Private Parties

Plan your next private event in one of Beat Kitchen’s rooms, or at one of our sister locations: Subterranean (Wicker Park), Underbar (Roscoe Village), and Beat Kitchen on the Riverwalk (The Loop).
We have hosted a wide range of events including birthday parties, formal gatherings, performances, readings, and speakers.
Options are available for hors d’oeuvres, buffets or seated dinners.
Private party menus:
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Beat Kitchen

Our historic 1889 building has several spaces for you to choose from for your next event. Our menu and furniture allow you the versatility to host anything from a formal gathering to a children’s birthday party. Outside of parties, the rooms can be used for performances, readings, speakers and other artistic events. Options are also available to rent out the patio and the entire first floor. Have an idea? Let us know!

For questions and to book your next event, contact party@beatkitchen.com.

Beat Kitchen Music Room:

  • 275 cocktail-style or 150+ seated capacity
  • 20′ x 15′ fully equipped stage for bands, DJs or other performances
  • State of the art sound system and lights for stage, equipped with mics, monitors, sound board, etc. 
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Private bar featuring a wide selection of craft beer, cocktails and wine
  • Customizable food menu, seated or buffet style
  • Outdoor patio (75 seated)
  • Handicap accessible restroom
  • Loading zone and street parking on Belmont 

Beat Kitchen Upstairs Room:

  • 75 cocktail-style or 60+ seated capacity
  • Space for a DJ, musical acts or other performances
  • State of the art sound system
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Private bar featuring a wide selection of craft beer, cocktails and wine
  • Private restrooms
  • Customizable food menu, seated or buffet style
  • Outdoor patio (75 seated)
  • Loading zone and street parking on Belmont 

Subterranean

Originally built as a speakeasy and brothel in 1889, Subterranean’s building was a Polish banquet hall for fifty years before it opened in 1995 as the present-day bar and music venue. There are two spaces available for events. The bi-level music room (with a wrap-around balcony overlooking the dance floor) features an original 1889 Tiffany glass chandelier, decorate vintage woodwork, and one-of-a-kind speakeasy-style details. The downstairs lounge has an intimate, underground atmosphere (without being underground.)

For questions and to book your next event, contact party@subt.net.

SubT Music Room:

  • 375 cocktail-style or 175+ seated capacity
  • 20′ x 14′ fully equipped stage for bands, DJs or other performances
  • State of the art sound system and lights for stage, equipped with mics, monitors, sound board, etc. 
  • 2 private bars featuring a wide selection of craft beer, cocktails and wine
  • Wrap-around balcony overlooking the stage and dance floor
  • Customizable food menu, seated or buffet style
  • Loading zone and street parking available
  • Private restrooms 

SubT Lounge

  • 125 cocktail-style or 70+ seated capacity
  • 15′ x 12′ fully equipped stage for bands or other performances
  • Fully-equipped DJ booth
  • Dedicated sound system and lights for stage, equipped with mics, monitors, sound board, etc. 
  • Private bar featuring a wide selection of craft beer, cocktails and wine
  • Customizable food menu, seated or buffet style
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Cushioned, cozy lounge seating area
  • Loading zone and street parking available
  • Private restrooms and handicap-accessible restroom

Beat Kitchen on the Riverwalk

Beat Kitchen on the Riverwalk is the newest bar/restaurant to join the variety of vendors along the popular downtown waterfront. At its prime spot underneath the Michigan Ave bridge, Beat Kitchen on the Riverwalk’s patio is just steps away from the Chicago River, where tourists and Chicagoans from across the city come to play throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

For questions and to book your next event, contact sam@beatkitchen.com.

  • 125 standing, 80 seated
  • Dedicated sound system for an optional DJ (indoors or outdoors)
  • Additional bluetooth-enabled sound system
  • Full-service bar including specialty frozen cocktails
  • Projector + projection screen available for guest use
  • Customizable food menu, seated or buffet style
  • Heated, covered patio through April
  • Restrooms a short walk away

Additional indoor space is available at the connected Bridgehouse Museum.

Underbar

Our intimate space maintains flexible hours, boasts an unbeatable $0 room fee, and is open to events of nearly any kind. We handle the ambiance, drinks, catering, and music, and you can focus on making memories. A DJ and/or a photographer are available upon request.

For questions and to book your next event, contact info@underbarchicago.com.

  • No room fee
  • 80 cocktail-style or 50+ seated capacity
  • Fully-equipped DJ booth 
  • Dedicated sound system with mics, monitors, sound board, etc. 
  • Private bar featuring a wide selection of craft beer, cocktails and wine
  • Customizable food menu, seated or buffet style
  • Easy street parking on Western Ave
  • Handicap-accessible restroom