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Looking for venue rental in Chicago? 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 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 high level of customer service, attention to detail, and delicious party catering allows your guests to feel like VIPs in a sophisticated Chicago venue with a high-energy, modern vibe. Lighting and ambiance can be adjusted according to your specific needs, and music levels set to appropriate levels for your event style to be sure your clientele feels comfortable and welcome.

Call the Events Department at Rockit Ranch Productions to discuss your specific event needs. 312.943.7600


Our Event Spaces

The Club – Capacity 300 Guests

The Club is the main venue area, equipped with two bars, an illuminated world map, and a 40-ft, high-definition digital video wall with unlimited projection capabilities.  The screen serves as the backdrop to the elevated DJ booth, which controls the state-of-the-art sound and lighting system throughout the space that can be set on “static” to match your client’s logo color, or with “motion” to enhance the festive party vibe. The DJ booth is flanked by two platforms set with VIP booths that can be converted into a stage for a band or presentation. The coat room accommodates 400 coats, an ATM is included, and service elevator to move your products in and out with ease. Comfortable seating at built-in booths, and plenty of standing room at two bars and around the entire space. (4800 sq. ft.) 

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The Lounge – Capacity 125 Guests

As you pass by the Club’s exposed and illuminated boiler room that houses the building’s working water pipes and plumbing then through an illuminated tunnel, you enter into The Lounge area, which is a mature and refined refuge with plush sofa seating, rich woods, gold trim, and a giant bar.  The space also features an oversized DJ booth with VIP seating for a one-of-a-kind experience and includes private restrooms. You can rent this room independently from the main Club section for 50 guests to 125 guests. (3400 sq. ft.) 

The Technology

  • 40-ft long, high-definition video wall for ultimate branding displays, projections, logos, videos, photo loops, and more
  • Overhead LED light panels for ambient illumination in your single color scheme or multi-colored schemes
  • 9 Mini-Mac “moving” intelligent lights to strobe or roam
  • 3 CO2 Cyro Cannons for blasts of air and atmosphere
  • An X-Beam full-color laser
  • Sound-reactive party lights, stage, AV tech support, PR assistance, and video design are available; please inquire 
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The Menus & Catering

With access to the award-winning culinary team behind the venues of Rockit Ranch Productions, all catering is coordinated in-house for your convenience.  Menus can be customized to suit any taste or occasion, including passed hors d’oeuvres, sushi, carvings, entrée buffets, and other festive stations. 

Event Production and Planning Services

Our event planners can assist with branding, design, floral, invitations, entertainers, transportation from McCormick Place Convention Center or hotels, and other special projects.  Just ask!

The Underground is owned and operated by Rockit Ranch Productions, a Chicago-based entertainment and venue management company, with six of Chicago’s best restaurants, bars, and celebration venues. Learn more at

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