The Empty Bottle
The Empty Bottle is a bar and music venue located at 1035 N. Western Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Located on the west side of Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood, the venue primarily hosts local, regional, and touring alternative music acts, but also hosts acts ranging from indie-rock, punk, metal, rock'n'roll, hip-hop, electronic, experimental and jazz. The venue was opened by Bruce Finkelman in 1992, originally a simple neighborhood bar. In 1993 the club moved to its current location, two blocks from its original location. The venue also owns a connected restaurant next door called Bite Cafe. The Empty Bottle is open 7 days a week and hosts performances every night.
Torquil Campbell at The Empty Bottle in 2005
|Address||1035 N. Western Avenue|
|Location||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Type||Music venue, bar|
"The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing, a 200-page oral history...[from]...local indie publisher Curbside Splendor," edited by John E. Dugan with an introduction by John Darnielle, was released in June 2016. "The book's subtitle references the words on the canopy over the club's front door."
- Dugan, John E. (June 2016). The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing. Curbside Splendor. ISBN 978-1940430546.
- Sless-Kitain, Areif (August 26, 2009). "Radley remembered: Empty Bottle's cool cat lives on in pictures". TimeOut Chicago. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
- Jensen, Trevor (August 27, 2009). "Empty Bottle feline had full life". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
- Dugan, John (April 20, 2016). "An oral history of the Empty Bottle". Chicago Reader. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
- "Curbside Splendor Publishing: The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing". Curbside Splendor. 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
- "An Ode to Chicago's Empty Bottle, the Last Great Indie Rock Dive Bar Standing". Pitchfork Media. June 3, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2019.