Chicago’s premier, upscale nightclub, with two unique spaces and state of the art technology and décor.

Unique corporate events, festive holiday parties, and spirited convention receptions in Chicago’s popular River North neighborhood 

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 DJ’s, but is also a perfect location for a wide range of events including over-the-top birthday celebrations, unique brand launch events, charitable hi-energy fundraisers, and festive holiday parties with colleagues, family or friends for up to 425 Guests, one of the largest and most unique private party venues in the River North Area.

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The Underground features a unique subway-style entrance, a posh lounge-like interior with plush sofa seating, cocktail tables, 3 bars, 2 DJ booths and motion reactive party lighting creating two purposefully designed spaces that can be booked for large private events of up to 425 guests, or smaller semi-private events for 75 to 300 guests.  Guests rave about the sleek, modern décor, 20ft illuminated wall map, and state-of-the-art tech elements including a 40-ft LED projection screen that can be used for personalized imagery and branding for your next event.

Branding Events

Transform The Underground Chicago into your own personal billboard with multiple branding opportunities including step & repeat backdrops, gobo projections of your logo, personalized menus signs, and even logo branding for food passing vehicles.

Event Planning

Our events team will help you create your perfect event and will assist with the planning.  Owned and operated by Rockit Ranch Productions, the Underground strives to impress your guests with unique drinks, excellent service to your guests, plentiful party menus, and the best of Chicago hospitality.  We create customized catering packages for your event, and can help plan all the details with little guidance.  We can assist you with invitations, design and printing, and integrate unique décor, branding, and live entertainment along with other interactive elements for your next corporate reception.  We provide photographers, custom lighting programs, and AV assistance, and can manipulate the space itself to accommodate your individual requests and needs. The venue accommodates DJs, Bands, Fashion Shows to accommodate your individual requests and needs.

Corporate Events

Book an upscale corporate event with an approachable hors d’oeuvres menu and mixologist-helmed specialty cocktails, and several buffet stations to choose from. Enjoy the “club feel” setting with party lighting, or we can set stationary lights, and lots of candles for a networking-appropriate atmosphere.

Event Planning

Our event planners can assist with invitation design and printing, unique décor, interesting logo branding, live entertainment, photography and photo booths, and other interactive elements to accommodate your guests.


Chicago’s modern brides leave the traditional behind, for a truly forward-thinking celebration. Try a sit-down dinner for up to 70 guests, a champagne and cocktail receptions with passed hors d’oeurves or butlered-dinner, and add buffet and appetizer stations developed by our sister restaurants Sunda, Ay Chiwowa, and Rockit.