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5 CHICAGO TEAM-BONDING OUTINGS

CREATE A SENSE OF CAMARADERIE WITH THESE FIVE CHICAGO TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITIES.

 

The best team-building activities are interactive and get everyone excited to work together. Think outside the box and build rapport with fun Chicago team-bonding outings that include everything from thrilling adventures to friendly games of competition. Here are five ideas for team-building activities in Chicago to get you started.

SPiN CHiCAGO

SPiN Chicago photo by Daniel Boczarski

Ping-pong is a great, casual icebreaker that immediately gets your attendees active. The 18,000-square-foot River North social club has 20 ping-pong tables, two private lounges, a ping-pong patio and center-court seating with a DJ booth. For a fun surprise, brand the ping-pong balls with your company’s logo. Serve shareable foods like Oaxacan nachos, sliders and sweet potato waffle fries. SPiN CHiCAGO can host private events for 600+ people.

LUCKY STRIKE LANES

©Lucky Strike Lanes

Slip on a pair of bowling shoes for a little friendly competition and team building at Lucky Strike Lanes. Smaller groups can rent the six-lane private room or billiards room, and full buyouts accommodate 1,200 guests. Lucky Strike Lanes sets the hip scene with live DJs, luxe modern decor and handcrafted cocktails. Choose from a menu of small plates that include tacos and poutine (fries smothered with gravy and toppings like cheese curds).

ESCAPEHOUSE CHICAGO

SafeHouse Chicago

Turn your event into a super-secret mission at EscapeHouse Chicago, where attendees work together in teams to solve clues and crack codes to free themselves from an elaborate escape room. Afterwards, hang out in the funky spy-themed SafeHouse restaurant/bar that features real espionage memorabilia (including the flight deck from a WWII spy plane) and a nightly appearance by a magician. Private event space is available for groups of 12 or larger, with required event menus/packages.

IFLY LINCOLN PARK

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The thrill and excitement of indoor skydiving at iFLY Lincoln Park can create an instant connection and build camaraderie, even for team members who may not know each other very well. Pair up team members so they can soar together and share in the exhilaration of flying in an indoor vertical wind tunnel. Customizable packages can include everything from transportation and catering to personalized flight certificates for each attendee.

WHIRLYBALL CHICAGO

WhirlyBall Chicago

No matter their sports background, everyone is on an even playing field during this innovative game that combines lacrosse and bumper cars. Up to 10 people at a time can play in souped-up bumper cars (called WhirlyBugs) equipped with scoops and wiffle balls. There’s also bowling and laser tag for even more on-site sporting options that are sure to promote team bonding. Book the private VIP space and relax on the rooftop terrace after the game with finger foods like pizza and burgers, along with craft beers and signature cocktails such as the WhirlyPunch. 

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