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Amazing place to see a live show. Stellar musicians with stellar sound. Nice bar with friendly bartenders. It also had a great little bar connected to it [Sidebar] where we had a few drinks while waiting for the doors to open.
You are greeted by the owner who welcomes you and shares a few rules. The music was great when we were here, there is space to dance (and unfortunately there was not much competition to find dance space), and the sound came across fine. As...More
Just happened to stop in and we were lucky enough for it to be open mic night. The quality of the musicians was stellar. It was very organized with artists doing 2 songs and right away another artist took the stage. The bartender was very...More
I've been to Austin, I've been to NYC. THIS, friends, is the best bar (save a few joints in Austin) in the world, on one of the best entertainment strips west suburban Chicago has to offer.
Bill and Kate Fitzgerald run an awesome, friendly, affordable...More
One of my favorite places for live music in Chicago. So many great shows and memories! Alejandro Escovedo, The Mekons, The Waco Brothers, Hackberry Ramblers, Neko Case, and Fred Eaglesmith just to name a few, but also a great place to be for bands/events which...More
Definitely high on the list of my Top Ten live music venues in Chicago (Aragon Ballroom, Thalia Hall, Buddy Guy's Legends, Kingston Mines, Green Mill, Hideout, California Clipper, Symphony Center & Space in Evanston).
Local, regional, national and international touring acts play every type of...More
This place is awesome! The sound is great and the feel of it as super cool! This is a gem in the Berwyn/Oak Park/Forest Park neighborhoods. Also, Fitzgerald's Sidebar - has a terrific feel with great lighting and perfect for overflow from the main venue....More
Just saw Heartsfield, last month saw The James Hunter Five. This venue is amazing for music listening. You will see bands coming through, that are going on or coming fro much larger and more expensive gigs. So when in Chicago, check Fitzgeralds before you go...More
Whether you are coming to Chicago from another country or a neighboring state, adding a show at Fitgerald's to your music lovers itinerary is a must. As a recent transplant/resident of Chicago, I have had the good fortune to visit this legacy location multiple times...More