The Underground, located in the heart of River North at 56 W Illinois and named “Chicago Hotspot” by US Weekly and “Best in the US” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine, has not only elevated Chicago nightlife to unprecedented heights by attracting a rotating guest list of Chicago notables, celebrities, and international DJs, but is also a perfect location for a wide range of events, including over-the-top birthday celebrations, unique brand launch events, charitable high-energy fundraisers, and festive holiday parties with colleagues, family, or friends for up to 50 guests, 100 guests, 200 guests, even 425 guests — making it one of the largest and most unique private party venues in the River North area.
OUR EVENT SPACE
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 provide an expansive playground for up to 450 guests (reception-style). In the foreground, The Club, which hosts up to 300 guests (reception-style), creates a show-stopping, transformative environment equipped with high-tech sound and lighting. In contrast to the comtemporary Club, The Lounge provides a posh retreat within its rich, gold accents and wood-paneled walls for up to 150 guests (reception-style). The Club and The Lounge may be booked by themselves or together, offering one of the largest exclusive private event spaces within the city of Chicago.
Modeled after a military bunker, The Club is a sleek and modern ‘underground’ hangout, equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, a fully-customizable LED light cloud and a 40-foot digital video wall with endless branding opportunities. Full-spectrum lasers, haze machines, and CO2 cannons create an electrifying party atmosphere, when desired. Armed with two bars, an elevator, a massive coat check room and private restrooms, The Club accommodates up to 300 guests (reception-style).
Opulent and refined, The Lounge boasts an old-world elegance within a modern design. Gold wainscoting and wood-paneled walls, luxurious wallcoverings, crystal chandeliers and tufted leather seating furnish the room to create a richly inviting, cozy retreat. Dangling LED icicle lights and mirrored LED-paneled columns decorate the space with your choice of color and branding content, creating a unique and ever-changing guest experience. Equipped with a 30-foot bar, elevated DJ booth, and private restrooms, The Lounge accommodates up to 150 guests (reception-style) and is available to book by itself or in addition to The Club.
IN-HOUSE CATERING & DRINKS
With access to award-winning cuisine curated by Rockit Ranch Productions’ talented culinary team, private events at The Underground feature an assortment of menu items and stations perfecting every occasion. And with three bars stocked with a full portfolio of beer, wine, and liquor, the food and beverage capabilities are second to none.
entertainment & décor
Turning visions into realities, The Underground invites event planners to make their dreams come true through state-of-the-art branding, technology, and entertainment capabilities. Digital projection screens, photo booths, circus acts – allow your imagination to run wild.