Hosting an event in a bar or club in Chicago

Hosting an event at a bar or club in Chicago is an excellent choice for corporate event planners. Known for its vibrant city life, Chicago offers a unique blend of culture and energy that will elevate any event. With its iconic skyline, diverse culinary scene, and thriving arts scene, Chicago provides an exciting backdrop for corporate gatherings. Popular venues such as the trendy Roof on the Wit, the stylish Untitled Supper Club, or the historic House of Blues offer a variety of atmospheres to cater to different event themes and sizes. From networking events to product launches, Chicago's lively ambiance and dynamic social scene make it an ideal destination for corporate events.

Most recommended bars and clubs in Chicago

The Pearl Club Chicago

West Town

Located at the apex of Chicago’s Six Corners, The Pearl Club blends the old-world elegance of the London cocktail scene with the modern sophistication of cocktail salons here in Chicago and in New York City.

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The Cauldron Chicago

Wicker Park

Potion Making at The Cauldron® Chicago is a social-distance friendly, immersive class where you step into the imagined worlds of your childhood through molecular mixology, science & technology. Large Parties, Venue Hire, Team Building, Corporate Events in our magical venue set in an iconic bank in the heart of Chicago! We invite you and your guests to become immersed in our magical world by booking your next event at The Cauldron® in Chicago, a place where magic and science intermingle to create a brand-new and unforgettable drinking experience. Your guests will be enchanted by our signature magical event⁠—Potion Making⁠—an immersive mixology class in which your guests will wield a working magic wand and use molecular mixology to brew drinkable elixirs that change color, bubble, and smoke with the guidance of a Potions Master. Perfect for one-of-a-kind birthdays, events, hen and stag dos, holiday parties, team-building events, appreciation events, and fantasy-themed celebrations.

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Passport Bar Room

West Town

Passport is a new neighborhood sports bar and restaurant, on the corner of Ashland and Grand. Passport combines the excitement of watching your favorite teams from around the world with globally inspired comfort and street food paired with specialty crafted cocktails and local beer.

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Uptown Taproom


We are located at 1265 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL. Uptown Taproom is a combination of a restaurant, taproom and event space that hopes to add to the neighborhood that it has given it so much love and life. Obsessively local, we get most of our drinks on tap from Chicago local breweries. We hope to see you soon!

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Rush & Division

As day eases into night, head to the 18th floor of Viceroy Chicago, where Devereaux, the rooftop lounge, exudes the energy of the city and pulse of the city — and potent cocktails. Unwind in the moody glow of the rooftop bar downtown Chicago. Wander outside to take in the city views poolside. Here — and only here — the Gold Coast, Lake Michigan, and skyline come together in one panoramic picture. The menu of creative spirits includes favorites, old and new. Quick drinks can easily turn into dinner with small plates and light bites inspired by the season. It’s a scene that’s just too elevated to miss.

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The Aviary

West Loop

It is a chance to engage all the senses – sights, smells, sounds, temperatures, tastes. The Aviary is just such a place. This brainchild of chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas is a restaurant for cocktails. The Aviary is a playground where your idea of what a night out drinking will be challenged and redefined. The Aviary has been identified by its unique cocktail presentations – In-The-Rocks, Vacuum Pot, The Porthole – but is just as renowned for its cutting edge ice program and delicious food. These programs landed The Aviary immediately on Food & Wine Magazine’s list of America’s Best New Bars, Esquire’s list of Best Bars in America, and as the winner of the James Beard Foundation award for Outstanding Bar Program in the United States.

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Good Funk


Here, you’ll find grape varieties you haven't heard of from lesser-known regions of the world created by daring winemakers who aren’t afraid to step back and let nature work its magic. GoodFunk brings together the contemporary sensibility and inviting nature of a neighborhood wine bar with the artful and sophisticated aura of 1930s café society in Europe and America. Inside the cozy space, centerpieces include plush velvet champagne-hued bar seats, custom wall coverings depict scenes from Old-World cafés and a stunning 16-seat cosmopolitan quartzite bar with matching communal tables nearby. Behind the bar, brass-and-ash wood wine displays crafted by local metal fabricators Wayward Machine Co. offer a preview of the conservas GoodFunk offers as well as bottles of natural wine, their signature whimsical labels adding to the eye candy.

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Untitled Supper Club

River North

We’re throwing it back to the roaring ’20s with our vintage, Prohibition Era-inspired design. Our sumptuous 18,000 square-foot restaurant, bar and live entertainment space hosts the largest selection of American whiskies in the world as well as carefully crafted cocktails. Our dining menu includes shareable bites, perfect pastas and beautifully creative desserts. While you dine and drink the night away, you can enjoy world-class entertainment with weekly music and titillating cabaret-style performances from Chicago’s finest.

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Factors to consider when planning an event in a bar or club in Chicago

When hosting a corporate event at a bar or club in Chicago, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, the location should be easily accessible for attendees, with convenient parking options or access to public transportation. The layout of the event space should be suitable for networking and presentations. The ambiance of the bar or club should align with the desired atmosphere for the event. Consider the capacity of the space to ensure it can accommodate the number of guests. Additionally, take into account the time of year and the specific attributes of Chicago. The city has an excellent transportation system, including O'Hare International Airport, and notable landmarks like Millennium Park and Navy Pier.

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