January 9, 2006
Just two blocks from the heart of Chicago's busy Rush and Division club scene sits The Hunt Club. Decked out in white lights for the holiday season, the Hunt Club boasts an atmosphere of slight sophistication and their website states they are one of the "hottest sports bars and night clubs in Chicago." It's a strong statement for a small club.
Walking into the main level you are immediately in front of the first of three bars. Towards the back of the club you'll find two sets of stairs. One leads up; the other, down. Upstairs to boogie. Downstairs to chill. In either direction you'll find another bar.
There is fairly amply seating with chairs at the bar and high tables and chairs scattered around the main level. The downside to this is that on a Friday/Saturday night past 11:30 you will be hard pressed to find an open seat and it's a lot harder to get to the bar.
The music is mostly popular rap and R&B. Mixing isn't stellar but they do keep your feet moving. And if you choose to dance near the railing you can keep an eye on who you choose or try to catch the eye of those you want to impress.
There is no cover and drink prices range from $3-$4 dollars for domestic bottle beer to $6 dollars for a plain vodka and sprite. (However, they do tend to make those mixed drinks strong.)The Hunt Club is open til 4am during the week and til 5am on the weekends. They are open during the day for lunch or dinner.
I would suggest this club to those who are tired of going to the same bars again and again on Rush and Division. The Hunt Club seems to have a bit of an older clientele than say Bar Chicago and usually isn't as crowded as Hang Ups.
From journal Nothing Shy about Chi-town