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Editorial Review of Martyrs'

If music is your thing, Martyrs' should make your hit list. With a band taking the stage nearly every night, Martyrs' showcases everything from funk and jazz to rock and country...but mostly back to rock, with past performers like Joseph Arthur, Los Lobos and Jack Johnson, as well as Chi-town favorites Fruit Bats and Dark Star Orchestra.

So go for the music, but stay for the food, booze, chill atmosphere and, well, to make good on the $5-$20 cover you paid to get in. Set in a super dark, average-size room, Martyrs' dishes the kind of intimate listening experience you crave. Lead singers are utterly touchable, with the open dance floor sitting right in front of the mid-height stage. If you're not hoping to be sweat on by your favorite crooner, grab a high-top tables or a bar stool, but grab it early, as they fill up fast.

The bar supplies all you'll need in terms of food and drinks, served in rock-concert-like plastic cups. Even if you're not hungry when arrive, chances are you'll be ordering a pizza by the end of the night (the smell is intoxicating). Build your own or try one of Martyrs' specialty pizzas, like its amazing BBQ chicken or the smoked ham, fig and mozzarella. The menu also offers a few apps, sandwiches and salads. Just be sure to yell out your order: With all those bands playing, nobody can hear a thing.

Centerstage Reviewer: Ashley Hamilton

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