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.



Get LIT with Chip

Get LIT with Chip



Power Hour


Miss Meg

Miss Meg

Avi Sic

DJ Booking Agent

DJ Avi Sic

Our Team

We have a unique blend of talent.


Sinclair Wheeler

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.



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 info@progressbarchicago.com for details.

Daily Specials

VAMP! Weekly Drag Show with host Mercedes Tyler at 11p. $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, $4 Flat Tire
Well Wednesdays! $6 Crystal Head Vodka, $4 El Jimador Shots
T W I S T ! A weekly dance party, playing all of your favorite Motown & throwback jams, Hosted by Sara Andrews & Lucy Stoole, starting at 10p, $4 Fireball shots, 5$ AviĆ³n Tequila, $6 Grey Goose Flavored Vodka
Progress Power Hour! $2 Svedka and Svedka flavors from 9PM to 10PM – Live DJ every Friday starting at 10PM
Live DJ every Saturday at 10PM.
Sunday Funday at Progress Bar, open at 1p – $10 bottles of J.Roget Champagne, $10 pitchers of Miller Lite or Coors Light, $7 Crown Royal, Crown Royal Regal Apple & Crown Royal Vanilla, $6 Smirnoff Vodka

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