Thank you to everyone who voted in the Chicago Reader's 2015 Best of Poll, especially if you voted for us to win Best Music Venueand Best RockClub. It's our third year in-a-row taking home both top spots and fifth year getting the Best Rock Club nod in the Chicago Reader. Of course, awards and recognition aren't the reason we do what we do, but it's always damn nice to be recognized by the community for all the hard work that goes into making this place run day-in and day-out. Special thanks to all of the incredible artists who've graced our stage over the past 365, all the fans who've come out to see the shows, and of course, to our incredible staff for all of their hard work.
The Empty Bottle is a special place in Chicago and beyond, so we'll keep busting our tails to keep it that way... Here's a cool video of THE VASELINES playing earlier this year!
Past awards in Chicago Reader's Best Of...
Best Music Venueand Best Rock Clubin 2014
Best Music Venueand Best Rock Clubin 2013Best Rock Cluband runner-up for Best Music Venuein 2012
Best Rock Cluband runner-up for Best Music Venuein 2011
Best Venue to Watchand Best Venue to Playin 2010