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Where to go for a Sober Night Out in Chicago

Chi-town, where the nightlife is as diverse as it’s deep-dish pizza toppings. Sure, you could drink your weight in booze, but if you’re tired of your nights ending with fuzzy memories and dubious dance moves, fret not! We’ve combed the city for the best places where you can have a great time sans the booze. We’ll show you where to grab a WYNK and enjoy a sober night out in Chicago!

SoFo Tap: Where Dogs and Darts Collide

Ever wanted to prove your dart-throwing prowess while your dog socializes with a furry friend? Look no further than SoFo Tap located south of Foster! This gay bar doesn’t just love bears, they love dogs too! The pooch-friendly spot is the perfect place to kick back and relax with some friendly competition and four-legged companionship. Just keep your eyes peeled for doggos as you throw your dart at that target!

At SoFo Tap, it’s all about creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels at home, including our canine companions. Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor, you’ll be greeted with open arms (and wagging tails) as you enter our cozy establishment.

O’Donovans: Trivia Nights for the Brainy Smurfs

Shoutout to all the trivia buffs! O’Donovans Pub in North Center is the must visit spot for putting all your random knowledge to the test. With trivia nights every other week you’ll have plenty of opportunities to flex that knowledge. With tasty pub food to fuel your gray matter, you’ll be shouting out answers faster than a Jeopardy contestant. Ken Jennings, watch out!

So grab your thinking cap for a night of brain-teasing fun and tasty eats. Just think of the bragging rights you’ll have if you win!

Binny’s House Party: Because Home is Where the Party Is

Why venture out when you can bring the party to your very own cozy living room? If you’d like some cans of WYNK for your next shindig, swing by Binny’s to stock up on beverages and host a legendary house party that even the neighbors will be talking about.

Replay Lincoln Park: Gaming Galore with a Side of Nostalgia

Step into the 80s at Replay Lincoln Park, where Pac-Man and pinball reign supreme! Enjoy drinking a WYNK while you’re transported back to the childhood arcade games of your youth. Swing by one of their events like 420-friendly Juke & Blaze.

So round up your friends, dust off your video game skills, and saddle up for a night of nostalgia at Replay Lincoln Park. Whether you’re reliving your glory days or creating new memories, this iconic arcade bar is sure to leave you feeling like a kid again.

The Dugout: Sports, Snacks, and Sober Cheers

If you’re a sports fan who prefers snacks over booze, The Dugout in Wrigleyville has got you covered. With multiple TVs broadcasting the latest games and a menu packed with faves like nachos and hot dogs, you can cheer on your favorite team while noshing on some guilt-free munchies. Enjoy a view of the Windy City from their rooftop bar while your sipping on your favorite WYNK fizzy.

Podlasie Club: Drinks and Dancing

Shimmy the night away at Podlasie Club in Avondale. Though the name is a nod to Poland, this family-run club a straight-up dance club. Since 1986, Podlasie has been entrancing club goers with sick beats and an electric atmosphere that’ll have you whipping out your most impressive dance moves.

Royal Palms Club: Shuffleboard Shenanigans in Bucktown

No need to wait for a cruise to play shuffleboard when you’ve got Royal Palms Club in Bucktown. Grab a cue and challenge your friends to a game of shuffleboard while sipping on mocktails that’ll transport you to a sun-soaked ship deck. Or maybe just a hipper retirement home. You can even play shuffleboard on their gorgeous rooftop. Win or lose you’re bound to have fun. Who knows you may get so into it, you decide to join a league!

Thalia Hall: Where Music Meets Madness

Last but not least, Thalia Hall in Pilsen is your ticket to paradise. Or maybe just a night of live music. Opened as an opera house in 1892, this landmark now hosts rock bands. Before or after the show visit the Punch Room located in their basement for some funk and disco tunes. Or checkout Tack Room a piano lounge tucked behind their staircase.

Chicago’s alcohol-free nightlife

So there you have it, folks—a rousing tour of Chicago’s alcohol-free nightlife that’s guaranteed to leave you with plenty of non-fuzzy memories. And hey you may even remember that person you made out with! Whether you’re throwing darts with dogs or challenging your friends to a shuffleboard showdown, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in the Windy City. Cheers to sober shenanigans and unforgettable memories!

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