Monday, April 9, 2012
Smart Bar Dissed By Complex Magazine
The dance floor action at Smart Bar. (Photo: Smart Bar)
What a strange little article to recently appear in Complex.
It featured what they consider to be the 25 Douchiest Bars in Chicago, weirdly placing legendary dance club Smart Bar on the list at #3.
Here's what they wrote:
"Connected to the Metro (which is a perfectly good rock venue), Smart Bar has all the atmosphere, charm, and shiny suit jackets of a poorly produced Bacardi commercial. DJs pump hardcore house music as the afterparty crowd bumps and grinds the night away. The sound system is to be commended however, making the horrible music sound crisp and clear. The overpriced drinks are not surprising, as everything about this place is preoccupied with image and status."
While I may agree with most of their choices on the list, I certainly don't agree with the diss on Smart Bar. C'mon now. For those who like to truly get down on the dance floor, without pretension, this is the spot. Some of the best house and electronic deejays from around the country—and globe—perform at the subterranean Wrigleyville venue.
And image and status?! They're so off the mark. You won't find bottle service or a label whore in the house.
Read the entire article right here.