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The Vibe

The Vibe Makes its Mark on the Chicago Social Scene

by Itika Oldwine – July 9, 2010

A new nightclub debuted on the Chicago social scene on May 22 called The Vibe and it’s quickly become the place to party like a Chi town rock star.  Located at 1543 N. Kingsbury St., The Vibe occupies the same space as the old Crobar, the popular club venue that opened in the 90s but closed on April 17, 2010 after a 19-year run.  The Vibe’s resident DJs 33 1/3, Jay Illa and Vince Adams spin hip hop Thursday and Saturday nights.  The club is open from 9 pm-4 am on Thursdays and 9 pm-5 am on Saturdays; all other nights, it serves as a concert venue.  Because of the extended hours, the place really starts to pick up after midnight as young clubbers, dressed to impress, start rolling in for a late night romp.

Since its debut, popular artists have stopped by The Vibe to perform for their Chicago fans, including hip hop darling Drake, hometown favorite Common, 90s cult group BBD and Teirra Marie; rapper Rick Ross is set to perform next Tuesday.  The Vibe has also proven to be a favorite hang out amongst Chicago athletes.  VIP hostess Pascale explains that sports players like Chicago Bull Derrick Rose and Cub Carlos Zambrano love to party at The Vibe.

The multi level club is incredibly spacious with over 20 VIP tables, a massive dance floor and several fully stocked bars on both levels.  When you go, expect a line outside (although it does move pretty steadily) and a $20 cover (though ladies are free before 11:30 pm).

About the Author: Itika Oldwine

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Itika received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in Political Science.

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