of 1,100 fans, this club helped Billy Idol and Depeche Mode get their start.

Lincoln Hall

1.1 miles

2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 525-2501

Another great venue for emerging acts, Lincoln Hall’s capacity of 509 reflects a true intimate setting. The two-level venue features a standing room on the ground level, and a horseshoe bar on the balcony.

The Riviera

0.6 mile

3159 N. Southport Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 525-2508

In the hear t of the Uptown theater district lies the Riviera Theater, originally a movie theater until 1987. At that time, it was transformed into a nightclub, and today is a great spot for both local and national artists to showcase their talents.

The Congress Theater

2.1 miles

4746 N. Racine Ave. Chicago, IL 60640

(773) 275-6800

Opened in 1926 as a movie theater, the ornate design work on the inside and outside is exemplary of one of the surviving movie palaces. With a capacity of 3,500, local artists and big name bands both choose to perform at this piece of history.

For fantastic and eclectic concerts just steps from your guest room, choose City Suites Chicago for boutique-style accommodations with modern amenities.