Chicago’s Iconic Empty Bottle Nightclub

1992 proved to be a fortuitous time to start a rock club in Chicago as the city started churning out quality alt-rock bands at a rapid clip, and the decidedly low-brow Empty Bottle hosted all of them at one time or another. The club holds a special place in the heart of many Chicagoans and the Chicago Reader provides some quality anecdotes from bands and bar staff in excerpts from a 2016 book on the club.

An oral history of the Empty Bottle, 4.20.16