Celebrity Hotspots in Chicago

The quickest way to find a celebrity hotspot is to look at the drink menu and the line out the door—the higher the prices and the more exclusive the place is, the more likely it is that you’ll run into Hollywood royalty. And even if you don’t, you’ll get to feel like royalty yourself, if only for a night.

Studio Paris Nightclub

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Studio Paris is the number one celebrity hangout spot right now, and probably for the foreseeable future. It has everything that celebs love: separate VIP areas, crazy expensive drinks, and bottle service at a price that would force most of us to take out a second mortgage. But with its star-studded list of regulars, Studio Paris is well worth the price of admission.

Spotted: Mick Jagger, Lady Gaga, Drake, Ellie Goulding, George Lucas


When you head out to Parliament, make sure that you dress to impress. They don’t hesitate to turn away people at the door if they’re not up to snuff, and celebrities are no exception. Once inside, you’ll find that the amazing DJs and rooftop bar draw both the wealthy and plebs alike.

Spotted: Usher, Dennis Rodman, Lance Briggs

Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse


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Clubs aren’t really your scene? Head to Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse to stargaze instead. Known for their huge cuts of steak and even bigger martinis, athletes and celebrities alike flock to this spot for dinner. Need proof? Just take a look at the wall lined with signed photos of famous people.

Spotted: Jabari Parker, Scottie Pippen, Kim Kardashian, Stanley Tucci

Three Dots and a Dash

They call him Flipper, Flipper

With its colorful, low lighting and tiki hut feel, Three Dots and a Dash is a cool spot to hang out. And with a line that often goes out the door, it has the air of exclusivity that celebs love. Grab a table and order up a tropical cocktail from master mixologist Paul McGee (famous in his own right)—you’re in for a fun night.

Spotted: Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Chris Masterson, Jenny McCarthy

RPM Italian

Everybody loves Italian food, especially when it’s served in a refined, upscale environment. That’s why celebrities (and everyone else) flocks to RPM Italian, which serves both classic and innovative dishes that you won’t find anywhere else (hint: try the lobster caprese). If you can get Lady Gaga to buy you a glass of fine wine while you’re there, even better!

Spotted: Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Michael Jordan, LeBron James