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Top Social locations in Chicago, IL

Elegant Bucktown Studio Bar and Event Space
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (19)
  • 19
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Lincoln Park Hidden Oasis Patio and Cafe
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (9)
  • 9
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Chicago, IL
Upscale Aquatic Lounge
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Cafe With Captivating Ambiance
  • $184/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Your Exclusive Lounge & Event Destination
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Bohemian Style BAR in Chicago
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL

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What people are saying about Social on Giggster

Celeste W.
$ 400
4 hours
20 people
a year ago
Aileen and Jose, along with their team was amazing. I am thankful for their level of professionalism and ensuring a successful event. My family and friends really enjoyed the environment along with everyone who they came in contact with. Thank you.
Marrisha H.
$ 800
4 hours
30 people
a year ago
This place is beautiful to host any event! Nick and his team were friendly and great with communication throughout our rental process. I would highly recommend this place!
$ 400
5 hours
25 people
a year ago
Rented the place for my daughter’s Quince. We love the space…perfect for our party size and location! The amenities, decor and staff are outstanding. My guests were impressed…bar tender made excellent cocktails. There’s a special mock tail/cocktail designed for the birthday girl, which tasted delicious! Overall fantastic experience!
Eliud C.
$ 400
2 hours
60 people
2 years ago
This place is a hidden gem. The team was super responsive and great before & during our whole event. A charming space!

Frequently Asked Questions about Social 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 Social locations are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 24 Social 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 $268 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 Select 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 Social 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 $75 to $500.
Which Social locations are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2024?
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

As one of the country’s largest cities, Chicago has always welcomed immigrants from around the world, making it one of the most diverse cities in the nation. This ethnic and cultural diversity has fostered a world-renowned food scene, featuring everything from creative fusion cuisine to old-world Italian and Polish favorites.

Chicago has a wide variety of activities for every visitor, including many historical sites, world-class shopping, museums, and cultural attractions, frequent city-wide events, and more. Take a stroll along the historic Navy Pier, cruise the Chicago River, or spend a day basking on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Sports fans can go to a game no matter what season it is – the city is home to professional baseball, basketball, football, and hockey.

Not only does Chicago have something for everyone to enjoy, but it’s also centrally located and home to a major international airport, making the city a go-to destination for a social event. You’ll find hundreds of local businesses available to provide high-quality products and services for your event, making planning stress-free.

Social Location Options in Chicago

Whether you want to host an extravagant wedding reception or an intimate birthday gathering, Chicago has the perfect venue for your needs, as well as numerous local businesses to support your event. Planning a Chicago social location should be easy with all of the choices you can pick from.

  • Catering
    With influences from many different cultures, Chicago’s food is diverse – you can likely find anything you’re looking for, from pierogis to deep-dish pizza and upscale haute cuisine. Chicago’s many restaurants and catering services are available to provide any type of meal for your event, including box lunches, plated dinners, appetizers, desserts, and more. Many also offer beverage services, including professional bar staff, and most dietary considerations can be accommodated.

  • Party Rentals
    Before you and your guests sit down to a tasty dinner to celebrate an anniversary, graduation, or another social occasion, you’ll likely need to enlist a local rental agency to provide essentials such as tables, chairs, or dinnerware. Many rental agencies can also provide extras such as décor items, audiovisual equipment, staging, lighting setups, and even patio heaters. If you’ll be hosting younger guests, companies also rent bounce houses and other inflatables to keep them engaged.

  • Cleaning Service
    After hosting a beautiful gathering for family, friends, or colleagues, the last thing on anyone’s mind is cleaning up the morning after. Enlisting a local cleaning service to return your social location to perfect order can save a lot of time and stress after the event, especially if you’re returning to work or leaving town.

Social Location Companies in Chicago

Hiring a professional event planner for your social location in Chicago can help you ensure everything is taken care of smoothly and efficiently, especially if there’s not much room on your plate for more tasks. Event planners can handle as much or as little as you like, making the planning process comfortable and positive.

  • Marquette Avenue Events
    With two decades of experience in the event planning industry, the team at Marquette Avenue Events specializes in the flawless execution of events large and small. Planners will ensure your event meets your every desire, relying on an experienced network of preferred vendors to provide high-quality products and services, including rentals, catering, design, and more. The firm offers a variety of wedding planning packages and creates customized services based on your needs and budgets for other gatherings.

  • Clover Events and Productions
    Born and raised in Chicago, founder Katherine Brown has many years of experience and a host of great working relationships with wedding and event vendors throughout the city. Clover Events offers full-service wedding planning, including venue selection, vendor coordination, and event management. Planners work with clients to determine needs and budget and then create a custom package for an event that checks all boxes.

  • Urban Allure Events
    The planning team at Urban Allure Events comes from diverse backgrounds and cities across the country and brings a wealth of different experiences to the table. Urban Allure Events has been featured in many wedding publications, including The Knot, Modern Luxury Weddings, WeddingWire, Voyage Chicago, and more. The firm offers several wedding packages, from day-of wedding management to full-service planning and design.

Pros and Cons of a Social Location in Chicago

A great mix of old and new, you should have no problem finding the perfect Chicago social location for your special event. You should know about the pros and cons, however, to consider before making a final decision.


  • Great food
    Chicago has signature deep-dish pizza, a great variety of culturally diverse offerings, and 24 Michelin-starred restaurants.

  • Activities
    There’s something for every visitor to enjoy, from world-class shopping to baseball games, art museums, and outdoor activities at Lake Michigan.

  • Shopping
    The aptly named Magnificent Mile is one of the most dazzling shopping districts in the country.


  • Winter
    Chicago winters can be brutally cold and are usually snowy, thanks to the lake effect from Lake Michigan.

  • Expensive
    The cost of living is considerably higher in Chicago, so you’ll pay about 20% more for food, lodging, and other amenities.

  • Crime
    Some areas in Chicago are considered unsafe, especially at night, but they can be avoided in most cases.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Magnificent Mile
    Also known as the Mag Mile, this is a stretch of about 13 blocks (1.25 miles) along the banks of the Chicago River. It starts in the upscale neighborhood of Michigan Avenue and takes you to the North Side’s Oak Street. You will find many of the top name brand retailers here like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s with more than 450 stores. There are also 275 restaurants and many other attractions along the way.

  • Millennium Park
    You can explore all 319 acres of Millennium Park if you have time during your stay. The park has some of the most famous features including the Bean (Cloud Gate). The famous stainless-steel sculpture looks like a giant bean and is about 66 feet long and 33 feet tall. This is the perfect spot for selfies. The park also boasts several gardens and fountains as well as a theater, ice rink, pavilions, and galleries.

  • Navy Pier
    Since 1916, the 3,300-foot-long Navy Pier has been designed and redesigned to be a lakefront destination for the people of Chicago to relax in the great outdoors. It’s been used as a training ground for troops, a makeshift jail, a classroom, and more over the decades. It’s one of the most-visited attractions in the Midwest, drawing more than two million visitors annually to its shops, restaurants, and activities. Navy Pier features a giant Ferris wheel, carnival rides, and more than two dozen dining establishments. It’s also the starting point for many Lake Michigan cruises and activities.