Aragon Entertainment Center

★★★☆☆
  • 1106 W Lawrence Ave

    Chicago, IL 60640

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  • 773-561-9500

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Monday To Friday From 09:00 AM To 06:00 PM

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I saw a concert here last year. One of the most beautiful venues I've been to, but it didn't make up for the sound. The acoustics were terrible, I could barely hear the bands. Not the best place to see a live music performance.

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★★★☆☆

I saw a concert here last year. One of the most beautiful venues I've been to, but it didn't make up for the sound. The acoustics were terrible, I could barely hear the bands. Not the best place to see a live music performance.

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WOW GREAT PLACE TO SEE A BAND OF ROCK HIGH ENERGY ALL THE PEOPLE DANCING THERE WAS FULL BUT STILL GOOD the only thing that i 'm dissapointed is THE beer everywhere so get ready to have beer over you body or head ...i dont' drink but the people smoke over you face so be focus ...when you see your artist and THINK IT WORTH FOR MY ARTISTS...

ME ENCANTA MAGO DE OZ Y ESE CONCIERTO ME ENCANTO VE PREPARADO PARA IMPREGNARTE DE CERVEZA Y HUMO YA Q GENTE NO RESPETA ECHAR SU HUMO A OTRO LADO Q NO SEA LA CARA DE ALGUIEN MAS...PERO VALE LA PENA EL AUDIO VE OCN 2 HORAS DE ANTICIPACION POR Q SE ATAZCA PERO DESQUITA TU TICKET!!!!! DISFRUTENLO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★☆☆

WOW GREAT PLACE TO SEE A BAND OF ROCK HIGH ENERGY ALL THE PEOPLE DANCING THERE WAS FULL BUT STILL GOOD the only thing that i 'm dissapointed is THE beer everywhere so get ready to have beer over you body or head ...i dont' drink but the people smoke over you face so be focus ...when you see your artist and THINK IT WORTH FOR MY ARTISTS...

ME ENCANTA MAGO DE OZ Y ESE CONCIERTO ME ENCANTO VE PREPARADO PARA IMPREGNARTE DE CERVEZA Y HUMO YA Q GENTE NO RESPETA ECHAR SU HUMO A OTRO LADO Q NO SEA LA CARA DE ALGUIEN MAS...PERO VALE LA PENA EL AUDIO VE OCN 2 HORAS DE ANTICIPACION POR Q SE ATAZCA PERO DESQUITA TU TICKET!!!!! DISFRUTENLO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: PARKING FREE around if you dont like walk you got pay

Cons: they sale a lot beer and people can smoke

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Went to see a pretty class act a few days ago and wasn't much surprised at the agedness of the place. Literally, it seems as if the ballroom hasn't changed at all, what with the (beautifully) painted ceiling and the box seats set to the side. It is like stepping back in time, except that you're there to see a class act, right? Right.

Downsides to this venue are that waiting in line signify sitting on broken pavement and weeds at the side of the building, hoping to God that you don't get pricked by a needle or get tetanus. The line is facing the west, so this usually this requires hours of being in the sun (depending on how much you happen to love your class act). The patdown wasn't that bad beside the fact that a security guard wanted to see the contents of my wallet for razorblades or something, no one really knows.

While in the venue during the concert, there is a middle "fainting baracade," which is definitely needed as temperatures rose to over 100 degrees while I was in the front. If you're known to get faint, go to the balcony or the back, or just arrive early and make sure you're standing directly by one of the baracades. People are aggressive, of course, and the guards permit moshing, so place on your fighting gear. However, crowd surfing will get you sent to the back of the crowd, so good luck shoving your way back to the front.

Good points include an extremely helpful and friendly security bunch, which is probably due to the fact that any use of "please" or "thanks" will stun them into submission. Remember that autographing and meeting is done to the east side of the building by the fences, where the guards are. You'll see it.

The only downside, as said previously but not accentuated, is the fact that the heat is horrendous. Drink plenty of water and be prepared to sweat it all out, even if you don't move very often. Oh, and there's no running. I got yelled at.

Have fun.

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★★★☆☆

Went to see a pretty class act a few days ago and wasn't much surprised at the agedness of the place. Literally, it seems as if the ballroom hasn't changed at all, what with the (beautifully) painted ceiling and the box seats set to the side. It is like stepping back in time, except that you're there to see a class act, right? Right.

Downsides to this venue are that waiting in line signify sitting on broken pavement and weeds at the side of the building, hoping to God that you don't get pricked by a needle or get tetanus. The line is facing the west, so this usually this requires hours of being in the sun (depending on how much you happen to love your class act). The patdown wasn't that bad beside the fact that a security guard wanted to see the contents of my wallet for razorblades or something, no one really knows.

While in the venue during the concert, there is a middle "fainting baracade," which is definitely needed as temperatures rose to over 100 degrees while I was in the front. If you're known to get faint, go to the balcony or the back, or just arrive early and make sure you're standing directly by one of the baracades. People are aggressive, of course, and the guards permit moshing, so place on your fighting gear. However, crowd surfing will get you sent to the back of the crowd, so good luck shoving your way back to the front.

Good points include an extremely helpful and friendly security bunch, which is probably due to the fact that any use of "please" or "thanks" will stun them into submission. Remember that autographing and meeting is done to the east side of the building by the fences, where the guards are. You'll see it.

The only downside, as said previously but not accentuated, is the fact that the heat is horrendous. Drink plenty of water and be prepared to sweat it all out, even if you don't move very often. Oh, and there's no running. I got yelled at.

Have fun.

Pros: Historical, Friendly and helpful security

Cons: Hot (temperature), Over-crowded

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Great classic theater right in Chicago. Very intimate environment inside makes it great for music performances, and they have a large variety of genres of music. It's not a pretentiously "hip" music club, it's a down to earth, fun place to catch a show. Second level with a lounge and bar for people who just like to sit around, but if you like to get close to the music the Aragaon is the kind of theater you want. The theater attracts a diverse crowd of music lovers, anyone can fit in.

PROS: great classic theater environment
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★★★★☆

Great classic theater right in Chicago. Very intimate environment inside makes it great for music performances, and they have a large variety of genres of music. It's not a pretentiously "hip" music club, it's a down to earth, fun place to catch a show. Second level with a lounge and bar for people who just like to sit around, but if you like to get close to the music the Aragaon is the kind of theater you want. The theater attracts a diverse crowd of music lovers, anyone can fit in.

PROS: great classic theater environment
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This is a really cool place to see a concert! For the near future the only types of music that will be playing there will be Pop-Punk and Latino, but other types will be there soon! It is a great place to go to and enjoy music with friends! It's also an amazing old building from the mid-1920's (1926 to be exact!). Check it out!

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This is a really cool place to see a concert! For the near future the only types of music that will be playing there will be Pop-Punk and Latino, but other types will be there soon! It is a great place to go to and enjoy music with friends! It's also an amazing old building from the mid-1920's (1926 to be exact!). Check it out!

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Inspired by the castles of Aragon, Spain, this is a very cool venue. We saw The Offspring here and had a wall-banging good time. Good el access, but street parking is difficult. It's not in a horrible neighborhood but watch your back. Have fun!

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★★★★☆

Inspired by the castles of Aragon, Spain, this is a very cool venue. We saw The Offspring here and had a wall-banging good time. Good el access, but street parking is difficult. It's not in a horrible neighborhood but watch your back. Have fun!

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If the band is good, definitely go! This is the type of place that acts go to when they are on their way up or down. Very large venue with a large open area up top with a lounge and second bar. Not exactly a classy joint, but tons of fun none the less. The El train brings you within a block, so take it.

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If the band is good, definitely go! This is the type of place that acts go to when they are on their way up or down. Very large venue with a large open area up top with a lounge and second bar. Not exactly a classy joint, but tons of fun none the less. The El train brings you within a block, so take it.

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This is a great atmosphere to see great band rock out - I love it! Only bad thing is there is no where to sit - which is a good thing because you can get as close as you want!

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This is a great atmosphere to see great band rock out - I love it! Only bad thing is there is no where to sit - which is a good thing because you can get as close as you want!

Pros: historic, great sound, close to home

Cons: parking, no seats

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I saw Tenacious D and the Unlimited Sunshine Tour and the sound for both shows was terrible: very muddy. In my opinion, this is one of the worst places to see a show in Chicago. Big crowds, a long walk to beer and the bathroom. The backdrop is cool though.

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I saw Tenacious D and the Unlimited Sunshine Tour and the sound for both shows was terrible: very muddy. In my opinion, this is one of the worst places to see a show in Chicago. Big crowds, a long walk to beer and the bathroom. The backdrop is cool though.

Pros: cool backdrops

Cons: terrible sound system, long walk to bathroom, long walk for beer

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For a dance act--like Moby, Chem. Bros., stuff like that--this probably wouldn't be so bad, as you're standing around basically staring straight up at the stage. It's not a place that's going to make you feel comfortable. More like cattle shuffling around.

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For a dance act--like Moby, Chem. Bros., stuff like that--this probably wouldn't be so bad, as you're standing around basically staring straight up at the stage. It's not a place that's going to make you feel comfortable. More like cattle shuffling around.

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Built in 1926 as a venue for ballroom dancing, the hall's interior is a fanciful example of the era's passion for opulent design. The archways and mosaic flooring of the lobby lead to a main hall that re-creates a…

 

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