Making small talk with the people you work with while not at work is extremely painful. But with the office party coming closer, we’re all going to have to get through a night of small talks, tipsy bosses, and perhaps a couple of work-related taunts. What will make everything better though, is a bar filled with, well, everything.
As you look for places to celebrate your next annual office party, Chicago bathes in glamorous venues such as underground clubs, hotel rooftop bars, sports museums, and riverside decks.
City Winery Chicago
A corporate event at City Winery Chicago, Source: Facebook
A wine tasting is a great way to bond with your colleagues, and also, of course, drink a lot of wine. When it comes to wine tasting programs and hosting sophisticated parties, City Winery Chicago has the capability to accommodate upto 380 seats for the guests with its interconnected spaces. From the private barrel room to the capacious restaurant and bar space, the venue boasts of a flexible floor plan.
You can try various wines aged in oak barrels at the winery, rigged with traditional fireplaces, a mezzanine deck for cocktail reception, and a stage to host dance shows, concerts, and more.
Location - 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607.
Timings - 4 pm to 9 pm (Monday to Tuesday)
4 pm to 10 pm (Wednesday to Friday)
12 pm to 10 pm (Saturday)
12 pm to 8 pm (Sunday)
Untitled Supper Club
The Cabernet wing at Untitled Supper Club, Source: Website
With four luxurious spaces in the offering, Untitled Supper Club can be found in the underground section of The Sterling Private Residences. The Whiskey Library is stocked with over 500 American whiskeys, while The Drawing Room, Backstage, and Cabaret wings are dressed in their own trims of deluxe attire.
Each section has its own charm, seating capacity, and a purpose to fulfill, which means no matter the size and diversity of your group, Untitled Supper Club will not cease to amaze you with its affluent speakeasy vibe.
Location - 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654.
Timings - Closed (Sunday to Tuesday)
5 pm to 1 am (Wednesday)
5 pm to 2 am (Thursday to Friday)
5 pm to 3 am (Saturday)
The Wit Hotel
A party at The Wit in Chicago, Source: Website
From high octane DJ parties, spacious corporate spaces, executive boardrooms & ballrooms, to a 5,000 square foot retractable roof bar and lounge, The Wit is equipped with all kinds of rallying points to make your next office party a highlight.
Choose an event space as per your requirement and leave all the worries to an award winning team of staff, culinary experts, and organisers at The Hilton in Chicago. The succulent food options will sizzle your taste buds as you celebrate with a glass of bubbly in hand.
Location - 201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601.
SPIN Chicago, Source: Website
Since their 2009 flagship launch in New York, SPIN has never lost a game when it comes to uniting the diverse community with ping pong. If you and your colleagues are looking to bond with each other, SPIN Chicago is the ideal spot in town for some drinks, delicious food, and fun.
The 18,000 square foot area can host more than 500 guests at a time, acclaiming a name as one of the best ping pong venues in the country with branches spread out in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other cities.
Location - 344 N State St, Chicago, IL 6065.
Timings - Closed (Sunday to Monday)
4 pm to 10 pm (Tuesday to Thursday)
4 pm to 12 am (Friday to Saturday)
Murdoch Outdoor area at River Roast, Source: Website
Situated on the bank of Chicago river, River Roast is a marvelous restaurant and bar led by James Beard award winning chef Tony Mantuano. With one of the largest patios in the city, the venue delights the guests with stunning views of the waterfront and roasted culinary meat creations.
A total of six spaces are available that can accommodate more than 300 people in total. We instantly fell in love with the Murdoch Outdoor area, stealing our attention with the wooden deck and cushioned seats.
Location - 315 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654.
Timings - 11.30 am to 9 pm (Sunday to Wednesday)
11.30 am to 10 pm (Thursday to Saturday)
Chicago Sports Museum
An ongoing office party at Chicago Sports Museum, Source: Website
Are you craving an interactive, fun, and team-building office party? With nine separate rooms filled with audio-visual skill competitions, body tracking sports tech, and the finest sport memorabilia you can find in the city, Chicago Sports Museum awaits your arrival.
You will be overwhelmed with the amount of activities, games, food & drink choices, and projective displays of iconic moments in American sports history on offer at this museum.
So, what are you waiting for? Unwind at this sports museum with your group of workmates for a recreational office jam.
Location - 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.
Timings - 11.30 am to 7 pm (Monday to Thursday)
11.30 to 8 pm (Friday to Saturday)
12 pm to 6 pm (Sunday)
Header image - The Wit, Source: Website