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High-end bohemian oasis. Large open floor plan, high ceilings, concrete floors and features.

West Loop, Chicago, IL

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Apartment Loft

Large open spacious loft with 14-foot ceilings, 1500 square feet, modern concretefeatures. Open area includes a living room and dining space and private guest bathroom. Kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and dishes. Coffee maker and electric tea kettle. The loft is great for...
Historic Beautiful Brick & Timber Industrial Loft w/ Breath-taking Skyline Views

West Town, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon200

Industrial Loft

Located in the vibrant West Town neighborhood (on Hubbard, between Damen and Ashland), inone of Chicago's oldest commercial structures. Very accessible by public transportation or Uber. Street parking is available. Built in 1872, it was originally home to a furniture factory. It has just...
A Bright White Box: Converted Storefront in the Industrial West Fulton Market

Near West Side, Chicago, IL

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Event Space

...POP-UPS, Art Shows, Dinners, Cocktail Parties, and corporate events welcome. Weare ideal for formal gatherings, and informal Arts events. A slice of urban creativity just west of Fulton Market, for groups from 15-90. Our setup quickly changes to meet your needs. The...
West Loop Loft with Vintage & Ethnic Furnishings

West Loop Gate, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon50

Event Space Loft

Catalyst Ranch. Our 6,000 sq. ft. light and airy loft space dates back to the 1880s withhigh wood beam ceilings, exposed brick walls and lots of windows. The floors are Brazilian cherry wood. There are 4 rooms furnished with an eclectic assortment of vintage furniture from...
NEW Unique Lighting Showroom Event Loft

West Town, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon150


...wood table - 120” x 60” - Seats 14 (or buffet) x 2: Décor tables - 48” x 48” x 6: 24”Round Indoor/Outdoor Highboy Cocktail tables (linens available as add on) + Huge 16 ft custom built in bar + 2 x 8' Moveable wall panels / Greenery photo backdrops...
Hidden Gem Studio | Perfect for Meetings

Near West Side, Chicago, IL

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Popio Stumpf Photography. Our photography studio is located near the intersection of Grandand Western Avenues. Space Details: - Approxiamately 1,740 sq.ft Usable Space - 11.5' Celiings - Exposed Brick - Abundant Natural Light with Windows Facing North, East and West - Full Kitchen - Speaker System -...
“The Garden of Eternity”- Lincoln Park Hidden Oasis Patio and Cafe

Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon40


Come rain or shine! Book now without worrying about inclement weather—our private outdoorpatio is now covered in case of rain! Magical outdoor oasis in the middle of Lincoln Park. Visited by Julia Child when it was the legendary Edith’s Barbeque, known across Chicago for...
Elegant Bucktown Studio Rental/Bar and Event Space

Bucktown, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon120

Event Space

Provocateur. well as a host of other events. We also can be opened and staffed withphenomenal bartenders that create delicious craft cocktails and can even specialize a drink for your event. We have enough seating for up to 55 people (2 booths, 7 cocktail...
Bright White Storefront with Stylish Amenities

Pilsen, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon50


This freshly renovated storefront studio in Pilsen is ideal for intimate, stylish events.Showers, dinners, photo shoots, workshops and more are a perfect fit. Please do not place a booking request before contacting us! We like to be in touch with guests to ensure a...

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Pricing and popularity information in this section is based on proprietary data from bookings made on Peerspace from 2016-2024.

Unique cocktail party locations in Chicago

Cocktail parties are a great way to unwind in a classy manner with friends to kick off a weekend. Or to make new friends over fun conversation. Or to hold meetings and happy hours without things feeling too formal. Themed cocktail party locations add an immersive element as well, like Three Dots And A Dash, in River North. Tropical and Polynesian aren't a vibe you'd expect to find in downtown Chicago yet it's entirely accessible here. Look to their Bamboo Room for intimate gatherings or book their Luau Room if you have an event for hundreds in mind.
Chicago has a number of excellent cocktail bars scattered throughout the city. Look to River North, the West Loop, and Wicker Park for speakeasies, live music bars, and other venues. There's no beating Time Out Market Chicago for the cocktail and snack variety. Tony's Rooftop Bar is located here, named after Tony Elliott, the founder of Time Out. Polished wood, twinkling lights, and skyline views offer guests a quintessentially Chicago cocktail party experience.

Discover historic cocktail party locations in Chicago

Many places strive to look historic but Chicago has a long history as a major American city. Why settle for faux-history when you can have the real thing? Kick off your cocktail party at The Green Door Tavern, in River North. Established in 1921, the memorabilia and cheerful atmosphere are as much a part of its identity as the city itself.
Right below The Green Door is The Drifter. Accessible via a speakeasy entrance, the cocktail bar offers more than 100 drinks, printed on custom tarot cards. The staff holds a nightly card selection as well, drawing from the deck for a fun time impossible to find anywhere else in the city.

The best rooftop cocktail party venues in Chicago

VU Rooftop Bar in the Southside is a crowd favorite, sitting 22 stories high adjacent to McCormick Place. Lake and downtown views in a chic, classy setting are their specialty. As are the drinks; beverage and food options abound to satisfy any palate. Be sure to visit and enjoy the views before renting the venue out for a corporate or private cocktail party. Because you certainly will fall in love with a spacious 13,000 square feet of fire pits, karaoke, club lounge, boardroom, and outdoor terrace.
That said, VU is just one of many rooftop venues in the Windy City. Whether you're looking in the Near Southside, River North, or elsewhere, you are truly spoiled for choices here.

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Historic Beautiful Brick & Timber Industrial Loft w/ Breath-taking Skyline Views
This space is incredible and was perfect for our wedding's very true to the pictures and is even more impressive in person! We had about 140 guest cocktail style reception and there was plenty of space to dance and mingle with impressive city views, nice bathrooms, and...
Devaul V.
Historic Beautiful Brick & Timber Industrial Loft w/ Breath-taking Skyline Views
How responsive was the host? Extremely! Did the space appear as advertised? Absolutely. What activity did you do in the the space? Cocktail party...
Lanie W.
Unique North Beach Gallery
My husband and I rented this space for our casual/intimate cocktail wedding reception with 60 guests last week and it was perfect! Andrew went above and beyond to ensure our reception went as planned. He was very communicative (via phone/text/email) and was very accommodating/flexible. He suggested reliable local vendors and...
Lauren V.
NEW Unique Lighting Showroom Event Loft
with. She was very responsive and offered great support throughout the planning process. The space offers a great vibe for a wine tasting or cocktail reception...
Jai B.
* Elegant * Sunny * Vintage * Storefront with Natural Light *
offered a walk through. At that time we discussed set up details. She was patient, offered suggestions and took feedback. The event was a cocktail style birthday party. On the day of it was pre-set up to perfection, and Cassandra helped me set up a few of my own...
Nancy C.
Wicker Park Intimate Bar/Live Performance Venue
slideshow, play trivia, and sing a little karaoke. The bartending staff were great, and worked with us to create a couple of specialty cocktails. I'd definitely host another event here and recommend to others...
Sara G.
Art-filled & customizable space in the heart of West Town
Awesome space and great host! This was perfect for my sister's 50th birthday party. It is super colorful and great for cocktails and apps, mingling, and even a little dancing. Leticia was wonderful. She worked with us, let us check out the place before booking, and even allowed us...
Kara A.
Hidden Gem Studio | Perfect for Intimate Events
What a great space. My friend wanted an non-traditional bridal shower, so we booked this space for cocktail hour. The studio is special and unique, and Chris and his wife were great hosts. Highly recommend...