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Whether you're in the mood for a lounge, or you've strapped on your dancing shoes, check out this list of Chicago's newest and most popular nightclubs and bars. No matter what type you favor - pop, rap, hip hop, bluegrass, Celtic, R&B, or salsa - you'll find it in this city that loves music. And if the music makes you feel like you just can't sit still, step out at one of the city's sizzling dance clubs.

Funky Buddha Lounge

Located a bit off the beaten path, west of the River North gallery district, this club blends in with its built-up surroundings. Inside is a different scene altogether: low red lighting, seductive dens with black-leather and faux leopard-skin sofas, lots of candles, and antique light fixtures salvaged from an old church. The DJs are among the best in the city, flooding the nice-size dance floor with hip-hop to bhangra, funk to African, and soul to underground house.

Green Dolphin Street

An old auto garage on the north branch of the Chicago River has been transformed Cinderella-like into a sexy, retro, 1940s-style nightclub and restaurant. The beautiful, well-appointed crowd shows up here to smoke stogies from the club's humidor, lap up martinis, and make the scene.

House of Blues

The largest in a national chain of music venues, the House of Blues could more appropriately be called the House of Pop. Although it is decorated with Mississippi Delta folk art, the bands that play here tend to be rock groups, '80s novelty acts, and the occasional hip-hop or reggae performer.

Jet Vodka Lounge

Over 130 of the finest vodkas are served from around the world in personal ice tables to keep your drink cold. Sit back in your leather seating arrangements boasting spacious legroom while enjoying state of the art lighting and sound system.

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