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Top Happy Hour locations in Chicago, IL

Green Themed 2nd Floor- Coach House Lounge
  • $1400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Cozy Outside Patio
  • $1200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
The most unique event space in Chicago
  • $180/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Awesome Event Space for Your Parties in Chicago
  • $180/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Open Concept Bakery in South Shore
  • $60/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Redline VR
  • $225/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL

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Frequently Asked Questions about Happy Hour venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Chicago?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Chicago on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Chicago?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Chicago at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Happy Hour locations are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 257 Happy Hour locations available in Chicago.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Chicago bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Chicago guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Chicago locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Chicago?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Chicago. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Chicago booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Chicago?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Chicago is $912 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Chicago?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Happy Hour locations in Chicago, IL?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $60 to $2480.
Which Happy Hour locations are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2023?
The top 3 Happy Hour locations in Chicago, IL right now are Green Themed 2nd Floor- Coach House Lounge, Cozy Outside Patio and The most unique event space in Chicago.
How do I book a Chicago location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Chicago reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Chicago

Southwest of Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois is where you will find the capital of this popular midwestern state, Chicago. Home to such powerhouse sports teams as the Blackhawks, White Sox, and the Cubs, Chicago is a thriving community of passionate sports fans, powerful business folks, and everything that has to do with the arts.

The weather can be blistering hot in the summer and winter is typically below freezing with lots of snow. If you do not like either of those prospects, you may want to make sure your happy hour location in Chicago is in spring or fall.

When it comes to setting up a happy hour location in Chicago, you have found the right place. In a city of over one million people, a happy hour is always going to be welcomed. There are major warehouse purveyors of alcohol with which to stock your happy hour, not to mention the great food options in the area.

Happy Hour Location Options in Chicago

When it comes to starting your Chicago happy hour location, make sure to consider these options. They can help to ensure that your project will be the best it can be.

  • Bar Stools/Seating
    The traditional seating arrangement for a happy hour location in Chicago is either stools or booths, or a combination of the two. However, it is up to your design aesthetic to figure out what is appropriate for your Chicago happy hour location. The main things to consider are comfortability, style, and quantity.

  • Marketing
    Get the word out about your happy hour location! Put up advertisements all over your place of business or where the event is going to take place. Take an advert out in a newspaper or even go to social media to promote.

  • Catering
    Your Chicago happy hour can be a big hit, but what makes it reach that next level is going to be the food. Some businesses like to offer a free snack bar or discounted food to pair with the discounted drinks. Make sure it is appropriate in style to the feel of the event.

  • Entertainment
    Live music can attract guests who may not have seen the ad for your Chicago happy hour location. Folks who were just walking by could be pulled in by the music and want to see what it is all about. Also, a good band or musician could be a drawing point if they already have a following.

Happy Hour Location Companies in Chicago

You still have a lot of work to do even after you secure your Chicago happy hour location. Be smart and hire some local companies to help you lighten the load.

  • Ring of Music
    If you are looking to have a full band play at your happy hour location, consider these folks. They cover all your favorite hits and add their own energetic twist. Good music is one of the main attractions to a happy hour anywhere and it is important for setting the right vibe.

  • Corky’s Catering
    Since the 1970s, Corky’s Catering has been serving Chicagoland functions in a big way. They have an amazing menu and can work with you to elevate your party to meet your vision. It doesn’t matter whether you invited 50 or 5,000, Corky’s Catering can feed them all whatever you like from appetizers to full meals.

  • Tablescapes
    This high-quality restaurant furniture and equipment could be the perfect place for your barstool rentals. They also supply linens and decorations. It is essential to have the right look to get the best reception from your happy hour guests. Tablescapes will make sure your place is perfect.

Pros and Cons of Happy Hour Locations in Chicago

There are always going to be a variety of factors that contribute to your decision whether or not to have your happy hour location in Chicago. Here are a few pros and cons to help guide your choice.


  • Friendly people
    Happy hours are all about encouraging the community to get together. Chicago folks are some of the friendliest around, making them great patrons for your happy hour.

  • Tons of museums
    Chicago is a major cultural hub for the Midwest and is filled with amazing museums. These are great places for communities to enjoy and make memories, then they can come to your Chicago happy hour location and chat all about it!

  • Amazing food options
    Having once been named one of the top foodie cities in America, Chicago really puts emphasis on its bars and restaurants. There is already an active community in this respect, so why not bring it together with a happy hour?


  • Brutal winters
    Lake Michigan is a monster when the winter weather months roll around. Chicago will be bone-chilling cold during parts of the year, which is likely to keep folks inside.

  • Terrible traffic
    Hopefully, your patrons have a plan to get home that has factored in traffic because the roads at rush hour are disastrous.

  • Keep an eye out
    In particular parts of the city at particular times of day or night, the crime rates tend to skyrocket. Be aware of your surroundings, and do your research, but remember that crime does play a factor in Chicago city life.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • The Arts Institute of Chicago
    From Picasso to Renoir to Hokusai to Kerry James Marshall, AIC has a miraculous collection of some of the best artwork, writings, and exhibits in the world. It also has one of the largest collections of impressionist work outside of Paris. They showcase classic artists from around the world, as well as local Chicagoan artists.

  • Lincoln Park Zoo
    Who doesn’t love seeing a fantastical array of exotic animals all in one place? The Lincoln Park Zoo is a top attraction in the city. Constructed in the 1800s it has a long history of providing a nurturing and educational space for both animals and visitors of all ages. This place is great for a date or the whole family.

  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck
    This masterpiece experience can be found on the 94th floor of the observation deck of the John Hancock Center. Visitors get to see Chicago from a unique height, giving them 360-degree views of the Windy City. For adventurous folks, this location is a must-see.