Chop Shop


2033 W. North Ave., Chicago IL 60647

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Located just off of the Damen, Milwaukee and North Ave intersection, in the heart of Wicker Park, the Chop Shop and 1st Ward brings together some of Chicago’s favorite things: encased meats, craft beers, cocktails, and live entertainment. Housed in a 100-year-old former auto body shop, the Chop Shop boasts an authentic salumeria and gourmet butcher shop offering an assortment of quality meats & cheeses from local farms around the world. The beverage program features an extensive offering of regional beers, classic and handcrafted cocktails, and a globally influenced wine list. The restaurant/bar draws from the Chop Shop’s seasonal items to create an evolving menu including steaks, pastas, fish, and seasonal fare. Enjoy our downstairs Butcher Bar for a casual atmosphere, or join us upstairs at the Butcher’s Brother for an intimate, more refined dining experience. In warmer months, enjoy food and drinks on our rooftop patio, a neighborhood-hidden gem. Semi-private and private event options are available in all spaces for both daytime and evening events.

Designed by event professionals, the 1st Ward is a 6,000 square foot, fully customizable event space that can be tailored to meet any client’s individual needs. Housed inside the Chop Shop, the space features 20’ ceilings, exposed brick, built-in amenities including a state-of-the-art audio/visual package, modular staging elements, a guest suite and a professional on-site production team. The space also offers in house food and beverage service from Chop Shop ranging from passed appetizers to family and buffet style dinners.

Location Information

Miles from O'Hare Airport 15.6

Miles from Midway Airport 11.7

Miles from Navy Pier 4.7

Miles from McCormick Place 7.5

Miles from Downtown 3.3




American Express




Special Interest Tours Offered

Valet Parking Available

Reservations Accepted

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site


ATM Machine On-site

Food On-site Restaurant

Hours of Operation Butcher/Deli 11am - 8pmnLunch 11am - 5pmnDinner 5pm - 10:30pmnBar 11am - Close


Buy-out Max Capacity 750

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 450

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 200

Largest Room, Max Capacity 450

Largest Room, Square Footage 6000

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 450

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 200

Max Venue Capacity 750

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Restaurant Capacity 70

Private Dining Available

Group Menu


Zagat Rated

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