Scarlet

Scarlet

DRINK. DANCE. REPEAT.

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Scarlet
3.9
Based on 549 reviews
jade P.
13:53 16 Sep 22
I wanted to leave a good review to say thanks so much to the amazing bartender who returned a drunk girls debit card last night! I am so grateful you got...
PerrBear
13:54 27 Aug 22
I like the concept i think its cool how they have like theme nights for each artist. But honestly i don’t think the staff cared about the capacity it was so packed my friends and i could barley move.
Chelsea M
03:06 25 Aug 22
small bar with limited space but it was a lot of fun and the drinks were good. came from out of state and enjoyed my night out
Jacob C.
23:24 14 Aug 22
The door woman was extraordinary rude. We had a $200 tab we were trying to get in to pay it but she kept attacking us and freaking out, acting like we had...
Janielle Gooden
01:44 13 Aug 22
This place was litty! Went on a Friday night during Beyoncé night. The vibe was amazing and the drinks are strong
Sean E.
21:47 11 Aug 22
The DJ was rude on 11:40pm on 8/11 . After I requested a song WITH A TIP he agreed to use the song he said he had on the playlist and hadn't played it so I...
Brigid O’Brien
18:29 07 Aug 22
So fun; great music and great vibes! Can’t wait to come back!! Ryan killed it with the drinks and dancing 😉
Edgar G.
00:56 07 Aug 22
Ryan makes the best drinks ever. Berlin could neverrr. He is very kind and gets the order done as soon as possible.
Local habibi
15:52 18 Jul 22
The music was perfect and the ambience was very alive for a weekday
Alaina Los
14:02 16 Jul 22
I went to Scarlet for the first time last night. Soon after leaving, I realized someone had stolen my wallet. My wallet was inside my purse which was zippered shut. I reported it to the bartender and left. About an hour later the bar called me and told me my wallet was turned in however it was completely empty. My drivers license, debit card, credit card, health insurance card, triple A card, car insurance, social security card, and $20 cash was gone. Someone completely cleared my wallet out. Very disappointing and sad. I will definitely not be returning.
Alaina L.
06:55 16 Jul 22
I went to Scarlet for the first time last night. Soon after leaving, I realized someone had stolen my wallet. My wallet was inside my purse which was...
Jkeya Lynch
15:42 24 May 22
Good music. Great time
Samira A.
23:12 15 May 22
If your visiting from out of town DO NOT COME HERE!!! My husband and I have been wanting to venture in boys town and wanted to come for Gaga night and the...
Gustavo Calderon
18:47 15 May 22
Was there for Bad Bunny's new album listening party and let me tell you the amount of FUN I had being able to vibe and listen to bad bunny and other latino artists with my fellow latino people in the same room was impecable!! Scarlet definitely needs to have more latino nights just like this! The energy is amazing. Please more Latino nights!!
Emily M.
22:04 07 May 22
the people here are ugly gays.the people who work here are ugly and lame and there were no poppers
Sam W.
14:14 04 May 22
Love this place, always a good time with great music and friends. Open concept for dancing but drinks could be cheaper lol
Jaime Martello
19:53 03 Apr 22
First time here with friends for a party. This was a fun bar with a great atmosphere and the one DJ named I believe Cashera was outstanding! I need to follow this DJ. She had the energy going! I will for sure be back and especially if she is the DJ! The drinks were great also. My feet are killing me from jumping around all night and my poor head from drinks. Haha but we all had a great night!!!!
Ryan M
04:32 03 Apr 22
Good bartender. DJ played good music but rude as hell. DJs can be replaced.
Princess Williams
12:25 25 Mar 22
Great bar. Music is modern and fun.
Ciara Sullivan
19:38 19 Mar 22
I went right before the pandemic for a friend's drag show. Drink specials were awesome. Very fun music selection. Great for dancing!
Lee Melbourne-Weaver
03:17 03 Mar 22
I love Scarlett for the live viewings of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and for the “no-skip” album playthroughs they do on Friday nights. Best part is, there’s a killer deal on drinks that honestly baffles me every week. Don’t blow up my spot too hard though, I don’t want too much competish for good seats for the finale.
Katie Silius
23:17 11 Feb 22
Very fun and inviting looking inside, pretty good vibes BUT the bartender we had wasn't very friendly, seemed like she'd rather not be there. Not welcoming. And didn't tell me prices of our drinks . So I wasn't sure at first if the drinks were as much as what I gave her, if she just kept some as a tip or what . Would def of given more stars if she was in a better mood, just hope it was a bad day n that she's not like that all the time
Hannah H.
13:31 07 Feb 22
I've been to Scarlet several times before and I think it's a great atmosphere with good drinks and fun music. But when I went last weekend I was really...
Luke Romesberg
19:20 24 Jan 22
Scarlet is a great bar and anybody complaining about not getting served due to not tipping should remain quiet. Not tipping isn’t a good look and honestly, the review just makes you look bad and cheap. It doesn’t reflect the bar or bartenders.
Jillian Gueniveire
18:46 24 Jan 22
TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE NEVER GIVE THEM YOUR BUSINESS!!!! NO MASKS AND TERRIBLE STAFF. Will refuse to serve you if you don’t tip so watch out.
Claire M.
09:39 03 Jan 22
I've been here many times and have absolutely loved every second of it. However last night I brought my sister and her friends for their last night in town....
Jillian M.
00:01 03 Jan 22
The staff is so mean they kicked my.my friends out for no reason and injured them. 0/10
William Hay
04:19 28 Dec 21
Fantastic bartenders and drag shows! Low-key place that makes you feel welcome
Renee King
21:55 20 Dec 21
Loved the atmosphere! The staff was a bit cold and rude though. They seemed overly annoyed by drunk people considering that it was a bar.
Shelby Long
19:36 21 Nov 21
I had fun. Typical club environment. 2 bars is nice though.
Shammah “Owu” Timms
00:34 01 Nov 21
This little gem has a special place in my heart .. in fact I want to open one just like it elsewhere .. to serve the young and middle class non monetary In kind... but before side Traxx swallow you alive I successful daddyness that btowntroupe ya know .....the not not classsy, but toooo not classy to tip right .. Get it 2gether it's 2022 soon .. 2gether... Jeez Becky from Naperville! it's my bar always will be and that's that.... btw it's a younger guys hangout slash whatever just be smasshy and ready to go to afters at grubhub.com cuz frat nite Will tear you one .. Ask for Dj bryyyce ( for shooooorre .. ) the GM happened to have my respect as a operator .. cheers be safe and happy sales!
Katherine Rhead
15:46 28 Sep 21
Fun bar with an open dance floor. The bar also very closely checked ID and vaccination cards which I fully welcome and appreciate. Inside the bar is pretty standard with well drinks, beers. I also greatly appreciate that there is a self service water station. The DJ played a mix of current top pop and millennial throw back hits.
Anthony Garcia
05:22 25 Sep 21
I have came to this bar for years. I ordered a vodka sprite and a shot. I came back with the drink which was a vodka soda which was full. I was told by the bartender Eric that I did not tip so I will not get another drink which I did not care for. Then he saw my friend next to me and said oh your friend tipped so I’ll remake it. This is disgusting behavior from a bartender on my birthday and I clearly tipped. I will post the 16 dollar receipt where I tipped 2 dollars which will be an 18 dollar charge to my bank. He also recharged me for the drink he had his buds boy change Bc the sprite was out. I did not care about the money or anything but to be told I did not tip (when I did) that I will not be served is disgusting and this individual should not work in this industry I have 5 plus years in serving and bartending and nothing has ever been more disgusting.
The Collector 17
03:14 08 Sep 21
If I could give this place a thousand stars I would! I love the themed nights! I’ve been to Selena and Beyoncé nights a couple of times. The music is awesome, the cover cheap! It is a little small. If you like to dance this is the place for you! Love the diversity as well!
Braulio J.
21:39 26 Aug 21
Great taste in music! I had so much fun here, the drinks were great, and bartenders were friendly. I hope yo come back here soon!
Francesca Marchese
18:48 21 Aug 21
Best atmosphere in all of Boystown. The cover is affordable, and they have a coatcheck as well (super convenient!). You HAVE to go when DJ Ca$sh Era is playing; she's the best!
Tim Wittenborn
06:34 08 Aug 21
THEY WILL STEAL YOUR PHONERIght out of your purse or pocket.So much so that the staff will say, "YOU TOO?" when you tell them your phone got stolen. PROTECT YOUR PHONELike if you are not holding it in your hand the entire time YOUR PHONE WILL BE STOLEN
Tim W.
23:30 07 Aug 21
your phone will be stolen.the will take your phone out of your purse. they will take your phone out of your pocket.it's so severe that the staff when...
Sam C
06:24 31 Jul 21
Such a fun and safe place! The covid protocols made me feel comfortable and at ease. Gender neutral bathrooms.There was a good mix of music (even some in Spanish). The staff was pleasant. As an out of towner, I recommend Scarlet!
Van D Peluche
05:55 31 Jul 21
Amazing experience! They have COVID-19 protocols that made me feel comfortable and helped me enjoy the night even more. Great music and very friendly staff. It’s a very inclusive establishment with gender neutral restrooms. Make sure to read the signs as one is private and one is not! Accidentally kept someone from using it assuming they were both private.I will definitely be coming again next time I visit Chicago!
Karl Dusenbery
01:16 31 Jul 21
Went to a drag night. They needed a better way to order drinks during the show.
Matthew St Marie
03:07 27 Jul 21
Always a go-to. Also, shout out to all of the servers. I see them all the time, all are super great and kind people!!
Christopher Vasser
03:33 20 Jul 21
This place is a vibe! The only bar I go to when I visit Chicago. Went this past Friday, after 2 years and was not disappointed. The music. The people. The drinks. Line was down the block Friday and Saturday night. Get in early!
Lashonda Smith
20:39 25 Jun 21
Loved this place music was great danced all night
Thomas Hansen
04:58 11 Jun 21
Fairly priced drinks and very friendly staff! Most places in boystown absolutley price gouge you on something as simple as a vodka soda lol. Anyways, this place is always a great time 10/10 recommend 🙂
Yazmin Alvarado
16:59 27 May 21
Always a good time. Usually crowded.
Janoy R.
19:35 18 Apr 21
I'm literally trapped. I was sat at a table in the back corner of the bar. I have been waiting literally 30mins to pay my tab and leave. I want out!!
BarberVince
21:03 30 Mar 21
The servers here are great. Bryce being my favorite.
Marla Minnella
17:42 27 Jan 21
Walked in here by chance during an afternoon stroll with my partner and this bar was fantastic! The drinks are VERY good and the music was awesome (Bad Bunny Night)! Staff was very sweet to speak with, very attentive and most importantly the joint was very CLEAN!
Jeremy Hood
01:53 14 Dec 20
I’ve never vent to a place more inviting than this bar! Scarlet offers great drinks and THE BEST music in all of Boystown. This place is a must whether you’re visiting or a local.
Dario Idrovo
04:49 17 Sep 20
some of the staff bartender/dj are rather snobby, like come on dude you are in your 30s! I am in my late 20s and I don't act all snobby. I did enjoy my time here when I was in my early 20s, but now I just realized that this staff that has been working here for 6+ years will never change their attitude. Place is tiny, I know they've expanded since covid to use their patio.
Megan L.
08:19 13 Jul 20
Current Covid state means no co-mingling. You can only breath the are of those you cane with. No dancing, only getting up from your assigned place to sit to...
Holly S.
06:38 05 Mar 19
Of all the gay bars in Boystown I think scarlet has the best music to dance to (at least for my personal taste). They add in a good mix of hip hop and rap...

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