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The premier Lincoln Park nightspot has excellent sound and comfortable seats for 750 people (call ahead to reserve a booth) that wrap in a circle around the stage and dance floor. Bars are in the rear; coat check is convenient; waitpersons sell beer from makeshift bars beneath the stage and the whole concert experience is cozy. The midsized venue is perfect for intimate musical acts. The theater also occasionally hosts theatrical revues. Note: Do anything you can to avoid the crowded, unpleasant wait in line in the small vestibule between the sidewalk and the club, especially in extremely cold weather.