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One of Chicago's landmark venues for cool music.
One of Chicago's landmark venues for cool music. The building was built over a hundred years ago by the Schlitz beer company, a heritage that is acknowledged by countless plastic cups serving that and other cheap beers for indie rock fans.
3159 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
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