Hydrate

★★★☆☆
  • 3458 N Halsted St.

    Chicago, IL 60657

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  • 773-975-9244

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Its just a space and a bar,nothing exciting!! They are very rude and it smelled very bad, bathrooms are crappy!! it was just WAY TOO LOUD!!! the bartender ask me twice bcuz he couldnt hear me and TOTALLY AGREED THAT IT WAS TOO LOUD!! Its

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★★★★★

Its just a space and a bar,nothing exciting!! They are very rude and it smelled very bad, bathrooms are crappy!! it was just WAY TOO LOUD!!! the bartender ask me twice bcuz he couldnt hear me and TOTALLY AGREED THAT IT WAS TOO LOUD!! Its

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So much of the experience of going to a bar, or any establishment really, is the tone that the staff sets to make the experience a pleasant, positive, and fun one. It is this aspect of Hydrate alone that has earned it my one star rating. The other day, a friend and I were going to go to get drinks at Hydrate (a low-key bar located on Halsted that I'd heard good things about) but were so profoundly insulted by the woman working the door that we simply decided to leave. Her horribly inconsiderate, aggressive, and insulting demeanor were striking.

I am often wary of writing reviews for places that I don't like (I don't often have negative things to say about most places I visit, and Chicago is a great city with terrific bars and restaurants), but Hydrate absolutely confounds me with its atrocious customer service. I will not be going there any time soon, and certainly don't recommend supporting such an unfriendly establishment.

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★☆☆☆☆

So much of the experience of going to a bar, or any establishment really, is the tone that the staff sets to make the experience a pleasant, positive, and fun one. It is this aspect of Hydrate alone that has earned it my one star rating. The other day, a friend and I were going to go to get drinks at Hydrate (a low-key bar located on Halsted that I'd heard good things about) but were so profoundly insulted by the woman working the door that we simply decided to leave. Her horribly inconsiderate, aggressive, and insulting demeanor were striking.

I am often wary of writing reviews for places that I don't like (I don't often have negative things to say about most places I visit, and Chicago is a great city with terrific bars and restaurants), but Hydrate absolutely confounds me with its atrocious customer service. I will not be going there any time soon, and certainly don't recommend supporting such an unfriendly establishment.

Pros: none

Cons: RUDE WAITSTAFF

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My friends and I recently went to Hydrate for a Valentine's Day party and had a blast! The cover was kind of expensive, but worth it since the party lasts until 5am. The new bartender Mike was super friendly and so HOTTTTTTTTTT! Staring at his rock solid six pack and body all night made us completely forget all about the vomit-smell throughout the entire club! ...my friends and I will be back!

2
★★★★☆

My friends and I recently went to Hydrate for a Valentine's Day party and had a blast! The cover was kind of expensive, but worth it since the party lasts until 5am. The new bartender Mike was super friendly and so HOTTTTTTTTTT! Staring at his rock solid six pack and body all night made us completely forget all about the vomit-smell throughout the entire club! ...my friends and I will be back!

Pros: Friendly staff, great dance floor, hot shirtless bartender

Cons: The smell, expensive cover

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DO NOT GO HERE!!! THEIVES LURK HERE! PICK POCKETING, WALLET SNATCHING, DIPPING INTO PURSES STEALING WALLTES!!! MY COUSIN, MY FRIEND AND MYSELF WERE HERE FOR NO MORE THAN A WHILE...GUYS PAIR UP 2 DANCE WITH US PRETTY CLOSE AND BEFORE WE KNEW IT...ALL 3 OF OUR WALLETS WERE GONE!!!! SLEEZEY LOSER BI%CHES! IT HAPPENS QUITE OFTEN I'VE HEARD THRU STAFF AND ONLINE REVIEWS I'VE JUST READ. NEVER GO HERE AGAIN!!!! PATHETIC PEOPLE HANG HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETING THEIVES!

0
★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT GO HERE!!! THEIVES LURK HERE! PICK POCKETING, WALLET SNATCHING, DIPPING INTO PURSES STEALING WALLTES!!! MY COUSIN, MY FRIEND AND MYSELF WERE HERE FOR NO MORE THAN A WHILE...GUYS PAIR UP 2 DANCE WITH US PRETTY CLOSE AND BEFORE WE KNEW IT...ALL 3 OF OUR WALLETS WERE GONE!!!! SLEEZEY LOSER BI%CHES! IT HAPPENS QUITE OFTEN I'VE HEARD THRU STAFF AND ONLINE REVIEWS I'VE JUST READ. NEVER GO HERE AGAIN!!!! PATHETIC PEOPLE HANG HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETING THEIVES!

Pros: NOTHING!!!

Cons: HAVING YOUR LIFE, UR WALLET, UR CELL PHONE STOLEN FROM YOU WITHIN MINTUES BY LURKING LOSERS!

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went there, my frist drinkS was 2 beers and it cost 6 dollers, an hr later, it costed me 8 dollers. THEY MESS WITH THERE PRICES!!!!!!!! DONT TRUST THEM ON THERE PRICE! TRUST

0
★☆☆☆☆

went there, my frist drinkS was 2 beers and it cost 6 dollers, an hr later, it costed me 8 dollers. THEY MESS WITH THERE PRICES!!!!!!!! DONT TRUST THEM ON THERE PRICE! TRUST

Pros: good music, and people

Cons: they mess with there drink prices!

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I jst was there last Thu, the club was packed and fun. Jst only the dance hall thats not much ppl as i expected, maybe becos its Thursday. Anyway, I'm a gal (straight one) but my first time with this pub , i would say recommended. The bartender is really hot as well.. so you should go to check it out tho.. Definitely have to go back... Ciao~

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★★★★★

I jst was there last Thu, the club was packed and fun. Jst only the dance hall thats not much ppl as i expected, maybe becos its Thursday. Anyway, I'm a gal (straight one) but my first time with this pub , i would say recommended. The bartender is really hot as well.. so you should go to check it out tho.. Definitely have to go back... Ciao~

Pros: Enjoy the dance floor and vodka redbull

Cons: hardly to find parking

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I THINK THIS BAR IS PRETTY NICE IN TERMS OF MUSIC!!! YES IT IS A BAR.. NOT A CLUB... ALTHOUGH IT HAS A STAGE WHERE U CAN SHAKE IT... IT GETS PRETTY PACKED, I DONT THINK THE PEOPLE IS THAT FRIENDLY BUT IT IS A PLACE WHERE U COULD HAVE FUN AND GET WASTED!!! COMPARED TO CIRCUIT THIS CLUB IS A +++++... THEY ALWAYS HAVE DIFFERENT DJS AND THE MUSIC IS VERY HOT, FOR THOSE WHO KNOWS ABOUT REAL CLUB HOUSE MUSIC, YOU SHOULD GO THERE AND JUDGE IT YOURSELF

2
★★★★★

I THINK THIS BAR IS PRETTY NICE IN TERMS OF MUSIC!!! YES IT IS A BAR.. NOT A CLUB... ALTHOUGH IT HAS A STAGE WHERE U CAN SHAKE IT... IT GETS PRETTY PACKED, I DONT THINK THE PEOPLE IS THAT FRIENDLY BUT IT IS A PLACE WHERE U COULD HAVE FUN AND GET WASTED!!! COMPARED TO CIRCUIT THIS CLUB IS A +++++... THEY ALWAYS HAVE DIFFERENT DJS AND THE MUSIC IS VERY HOT, FOR THOSE WHO KNOWS ABOUT REAL CLUB HOUSE MUSIC, YOU SHOULD GO THERE AND JUDGE IT YOURSELF

Pros: 1 dollar drink on mondays

Cons: No parking

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This place is alright, I liked the Hole better.!, there is not that much room to dance or hang out really, it gets really hot and not a lot of room to breath.

1
★★★☆☆

This place is alright, I liked the Hole better.!, there is not that much room to dance or hang out really, it gets really hot and not a lot of room to breath.

Pros: New, coat check

Cons: lines to bathroom, back bar kind of in a bad spot

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alright this place is a dump and they charge way to much to get in this joint. Im sorry $10-$15 cover at the door..please i could by like 3 beers at the next bar that doesnt have cover at all.. and plus this place doesnt have Bud products. The music there is real bad! the Bathrooms are small as hell and the service there is bad!

0
★☆☆☆☆

alright this place is a dump and they charge way to much to get in this joint. Im sorry $10-$15 cover at the door..please i could by like 3 beers at the next bar that doesnt have cover at all.. and plus this place doesnt have Bud products. The music there is real bad! the Bathrooms are small as hell and the service there is bad!

Pros: N/A

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Hydrate locked in on the finest DJ's around. Every night is a dance party. This club does it all. Retro Club, Drag Shows, Theme NIghts, and the best World Class DJ's

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★★★★★

Hydrate locked in on the finest DJ's around. Every night is a dance party. This club does it all. Retro Club, Drag Shows, Theme NIghts, and the best World Class DJ's

Pros: Great DJ's, Powerful Soundsystem

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The service at this bar is terrible. The people who work there are the rudest people I've ever met! The scene there is "average" but nothing you can't get at any of the other Halsted bars--minus the attitude. On weekends they often charge an unusually high $10-15 cover (high by Chicago standards)... Everything they've tried doing is better done by another bar... Major skip it!

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★☆☆☆☆

The service at this bar is terrible. The people who work there are the rudest people I've ever met! The scene there is "average" but nothing you can't get at any of the other Halsted bars--minus the attitude. On weekends they often charge an unusually high $10-15 cover (high by Chicago standards)... Everything they've tried doing is better done by another bar... Major skip it!

Pros: You can get drunk

Cons: Crowded, Overpriced, LONG Line at Door

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i loved hydrate first few times i went i stood in line an hour and a half to get in last year at pride cool some of the bartenders are uptight jerks if u dont like ur job get a new one smiles are good and so is respect they work at a gay bar and think there gods NOT! i dont look like the blond hair six pack havin cute boys that everyone loves so i guess that why i was disrespected for asking for a couple more drinks after gettin one made music is hot most the time small dancefloor feels like a house party but the drinks are cheaper at house partys no space for good dancers just a good place to hump sweaty shirtless guys

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★★★☆☆

i loved hydrate first few times i went i stood in line an hour and a half to get in last year at pride cool some of the bartenders are uptight jerks if u dont like ur job get a new one smiles are good and so is respect they work at a gay bar and think there gods NOT! i dont look like the blond hair six pack havin cute boys that everyone loves so i guess that why i was disrespected for asking for a couple more drinks after gettin one made music is hot most the time small dancefloor feels like a house party but the drinks are cheaper at house partys no space for good dancers just a good place to hump sweaty shirtless guys

Pros: cute bathroom, gr8 music, good lighting

Cons: rude bartenders, cramped dancefloor, pricy weak drinks

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Hydrate is what it is! It's a place with friendly service, good drinks, and phenomenal dj's that are both local (Ralphi, DJeremy, Chris Eterno) and national/international (Thunderpuss, Frankie Knuckles, Susan Morabito). If you want to go look at cute guys and listen to kick-ass dj's spin, go to Hydrate!

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★★★★★

Hydrate is what it is! It's a place with friendly service, good drinks, and phenomenal dj's that are both local (Ralphi, DJeremy, Chris Eterno) and national/international (Thunderpuss, Frankie Knuckles, Susan Morabito). If you want to go look at cute guys and listen to kick-ass dj's spin, go to Hydrate!

Pros: Great music, Good ambiance, Hot guys

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Highly overrated! In addition, if you drink Bud or any of their products you will have to go across the street. The music sucks and no real men seem to go there.

Don't be fooled by the crowd waiting to get in on the weekends. They will leave.

Go to Charlies or Little Jims. LJ's has no cover.

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★☆☆☆☆

Highly overrated! In addition, if you drink Bud or any of their products you will have to go across the street. The music sucks and no real men seem to go there.

Don't be fooled by the crowd waiting to get in on the weekends. They will leave.

Go to Charlies or Little Jims. LJ's has no cover.

Cons: , High Cover, Music sucks

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You would think this was a New York bar, it`s not.
At least if you stand in line at a New York bar for more than 30mins, there would be people in the bar. Why on earth would you just let three people in the bar at a time. Are they afraid that bartenders would be overwhelmed by the 8 people in line outside.
I thought it was funny that the two guys in front of me and my friends walked into the bar, and walked outside and got in line again. I guess the are trying to make it look busier than it is.
Then you would think for being the first people in the bar you would get a could beer. I guess I was wrong again. Being there bad me wish I was at home watching the paint dry.

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★☆☆☆☆

You would think this was a New York bar, it`s not.
At least if you stand in line at a New York bar for more than 30mins, there would be people in the bar. Why on earth would you just let three people in the bar at a time. Are they afraid that bartenders would be overwhelmed by the 8 people in line outside.
I thought it was funny that the two guys in front of me and my friends walked into the bar, and walked outside and got in line again. I guess the are trying to make it look busier than it is.
Then you would think for being the first people in the bar you would get a could beer. I guess I was wrong again. Being there bad me wish I was at home watching the paint dry.

Pros: New Bar

Cons: Stand in line for not, Warm beer

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Stylish 20-somethings fill this energetic three-room club, a popular late-night dance destination for the Halsted Street set. The space has undergone an extreme makeover since its dark, windowless days as Manhole: Walls…

 

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