Best Place to Dance Your Ass Off: The Hideout Credit: Rebecca Ann Rakstad

The Reader’s Choice: The Hideout

It may not have the best sound system in town, the DJ ia more likely to be someone you’ve seen around the record store than someone you’ve read about somewhere, and there’s nary a laser in sight, but the category here is “where to dance your ass off,” not “fanciest place to get your wiggle on,” and for that it’s hard to beat the Hideout. The back room’s cabinlike decor lends the DJ nights it frequently hosts a bit of a house-party vibe, the beers come fast and cheap, and the complete absence of pretentiousness has inspired many a normally levelheaded person to act a complete fool on the dance floor.  1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433, —Miles Raymer

&Our readers’ choice: The Hideout