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.
April 30, 2016 @ 11:59 pmFree
Women In Music Chicago Benefit Show for CAWC featuring Bloom + Varsity / Colossal Woman / Quinn Tsan / Dj Samone RobertsMay 22, 2016 @ 8:30 pm$5 suggested donation
August 5, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$10 (advance), $12
May 20, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$7.00
July 8, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$15.00
September 23, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$15.00
July 16, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$12 (advance), $15
July 18, 2016 @ 9:00 pmFree Monday
June 20, 2016 @ 9:00 pmFree Monday
June 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am$5 suggested donation
All shows at the Empty Bottle are 21+ // Age restrictions at EBP events vary.
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