Music was always a major part of the Burlington, with DJs regularly spinning garage-rock vinyl back when it was the new bar in Logan Square. But with the expansion into the back room of the venue, the Burlington is now one of the coolest spots in the city to catch an up-and-coming local act. Shows are never more than ten bucks, and if you don’t want to pay to go back there, no sweat—local DJs are still up front with the candy jars.
3425 West Fullerton, (773)384-3243, theburlingtonbar.com
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