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My wife and I celebrated our anniversary, and my birthday, by going to Chicago for three nights. My wife plans these trips and occasionally consults with me. We were packing a lot in. -Nice downtown hotel booked cheaply on an internet travel site. -Dinner at a Pilsen steakhouse restaurant with the kids. -Chilling at a […]

There’s something stirring in the story of a small, plucky scrapper taking on a steamrolling behemoth—whether it’s the English fleet versus the Spanish Armada or Popeye versus Bluto. The Chicago music landscape now has its own version of the story, which began when real estate developer Sterling Bay teamed with concert giant Live Nation to […]

Virtue Cider and the Hideout, the longtime Chicago live music landmark, have teamed up for a new outdoor music concert series in Fennville, Michigan: Picnics on the Farm. The nine-show series is Southwest Michigan’s answer to the Hideout’s popular annual concert series Picnics on the Porch, featuring both established and up-and-coming artists curated by the […]

It’s soup season again and – I’ll be honest right up front – until November 8 we thought perhaps Soup & Bread had run its course. Maybe, we wondered, it’s time to pass the baton, do something else. Wouldn’t it be nice to go somewhere warm in February? But then things changed. We think everyone’s […]

Hey Everyone, Tonight is the release party for MAKE Magazine issue #12 “Architectural” with Soft Speaker,Like Pioneers, and an interview with the illustrious Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, Tim Samuelson. Friday we’ve got a dynamic double bill with the singer/songwriter Erin McKeown and Jenn Grant. Saturday in the afternoon we start things off with Coach House Sounds presenting a kids show that features Future […]

he next run of Soup & Bread starts January 2 — our fifth season of soup at the Hideout. And, if you are like us, you cannot believe we have been doing this for FIVE YEARS. That’s a lot of soup under the sound board. Or, something. In honor of our fifth anniversary season, we’ve decided […]

As you can see below the Hideout was recently featured on the popular wedding blog, Rock N’ Roll Bride, thanks to Kat and Mat who had their beautiful wedding here this summer.  If you or anyone you know is interested in having a wedding here, please feel free to email, hideoutinn@gmail.com for more details.   […]

January 17th-19th, 2013 will see The Hideout return to the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival along with Schubas, Lincoln Hall, The Metro, and Smartbar. For the second year in a row we will primarily focus on standup comedians from around the country. All six shows last year sold out in advance and we are sure that […]

Happy Halloween Everyone! As you can see above, we’ve got the president flying high out front!  Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you land we encourage everyone to get out and vote next Tuesday, and we’ll be open on election night with the results on the television and Mar Caribe playing some political […]

Hey Hey Everyone, Before we get into this week’s upcoming shows, just a heads up that tickets are moving fast for both shows by The dB’s on Thursday, November 15th and Friday, November 16th.   Don’t delay on getting tickets to these extra special concerts featuring the original lineup of the band for the first time […]