Hydrate Nightclub Formerly: The Manhole

99% love it
Energetic & entertaining dance club
Considered to be one of the safest & most welcoming nightclubs in the city, Hydrate is perfect if you are looking for a wild night with wonderful people. Make sure to check out one of their many drag shows featuring incredibly talented queens!


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • aesomaha
      aesomaha Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Need some Hydrate
      This place was just ok. Great location, but not what I was expecting. Prices for drinks are WAY to high. But, at least it is clean.