In 1992 the Empty Bottle started out as a cat-ridden hole-in-the-wall bar in Ukrainian Village (just south of Wicker Park) where you could get any one of nine beers for a buck-fifty or less, play pool for 50 cents, and find everything from Monster Magnet to Bill Monroe on the jukebox.
On Halloween of 1993, we moved two blocks up the street and threw open the doors to our new, sound-equipped, slightly larger hole with three nights of great shows, culminating with a SCRAWL performance that could have been a scene out of “Carrie.”
We’ve done a bunch of shows since then; in fact, we’ve been anything but empty these last 20 or so years, thanks to the same low prices, lack of attitude, and dedicated regulars that made the original bar such a success.
Courtesy of Consequence of Sound‘s Rock It Out! Backstage. Filmed by Alec Basse & Tom Orr. Produced & edited by Sami Jarroush.
August 27, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$5 Cover
September 20, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$15.00
August 6, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$8.00
August 12, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$10 (advance), $15
September 26, 2016 @ 9:00 pmFREE MONDAY!
August 21, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$8.00
August 17, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$5.00
September 21, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$12 (advance), $15
August 31, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$7.00
November 4, 2016 @ 5:30 pmFree
All shows at the Empty Bottle are 21+ // Age restrictions at EBP events vary.
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- During wknd Bottle Brunch, @lollapalooza wristband = 1 mimosa, beermosa, or NA bev ! Got sum yummy choices, too. https://t.co/QU0AwxGIPX about 1 hour ago
- Happy 25th @lollapalooza! We wrote a post about our after shows + EB Alum playing this yr - https://t.co/pcxSo6MUHT https://t.co/TgZbI3u3YT about 23 hours ago
- THURS: @itsonanon plays 1 of final shows b4 going on hiatus w. @ShyTechnology & VAL SON. https://t.co/jAGGtf1EJa https://t.co/rsSLes6Bq9 10:00:17 AM July 27, 2016
- WEDS: @MakayaMcCraven is here w. ANTHONY VALADEZ, BOTTLETREE (Coultrain) & @Megiapa: https://t.co/g18nSN2XPs https://t.co/vePZEOJ9Ve 11:28:55 AM July 26, 2016