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Illinois Dark Websites

Goths of Illinois
New Goth City - Illinois
The Midwest Goth/Industrial/EBM & Fetish Scene
Illinois Vampirefreaks
Post Apocalyptic Productions
Post Apocalyptic Productions Facebook page
A company completely dedicated to growing & furthering the underground life style known as the “scene”
Black Magick Chicago
Chicago Witch House events
Black Magick Facebook Page


Gothic Chicago
Chicago Goth Meetup
Chicago Christian Scene(Emo and Goth)
Chicago Goths
Gothic Art Chicago
gothic. fashion. in chicago.
M.E.C.H. (Live Industrial in Chicago!)
gothic. fashion. in chicago.
Bones and Cones
CBG Promotions
Spooky Inc. Studios
Dark Chicago
Chicago Horror Meetup Group
Chicago Industrial Event Wall
Neo Chicago
Chicago Industrial Event Wall
Dark Art Chicago
Chicago Strega


The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL, 60613, USA

When: One Saturday per month
Always open until 5am: Come dance until dawn.
DJs: Scary Lady Sarah
Cover: $10.00
Door Policy: 18+; 21+ to get a wristband for alcohol. All patrons must have a legal ID.
Drinks: Full bar.
Observations: Most likely the longest running goth night anywhere. Started in 1988; run by Scary Lady Sarah/American Gothic Productions, Nocturna is an 18+ dark alternative dance night held one Saturday each month in Chicago. DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins a highly request-driven mix of current & classic goth, industrial, post-punk, deathrock, ethereal, shoegaze, new wave, ebm, darkwave, dark indie & more. It's a lot of fun & you should go! ;)
The large crowd is varied of age & style and quite possibly the friendliest patrons any dark club could hope for.
Directions: Less than two blocks north of Addison Avenue on Clark Street, in the Wrigleyville area of Chicago. The Addison stop of the CTA Red Line is less than 3 blocks away. The CTA bus #22 Clark Street stops almost just in front of Metro.
Parking: There is street parking and a pay lot directly across the street. Taxis are abundant in the area at all times.

Facebook Page


Bittersweet is a monthly club night devoted to goth, darkwave, post-punk, ethereal, 4AD, shoegaze, coldwave, synthpop & more with DJ Philly Peroxide at Berlin Nightclub - Chicago. Please invite & share with your friends who are interested in dark nightlife in Chicago!
Last Wednesday of the month; 10pm-4am; Free; Drink specials; 21+
954 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 348-4975

Medusa's Darkwave

monthly event, first Fridays
Medusa Chicago Nightclub
209 E Chicago St, Elgin, Illinois 60120
Medusa's opens at 10:00pm & DJs will be spinning till 4am. Free admission before 11pm with flyer or digital RSVP, small cover charge afterwards!! We feature a high end feel to your nightclub experience with a rich & full bar selection accompanying the comfortable venue which features a great dance floor with amazing L.E.D lights.

If you're interested in coming but do not have a ride, please feel free to post on the event page & we will try to arrange a carpool! Medusa's can be reached from Chicago via the metra train which is only 3 blocks away from the club & a weekend pass is quite cheap. What's not to like? ]
Medusa's personal page


Last Wednesdays of the month
Chicago’s only Witch House night, with dark music and visuals by Satanic Hispanic.
Township - 2200 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Live performances and guest DJs.
Black Magick begins at 8:00pm & DJs will be spinning until 1am.


Late Bar's newest monthly event celebrates women in music!
Late Bar - 3534 W Belmont Ave (at Drake), Chicago IL, 60618
DJ's Carrie Monster and Lisa Marchese
$3 Well Drinks
All Music Video! All Night!
21+, No Cover!

Horror Wednesdays

Undead Rock n Roll: Horror, Deathrock, Goth, Psychobilly, and more!
Late Bar
3534 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
DJ Carriemonster
no cover
10pm to 4am

Horror Wednesdays


Chicago's longest running weekly fetish night, held every Thursday upstairs at the legendary Exit Night Club.
Exit - 1315 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois, IL 60642
Every Thursday night on the 2nd floor of Exit, come join our fetish and bondage play event. This event is hosted by the lovely Mistress Lady Lupe, along with Mistress Elena Croft and special guest Mistresses. Theme nights, specials, and delicious debauchery, all to the aural pleasures of the best music in the Chicago club scene spun by DJ Spatula You Must be 21 yrs of age to attend this event, along with a State ID There is also never a cover
$4 drafts and $4 well call drinks/shots from 9-11pm.

Gothic Chicago Tours

Come over to the dark side . . . of Chicago history. Join us for our sinister tours into Chicago's ghosts, graves, gangs, vampires, killers and crime.
3920 N Claremont Ave
Chicago, Illinois, IL 60618
(773) 733-2711


GLITCH is a Private Exclusive Venue. Membership by invitation only.. Catering to the discriminating tastes of elegant disposition juxtaposed against dystopian cataclysm by way of Retro Coldwave, Minimal Wave, Avant-garde, experimental and the exotic.


The Alley
America's Rock n' Roll Department Store
3228 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 883-1800

Goth Hair by Jeannette Rodgers
Contact The Alley (listed above)

Belmont Army Vintage
855 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
b/t Wilton Ave & Clark St
(773) 549-1038

Bucket O' Blood Books and Records
3182 N Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
Tel: 312.890.3860

Chicago Comics
3244 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 528-1983


Champaign Urbana Dark Alternative
CU Goth
Champaign-Urbana RACK (Risk-Aware Consensual Kink)

Goth Nights

The Darkness Underground
Special events in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Bat Factory
Monthly event at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (see The Darkness Underground for exact dates)

Clothing Stores

22 E Springfield Ave
Champaign, Illinois, IL 61820
(217) 328-5455

Dandelion Retro, Vintage and Used Clothing
100 N Chestnut St, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 954-0555

Central Illinois

Peoria Goths
Bloomington-Normal Goths

Southern Illinois


Hangar 9 - 511 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, Illinois 62901
OBLIVION is a new, monthly, current/classic Goth, New Wave, Industrial, EBM, etc... dance/club event currently held at Hangar 9 in Carbondale, Illinois hosted by DJ Vinny Segretario.
All events are 19+ & 21+ to drink.
10 pm - 2 am, no cover


Scary Lady Sarah
DJ Philly Peroxide
DJ :eyg:
Lucian Black
DJ Daki
DJ Nautilus
DJ Alpha Omega
Alexander Audiophile
Kristin Kannibal (Decayed Lace Radio)
DJ Bob (Robert Murphy) (Shadowplay at Clark Bar)
DJ Alayt (Andie Eisemann) (Civil Disobedience @ WEFT 90.1 FM)
DJ Eternal
DJ Vinny Segretario
DJ Count

Aviatrix on Fire (Chicago, IL)
electronic duo based in chicago, mixing elements of industrial, dark wave, shoegaze, new wave, trap, and witchhouse.

Cemetery (Chicago, IL)

Full Metal Kasket (Peoria, IL)
Other / Industrial / Metal

Infekt (Peoria, IL)
Industrial Metal

Polyandrium (Dekalb, IL)
Rock / Gothic / Metal

Staring Problem (Chicago, IL)

Thirteen Years Down (Chicago, IL)
New industrial/gothic band from Chicago.

Veil Vitric (Chicago, IL)
drum machine based gloom