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Fantastic Small Music Venue

I live within walking distance of SPACE - what incredible luck! This is THE best place to see live... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Music Gem in Evanston

As a music buff and Evanston resident I frequently go to Space. The small club atmosphere and the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Evanston, Illinois
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1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202-1337
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

I live within walking distance of SPACE - what incredible luck! This is THE best place to see live music. I have been to many shows at this venue, the sound is always incredible. You can tell that the performers like it too. Very intimate...More

Thank LBMM77
Reviewed 3 October 2018

As a music buff and Evanston resident I frequently go to Space. The small club atmosphere and the highest quality of sound is attractive. I've been to many shows where the artist is performing for the first time at Space and clearly shows that they...More

Thank MrB003
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This place never disappoints for live music. It's a listening room, which means people actually listen to the music - unlike in a bar where they seem to be there more for drinking than for music.

Thank Patty F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

One of the best music venues in chicago! Would highly recommend! Eat at union in same building for a great dining experience.

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We went to see a band called The Baseball Project. The space is small but it is well managed. Bar is right in the room, restrooms easily accessible, and I never felt crowded in the standing room only area.

Thank reidsmom
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We went to hear Kinky FRIEDMAN, which I hope was not his last your. Loved hearing the opening act and the Kinkster. Unfortunately the songs seemed to be a dirge as if this was a final performance; I hope not because we all enjoyed the...More

Thank 305raphaell
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great Live music with a cozy modern vibe. Arrive early for the show, sit in the lounge at Union and grab a delicious wood-burning oven pizza.

Thank traciem455
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

You can get up close to the artists. Not only can you see great up and coming artists, but famous folks also grace their stage. Pizza from Union is available as well as great bar service.

Thank sarasP5467OR
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This was my first time visiting Space for a concert. I spent the extra money and got a seat at a table in front. The venue is very small but intimate, relaxing and really a great space to see a concert. They have a nice...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Good food, good drinks, great music! I had skirt steak, we had pizza, salad, calamari, all food was really good.

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Response from Patty F | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Eileen M | Reviewed this property |
You have to purchase tickets for shows. Check out their website, and you will see who will be playing there. You can purchase your tickets online.