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Schubas Tavern in Chicago
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5. Schubas Tavern in Chicago

This "intimate and warm-sounding little wooden box," as Viecelli puts it, thrived as a home for country and folk, though acts like Gary Clark Jr. make noise here, too.

Capacity: 165
Fun Fact: Co-owners Chris and Mike Schubas helped launch the careers of Dave Matthews and Feist.

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