Most Exclusive Nightclubs in Chicago

If you want to party like you’re Leonardo DiCaprio, these are the spots to hit.

Sub 51

Underneath the swanky Hub51 is the even swankier, and borderline unapproachable, Sub51, a spot so exclusive, this writer could not even imagine being anywhere near the entrance, much less inside. If you’re a baller, this is the spot to prove it.

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Bottle service, dress codes, expensive champagne, dancing to jams from some of the top DJs in the country, and a very chic atmosphere make Cuvee an awesome nightclub. The $20 cover, the long lines, and the cinematic “are you on the list?” question at the entrance make it one of the most exclusive of the exclusive.

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The Mid

Certainly not the kind of celebrity exclusivity status of the other two, The Mid is an approachable nightclub, especially on weekdays when they have alternative bands and DJs with building notoriety. The reason they’re in the top three most exclusive is because the line on Friday and Saturday nights are as long as the line to get on Space Mountain at Disney World in mid-February.

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