When it comes to nightclubs, there are many factors that separate the incredible from the woeful. Size however certainly isn’t one of them. Many people prefer their clubs intimate. Small clubs may not have the awe-inspiring wonder of their huge counterparts, but you will usually find a raw and genuine atmosphere that can be missing in the impersonal super-club experience.
SPYBAR, CHICAGO (USA)
Not only underground in music policy, Chicago’s Spybar sits a floor below street level, its stripped back décor — all exposed bricks, low-ceilings and wooden floors — given a modern touch with a flurry of jet-black tables and sleek seating. As with all venues, though, what comes out the soundsystem is most important, especially in a city as steeped in clubbing heritage as Chicago.
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