Ring the alarm, Chicago! In addition to being the day immediately following the three-day Labor Day weekend, Tuesday holds another distinction some music fans probably deem worthy of federal holiday status.
Coming so fast on the heels of a holiday weekend, we here at HuffPost Chicago couldn't help but feel the urge to keep the mood light. We've taken the opportunity to round up some of our favorite dance bars in the city for those who might be feeling drawn to a dance floor in honor of Mrs. Shawn Carter's pop genius.
Scroll down for our picks -- plus a Bey-Day Spotify playlist -- and let us know in the comments if we neglected to mention your favorite Chicago dancing spot.
<strong>Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark</strong> <br> <a href="http://smartbarchicago.com/" target="_hplink">The Lakeview hotspot</a> adjacent to the Metro has a long reputation of playing host to some of the city's most promising house DJs -- and has phenomenal sound. While drinks will set you back several dollars more than at your average neighborhood dive, this place is a perfect place for those serious about listening to great music. On Oct. 6, they play host to a Peaches "DJ extravaganza." <br> <em>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chadmagiera/138427143/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">chadmagiera/Flickr</a></em>
<strong>Berlin Nightclub, 954 W. Belmont</strong> <br> Love it or not, <a href="http://www.berlinchicago.com/" target="_hplink">Berlin</a> is the place to be for late-night dancing in Chicago -- and tends to have a big line on the weekends because of it. Dance-and-drink-thirsty bar-goers of all varieties descend on this surprisingly intimate bar to dance it out, get sweaty and, perhaps, meet a new pal or two while hanging out under the disco ball. Best night of the week? DJ Greg Haus' indie-friendly Cosmix Fridays. <br> <em>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/theeerin/4935361830/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">TheeErin/Flickr</a></em>
<strong>Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan</strong> <br> This <a href="http://bigchicks.com/" target="_hplink">LGBT-centric Uptown spot</a> -- just south of Edgewater and east of Andersonville -- was once one of the Far North Side's best kept secrets. Thanks to <a href="http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/north-america/united-states/illinois/chicago/20444/big-chicks/nightlife-detail.html" target="_hplink">their <em>New York Times</em> nod</a> and some speedy word of mouth, the dance floor gets crowded here, especially on the weekends, but the cheap drinks, laid-back vibe and kind service -- not to mention the incredible art collection on the walls -- make it worth a visit, especially for events such as its regular Jai Ho! Bollywood party and '90s nights. <br> <em>Photo: Big Chicks Facebook</em>
<strong>Danny's, 1951 W. Dickens</strong> <br> This Bucktown bar is, similar to Big Chicks, the sort of nightlife gem that would be difficult to find anywhere else than in Chicago. The bar somehow combines a cozy, homey feel with a space supporting of dancing one's heart out, particularly on its soul night. The bar also has occasional Fleetwood Mac nights and.. do we really need to explain how awesome that is? <br> <em>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/4892744896/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">swanksalot/Flickr</a></em>
<strong>Neo, 2350 N. Clark</strong> <br> Looking to spend a night on the dark side? <a href="http://www.neo-chicago.com/" target="_hplink">Step on in to Neo</a>, located inconspicuously in the heart of Lincoln Park. Geared toward the goth scene, this bar is home to some of the best dancing you'll see anywhere in the city, combat boots not required. The bar's Thursday new wave night is particularly popular. <br> Photo: Neo Facebook
<strong>Liar's Club, 1665 W. Fullerton</strong> <br> A certified dive located near the DePaul campus, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/liarsclubchicago" target="_hplink">Liar's Club</a> is another good bet for cheap drinks and a busy dance floor, if that's the sort of thing you're into. The music tends to run the gamut, offering a bit of something for everyone. Bonus: the bar has a ton of KISS memorabilia on display. <br> <em>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/technochick/595491058/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">technochick/Flickr</a></em>
<strong>Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted</strong> <br> There's a reason why Roscoe's is one of the oldest mainstays of Chicago's Halsted strip in Boystown. The bar offers a reliable combination of reasonably-priced drinks, loud top 40 and a sprawling space including a massive, dark dance floor. Things have been known to get pretty crazy on that floor, so you'll want to bring your boot-"A" game. <br> <em>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanmac87/5879039161/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">nathanmac87/Flickr</a></em>