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Jermey T.

"...We used the venue for a pop-up art exhibit. Micheal was such a great host. He is super professional, friendly, and pretty chill -- all of which made the process of booking and using the space pretty effortless. The venue was pretty large and was perfect for displaying the pieces..."

Yummie O.

"...Darka was more than accommodating! I loved the space and neighborhood and can’t wait to come back for my next Popup..."

Featured pop up retail spaces

Studio & White Box Theater in Old Town
Goose Island
149

**No Alcohol | No Parties | Creative Use Only** Events during 2020 may be affected by Covid-19 guidelines for the City of Chicago. Please inquire by message before sending a booking request. As of Oct. 2020, we are only able to have 16 people in...

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BoHo Chic Event Space @ Logan Square Creative Studio
Logan Square
169

WE CAN WAIVE CLEANING FEES IF SPACE IS LEFT CLEAN The studio is set up for photography/videography. It is also set up as an event space. Ideal for pop up's, intimate birthday parties, performances as well as a place to host meeting. The studio's east...

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Newly Renovated ! Amazing Location, Unique Lincoln Park Loft Like Space-NEW HEPA FILTERS AND \
Lincoln Park
386

...includes (ut is not limited to): baby showers, bridal showers, first birthday parties, kids birthday parties, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, pop-up shops, book clubs, photo shoots, film shoots, birthday party venue, baptism and christening party venue, small wedding venue, cooking classes, supper...

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Goose Island Warehouse Space with Ample Natural Light
Goose Island
37

Our unique Goose Island space is utilized as a storage facility with an open, 4500 square foot warehouse space filled with natural light via southwest-facing block windows and large skylights throughout. The floors in the warehouse space are concrete with both white painted brick and...

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Inspirational and Raw Urban Warehouse
Humboldt Park
181

CREATIVE WAREHOUSE SPACE! OVER 5000 sq. ft. THE WHOLE SPACE IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL. 3 CONTIGUOUS ROOMS. EVERYTHING IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND SPOTLESS. CAREFULLY REFURBISHED TO IT’S 1962 BEGINNINGS! IT’S BIG AND VERSATILE YET INTIMATE. MY HOPE IS THAT IT INSPIRES YOU! YOU...

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Ivory Storefront Space
West Town
33

***NO PARTIES ALLOWED*** We are happy to share our 1300 sqft. vacant storefront space that is conveniently located in Wicker Park downtown Chicago. The space has minimal furnishings, allowing it to be the perfect canvas for any kind of an event that you may be...

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Bright Studio Space to Gather, Design and Create!
Irving Park
91

This bright and open studio is the perfect space to gather, design, or create! Our 1300 square feet studio is conveniently located just off from US 90/94 with easy street parking and just a 5-minute walk from the Irving Park Blue Line stop. Our space...

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Homey Event Space Located in the Heart of Humboldt Park
Humboldt Park
60

Event space meets community center. From families to organizations and everyone in-between, we have over 1700 square feet of space perfect for you! Whether throwing a baby shower, hosting a reception or celebrating a birthday, this is a unique venue for any occasion. Located in...

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Gallery w/ 14' Ceilings & Hardwood Floors in W O W District
West Town
15

...is in the center of a thriving neighorhood of artists, restaurants, interesting shops, and boutiques. Experience hosting: Network events, mixers, creative presentations, pop-ups, exhibitions, professional Gatherings, intimate Weddings History of the Space: In 2006 I gave up my beautiful Northside apartment and started to...

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What people say about pop up retail spaces on Peerspace

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06/01/2018
Jordan S.

Space: East Village Retail Storefront

"...We held a pop-up exhibition in this space and would definitely do it again. Darka was really easy to work with and really helpful. The neighbourhood is great and the space is in a great location, would definitely recommend..."

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06/14/2018
Christopher D.

Space: Elegant and open loft style...

"...We held a pop-up art exhibit and cocktail party in the space. It was perfect and our guests were delighted with the space. Hyuna was responsive and really cared about making sure we had a great event. This is a great space in a great location and I enthusiastiacally..."

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03/31/2019
Danielle S.

Space: Major Gallery in Chelsea Ar...

"...This space was awesome for our charity pop-up event. My entire team loved it and we plan to host future events here. The space is a lot larger in person, so that was a pleasant surprise. One thing to note is that this space is located in a building..."

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05/06/2017
Tammy H.

Space: Unique, Spacious SF Yoga St...

"...was perfect for my workshop, and I'm already planning to book again with him. It can be a very multi-purpose space-- meetings, pop-up space, classes, celebrations, etc. Location is also great-- safe and easy to find (affordable) parking. Thank you..."

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09/09/2017
Yu W.

Space: Unique North Beach Gallery

"...Absolutely enjoyed working with Andrew and having my event in his beautiful gallery. I had a one-night, pop-up photography show in his gallery. From the very beginning, Andrew is extremely friendly and helpful, discussing with me what he can do to accommodate my requests and what are the..."

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06/06/2018
Alex E.

Space: Spacious Mid-Market/SOMA Ga...

"...gracious host, very responsive to all of my very specific questions (down to the lightbulb wattage), and the space was perfect for our pop-up corporate event. It's a beautiful size for 10 cocktail tables and up to 50-75 people. Perfectly fit for standing room drink and..."

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06/03/2017
Michelle T.

Space: Chinatown Creative Space wi...

"...This space was perfect for my pop-up party! Plenty of electrical outlets if needed. There were tables and chairs I could use. Phoenix was very accommodating and set up the projector for me. He and another host checked up on me for the whole duration of my event. They..."

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05/19/2019
Dominique C.

Space: Urban Art Gallery Space Nex...

"...was perfect for what we needed. The owner provided full services from hanging art work to producing and installing wall text. Made the short pop-up so much easier for us to manage. Will definitely be back..."

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04/20/2019
Ghazal T.

Space: Elegant Bay Bridge Event Space

"...Elegant space with clean and modern outlook and great for any type of events you think of. I had my popup fundraising event at the beautiful lounge and had a very good experience working with the management to plan and reserve the space. Very fast, professional and convinient communication with..."

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10/28/2018
Andrea S.

Space: Clean & Bright Gallery Space

"...booked this gallery space for a pop-up art exhibition that took place last night and I can't say enough wonderful things about the space and the Alison, the host. The space is beautiful, clean and in a great neighborhood. It has vibe that is both professional and warm..."

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05/27/2018
Yummie O.

Space: Amazing Petit East Village ...

"...so much Joseph! Thoroughly enjoyed the space, neighborhood,your help setting up and your accommodations! Can’t wait to come back for my next Popup!!! Yummie..."

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03/24/2019
Casey G.

Space: Restaurant and Kitchen in A...

"...Hasan was very helpful in getting us everything we needed for my popup dinner..."

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06/13/2018
Joanna W.

Space: Contemporary East Hollywood...

"...absolutely loved de Plume and working with Maggie and Kieva. The location was so perfect for my pop-up! The location couldn’t have been better, and both Maggie and Kieva were so hospitable..."

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05/17/2019
Ymani C.

Space: Studio & White Box Theater ...

"...hosted my pop-up here the middle of May 2019. The staff was extremely friendly, and so helpful! I will be booking again! Thank you to the entire team for helping my event go off without a hitch..."

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05/05/2019
Tyna H.

Space: Gorgeous Light-Filled Conve...

"...The space was perfect for our pop-up. Bret was so lovely and accommodating to our needs from start to finish. Despite the rain, the windows brought in plenty of light and the atmosphere was very cozy. Having access to a full kitchen on site was definitely a treat as..."

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07/20/2019
Rachel E.

Space: Unique Alley Event Space ne...

"...This was such a great space to host my pop-up shop! It's so cute and well decorated, and the location was out of the way but easy to find..."

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08/29/2020
Saneia R.

Space: Intimate Private Meeting, E...

"...Very nice space! Used it for a PopUp shop and it was perfect! Host was very nice and helpful. Thank you so much..."

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03/23/2019
Anne Marie J.

Space: Light Filled Retail Showroom

"...We held our first Pop-Up at Shopkeepers in March. Seda and Talyah were both very responsive and accommodating leading up to our event. Talyah worked the coffee bar during our event which was a nice touch for our guests..."

Frequently Asked Questions

Chicago is a lovely place to host Pop-Ups. With 80+ spaces available for rent in neighborhoods across the city, you can find just the space you imagined at your budget.

Since planning Pop-Ups is different in every city, here are a few things to keep in mind as you go:

How much does a pop up retail space cost to rent in Chicago?

Having a Pop-Up in Chicago costs an average of $151 per hour for the venue. You can find smaller spaces (4 people or less) for closer to $129 and larger spaces (52 or more) run about $258 per hour.

How long do Pop-Ups run in Chicago?

Most Pop-Ups get started between 12:00 pm and 13:00 pm and run 0 hours in length. pop up retail spaces in Chicago tend to run slightly larger than average with 27 attendees.

How do I find a pop up retail space to rent in Chicago?

You can find just about any type of space in Chicago, but the most popular for Pop-Ups are bars and penthouses. We’d guess there are a few of both in the Irving Park neighborhood, seeing that it’s the reigning hot-spot for pop up retail spaces.

How popular are Pop-Ups in Chicago?

Chicago Peerspace hosts have welcomed 60800+ people into their pop up retail spaces with an average review of 5 stars across 1363 reviewers. 97% of guests said they would book again.