This is the greatest bar I've ever been to. The music is always great! The staff is the nice bar staff I've ever encountered. If I could live in Scarlet I would. The Cherry on top is the first weWednesd of ever month it's Disney night and I've been to almost evrev one since I moved here and will continue to go. Friday night they have the best DJ. I would recommend this bar to random people on the street. (I have recommended this bar to random people of the street) All of my friend iveI brought here love it and you will too!!!
With how everything is going in the world today and how unsafe everything is I just assumed I would rarely ,if ever, go to a club or a bar. And then one night a friend took me to Scarlet and I didn't know what to expect. And as a result three months later I'm still coming🤣🤣😍😍I don't say this about many places on the North side but honestly Scarlet makes me feel safe. It's a no judgement zone and anybody that's been to popular Clubs in Chicago knows that it can be really catty or people try to fight you or be rude and none of that happens at Scarlet. Which is why I keep coming and giving them all my money for the wonderful pitchers 🤷🏿♀️🍹 they make. Long story short I love scarlet and if you come you'll love Scarlet too💕
Decided to go here after leaving Roscoes just a block away. The music was AMAZING and the drinks were strong af! This is the type of place you go when you want to listen to a mix of urban music and pop. We literally danced the entire night away! The Drag Queen was a blast as well. Great vibes and cheap prices. I recommend here 100% plus no cover charge
Whenever I come here I always have a really nice time. The people are always friendly and so are the bartenders. The music is good and they have great drag shows. The only thing is I brought a very small black purse in with me to the bar, and the bouncer/security/ id check guy (or whatever) at the door asked to see inside of my purse and then proceeded to dig through it and touch all of my stuff and ask me what everything is. I understand that asking to see inside of my purse is standard for safety reasons, but I’ve never had anyone actually dig through my bag, touch all of my stuff, and ask what all of it was. It was a very small black purse too! Only a little larger than a wristlet. It just bothered me is all. It’s just invasive and leaves a bad taste in your patrons mouths.
It’s a fun bar for top 40/rap/hip hop but very jarring when you’re in the groove and then Jock Jams Rick Roll’s you. Very smoky for a dark atmosphere which is great for trying to make out on the dance floor but not for seeing in front of you. Sunday afternoons are better as are the Rihanna/Selena/theme nights. Cheap drinks, pretty diverse crowd, wheelchair friendly as they finally removed the steps from inside. Polite and fun staff that aren’t stuck up but focused also on dancing and having fun.
Just celebrated my 22nd birthday here over the weekedn. Had a group of 15 people. Although it was packed as hell when we came in we had such a great night. Who wants an empty club/bar? Borrrrrring. Anyway, drinks were great, bar tenders were very persistent (nothing like what other comments on here say) and music was excellent. We stayed all the way til closing. No one wanted to leave the dance floor! Would come here again and again! Excellent place for night life ! HIGHLY recommended!
Nice bar with good music, there was a $5 cover and a free mystery shot but you had to buy a drink. Our shot was fireballs! It was very busy and no space to move and dance on a Saturday night! Didn’t stay there too long!
Absolutely my new go to while visiting Chicago, the environment is a small hole in the wall with I believe, one bar? The drinks a tad, just a tad stronger then the other bars (I’m unsure if it’s a Illinois). There isn’t much space but there was a drag show in the path to the bar, which was GREAT! It wasn’t to long or boring it was purfect! But uh, I think that’s what made it worth it.
I was unexpectedly out in Boystown on the 4th of July and ended up at Scarlet. So glad I stumbled in because everyone there was so awesome, especially Josh @ the front bar! He took wonderful care of us all night and had amazing energy. Dancing, drinks, vibes all great. Can’t wait to go back for brunch!!!
Great place. love the music and the people . I would recommend going early as it gets packed very fast. The place itself is small and it gets very hot once it’s to capacity but its always a good time . Great place to start the night
The person who helped us outside when my friend was having an asthma attack was so kind I can’t ever repay them and honestly they may have saved a life. It’s always a good time too and I danced my butt off