The Underground


56 W. Illinois St., Chicago IL 60654

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Winner, voted by readers, of the 2014 & 2015 “Best Nightclub Venue for Corporate Events” by IL Meetings + Events Magazine this top Chicago nightclub accommodates up to 450 Guests for your Incentive Reception, Corporate Party, Client Showcase, and more. Our mission is to impress your guests by offering a memorable experience in a non-traditional party venue, with excellent and plentiful catering, superior service, and a downtown location in a stylish atmosphere that accommodates your event goals and branding needs. We will book your entertainment, DJs, Bands, and more.

We offer a cozy lounge-style setting with ambient lighting, and a stimulating party-scene with l.e.d. lighting and lasers that move to the music. Our incredible technology allows you to highlight your brand on multiple screens and project your logos for a customized experience as you buyout the entire venue for your company party for 100 Guests, 200 Guests, 450 Guests…and anywhere in between.

The venue has 3 bars, and 1 service bar behind the scenes. Our staff can be dressed in their military-chic uniforms, or wear black cocktail attire for an upscale event. We can accommodate one large party up to 450 guests, or two separate smaller groups in 2 areas:

“The Club” (Capacity 325): Equipped with 2 Bars, a 40-foot digital video wall with unlimited projection capabilities serves as the backdrop to the already prominent elevated DJ booth, lots of seating at built in booths with cocktail tables, and plenty of standing room.

“The Lounge” (Capacity 125): This chandelier lit, elegantly adorned area is a mature and refined refuge with plush sofa seating, rich woods, gold trim, and a giant bar. The space also features an over-sized DJ Booth with VIP Plush Seating for a one-of-a-kind experience.

“The Menus & Catering”
With access to the award-winning culinary team behind the venues of Rockit Ranch Productions, all catering is coordinate in-house. Private Party Menus can be customized to suit any taste or occasion including passed hors d’oeuvres, sushi, carving stations, entrée buffets, antipasto stations, and sweets.

“Production & Event Planning”
Our event planners can assist with Bands, DJs, Branding, Graphic Design, Floral, Invitations, Entertainers and Special Projects.

The Underground is owned and operated by Rockit Ranch Productions. Call us to customize your event proposal. Go to to see all of our Chicago locations.

Facility Amenities

Group Menu

Max Restaurant Capacity 450

Facility Meeting Space Details

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 450

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 2500

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 150

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 425

Complete Buy-out Available

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

On-Site Catering

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 100

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 425

General Facility Details

ADA Compliant



Late Night

American Express



Miles from O'Hare Airport 15.0

Group Amenities

Maximum Group Number 250

Services Offered

Wheelchair Accessible

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