Booking a FAM trip to Chicago?  Don’t forget to add The Underground to your Chicago venue tour list for your next Corporate Party.  Looking for a small private event space for 75 guests with a cozy, and sophisticated vibe?  Or a large private event space for up to 425 guests for a convention reception?  The Underground is the perfect private party location for many sized groups and available for booking 7 days a week for private parties, private venue buyouts, and corporate events crafted with sophistication and exclusivity.

The venue has hosted small cocktail receptions for 60 guests, buffet-style dinner receptions for up to 250 Guests, and dinner receptions for up to 400 guests for Convention Receptions, Cocktail Parties, Client Appreciation Events, Holiday Parties, Fundraisers, Upscale Birthday Parties, and Landmark Occasions.  Our Event Planners will help you find the perfect entertainment to elevate your party to an unforgettable occasion for your guests.

Guests approach the venue to find a Red Carpet Entryway outside on Illinois Street, in the heart of Chicago’s River North Neighborhood.  The venue is located near many hotels such as The Trump Hotel Chicago, Westin River North, The Peninsula, Hyatt, The Courtyard Marriott, The Shearton, Kimpton Hotel Chicago, Hotel Wyndham, The Lowes, Hotel Intercontinental on Michigan Avenue, The Aloft and many more.  Guests enter down the outdoor subway-style stairwell, and into the venue’s main Club area.  The overhead lights project an ambient glow (you choose the color) and your company’s logo shines on the 40-foot digital projection screen, a show-stopping backdrop for the featured DJ.  Further into the venue is a passageway into the Lounge decorated with chandeliers, plush sofas, a giant champagne bar, a 2nd DJ booth.  The digital columns are perfect for more branding of your logo or festive imagery to enhance your themed event.

We customize your party menu with some of the best in-house catering in Chicago.  We offer passed hors d’oeuvres, buffet stations, carvings, sweets tables, and more from our sister restaurants Rockit, Sunda, and Bottlefork. Call us to learn more at 312-943-7600.

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Food & Drink

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.


Only at The Underground are you treated to meals prepared by Rockit Ranch Productions’ award-winning culinary team. Arranging in-house catering for any event, guests of The Underground savor bites from Chef Mike Sheerin of Rockit Bar & Grill, Chef Evan Packer of Bottlefork, and Chef/Partner Jess DeGuzman of Sunda. Togarashi Crusted Tuna Sliders, Cinnamon Raisin Grilled Cheese, Deli Chopped Reubens – the sky’s the limit for private events held in The Club and The Lounge.


The Underground is a personalized experience, and the mixology elements are no exception. With a talented beverage team working behind the bar, guests of private events enjoy specialty cocktails created exclusively for each private affair, a tailored wine list, an impressive collection of liquors and other spirits, as well as a beer selection. Allowing planners to pre-select the beverage list, The Underground invites all to take fully control of their experience.


Transformative, show-stopping, elevated – The Underground invites guests of any event into a fully customizable, enchanting space. A versatile entertainment venue fit with a sleek nightclub in addition to a polished, illuminated lounge, guests of birthday parties, bachelorette outings, corporate get-togethers, and other affairs are invited to bring their event to new heights with The Underground’s dynamic capabilities. With a venue fit for groups of 50-425 guests, The Underground’s two event spaces – The Club and The Lounge – offer ample opportunities to take parties to whole new levels.


The main venue area, The Club, is equipped to stage the ultimate party. Featuring two fully-stocked bars, an illuminated world map, and a 40-foot high-definition digital video wall with unlimited projection opportunities, The Club is 4,800 square feet of state-of-the-art capabilities. Providing a dynamic and electrifying backdrop, The Club includes an integrated LED ceiling with colors and movement patterns, moving head lighting installed throughout the space, full spectrum lasers creating striking visuals, and a convertible DJ booth flanked by two platforms. Other amenities include CO2 cannons, haze  machines, a coat room accommodating 400 coats, an ATM, and a service elevator.


Take a walk down the corridor to The Lounge, an intimate and sophisticated respite from The Club. Refined with rustic and modern accents including plush sofa seating, rich woods, gold trimming, and illuminated columns, The Lounge is a mature destination for events of 50-125 guests. Featuring an oversized DJ booth, an expansive Champagne bar, dangling LED “icicles,” full spectrum lasers, large-format LED video screens, and other amplified elements, The Lounge is a one-of-a-kind 3,400 square foot venue set in the heart of The Underground.


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.