2255 173rd St
Lansing, IL 60438
Phone: (708) 418-3700
Fax: (708) 418-4330
Aptly named, South Dakota's New Dating Game is good for people interested in the dating scene. With bartenders playing cupid and often easing out the silence between guests, singles are sure to hook up with someone by the the time they leave this friendly place. The dimly lit interiors complete with mirrors complements the intimate ambiance. The menu features a lot of comfort food and tasty appetizers that go well the drinks served at the bar. Live music and popular tracks played by the DJ's further enliven the scene.
Celebrity Lounge, is a South Side bar-cum-club that boasts of great entertainment and cool drinks. This laidback watering hole, offers a variety of spirits and wine at affordable prices; youngsters who want to chill-out after college make up the chirpy and pleasant crowd. DJ Nights, happy hours and fun parties are a regular feature at Celebrity Lounge. The resident DJ spins funky tunes and you can groove to hip-hop, reggae and house music. Call for more details.
Lee's Unleaded Blues is the place where students of University of Chicago drop-in to beat their project and assignment blues. Apart from this, it is also the favorite hang-out of the South side locals. The highlight of the place being the Blues and Jazz music and artists like Johnny Drummer, Shirley King and the Junkyard Dogs regularly performing here. All-in-all Lee's Unleaded Blues is a perfect bar with cool music and cooler crowd. For updated hours of operation, please call ahead.
The heaven for all Jazz lovers in and around Chatham, the New Apartment Lounge promises some of the very best in jazz by Von Freeman and group who perform here on Tuesday nights. Reminiscent of the 50's, the interiors have nothing to boast of but are comfortable to lounge around while you listen to some soulful jazz. The drinks menu is not extensive but the limited collection meets your need for alcohol. Buying a drink is a must if you plan to sit at the bar. Even with these minor shortcomings, the lounge is a popular place for it's passion for Jazz. Featured frequently, struggling musicians enliven the scene with their original compositions and fresh voices.
If hard rocking mainstream trends are what you are after, this South Side club is for you. In fact, it epitomizes the idea of rock first, concept second. It is a lived-in environment perfect for any group looking for a night on the rampage. The club hosts a myriad of up-and-comers from the local and regional pool of talent. And if you get the munchies while rocking out, do not despair as the kitchen stays open late into the night.
Taste Entertainment Center has been around for more than 20 years, and is the Englewood area's only neighborhood nightclub. The selection of dance themes varies and is organized to accommodate everything from urban funk for the younger crowd to tango for the older folks. The club also sponsors live acts with just as wide a range, from rhythm and blues to country western.
A popular hub, this place has hosted acts, such as Sesame Street Live, Boyz II Men, Tony Bennett, and Kenny Rogers. Get ready this season for concerts by Brian Mcnight, Jewel, Clay Aiken and Rick Springfield. It has two seating levels with a capacity of 3400. There is ample parking with no additional charge.
The Woodlawn Tap, known for its late owner, Jimmy, is a Hyde Park institution. Students from the venerable University of Chicago are known to flock here, before, after, and sometimes even during classes. Don't leave without trying one of Jimmy's famous cheeseburgers, and make sure to eavesdrop on some of the interesting (and decidedly out-of-place) conversations. Saul Bellow and Dylan Thomas are rumored to have drunk here. Jimmy's features live jazz on Sunday nights.
The jazz lovers paradise is back this bigger and better than the original. The New Checkerboard Lounge is everything Jazz with upcoming musicians and established ones entertaining audiences. There is a picture of the very famous moment when Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones played together. Frequented by university students and locals who share a love for soulful jazz music, the bar is a good spot for catching up on local news. There is nothing fancy about this place, except the wonderful music and a cozy ambiance to sit back and relax. 2 drink minimum.
For The Good Times Lounge is a perfect place to hang around with your buddies. The banter of the locals combined with friendly ambiance puts you to ease in an instant. Large TV screens put up in the lounge always has the space buzzing with fans cheering their favorite teams. Music lovers head straight to the lounge for their favorite Blues music played here. With the charm and casual atmosphere you are more likely to be one of the regular patrons.
Blu 47 is a hip American joint, that is the perfect place to leave troubles behind and unwind. The razzmatazz-splashed interiors, interesting lighting, and contemporary menu makes sure the place is crowded. Chef Blackmon's splendid food creations melt in the mouth and the house beverages are uplifting. Additionally, jazz performances and DJs are a regular feature. Private party facilities are available.
If you are a Baseball fan or want to know more about this sport then the Negro League Cafe is the place for you to go. Educate yourself with some serious baseball knowledge and enjoy some of the best mouth watering Caribbean and Soul Food Cuisine at this cafe. The dining atmosphere is sporty and friendly. Besides serving a delightful fare, this place entertains their guests to the hilt with their after work parties and live Jazz nights!