Hydrate Formerly: The Manhole

99% love it
Lounge with popular DJs
The room starts to fill up around midnight... and there's chance of a drag show.


    • LuisI238
      LuisI238 Over a year ago

      Great Place, friendly people, great looking guys, excellent place to unwind from a long hectic week. Or during the week.

    • maraim
      maraim Over a year ago

      Dearest in mind, It is a great privilege and honor As you read this message, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Mrs Mariam Hana Dauda from USA, I'm a merchant and a Cocoa Exporter from West African country and North African country to united State of America. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer.It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not even myself) but only my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth so far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, India and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and India, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore,as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which no one knows of it is the huge cash deposit of (Twenty One million Dollars ) ($21,0000.00) that I have with a finance Company abroad which I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations.I have set aside 20% of the total sum for you, for your time and patience, Now you have to send reply with your full contact information for more private and confidential communication, I am waiting anxiously to pass information's to you before my last hour as i have no more time unless by God's intervention. you can reach me here on my hospital email address for more introduction about myself. mariamhana1965@gmail.com or drop your email here for me to have quick contact with you. Yours truly in pain, Mariam Hana Dauda

    • DKon1982
      DKon1982 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice place for my first time

    • KarimW
      KarimW Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun and great drinks
      I was fully hydrated here ! I think they are closed one day random out of the week . They have a stage for shows and the djs are usually very awesome . I hear there's a secret passageway to bar elixir . Not sure still I'll be back to check it out !

    • dcat1956
      dcat1956 Over a year ago

      The drag show

    • Small but open late
      I loved the fact that it was open until 4am, since I didn't end up finding Boystown until after 2am. I also met some really nice people, who took me to IHOP and helped me home.

    • postcub
      postcub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great bar and dance club
      PROS: modern interior, great main bar, decent DJ's, gay plays and musicals on some nights. Lots of good looking men. CONS: medium size dance floor OVERALL: Well worth a visit. The gay plays they put on there are of good quality. Space is an issue for the dance area, but that has more to do with limit size of bars in Chicago because of rent.

    • DiscoverMe
      DiscoverMe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Dance & Cruise
      Cool Club that is in the process of a major Rehab.

    • Party Over Here
      Fun times.. Great music

    • cuachal13
      cuachal13 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nice place
      Go go boys

    • JRedWolf
      JRedWolf Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Manhole nights... wow.
      All I can say is you have to experience it, to believe it.

    • Nicepartier
      Nicepartier Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Tsk Tsk
      i love going to this club but everytime i go there, the lady is always mean and rude to the customers. And it was not the first time i have experience her rudeness. I probably would not going back to hydrate and recommend to all my friend to not go back there again so they would not experience her rudeness to customers.

    • rob_88
      rob_88 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      very circuit
      drinks were expensive, but well made, 2 cute go go dancers, had to wait a lil to get in at 2, about 20 min, was 10 bucks, so not bad at all, but most of the crowd inside was built 30-40 year olds, and people were passing out x all over, I liked the staff, they were friendly, even though it was really busy, but the crowd kills the bar, I'm not into tweaked out guys, and the place was packed with them. idk, but thats my 2 am saturday experience

    • noglitta
      noglitta Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Need to Hydrate
      The drinks were a little expensive. They have drag queens on Wednesday which I love. I would say visit here if you can.

    • ericolav
      ericolav Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Typical club on Halsted.
      I was visiting Chicago as a tourist looking for a good club on Halsted. This club is more of a neighborhood bar with lots of locals rather than for tourists. Moderate crowd for a Friday & Saturday night; not huge but not empty either. Mix of gay & straight. Decent drink prices. I had a good time there although I've been to better clubs in my life.