Smart Bar


Smart Bar

Thursday March 26th
DAPHNE: A Women’s Movement In Dance Music Welcomes a House Dance Workshop with
CZBOOGIE & CARLOS
9PM // 21+  Thursday March 26th
Strictly 90s with...
GANT-MAN / JOHN SIMMONS
$5 Before Midnight, $7 After // 10PM // 21+ Friday March 27th
DAPHNE: A Women's Movement in Dance Music Finale Event with
SUPERJANE
$14 Before Midnight, $16 After // 10PM // 21+ Saturday March 28th
Oktave Welcomes
DVS1
JEFF DERRINGER / SPECIAL GUEST PHIL STONE
$12 Advance, $14 Before Midnight, $16 After // 10PM // 21+  Sunday March 29th
Queen! welcomes Daphne with
MICHAEL SERAFINI / GARRETT DAVID / SPECIAL GUEST LAUREN FLAX
HOSTS SISSY SPASTIK & MISTER WALLACE
$7 All Night // 10PM // 21+

Monday Mix: DVS1

Minneapolis treasure DVS1 returns to Smart Bar on Saturday, March 28th to start his guest residency at Oktave. Zak is bar none of the very finest techno DJs America has to offer these days. He tours relentlessly and is a regular at Berghain, Fabric, Output, and dozens of other world-class nightclubs around the world.…

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Monday March 23rd


Monday Mix: Phil Stone for Oktave

Smart Bar resident Phil Stone makes his Oktave debut next Saturday night, March 28th, at the first show of DVS1’s residency for the techno event series. Phil is a Chicago institution whose creativity, flexibility and skill is renowned throughout the city and beyond.…

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Monday March 16th


Teaser Thursday: Solar's Hugo Ball Mix

West Coast staple and hidden-in-plain-sight gem Solar makes his Hugo Ball debut this Saturday.  If you’re not as excited as we are (very excited), this mix should change that quickly.…

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Wednesday February 18th


Monday Mix: The Black Madonna for Dekmantel

Our very own Black Madonna was asked to do the 4th mix in the new Dekmantel series out of Amsterdam.

 

Catch her live at Smart Bar on Saturday, March 21st for Hugo Ball.

 

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Monday February 9th


Monday Mix: Sassmouth

OK, so we know it’s technically Tuesday, but it’s like a Monday for those of us who were snowed in, yesterday.  Regardless of what day of the week it is, it’s a great day to listen to another fantastic mix from our dependable resident selector, Sassmouth.  …

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Tuesday February 3rd


Monday Mix: Tyrel Williams Hugo Ball Mix

The Hugo Ball crew have quite a little mix series going on, as they invite Chicago-gone-San Francisco selector Tyrel Williams to the decks.  He really nails that Hugo Ball sound that mashes industrial, EBM, techno, and acid into a super hot soup of dance floor bliss.…

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Monday January 26th


Relight the Night Tonight

Tonight we celebrate the relighting of Smart Bar with a set from resident DJ/sharp dresser/small dog enthusiast Derrick Carter.  Join us for a FREE night of music, dancing, and probably pizza!

To learn more about the club’s recent face lift, check out this piece from 5 Magazine.

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Thursday January 15th