AceBounce is an immense ping pong playground and restaurant with award winning chefs and mixologists, creating an unprecedented experience. The curated menu by James Beard-awarded Chef, Rick Gresh, pair nicely with energetic and inventive beverages from chief mixologist Peter Vestinos. AceBounce is a destination for groups or individuals who are seeking something out of the ordinary without sacrificing taste or quality. The formula is simple: combine the unexpected fun of ping pong, with impeccable hospitality to provide a legendary experience. Perfectly positioned in downtown Chicago, AceBounce has tailored spaces and custom options for parties from 6 to 550.
There’s more to the story at the American Writers Museum (AWM), named Illinois’ Best Attraction by USA Today and One of the World’s 10 Best New Museums by Fodor’s. This new cultural gem on Michigan Avenue features innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, including Word Waterfall, Surprise Bookshelf, Word Play, Story of the Day, Book Cloud, and Anatomy of a Masterwork. Special exhibits free with museum admission. AWM is a colorful and interactive space that can accommodate up to 250 people for all types of gatherings
DineAmic Group and Fabio Viviani have done it again with Bar Siena, the casual sister restaurant to Siena Tavern. This rustic, come-as-you-are, high-energy Italian eatery in the West Loop is best known for their shared-plate format including pizza, pasta, and BomboBar desserts. Tucked into Bar Siena, this sweet side-concept and walk-up window on Green Street serves bomboloni, coffee, breakfast sandwiches, gelato, hot chocolate, and more. Stop by on your walk to work or cater to your late-night sweet cravings; open daily from 8am – 11pm.
Located in the heart of River North at the prominent corner of Clark & Kinzie St. and in the same building as their Italian concept Siena Tavern, DineAmic Group brings you Barrio — Barrio is a creative take on traditional Mexican fare with pan-Latin and American influences. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant seats 200 people and offers a variety of dining options including bar seating and private dining. The kitchen is helmed by “Top Chef” alum, Chef Katsuji Tanabe, who has created a plethora of options for just about every patron. The menu incorporates a shared-plate format offering locally sourced, sustainable ingredients with an emphasis on organic, as well as paleo and gluten-free options.
Our hop-on, hop-off service includes the 2 hour ‘Big Loop’ showcasing Chicago by day, with 14 Stops located close to key landmarks and attractions. Tweet, snap, and live stream your Chicago tour experience while using our WiFi enabled open top buses!
Blue Plate Catering, a Round the Table Hospitality company, is Chicago’s premier, award-winning catering company with over 30 years experience and leadership in the hospitality industry. Founded by CEO Jim Horan, the company reflects Jim’s pride in personal relationships, belief in hard work and, most importantly, a dedication to and appreciation for the craft of food. The company continues its leadership in its new, state-of-the-art facility, Larkin Hall, located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.
BLVD is a modern American restaurant located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood that draws inspiration from Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd circa 1950: the golden era’s most iconic strip of dining and entertainment establishments. Designed by Karen Herold of Studio K Creative, the interior blends clean lines and geometric shapes from the Art Deco movement with opulent fixtures and grandiose décor reflective of the Hollywood Regency style. Executive Chef Johnny Besch offers a globally inspired menu of modern American shareable plates, reimagining classic dishes, drawing from different cultures, and, at the same time, honoring the ways in which the dining scene has evolved. BLVD’s beverage program highlights innovative twists on popular cocktails from the 1950s, a tailored list of wines from around the world, and an intriguing selection of champagnes and sparkling wines available exclusively in The Champagne Room on the second floor.
Bounce Sporting Club is a full scale restaurant located in the heart of Chicago’s downtown, River North neighborhood. Bounce presents the ultimate sports lounge experience; which is the evolution of a modern sports bar intertwined with an upscale restaurant ambiance that appeals to lifestyle conscious Chicagoans & visitors.
With its captivating nightlife, four different private event spaces, and capacity for up to 650 guests, Bounce is your one stop shop for group events, dining and entertainment
Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year! Come experience opportunities to connect with animals, nature, and loved ones in the zoo’s award-winning animal exhibits and lush open landscapes. The zoo features both indoor and outdoor exhibits for year-round opportunities to create lifelong memories. Check out our events calendar to see additional opportunities for fun at the zoo. Brookfield Zoo can also be the setting for corporate events, holiday parties, company picnics, client appreciation meetings, and more. Our on-site culinary and events team provides a one-stop resource for your next great event. Brookfield Zoo. Wildly Surprising.
Bub City is Chicago’s destination for barbecue, whiskey and live country music. The Southern spot offers more than 125 different whiskeys from well-known and independent distilleries throughout the country, weekend brunch with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and live country music every day of the week.
Café Spiaggia is a local gathering spot offering casual Italian fare by James Beard Award Winning Chef, Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef, Joe Flamm, Top Chef Season 15 winner. Guests can expect shared plates, handmade pastas and a selection of bottled cocktails Showcasing a global wine list hand selected by Sommelier Rachael Lowe, Food & Wine Magazine’s “Top Sommeliers of 2016, guests will gather together to savor and hangout over great sips, tastes and neighborly hospitality.
Chef Rodolfo Cuadros’ cuisine is influenced by his love for deeply rooted traditions in Hispanic culture. Carnivale’s menu highlights dishes from the Caribbean, Spain, South and Central America and sources the best local ingredients to bring you an unforgettable experience in Latin-American flavors. We’re famous for our award-winning mojitos, fresh ceviche and wood-grilled steak.
Family owned and operated since their founding in 1982, Chef Luciano Kitchen & Chicken proudly serves their unique blend of flavors from the American South, the Caribbean, Italy & India in a comfortable counter serve setting.
Historic Chicago dining is more than just a theme at The Chicago Chop House; it’s a way of life. Guests stepping into the restaurant’s immaculately restored, century-old Victorian brownstone building brings diners into the city’s past, when meat packers, politicians, and gangsters dined on succulent steaks in luxurious rooms. More than 1,400 historical photos tell the tale of old Chicago.
Our all USDA beyond Prime menu of awe-inspiring 64-ounce porterhouses, 12- and 18-ounce New York strips, and 20-ounce prime ribs bathe the senses in prime-aged flavor. The Chicago Chop House is also one of the only restaurants in Chicagoland to serve Mishima cuts, unique and succulent beef known for its delicate flavor and tenderness and the last restaurant to butcher most of their meat in-house. Guests can pair their meals with a glass or bottle of wine from our international menu that includes more than 650 selections; a list that has won nine “Awards of Excellence” and “Best of” awards from Wine Spectator, and an Award of Distinction from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The Chicago Chop House bestows each and every guest with exceptional quality, flavor, service, and ambiance that few can match and none can surpass.
One block away from McCormick Center at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Cullerton Street is the Chicago Oyster House which specializes in Prime Seafood & Steaks. The chefs prepare fresh eats from the world’s depths, particularly those best served raw or extremely fresh, as in oysters and sushi. With multiple truck deliveries daily is how they ensure the freshest seafood bites to each hungry mouth. There are two raw bars inside the space. The first is dedicated to city’s most selection of East and West Coast oyster varieties, served chilled in their own shells atop a bed of ice. At the second raw bar, the chefs put their focus on the art of sushi as they wrap assortment of freshest raw fish in colorful, bite-size morsels of rice, seaweed, and sauce. Behind the scenes, the kitchen is where the mouthwatering Prime Steaks are grilled to perfection along with other deep sea morsels such as grilled oysters, steamed king crab legs and delicately fried soft-shell crab. Try their 30-day dry aged NY Strip and it will keep you coming back for more.
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company is Chicago’s Original Hop On Hop Off Tour! Year round tourists and locals alike can enjoy all the sights and attractions of Downtown Chicago. During the summer months, explore the city at night and visit places such as Wrigley Field with our specialty tours – included in every ticket! The fun doesn’t stop in the winter as we spread cheer with our Holiday Lights Tour. We also offer private rentals on our iconic trolleys, open-top double deckers and classic motor coaches. Perfect for private tours, shuttles and more. Come see the city with us!
Welcome to the Official Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, Chicago’s #1 tour based on TripAdvisor reviews and the ultimate way to see Chicago from the water. Experience a fascinating, 90-minute journey through Chicago’s diverse riverfront architecture as passionate, CAF-certified volunteer docents provide a detailed narrative of Chicago’s various architectural styles and the stories of the people who designed and built the city
Located steps away from Michigan Ave., Ditka’s Restaurant, a Chicagoland institution, has attracted business professionals, families, tourists and celebrities alike. Named after legendary Bears Coach Mike Ditka, known for his honest and straight-forward opinions.
We feature five private rooms that can accommodate groups from 10-500 with infinite amount of set up styles. With over 20 years of experience in the highly competitive Chicago market, we understand the importance of quality food & genuine hospitality. Known for Chops & Steaks including the signature dish “Da Pork Chop” along with a wide variety of fresh, sustainable seafood and contemporary American classics.
During the course of a 60-minute room escape experience at the EscapeHouse in the River North area of downtown Chicago, your group will experience an exciting team-building experience as they are tested on their ability to search for clues, solve puzzles and work together to beat the clock. Two different escape experiences are offered:
Save the White House – ideal for novices and those less experienced with escape rooms. Your group of agents find yourselves locked down in the White House during a missile attack, and must locate the secret code to launch interceptors to save the White House.
Escape the Safe House – Make your escape from an elaborate realm of enigmas and espionage designed by the world’s top spies.
A fun experience for groups of 5-10.
Open daily at 10am.
ETA Restaurant + Bar: A tavern for today’s travelers, welcoming guests with rustic American fare and Midwestern warmth. Paying homage to Chicago’s rich history of hosting travelers from across the globe, ETA Restaurant + Bar welcomes visitors and locals alike as they dine in a warm, wood-ensconced dining room that captures the essence of Chicago’s first and finest inns and taverns. Restaurant Chef Matt Lange has developed a menu that serves up locally sourced, seasonally-inspired dishes that pull inspiration from rustic meals of the past with an elevated spin of today.
Fatpour Tap Works opens a second location in the historic Motor Row District. Located at the corner of Cermak and Indiana Avenue, Fatpour will be the featured bar & restaurant of the highly anticipated Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place and steps away from McCormick Campus, Wintrust Arena, and Soldier Field. Expanding over two stories, the restaurant boasts the largest beer venue in the South Loop. This location offers stunning private space, outdoor patio seating, dining room, bar, and includes our signature keg wall.
As always, you can rely on our superior level of service as you’ve come to expect from the original Fatpour Tap Works. Each guest will feel as though they are walking into our own personal home. We look forward to serving the McCormick Square community this fall!
Fatpour Tap Works is proud to be part of the Big Onion Tavern Group.
We throw an unforgettable party!
Choose from customizable food + beverage packages.
Private space is available.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Barwww.flemingssteakhouse.com • 25 East Ohio Street • 312-329-9463
At Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy unrivaled hospitality, explore a carefully curated wine list and experience expertly crafted steak made to order. Private dining available day or evening. Sit-down dinners for groups from 10-150 and receptions up to 350.
Located in Fulton Market District within Chicago’s bustling West Loop, Formento’s is an Italian restaurant that features the bright and light flavors of Italy. Created as a nod to the owner’s grandmother, “Nonna Formento,” guests will experience an array of dishes steeped from traditional family recipes alongside new-age dishes created by Executive Chef Todd Stein. The world-class wine menu offers guests more than 600 varietals from around world. At Formento’s, new world culinary creativity marries with generations past.
Equal parts Art Gallery, Restaurant, and Craft Cocktail Bar; Fulton Market Kitchen is as stimulating to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. Conceptualized and designed by Daniel Alonso and the Bonhomme Hospitality Group (FMK, Black Bull, Bordel, Celeste, Disco, Beatnik), Fulton Market Kitchen is a portal of collective creativity, integrating various art mediums and styles with imaginative cocktails and cuisine to create a new experience for Chicago’s evolving culture.
The Comedy Bar started out as a show in a downtown bar back in 2011. We quickly gained popularity and began to expand our programming schedule to meet the demand. In 2015, the club joined forces with Chicago staple, Gino’s East, in River North. In our current home, we offer 7 days of stand up a week, a full menu of authentic Chicago food and in-house brewed craft beer from Gino’s Brewing Company. The Comedy Bar has two stages: the main stage venue and our B-stage, which also offers live music and is located inside Gino’s Brew Pub.
Taste The Original Deep Dish Pizza!
Gino’s East Chicago-style deep dish is made the same way it was 50 years ago. They start with their signature, secret-recipe dough & top it with mounds of mozzarella cheese, fresh toppings, & tangy tomato sauce. The pies are slowly baked in seasoned cast iron pans until the crust is golden & flaky, then they serve it table-side, piping hot, right out of the pan.
Giordano’s is rated Chicago’s number one deep dish pizza, located just one block from the Magnificient Mile in the Gold Coast. Private Events up to 500 guests, catering, delivery, carryout, will ship frozen pizzas to 48 states. Variety of Italian American dishes and a full bar.
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, marked by the giant iconic guitar that illuminates our parking lot, is located in the heart of the vibrant River North neighborhood, just blocks away from the Magnificent Mile. For more than 30 years, our cafe has been a one-of-a-kind dining, entertainment and shopping destination known worldwide for embracing funky styles and blending them with legendary food, beverages, live music and music history. Hard Rock International is the world’s largest curator of music memorabilia, and our cafe walls are lined with priceless pieces from musical legends like Billy Joel, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Prince. Are you looking for the perfect venue to host your next event? Our professional event planning and catering team specialize in seamless service that’s sure to make your event unforgettable. Hard Rock Cafe Chicago is a full-service event venue featuring savory, customizable menus for every occasion, flexible event capabilities, a state of the art sound system, and more. Events available for up to 650 rockstars.
Hopsmith Tavern is proud to be serving Contemporary American Cuisine in Chicago’s legendary Gold Coast. You may choose from over 30 draft or 100 bottled beers from our rotating list, or sip on one of our expertly crafted cocktails. Whether you sit in our elegantly appointed dining room or head upstairs to enjoy the views provided by our moon roof, you will enjoy Chicago’s friendliest and most buzzed about service.
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)
Hub 51’s distinctive menu of American fare features a wide variety of dishes influenced by coastal regions in California, Mexico and Asia. Simple in approach, the cuisine ranges from homemade tacos and seafood to signature sandwiches and sushi—not to mention a delicious (and popular!) weekend brunch—and boasts a well-curated craft beer program.
A rustic everyday trattoria, il Porcellino delivers authentic Italian fare with a focus on local ingredients and artisans and features a large selection of antipasti, Sicilian focaccia pizzas and housemade pasta offerings. It boasts an Italian-driven wine program that encourages sharing as well as a bespoke cocktail program from award-winning mixologist, Julian Cox.
A popular destination in the heart of Wrigley paired with a traditional Irish heritage with a modern whiskey throw-down. Two bars, private space, and a menu featuring fish-and-chips, Irish stew, Corned Beef, and much more!
A modern oasis in the heart of River North at Medinah Tree Studios, just two blocks from the Magnificent Mile, and in close proximity to the Loop, Navy Pier, and Millennium and Grant Parks, The Ivy Room embodies a history of artistic elegance. The ballroom windows offer picturesque views of the courtyard garden, transforming every event into an extraordinary experience.
Located on Randolph Street in Chicago’s trendy West loop neighborhood, Kaiser Tiger is a mecca to Sausage, Bacon & Beer. With over 24 craft beers on draft and a covered beer garden that transforms seasonally from picnic tables and bocce courts to ice curling and fire pits!
Katana captures the essence of authentic Robatayaki, a cutting-edge form of traditional Japanese BBQ, offering the best of both worlds—exceptional raw and cooked cuisine (seafood, game, poultry, beef, variety of vegetarian dishes. Outdoor patio, private event space, high energy bar and dining room.
Known for our “Big city style with suburban budgets,” Kloeckner Preferred Flowers offers floral & event services of any style, budget & size with no minimums.
Corporate planners appreciate because:
• We work directly with growers providing the highest quality of beautiful floral for our designs at reasonable price points
• Our immense vase inventory ranges from sleek modern to high-end traditional & a seemingly endless selection of votives candleholders
• Capabilities to creatively bring custom event branding
• We assist with additional services including entertainment, lighting, audio, fabric & lounge vignettes
• The lowest labor rates in the Chicago event market
Maggiano’s Little Italy in Chicago is the perfect place to hold your celebration. Our downtown location is conveniently located at Clark Street & Grand Avenue. We offer easy accessibility, excellent food, and a comfortable atmosphere with staff dedicated to meeting the needs of your event. We have 10 different private banquet rooms that can accommodate from 10-300 guests. We offer every dining fair from breakfast, brunch, reception, family style to plated steakhouse. We can also create custom menus, so we assist you with any type of event you are looking to host.
Marchesa, located in the heart of the River North neighborhood, offers Continental cuisine — from France, Italy and Spain — and the still & sparkling wines that pair perfectly. Think Coquilles St. Jacques, Paella Valencia and Bistecca Fiorentina and your favorite Champagne, Tempranillo or Chianti Classico. Chic, yet welcoming, art-filled dining room, full bar and polished staff. Reservations welcomed or simply walk in! Look forward to the pleasure of your company!
Mesón Sabika is an award-winning Spanish Tapas restaurant that has resided in an 1847 Georgian mansion since 1990. It goes without question, that the restaurant offers an unmatched dining experience. Guests can dine indoors and enjoy the grace and charm reminiscent of a European Villa or can choose to sit outdoors on the terrace while enjoying the ultimate alfresco experience underneath 150-year-old oak trees which cover the estate.
Located in Chicago’s eclectic Pilsen neighborhood, Monnie Burke’s serves Modern American plates and inventive craft cocktails in a stylish space with one of the largest outdoor patios in Chicago. Our menu of elevated comfort food utilizes simple and seasonal ingredients to create bold flavors. Our cocktail program is part culinary driven, part modern mixology, with some roots tying back to the classics.
We are conveniently located just 2.5 miles from McCormick Place and have several spaces that can accommodate large group dinners, happy hours and private events.
Morton’s The Steakhouse at Wacker Place is located at the epicenter of some of Downtown Chicago’s most celebrated attractions and downtown hotels. Walking distance from the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and the Chicago Theatre District, this steakhouse offers a superb dining location for a business power lunch, after work drinks and Bar Bites, an exceptional dinner or even over 4,000 square feet of private dining space in six private dining rooms.
Located at 2337 South Michigan Avenue, our historic Landmark building takes you back in time to when the thriving neighborhood was home to countless automotive dealerships and showrooms, bars, and even the legendary Chess Records – one of the original recording studios in the city. Created by our Brewmaster, Frank Lassandrello, we make everything from spot-on interpretations of traditional styles to some of the wildest beers you’ll ever drink. Our facility features a tasting room and brewery, a 2nd floor taproom, and a gorgeous 3rd floor loft event space.
Portsmith. Named for the notion that seafood is a staple of most port towns and our chefs are the food “smiths” and craftsmen elevating one of nature’s greatest gifts to man. When working with truly great seafood, we believe in the “less is more” approach. Sometimes the best ingredient is the one left off the plate. Portsmith sources the best quality and freshest seafood. We honor the seafood and fisherman with bold flavors yet simple plating. Precision yet restraint showcase the natural flavors of our pristine catch. Among the most celebrated restaurant openings of 2017, Portsmith has earned 3 stars from local dining critic, Phil Vettel, among numerous other accolades from critics and local diners. Portsmith is located in Chicago’s Gold Coast on State Street, just north of Erie, at the ground floor of dana hotel & spa. Corporate happy hours, large format dining, private events, and other catered events are easily accommodated and professionally attended to in our many private spaces.
Located at 222 North LaSalle Street, Prime & Provisions is positioned on the border of River North and Loop area. The steakhouse consists of a 12,000-square-foot space, spanning from the ground floor to the second floor dining area. The restaurant seats approximately 300 guests inside, as well as 50 guests in the outdoor garden patio. The menu celebrates the simplicity of true steakhouse cuisine. In an era inundated with restaurant concepts all vying to tap into the newest trend, or meld the most avant-garde ingredients, Prime & Provisions reconnects with traditional steakhouse roots. Reaching back to a time when a night out enjoying a marvelous, hand-cut steak was a celebration in itself, Prime & Provisions puts quality first.
DineAmic Group’s beer-centric bar located in the heart of River North is the perfect place to watch any big game. With over 100+ beers in house and a 30 foot HD video screen, pull up a seat and order from the menu consisting of American fare with a smokehouse twist.
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.
4 Star Restaurant Group’s classic American Grill, Remington’s, offers a welcoming atmosphere for our guests to enjoy warm hospitality right here in Chicago’s famed Millennium Park. Remington’s offers classic American cuisine featuring fresh seafood from the raw bar, hearty entree salads, exquisite steaks, delicious chops, and mouth-watering prime rib from the rotisserie.
River Roast Private Events, located on the Chicago River, offers an impressive setting for your next party or meeting. Helmed by James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef Cedric Harden, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place.
Experienced event planning and service teams aim to accommodate and anticipate your needs for a flawless event. Whether you are planning a grand gala for 300 people, or an exclusive affair for eight, the delectable customized menus and exceptional views with impress.
River Roast has six spaces to choose from, each featuring sophisticated decor that pays tribute to the historical landmark building the restaurant is housed in- the options for corporate and social events are endless.
Rock Bottom is an engaging craft beer experience where beer enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of unique homegrown beers brewed on-site. Come join us at one of our two bars or on our rooftop beer garden for a cold drink and extensive menu options. Private space available!
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Italian is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, featuring a contemporary chef-driven menu with more than a dozen fresh pastas made in house daily, celebrated Italian classics, signature RPM cocktails and an award-winning wine list. The sister restaurant to RPM Steak, RPM Italian marks the first collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman, acclaimed chef Doug Psaltis and celebrity couple Bill & Giuliana Rancic.
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Steak is a modern take on the traditional steakhouse and features a contemporary, chef-driven menu, an award-winning wine list and a well-curated craft cocktail program. The sister restaurant to RPM Italian, RPM Steak marks the second collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman, acclaimed chef Doug Psaltis and celebrity couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic.
Satiating hungry spies since 1966… Control welcomes all agents to visit the MUST SEE experience in Chicago. You will be immersed into a world of espionage the moment you pass through our iconic red door and are asked for our password. Don’t worry, if you don’t know it, you will still be allowed to enter by “performing” a clearance “test”. This clandestine restaurant and bar takes you on a mission and offers a menu filled with furtive eats and fun cocktails! Our culinary agents craft delicious scratch-made food including Fried C4 Cheddar Cheese Curds, CHICAGO’s #1 burger, the hand-crafted M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Burgers), and an array of savory entrees, healthy salads and vegetarian options as well. Your mission awaits you, agent!
Hours are Sun-Fri: 11am – 2am, Sat: 11am – 3am.
Shaw’s has long paid tribute to sweet home Chicago’s Blues heritage and to live local Music. Bands are usually Blues-based, but Shaw’s also features an astonishing array of genres: Jazz, R & B, Soul, Funk, and even some Bluegrass. The more casual and lively Oyster Bar is rocking on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with live music starting at 7:00 p.m.! No cover charge and no reservation necessary.
Shoreline Sightseeing SEASONAL April- Novemberwww.shorelinesightseeing.com • Boat Docks: Navy Pier or NE corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge • 312-222-9328
Memorable Chicago events begin with Shoreline Sightseeing and Shoreline Charters! Celebrating 75+ seasons on Chicago’s waterways, Shoreline is famed for its guided Architecture River Tours, panoramic Classic Lake Tours and dazzling Fireworks Tours. Groups are welcome on all regularly scheduled day and evening tours including our weekly Spanish language Architecture Tours. Seeking a completely private event? Shoreline Charters offers cruises for 75 to 150 guests with flexible lake and river itineraries, premier caterers and impeccable service. Looking for a fast, fun way to get around Chicago’s lake and river? Try a convenient Shoreline Water Taxi to and from Navy Pier! Create your Chicago memory with Shoreline!
DineAmic Group along with Partner & “Top Chef” Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani have focused their efforts on building an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of River North. Complete with a lively bar scene and from-scratch fare, this is the perfect spot for any occasion.
No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower to see the world-famous Skydeck.
Enjoy 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and four states, plus our most spectacular view – 1,353 feet straight down! For a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience, “Dare to Stand Out” on The Ledge, our glass balconies extending more than four feet outside the building.
• Open daily March-September 9am-10pm, October-February 10am-8pm
• Private banquet and corporate presentation space is also available on our 99th Floor for 250 seated or 400-person reception. Call 312.875.8476 for more information.
Smoke Daddy is world-class BBQ in the heart of Wrigleyville. We believe BBQ is a true homegrown American meal. Curated and smoked to be enjoyed together for lip-smacking, slow-cooked, savory goodness. Our concept is simple: top quality barbeque, cold drinks and music in a lively atmosphere. We smoke all of our meats in house each day and take pride in offering the best ribs and pulled meats in town.
Saturday Night Live: The Experience - at the Museum of Broadcast Communicationshttps://snlexperience.com • 360 N State Street • 312-245-8200
The official Saturday Night Live exhibit. Over 500 artifacts direct from the show. Be a part of Wayne’s World, Weekend Update, and so much more. Now at the Museum of Broadcast Communications until December 31, 2018
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.
Nestled among the city’s skyline along the Chicago River, the large outdoor patio with open-air bar is a favorite for work lunches and happy hours – an oasis in the center of the bustling city. A bold and contemporary restaurant in Chicago’s Loop, centrally located between Union and Ogilvie train stations, South Branch is also a unique venue for weekend weddings and large corporate events.
Home to James Beard award-winning Chef, Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia offers a memorable dining experience and has been honored to host some of the city’s most elegant social and corporate events accommodating groups up to 300 people.
Steadfast brings an innovative, upscale, chef-driven restaurant concept offering a New American cuisine with beautifully composed dishes to food savvy hotel guests, pre-theater diners, business diners & power-lunchers, along with Chicago’s passionate dining community. Steadfast has been described as an instant class in one of Chicago’s celebrated historical buildings. Steadfast’s focal-point – the exhibition kitchen, invited guests from every seat in the house to personally connect with the culinary team. The exhibition kitchen houses a wood-fired oven, cast-iron plancha and overlooks the charcuterie room.
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.
Just north of Millennium Park and steps from Chicago’s Theater district, Sweetwater’s casual atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night celebrating. The vibrant bar and restaurant sits on Michigan Avenue, just south of the Chicago River, offering full views of the city from the spacious outdoor patio.
The West Loop of Chicago—and more specifically, Fulton Market—is where American steak was born. the team of Boka Restaurant Group, B. Hospitality, Executive Chef Chris Pandel, and world renowned designers, Avroko, have created Swift & Sons—a place that not only elevates what has already been done, but evolves the American steakhouse for the modern diner.
TAO Chicago is a dynamic Asian bistro and nightclub. Located in an 1892 landmark building designed by Henry Ives Cobb, this historic building was a perfect canvas to re-imagine the iconic TAO brand. The menu, developed by Chef/Partner Ralph Scamardella, features a selection of Asian-inspired specialties, focusing on Chinese, Japanese, and Thai techniques and ingredients. Located above the dramatic and breathtaking restaurant, is a second-floor nightclub and event space, which offers a one-of-a-kind experience for both planners and patrons alike. TAO is positioned to offer the perfect home for events and group dining of all sizes – from 10 to 1800.
Located in Chicago’s South loop, we offer creative Spanish tapas, unique cocktails, and a lively atmosphere! Whether you’re dining with friends and family, exploring on a first date, or planning your next big event, Tapas Valencia is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. We carry on the tradition of great food and service that was started at our original location, Mesón Sabika in Naperville.
Texas de Brazil Brazilian Steakhouse embraces a time-honored tradition of churrasco-style cooking, adopted from the gauchos of Southern Brazil. The fixed-price menu features continuous servings of perfectly seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage all slow-roasted over an open-flame and carved at the table by the restaurant’s experienced gauchos. Additionally, Texas de Brazil boasts an extravagant gourmet salad area containing more than 50 fresh items such as grilled vegetables, imported cheeses, charcuterie, smoked salmon, creamy lobster bisque and many more mouthwatering variations of salads and traditional Brazilian sides. Texas de Brazil offers group dining rates, catering packages and takeout options to meet the needs of all diners & occasions.
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.
The Berghoff is a rarity in America’s restaurant industry—100% family-owned and -operated for more than a century. Here you will find a little something for everyone as our menu is made up of Old-World German inspired dishes, American classics, and items that are a tad more contemporary. Come dine and enjoy one of Chicago’s oldest standing and still operational restaurant and bar—be a part of history!
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.
Cubby Bear is located directly across the street from historic Wrigley Field and boasts 30,000 square feet of party space for groups of all size. Serving up our World Famous Garlic Fries, Cold Beer & Hot Tunes from local & national musicians for tourists & locals!
Located in Swissotel Chicago overlooking the Chicago River, with views of Navy Pier and The Magnificent Mile, The Palm Chicago enjoys a truly fantastic setting in the heart of the city we’ve called home for over 35 years. Our Legendary Steakhouse is not only famous for its Prime Aged Steaks, Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobsters and classic Italian specialties, but also for its unwavering attention to friendly, personal service.
Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th® offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling windows exhibit the stunning Chicago skyline and 360 degree views of the entire city. Visit for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch and experience why The Signature Room® is “the restaurant Chicago looks up to.
Named “One of the Sexiest Places in the World” by Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Underground not only holds true to the name but also the reputation, as guests descend into our subterranean world of unforgettable fun. Conveniently located in the trendy River North neighborhood and steps from Michigan Avenue, two unique spaces within the venue provide an expansive playground for up to 450 guests (reception-style).
The Windsor, opened in Summer 2015, is newest member of the 4 Star Restaurant Group (owners of Crosby’s Kitchen, The Smoke Daddy, Dunlay’s, DOC Wine Bar, Frasca and Remington’s). The menu was created by Chef Todd Stein with a focus on unique and expansive rotisserie options, shareable plates, craft beer and cocktails for lunch, brunch and dinner. Perfect for busy families, professionals, and visitors in the area, the menu also features a selection of fresh options to go.
With a secret alleyway entrance, Three Dots and a Dash is a speakeasy-style take on the traditional tiki bar—ready to transport you to the bygone eras of Trader Vic, Stephen Crane and Don the Beachcomber. Descend underground to discover a retro subterranean hideaway with an island vibe, classic and original tiki cocktails, more than 200 different rums and a small menu of Polynesian-inspired bites.
Where good times are always on tap. That’s because we’re more than just a restaurant, and so much more than a sports bar. Our fun, festive atmosphere makes us the go-to place to watch sports, enjoy a cold beer and hang out with friends. We offer a delicious menu, more than 24 draft and bottled beers to choose from and an extensive spirit selection. All this, plus year-round, nonstop pro and college sports action on all of our HD screens. Of course, there’s also our World Famous Tilted Kilt Girls®.
Tortoise Supper Club is a metropolitan Supper Club serving Steaks, Chops & Fresh Seafood. Tortoise Supper Club offers a signature Chicago experience as the city’s rich heritage is celebrated throughout their warm, vibrant dining room. Round out the full Tortoise Supper Club experience with craft cocktails in the bar and live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.
A neighborhood restaurant that unites Japanese culinary tradition and creativity with a distinctly American persona, Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar embraces an American warmth and personality and combines them with the high art and ritual of Japanese cuisine.
Brought to Chicago by the James Beard nominated Concentrics Restaurant Group, VU Chicago is a 13,000 Sq Ft Concept located 22 stories above bustling McCormick Place. VU Offers modern design, a chef driven menu and beverage program and unparalleled views of the lake and downtown. The bird’s eye location is designed for al fresco and indoor drinking, dining, and lounging with soft seating, fire pits, a wood fired oven, and several private event areas such as a karaoke room, board room, and club bar.
Wells St. Market is the go-to food hall and market offering standout dining options from ten chef driven Chicago restaurants. The vast dining, drinking, and shopping options make the Market the perfect stop-off at any time of day, from quickly picking up breakfast or lunch to enjoying cocktails after work and entertaining your group up to 300 people.