You will find Schubas Tavern in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. This divey gem of a venue has been a fixture of Chicago’s music scene for almost three decades. With its intimate atmosphere, neighborhood bar vibe, and diverse music programming, Schubas Tavern has become the place in Chicago to experience your next favorite artists up close!
The building that houses Schubas Tavern is a designated Chicago Historic Landmark—this brick and masonry neo-Gothic building has been a neighborhood hallmark for over 100 years. Originally part of a large development project undertaken by the Schlitz Brewery, Schubas Tavern remains one of just a handful of the elegant “Tied House” buildings still operating as a saloon.
On top of its building’s historic meaning, Schubas Tavern has earned a reputation as one of the best small venues in the US. It pulls together elements of excellent sound and intimate environs to achieve a truly music-centric atmosphere. Schubas Tavern hosts a wide range of artists, featuring everything from upcoming local artists to nationally known acts that are loyal to the venue for its role as a career stepping stone. The small room and limited capacity ensures concert-goers a spot close to the action!
Schubas Tavern and its equally iconic sister venue, Lincoln Hall, host over 600 concerts a year. Additionally, Schubas Tavern honors its public-house roots by being open and offering entertainment seven days a week. It is hard to dream up of a more fitting founding Chicago venue for Independent Venue Week’s first ever American edition and we urge you to stay tuned on our website for upcoming Chicago show details!