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1354 West Wabansia, Chicago
This friendly tavern's OLD STYLE BEER sign shines like a beacon, guiding
roots music fans through the grimy industrial neighborhood that
surrounds it. The owners' beer-can collection and some eclectic
"celebrity" memorabilia are on display in the front room. In back, local
musicians play country, rock, and bluesy tunes on a smallish stage
backed by an impressive stuffed sailfish. It's no-frills all right. But
the Hideout also books one of the best lineups of folk and "alt country"
bands in the city, including the Blacks, the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, the
Handsome Family, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco), the Rachels, Devil in a
Woodpile, and Kelly Hogan.
-- Frommer's Review