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What time do bars close?
I'm curious about this because in some cities it is 2am and in others it is even later. When I am on vacation I tend to stay up very late so the later the better!
I'm not sure about all clubs but I know that there are some that stay open until 4 am. That's a little late for me, or early, depending on how you look at it.
I don't stay up that late but it is still good to know what time the bars or clubs close because I would know where to go if I can't sleep. I usually can't sleep when I'm on vacation because I'm thinking about the things that I will visit the next day.
On weeknights the bars close at 2AM, on weekends they can be open until 3AM. Of course some can stay open until 4 or 5AM if they have gotten a special late night license. I know a lot of the clubs in the area have these licenses.
I have not managed to stay till closing for a long time now, does that mean I am getting old?
Really though, do you just have wild party friends and want to close down the place?
Normally bars in Chicago close at 2 AM at weeknights and at 3 AM on Saturday night. A late night licence is required for opening the bar till 4 or 5 AM.