CENTRAL STANDARD OPEN FOR SPRING
Central Standard opened in
River North as a farm-to-tavern restaurant producing dishes inspired from locations
around the country while using local ingredients. Central Standard is centrally
located across from the Merchandise Mart and hosts smaller events and meetings.
Entire space can
be rented to fit 250 with custom menu options and full-service staff.
A private dining
room (located upstairs) holds 24 people.
Learn more about Central
AY CHIWOWA OPEN FOR SPRING
Ay Chiwowa is the newest member of the Rockit Ranch Productions' family (Rockit
Burger Bar, The Underground, Sunda) infusing Mexican pop culture with a modern
atmosphere. The large tequila menu (more than 80 available), delicious Mexican
cuisine and a floorplan of four different "environments" is inviting for
parties of all sizes.
- The entire venue can be rented out to hold events for
- The main bar area holds 65, while the middle space
that has a DJ room with a bar holds 50 guests. The rear lounge holds 30. If
combined, the DJ room and lounge can host functions for 80.
- This spring, their garden patio will open and offer
room for 30.
Learn more about Ay Chiwowa
HOWELLS & HOOD OFFER NEW MEETING LOCATION
Howells & Hood opened in
the iconic Tribune Tower. The restaurant is globally inspired and offers over
114 beers on tap.
The East Banquet
room is designed specifically for large private events and holds 250 for
cocktail receptions or 160 seated. The area has retractable floor-to-ceiling
glass walls overlooking a patio with built-in DJ booth.
The Crown is on
the 25th floor and offers 360-degree views of the city with an
indoor lounge and veranda tucked into one of the building's flying buttresses.
Learn about Howell & Hood's additional event spaces.
IGNITE GLASS STUDIOS SERVES ART ON THE SIDE
unique studio/event space opened in the West Loop in October and is now
available for private events. Events can be held adjacent to the glass blowing
studio offering an industrial, artisan feel.
The venue's 18-seat conference room has an LCD projector and
presentation equipment, Wi-Fi, and a direct line.
A 4,000-square-foot space adjacent to the glass blowing
studio seats 220 or holds 400 guests standing.
The Urban Garden (2,000 square feet) decorated with
beautiful glass pieces and winding walkways will host outdoor functions.
miss the 1,200-square-foot rooftop space that offers views of the city skyline.
More for Meeting Planners
image credit: Central Standard
image credit 2: Ay Chiwowa
image credit 3: Howells & Hood
image credit 4: Ignite Glass