Live Entertainment

Browse below for our curated list of nightlife recommendations.

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features a harmony of Southern cuisine and re-imagined American favorites that are bold and classic, yet contemporary. Indulge in genuine culture with cuisine that is as illustrious as the talent on the stage, and as inspiring as the art on the walls. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy Smoked BBQ Bacon burger, fire-grilled flatbreads, or our signature Voodoo shrimp, there’s a little something for everyone on the menu. Full restaurant and bar with live blues seven nights a week, Gospel Brunch every Sunday, and so much more! Present your conference badge to take advantage of the following special offers:

• Buy 3 Get 1 Free tickets to Gospel Brunch (every Sunday at 10AM and 12:30PM, subject to capacity)

• Free Appetizer with purchase of an Entrée in House of Blues Restaurant and Bar (one per table)

Lyric Opera of Chicago

lyricopera.org20 N Wacker Drive312-827-5630

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

Reggies is a vibrant live music complex located in the South Loop just blocks from McCormick Place. There’s something for everyone in this lively multi-room fun house: a bar and grill with live music nightly, a concert hall featuring both local and touring acts and a rooftop bar complete with free pool table and basketball game. Reggies is known for our comfort food, particularly our award winning wings and our huge craft beer selection. Get the party started right with our graffiti painted buses available for rentals to transport guests to/from your event.

Located in Chicago’s Trendy River North neighborhood this swanky two level bar has become a local and tourist’s favorite hot spot. Added amenities include live music entertainment performing top notch shows followed by high-energy after-hours sets from Chicago local DJs.

Studio Paris has redefined nightlife in Chicago. Blending the allure of an exclusive cocktail lounge with the vibrant energy of a premier nightclub, it’s become one of the most sought-out hot spots and event spaces. Boasting a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system and an unrivaled audio-visual experience, Studio Paris has hosted some of the biggest names in electronic music: Tiesto. DeadMau5. Avicii. Kaskade. Calvin Harris. In a city where dance music has exploded in recent years, Wednesday nights at Studio Paris have quickly evolved into a showcase for emerging artists and a must for EDM fans throughout Chicago. In addition, the club attracts some of the most popular open-format deejays in the country, including artists like DJ Vice, DJ Spider, DJ Politik and DJ Five, as well as live performances by A-list artists like Jason Derulo, LMFAO, Rita Ora, Rev Run and CeeLo Green. On any given night a mix of celebrities, top athletes and influencers from the world of fashion and entertainment can be found partying beneath the room’s glass roof, making Studio Paris unlike any other venue in Chicago.

The Bassment is a live music cocktail lounge, located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago below The Hampton Social. Guests enter through a secret door & into a welcoming greeting room. It’s when the black curtain is pulled back that a large, yet comfortable, modern lounge awaits. With the 1960s British Invasion movement in mind, The Bassment’s design includes gold accents throughout, brick walls, a mixture of uniquely designed velvet and leather couches and a full stage.

One of Chicago’s most respected cocktail bars, The Berkshire Room is a craft cocktail lounge from The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group that is free of pretension while giving you, the guest, unparalleled service in sleek and refined surroundings. Opened in 2013, The Berkshire Room specializes in “Dealer’s Choice”, barrel-finished, and house cocktails that are all crafted by general manager Christian Hetter and the rest of The Berkshire Room bartending team along with beverage director, Benjamin Schiller. Craft beers, “Blue Collar Lagers”, and small production wines by the bottle and glass are also available. Indulge in small plates & charcuterie along with petit fours from pastry chef Chris Teixeira while entertaining coworkers or enjoying a world-class cocktail with someone special.

Recipients of numerous cocktail awards and featured in publications from The Chicago Tribune to Esquire Magazine, visit us and find out what the buzz is all about. The Berkshire Room is proud to be nominated for Best Hotel Bar at Tales of the Cocktail in 2017.

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