Because the festival is in the center of Lakeview East, there is nightlife going on in every direction! The fest ends at 10pm, but with most having off work on Monday, you can even party late on Sunday! Here’s just some fun going on after the fest.
Hydrate nightclub: Feeling energized from the fest? Starting at 9 pm on Saturdays, Hydrate Hosts Draglicious Drag Revue! Join hosts Mimi Marks, Mz. Ruff N’ Stuff, Dida Ritz, and Veronica Pop.
D.S Tequila: On Saturday nights, D.S Tequila hosts House Music Saturdays starting at 10 pm! Rotating DJ residents will come and spin the night away, all you have to do is dance!
Matilda + Baby Atlas: Just a block away from the fest, Baby Atlas is the basement nightclub of Matilda! Open until 3 am on Saturdays, and till midnight on Sundays.
The Laugh Factory: On Saturday nights, Tiny Thickemz hosts a midnight show called The Nasty Show! Various comedians come up and perform their most x-rated content. Click here for tickets!
Replay Lincoln Park: Replay is known for their over the top pop-ups. If you’re a Taylor Swift fan, you have to come check out their Taylor pop-up! Replay is open till 3 am on Saturday and 2 am on Sunday.
Berlin Nightclub: Berlin hosts their infamous Saturday Night Drag Show on Saturdays! Tenderoni and Lucy Stoole are your hosts for the evening, and there will be a stellar cast of entertainers and DJS. The show runs from 10 pm till 2 am, and is happening right outside the festival gates on Belmont!
Kirkwood Bar and Grill: Kirkwood is hosting a pre-memorial day party starting at 9 pm! Walk on over after the fest, and enjoy $6 Bud Lite and Miller Lite, and $8 Vegas Bombs. There will be a live DJ!
Smartbar: Get down at Smartbar. Chicago’s favorite basement has a great lineup for Saturday night: Hot Chip (DJ Set), Duke Shin, Tanja Buhler, and Jamie Hayes. The show starts at 10pm, and goes all the way until 4 am!
The Metro: The Metro is hosting Furball IML Chicago on Saturday night! Doors open at 11:30 pm, and will be featuring DJ sets by Bobby Duron and Paulo. Get your tickets here.