The Underground Chicago

56 W Illinois St, (at Dearborn & Illinois Streets), Chicago, IL
Capacity: 300 people

About The Underground Chicago

Named "Best Event Venue" (IL Meetings+Events Mag), The Underground not only holds true to the name but also the reputation, as guests descend into our subterranean world where 100s of corporate events and receptions have been hosted. This popular nightclub space easily converts into your private party venue with logo branding, DJ booths, 3 bars, lounge-style seating, colorful fixed or moving LED lighting and ambiance to suit your needs. The venue is conveniently located in the trendy River North neighborhood just steps from Michigan Avenue, and minutes from McCormick Place. Book one or two unique spaces within one venue. Your guests will enjoy an expansive downtown playground for up to 400 guests for your exclusive private venue buyout. One address splits into 2 separate themed event rooms. Our newest is Cocktail Club, and upscale jazz lounge with built-in stage, and modern takes on the 1920s prohibition vibe. The stage sits above the bar and can be used for live talent, DJs, and emcees. We can assist with our catering provided by our award-winning sister restaurant, Sunda New Asian, or our in-house catering partner featuring an incredible assortment of passed cuisine and sweets, as well as chef-attended action stations and buffets. We offer a full portfolio of premium brand spirits, champagne, wine, and beer. Contact our event planners for a custom food and beverage package for your private venue buyout. We source everything from live entertainment to custom décor and rentals, taking the hassle out of planning your event. Contact us today, and let’s start planning!

Event Pricing

Underground Cocktail Club
Attendees: 60-120 | $8,500 - $10,000 /event
Pricing for parties only
The Club | Underground Nightclub Private Buyout up to 300 Guests
Attendees: 100-300 | $10,000 - $25,000 /event
Pricing for parties only
Underground Club | Private Venue Buyout up to 400 Guests
Attendees: 250-400 | $20,000 - $30,000 /event
Pricing for parties only

Event Spaces

Full Venue Buyout (450 guests)
Full Venue Buyout (450 guests)
The Club Room (300 guests)
The Club Room (300 guests)
Underground Cocktail Club
Underground Cocktail Club


Fantastic venue for private parties - An Eventective User from Chicago, Illinois

We hosted a private party and fashion show at The Underground. The stay was incredibly helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They helped manage all aspects of our party from food, music and our fashion show. The DJ for our party was amazing and helped create an awesome vibe. I would absolutely recommend the venue for a private party. It could not have turned out better.

Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 300
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Special Features: 2 Venues in One. The Club (up to 300 guests) & Cocktail Club (up to 100 guests --40 ft LED Projection Wall for your Imagery --3 Bars + 1 Hidden Service Bar for Staff --DJ Booth, Microphones, Lasers, CO2 Cannons --Stage (in Cocktail Club) Above the Bar
  • Year Renovated: 2021