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Old 03-21-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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What are the best areas for 20-30s folks, whether its a mainly college population designated area, dive bars, clubs, lounges, etc.

Is it all mainly on the Northside?
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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What are the best areas for 20-30s folks, whether its a mainly college population designated area, dive bars, clubs, lounges, etc.

Is it all mainly on the Northside?
Yes, mostly on the north side. Wickerpark/Bucktown, Lincolnpark/Lakeview, River North/Goldcoast...some in the West Loop/Fulton Market area.

20-30s is two totally different demographics in my eyes. Don't get me wrong any person can go out in most of these spots and have fun, but you don't see a ton of 30 year olds partying up in Wrigleyville every weekend. Nor do you see 21 year old college kids in River North a lot.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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So the nightlife in Chicago isnt as pervasive?


Westside? Southside?

Just mainly Northside and the Loop (somewhat) it seems?
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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This is subjective to the person but with your description I reccomend:

Lincoln Ave (De Paul area)
Wrigleyville
Southport
Wells St. - Old Town
North Ave. / Damen
Rush / Division

All located on the northside
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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So the nightlife in Chicago isnt as pervasive?


Westside? Southside?

Just mainly Northside and the Loop (somewhat) it seems?
There is nightlife in some form or another anywhere. Beverly (far southside) has bars and clubs, but it's really mostly for locals to those neighborhoods.

The biggest nightlife districts are on the north side though.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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Im a late 20s dive bar guy, and also a sports guy, so then Wicker Park and Wrigleyville would best serve me?
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Best areas?


* Wicker Park
* River North
* Gold Coast (around Rush & Division streets)
* Logan Square
* Lincoln Park
* Lakeview/Wrigleyville
* Ukrainian Village

Personally I like Wicker Park the best. They have a little of everything. There's sports bars all over the city, although way less in areas like Logan Square, Avondale, Ukrainian Village, etc but you can still find them. For sports bars, easily Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, River North, and some on the south loop, etc
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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Im a late 20s dive bar guy, and also a sports guy, so then Wicker Park and Wrigleyville would best serve me?
There's dive bars all over this city. Even River North and around Division/Rush used to be sleezy parts of town so there's still dive bars there and many open until 4am and 5am. Wicker Park still has some but the area is gentrified/gentrifying..same as Bucktown. Ukrainian Village probably has more.

Honestly though, there's bars EVERYWHERE here. Name a lot of neighborhoods and it's there. Some on the south side and west side don't have it as much anymore but really, tons of places here. If you can't find a bar in Chicago in most neighborhoods, then you're probably blind.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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What are the more concentrated nightlife areas for folks like me? Not hit or miss stuff.

Busy and bustling.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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What are the more concentrated nightlife areas for folks like me? Not hit or miss stuff.

Busy and bustling.
Almost everything that's been mentioned so far

River North, Wrigleyville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast (i.e. Rush & Division), Wicker Park/Bucktown, etc. Take your pick, especially in the summer.
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