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Indoor Lounge Seating Area
  • $2500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This Indoor Lounge Seating Area is industrial, chic, very spacious, cozy with awesome lighting and fixtures. Perfect for small gatherings and meetings. ***Please message the host for custom pricing- may vary depending on the day/ week/ time of the year.
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Coworking and Children Classrooms
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
We are a coworking space that with onsite childcare. Half of our space is a open floorplan office and half of the space is full of classrooms.
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Classic Pizzeria with Event Venue (Buyout)
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
We are classic neighborhood pizzeria that we all grew up with and went regularly to meet family and friends! Our pizza is inspired by the pizzaiolos that immigrated to America from Italy and opened the first Pizzerias in NYC, many of which are still in existence today. It’s called NeapolAmerican, but some might call it NY Style or New Haven style, but whatever you call it, it’s instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with East Coast Pizza. Our main dining room on the 1st floor can seat 80 people and includes a full bar with 12 rotating taps, multiple flat screen TVs, and a dedicated sound system. We also have a private event space located on the 2nd floor, complete with a separate bar, restrooms, five flat screen TVs, and a complete audio video system. Also if you need a larger venue, we have done a few dozen 'shut down' events (Buyout) over the years where we covert the entire restaurant to a private event space. We have hosted up to 150 people n the past. Please reach out directly with any questions.
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Social Space Luxury Tavern & Café
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
The venue has been reimagined and reopened as a social space, luxury tavern and café. Under the direction of owner/operator Erin Houlehen, with 30 years of hospitality experience, the club is once again an exceptional gathering place. The venue combines modern luxuries and conveniences with plenty of nods to the club’s history. Located inside a national historic landmark, 333 North Michigan Avenue, the Club provides the perfect setting for private functions. Host a business meeting with an unprecedented view of downtown Chicago, a cocktail party with a fully-stocked high-end bar, or a family gathering in the heart of the city. With space for up to 125 attendees, flexible food and drink packages, night and weekend availability, and Erin Houlehen’s expert hospitality, events at the Club are as memorable as they were in the 1930s.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price range for Happy Hour locations in Chicago, IL?

The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $2500

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Find Happy Hour locations in Chicago, IL

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.

Advantages

  • 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?

Disadvantages

  • 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.