Uptown Entertainment District

Uptown has a rich history as an entertainment destination, with its many clubs and theaters hosting the stars of the silent film industry, movie places of the 1950’s and legendary rock shows in recent decades.

Today, key destination venues like the Aragon Ballroom and Riviera Theatre draw popular music fans from across the region, while the Green Mill remains one of the nation’s premier jazz clubs.  A growing number of bars and restaurants serve concert and theater goers, while the Asia on Argyle Chinese & Vietnamese enclave offers authentic dining options a few blocks away. Through the leadership of Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Cappleman and Alderman Osterman, we are working to build on these strengths to support the re-opening of the Uptown Theater, develop a stronger district identity and support the growth of smaller theaters and venues, particularly in our historic structures.

In 2012, Uptown United released a preliminary Uptown Entertainment District planning report.