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Underground Chicago

The Underground Chicago | 2020 All You Need to Know
  • The Underground Chicago
  • The Underground Chicago
  • The Underground Chicago
  • The Underground Chicago

Venue Description

Underground Chicago. Located at 56 W Illinois St. People-watching & late-night dancing to club music take center stage at this underground hotspot.

Named “One of the Sexiest Places in the World” by Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Underground not only holds true to the name but also the reputation, as guests descend into our subterranean world of unforgettable fun.

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The Underground will go beyond anything currently offered in the nightlife industry. With everyone treated like a VIP, guests will experience an elevated level of personalization and attention to detail unmatched by other nightclubs.

The Underground features a unique subway-style entrance, a posh lounge-like interior with plush sofa seating, cocktail tables, 3 bars, 2 DJ booths and motion reactive party lighting creating two purposefully designed spaces that can be booked for large private events.

The hot club attracts a rotating guest list of who’s who of Chicago notables, celebrities, international DJs and celebrity live acts – including Katy Perry, John Mayer, Kanye West and more. Recent celebrity sightings include Robin Thicke, Aaron Paul, Lil John or Sophia Bush.

With years of experience, our VIP Nightlife team can take your ideas from an inspiration to a fully executed, once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Let us plan a great night out in Chicago. Call us quick and easy: 312 878 0707.

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Venue Vitals

What To Know

Music: Mostly Top 40
Best for: Celeb sighting, VIP bottle service, birthdays
Capacity: 450

Average Line: 15-30min
Price: $$$ (Pricey)
Attire: Upscale, Trendy

When To Visit

Hours of Operation
Wed-Fri & Sun 10PM-4AM
Sat 10PM-5AM


Where To Go

NBHD: River North
56 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

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Expert Tips

Drink prices:
• Expect to pay $10-$70 for cocktails.
• $14-$22 for Champagne splits.
• Bottles start at $300 +up.
Click To View Bottle List

• Underground does have a cover but varies at the door.
• For girls entry is at the door’s discretion.
• Bottle service reservations always best.

When to go:
• Underground is open 10PM –4AM, Wed-Sun
• All nights are good.
• Celeb sightings almost nightly.

Best table location:
• Underground’s best table is the one closest to the DJ.
Click To View Venue Map.

Nearby parking:
• 111 E Wacker Dr. – Garage.
• 57 E Wacker Pl. – Valet Garage.
• 181 N Clark St. – Government Center Garage.
• 210 N Wells St. – Garage.
• 175 W Lake St. – Lake-Wells Garage.

Still have questions?
Head to our Contact Information to directly connect with us.

The Spaces

Two Unique Spaces For Up To 450 Guests

Conveniently located in the trendy River North neighborhood and steps from Michigan Ave, Underground features 2 unique spaces.

The Nightclub @ Underground Chicago

Sleek and modern underground hangout fully-equipped with state of the art sound & lighting; including 40ft digital wall. Full-spectrum lasers, haze machines & CO2 cannons. Plus two bars, an elevator, a massive coat check room and private restrooms; accommodates up to 300 guests.

The Lounge @ Underground Chicago

Opulent & refined; old-world elegance within modern design. Wood paneled walls with gold wainscoting, crystal chandeliers and tufted leather seating. Dangling icicle lights and mirrored LED-paneled columns. Plus a 30ft bar, elevated DJ booth, and private restrooms. Accommodates up to 150 guests.

Dress Code

The Underground Chicago Dress Code

Dress code is relaxed but don’t let that fool you. Stylish here means trendy. Underground is where celebs frequent while performing in town. So make sure you’re dressed to impress … as you never know who you might meet.

Management reserves right to refuse entry to anyone. Must be 21+ with proper ID required to enter.