|Address:||1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA|
Marek Wojciech Ługowski Lugowski
I cannot think of a better venue to attend a show in Chicago. The stuff is A+ and pooh-lite. The sound is the usual 2015-vintage perfect. The ambience and the usual crowd friendly and fun. The architecture is national registry of historical places-grade and a Chicago classic saved from demolition and lovingly restored. The neighborhood is hoppin Historic Pilsen District/18th Street/Little Village/University of Illinois campus at Chicago. The free street parking is obvious and proximate and safe, only need to use your city savvy and/or brain, your personal equipment (or the assist of your better halves) depending. ;) YMMV, but those in the know play Thalia Hall, and those who come to experience the shows appreciate the thoughtfulness. Listen up, Mr. Robert Fripp, and get off that Park West horse you rode in on!There aint no place to park it, no respect for Superman in Supermarket...you do remember who wrote and sings those words... I expect amelioration on the next King Crimson tour stop, or the League of Gentlemen/Crafty Guitarists. Or No Pussyfooting... If it I s good enough for Sabina, it is good enough for ¡You! ;). .
I forgot how pleasant it is to watch a concert while sitting. This concert hall is amazing. Not only do they have great specialty cocktails on ta p(Manhattans and Negronis on tap is about one of the best things ever though if you dont feel like dropping $10 a drink they have several good beers around the $5-8 range), the sound quality here is the best in Chicago. I only really have a small complaint about the place and that is that the chairs were slightly too close together. Otherwise my experience at Thalia Hall was amazing. Especially because I was lucky enough to score some sweet street parking. Thats something to be aware of if you plan on driving here because it may be in your interest to just taxi it based on the extremely long line I saw for the valet. I must reemphasize that the sound quality is great. If one of your favorite artists happens to be playing here it is a great place to go. Not to mention you dont have to stray farther than right downstairs for a great meal.
Thalia was awesome, I was really surprised on how much I liked the venue. It was quite a bit bigger than I expected, more wide than long, which allowed a good number of people to get nice and close . The bar in the back was well tended and wait times there were short. They also had an excellent selection of beers and cocktails, far better than other venues Ive been to around town. Coat check upstairs is $4, downstairs is $2. The sound was really nice here too, both bands I saw were clear and well balanced, which is really what you ask for when going to a show. Lights were great, which wasnt something i thought a venue of this size was going to be able to pull off. Lights were more "The Riv" than they were "Lincoln Hall", if that makes any sense. All in all, a great venue, and Ill make it a point to go back.
Beautiful music venue in a "transitional" neighborhood in downtown Chicago, Pilsen. The entire place is certainly surprising given the surroundings, as you walk into a bar/restaurant that sports an impressive list of regional craft brews with good diversity across types. As for the concert venue itself: great acoustics, wonderful set-up with two bar areas in the main area and the balcony, and your standard GA floor section. Balcony could be a bit larger to accommodate more guests but clearly this is a historic building that cannot be altered. All in all, would highly recommend taking in a show here and sampling one of the beers. Will go back and try the restaurant here at some point as well given the vibe/good looking food we saw.
Place was really nice.. security staff was a bit out of control though. Was at the Kaleo show and they barged into the crowd like there was a fight, to remove a guy and girl who were smoking pot. Then came back and warned us that marijuana is a "prohibited substance and if anyone else is caught smoking they would go to jail too!" ... Well no one else smoked, and security did hold the people and call the police, police didnt seem to think it was that important though. Thanks bald white guy with the long beard, threatening people who werent even smoking pot, shining lights in peoples eyes to see if they were red, marching around intimidating people, not cool border line nuts.
I absolutely love Thalia Hall! What a great new venue! There are not many music venues in Pilsen, and this one sure covers everything a great space should have. The sound is impeccable, staff is friendly and fun, and the room is intimate but open enough that any spot in the house has a great view. I have seen a few bands here now, Jeff Austin, The Pop Group, Atlas Sound, and Ariel Pink and every show was great! They have an array of good beers here, but my favorite option is any of their Goose Island cans are $4! You cant beat that in the city. I also love that they provide free water throughout the venue. Thanks, Thalia! I will be back
Everything about this is amazing. Attended the Wood Brothers concert on 10/3. We went for drinks and a bite to eat in the basement bar (Punch Room, I think). Both the food and the cocktails were amazing. It was crowded but that is expected when you are a unique place like this. The music hall/venue is beautiful. The sound in there could have not been better. Truly a well-rounded establishment. My only compliant is that it took a bit for drinks. Could have had one more bar on the first level for drinks. Love, Love, Love this venue.
Living on the Far North Side, it was quite a trek to get here...but worth it! There is a balcony with seating and a floor space that is standing room only. Standing room puts you mere feet from the stage, like reach out and touch hands close. Even on the balcony the space feels intimate while keeping you out of the fray below. Thalia Hall is located above Druseks, so if its yoir first time going, look for Druseks at street level.
One of the coolest Chicago music venues. Definitely in my top 5! Beautiful space that is a perfect size (large yet remains to be quaint enough that you dont feel like youre among a sea of people). No matter where you are standing, you can get a great view. Great beer selection as well! You can also check out Punch House or Duseks before or after a show. Such a cool and interesting space, great addition for Chicago.
Saw Doug Benson there doing the Doug Loves Movies podcast. It was a great show and a great venue. I think that the Thalia manages to perfectly ride the line between being big enough to draw worthwhile acts, but small enough to steel feel intimate. Even in the back of the upper balcony we still had a fantastic view of the stage and the audio was great. Looking forward to going back there to see Maynard this fall.
Great venue for a concert! Very cool building with the original theater woodwork, seated wrap-around balcony and opera boxes. They have two bars that are well staffed so I havent ever had to wait more the a minute or two to grab a drink; even during the busiest shows. Theres also a restaurant connect to it and a bar on the basement level if youre looking for a bite to eat or a drink after the show.