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.

Find more info here.


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.

Find more info here.

Crazy Baltimore Food Challenges

Think you’re the king of eating? Do you have a superhuman stomach or taste buds? Do you long to be a local legend? If you answered yes to all three, these crazy eating challenges are for you.

Steak & Main


via Flickr user Ross Catrow

Featured on “Man v. Food,” this infamous eating challenge involves eating 76oz. of different cuts of steak and a pound of sides. Adam Richman couldn’t complete it, and very few have. If you’re a champion, the $140 meal is free and you get an additional $100 in cash.

Here’s their website.

Cluck-U Chicken


via Flickr user Young Rok Chan

This chain has a very popular location in Baltimore and offers a chicken wing challenge that simply involves eating 12 wings in 10 minutes. Sounds easy enough, except for the 911 sauce that’s so hot you have to sign a waver. After you finish, you can’t eat or drink anything for five minutes to claim victory. The prize is a picture on the wall and a t-shirt.

Here’s their website.

El Hidalgo


This is our favorite. The massive eight-pound burrito you have to eat in the Ultimate Burrito Prenada Challenge at El Hidalgo is absolutely delicious and makes for great leftovers, and if you can finish it in an hour, the $40 meal is free, you get your picture on the wall, and you get free drinks all night, though I can’t imagine fitting anything else in your body.

Here’s their website.