The hottest new bar in boystown staffed by some very familiar faces. Designed to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Come down, have a drink and check us out!

Progress Bar Chicago Venue


Located in the heart of Boystown at 3359 N. Halsted.


Featuring DJ Jesse Hoz.

Our Team

We have a unique blend of talent.


Resident DJ Smokey

Premier Bar In Chicago

Our Team

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Hottest Bar In Boystown

Stunning decor. Great staff.


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Open Floor Plan

A unique space that flows and breathes.

Excite All Senses

Indulge your senses.

Our Team


Crowd stopping decor.


Unique Cloud Ceiling

Enormous cloud ceiling.



Beer Selection

Full selection of premium beers including Dogfish Head, Sam Adams & more.

Music Every Night

Incredible resident & guest DJs

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Music Every Night

Visually Impactful


Bartender & Social Media

Great Beer Selection

Our Team

Premier Liquor Selection

Full Cocktail Selection

Visually Stunning

Hottest Bar In Boystown!


Full Selection Craft Beers

Even our wildest dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
-Walt Disney


The goal was to create something that was
more than a Bar. A definitive message wrapped
in hand crafted visuals designed to remind us
of how far we’ve come as a community.
Progress – Moving forward. Together.

Progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of
justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle.
-Martin Luther King Jr.


A concept like nothing Halsted has ever seen before.
Engineered to be visually impactful and conceptually
profound in almost every way.
The wide open windows and expansive floor plan
creates a space that flows and breathes.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only
to the past or present
are certain to miss the future.
-John F. Kennedy


We have a unique
blend of talent that creates
the Progress Bar

Progress or perish, now as ever,
is nature’s inexorable imperative.
-H.G. Wells


Incredible resident and Guest DJs
Special appearances. We’re also happy
to host your special event of any kind.
Email djavisic@gmail.com for details.

Daily Specials

VAMP! Weekly Drag Show with host Mercedes Tyler. $5 ABSOLUT vodka flavors, $5 Jameson Irish Whiskey, $3 Blue Moon Drafts
Get Lit With Chip! Industry Night – 50% off everything for Industry guests. *Must Show valid pay stub to be eligible for discount. $5 Effen Flavors, $5 All Draft Beers
Well Wednesdays! $5 Well cocktails, $3 Corona and Corona Light bottles
Live DJ every Thursday starting at 10PM! $4 Fireball shots, $6 Captain Morgan, $6 Grey Goose Flavors
Progress Power Hour 9PM – 10PM! $2 Svedka and Svedka flavors from 9PM to 10PM – Live DJ every Friday starting at 10PM
Live DJ every Saturday at 10PM. NO COVER. EVER!
Sunday Sunday at Progress Bar – $10 Bottles of bubbly & mimosas $10 Bacardi Pitchers, $10 Pitchers of Miller Lite and Coors Lights, $5 Cazadores Margaritas

I hated every minute of training,
but I said, “Don’t quit.
Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
-Muhammad Ali


Get in touch
Visit us for an amazing time
or shoot us your resume if
you’re looking for a job.

  • Mon-Thurs: 4:00pm → 2:00am
    Fri: 3:00pm → 2:00am
    Sat: 2:00pm → 3:00am
    Sunday: 1:00pm → 2:00am

Come visit us!
We’re in the heart of Boystown
on the corner of Roscoe & Halsted