Chop Shop
  • 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.
    Certifications / Ratings
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    Facility Amenities
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    • Max Restaurant Capacity: 70
    • Private Dining Available:
    General Facility Details
    • ATM Machine On-site:
    • Bar/Lounge:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: Restaurant
    • Hours of Operation: Butcher/Deli 11am - 8pm Lunch 11am - 5pm Dinner 5pm - 10:30pm Bar 11am - Close
    • Public Space Wi-Fi Available:
    • Reservations Accepted:
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    • Valet Parking Available:
    Location Information
    • Miles from Downtown: 3.3
    • Miles from McCormick Place: 7.5
    • Miles from Midway Airport: 11.7
    • Miles from Navy Pier: 4.7
    • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 15.6
    Meal(s) Served
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    Payment Method(s) Accepted
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  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Buy-out Max Capacity: 750
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 200
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 450
    • Max Venue Capacity: 750
    • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment:
    • On-Site Catering:
    • Private Meeting Space Available:
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 200
    • Largest Room, Max Capacity: 450
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 450
    • Largest Room, Square Footage: 6000