Linedancing After Hours With Northern Cowboys in Chicago
Carol's Pub stays open until 5 a.m. on weekends and hosts the most raucous rockabilly ragers witnessed on this side of the Mason-Dixon. Live country music bands and pitchers of cheap beer fuel Chicagoans until dawn, transforming this North Side hole-in-the-wall dive into a no-holds-barred linedance-off. The southern hospitality and somehow authentic honky-tonk feel help Carol's to consistently achieve what few parties can manage: everyone, even the shy and the Charleston-challenged, is eventually compelled to take a spin the dancefloor. The small clearing quickly becomes a sea of crusty regulars, sauced yuppies, and geriatrics who actually seem to know what they are doing. Boots and Stetsons are optional, but preferred.