Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 7 PM-2 AM, Thursday-Friday 5 PM-2 AM, Saturday 5 PM-3 AM
Chicago location of the kitschy chain.
One of the trendiest places in Noble Square, this salon-themed club (with sister sites from Brooklyn to Portland) hosts events from rap shows to dance-offs, which explains the frequent $5 cover. Most of the beauty-shop hardware lining the walls is just for show, though $10-$15 (depending on the day of the week) gets you a manicure and a martini. Everyone's here to get down, either on the dance floor or by the often-overrun bar, and between the girls and the Formica, Beauty Bar suffers no wallflowers. Luckily the music isn't half bad. —Asher Klein