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 16, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$8.00
June 14, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$7 (advance), $10
August 11, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$8.00
October 21, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$15.00
September 2, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$15.00
September 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$15.00
June 25, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$5 at door, no advance tickets
July 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm$5 Suggested Donation
Prince Tribute to benefit Girls Rock! Chicago featuring HIDE, Pink Avalanche, Bobby Conn + String Quartet, GRADES, Erin Page & The Blouses, Choral Reefr, and more!June 5, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$5.00
Glitter Creeps presents : The Bingers / Colfax Speed Queen / The Holy Motors / Son of a Gun (7-Inch Release)June 15, 2016 @ 9:00 pm$5.00
All shows at the Empty Bottle are 21+ // Age restrictions at EBP events vary.
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- 6/23, we team up w. @RBSoundSelect to bring @metztheband w/ @MuuyBiien @BrettNaucke! RSVP: https://t.co/iENVOTVDjP https://t.co/jvCRoAZG6V about 1 hour ago
- DON'T MISS: @thecavesingers are here THURS. w. @Blank_Range & DJ DAN MALONEY (@DeathShips). Tix are heating up...https://t.co/lGuXTTh5Be about 23 hours ago
- Come on, show us what you got...https://t.co/73W8zo4Ki4 https://t.co/sItUKAnXfx about 23 hours ago
- RT @Do312: If you liked this, go see @peach_kelli_pop at @theemptybottle tonight! It's free. Just saying. https://t.co/NbuQAeGGgE 08:06:10 PM May 23, 2016