The Underground Chicago

The Underground Chicago: Hours, Address, The Underground Chicago Reviews: 3/5

The Underground Chicago
3
Thursday
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 PM - 5:00 AM
About
The Underground, located in River North, has elevated Chicago nightlife to unprecedented heights as Chicago’s premiere nightclub and event space. With a rotating guest list of the who’s who of Chicago notables, celebrities, international DJ’s, and live acts including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Robin Thicke and more. Our venue is transformed into the ultimate nighttime escape, where celebrities and VIPs come to play until the early hours of the morning. The Underground has not only elevated Chicago nightlife by attracting a highly publicized rotating guest list but is also a perfect location for a wide range of events, including company holiday parties, product launches, networking events after McCormick Place trade shows, press events, and conferences for parties between 50-450 guests, reception-style — making it one of the largest and most unique corporate party venues in Chicago.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
How to get there
  • Grand • 3 min walk
  • Merchandise Mart • 5 min walk
Best nearby
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3,765 within 5 kms
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412 within 5 kms

3.0
22 reviews
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Terrible
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Ashley M
1 contribution
NEVER LET IN
Oct 2018 • Couples
I'm supposedly on the VIP list and after waiting about an hour and trying to pay the $20 cover, they still wouldn't let me in so I left. Don't waste your time or your energy at this bar. It sucks.
Written 28 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christine D
Waterford, WI1 contribution
Don’t bother...
Aug 2018
What a huge disappointment!! Went here with Lexi and her bachelorette party girls tonight. Us... mature ladies (4 of us) gothere first and we were told that the reservation for our group for bottle service.. $500 was never confirmed so we had no table. Mind you, the first door man found the party’s name on his reservation list.. Raoul, big man 🙄 I’m guessing, least he thought so.. but I digress. Raoul comes over and tells us, no table no reservation and they refused to let us even go in saying they were full Along come 11 lovely.. beautiful young woman, and what happens?? Ohhh, You DO have a table for us now.. they arranged ‘things’ so they could accommodate us. REALLY? 5 minutes ago, no tables and they were full! Hmmm can we say us 4 mature ladies were discriminated against?? I think so! I call BULL****These wonderful ladies basically told Raoul go screw yourself and we went someplace else.
You, Underground, lost a lot of good business tonight from us. Word will spread. You disappointed this fun, love to drink and dance group of women.
Shame on you Raoul.
Written 12 August 2018
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jetlag0
Chicago, IL6 contributions
Terrible first impression
Feb 2018 • Friends
Went on a Friday night We waited 20 mins in line they won't let us in Stating we were too casual I saw several people walking in with gym shoes dressed very casual security walks around and picks and chooses who goes in people fail to realize money is all the same color . Would never go back
Written 24 February 2018
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Miles S
Atlanta, GA74 contributions
Bottle Service
Feb 2018 • Friends
We got bottle service here this past weekend, and I would not recommend it. Our "booth" was in the back corner, away from the action and dancing. We had to share the couch and area with another large group, not enough room for our party. It was very expensive, and there was a bar right next to us so "bottle service" didnt really make sense. The music and atmosphere were fine, I just would not recommend bottle service here.
Written 13 February 2018
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asubean
Chicago, IL63 contributions
Ride
Sep 2017 • Friends
I haven't been here for a few years. I'd give it 5 stars for music. 1 star for the horribly rude staff. I have NEVER experienced so many rude people working in one place. Screaming in our faces to move while waiting for friends to get a drink. A surly bartender who rolled her eyes when we asked for water. People constantly yelling and being rude. Killed the vibe of the whole place. Yes it's crowded. Yes I know they need to keep paths open for fire safety. So do all the other bars. Yet no one else anywhere is that uncivil. It was next level insolence. Have never experienced that anywhere in the world. People think New Yorkers are tough? No way. These are the nastiest people on the planet.
Written 2 September 2017
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Fernando M
Oak Park, IL97 contributions
Good place, one guy made it all bad
Jul 2017 • Solo
The place is good. A little bit difficult to get in but not big problem. It's tougher after midnight.
The two bars serve different (more in one, less in the other) but it depends a lot on the barman.
Good music and ambience.
One specific red hair security guy (that didn't want to tell his name) was very unrespectful and ruined all. A pity.
Recommended to go for some fun but don't expect the big thing.
Written 28 July 2017
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BrandiNelson
Green Bay, WI6 contributions
Amazing place!
Apr 2017 • Friends
I was really impressed everything about this place from the atmosphere, music, staff, and crowd. My friends and I were celebrating our birthdays and came in from WI. We came arrived early, about 10:30pm and practically had the place to ourselves. A bouncer shook my hand at the door and another held it open for us. We were given a personal tour and the manager gave us a round on the house. The place filled up by 1am and the crowd was a great. We had the time of our lives and I've been to clubs in Vegas and Seattle and this was just as wonderful if not better than the others I've been to!
Written 1 May 2017
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Raphael L
Chicago, IL1,189 contributions
Great venue but short on food
Dec 2016 • Friends
We were at a fundraiser that was held here . The music, variety of seating, and a back room made for a fantastic venue. The issue was that not all the food that was pre arranged was served. It caused many who had paid significant dollars to attend to go home with empty stomachs. Not a good showing or attention to detail my management.
Written 4 December 2016
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Joost B
Santa Barbara, CA114 contributions
Not a friendly place poor attitude.
Jun 2016 • Couples
I rarely leave a poor review but this place was recommended we stopped by earlier and it was not open yet and when we got there with a small group of 5 friends including a business colleague who was celebrating her birthday ... we were ask if we wanted bar service? and than told the mix of people inside was not balanced and they could not let us in . There were about 5 so called bouncers non of them friendly and looking like they spend the entire day in the gym. I asked the door man what he meant and if it was because we were not dressed hip enough? he did not really have an answer and I found the person rude and arrogant. It was 11.00 pm on a wednesday night.
There are many other great places in Chicago and I would not waist your time on this place with an attitude.
Written 25 June 2016
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Attosa P
Ann Arbor, MI25 contributions
I should give one star.....based on experience
Aug 2015 • Friends
Will not be returning. This is a good networking club, and good for people who like high end bottle service. Other than that, most people here are busy trying to look important. It's a hot club so there will be a wait at the door if you arrive on a party night, during party time unless you have some perfect cocktail of arrogance, material cultivation, and money flowing from your pockets. My friends and I waited about 4 minutes to get in, which is longer than any of the other clubs we went to -- even ones that appeared to have lines. There were two main rooms, one with electronic sort of music and the other with more hip-hop music.

One thing that really stuck out to me in the hip-hop room is that the DJ would play about 30 seconds of a song, cut the track abruptly and then start another one like 5 or 6 seconds later like he was DJing with a Walkman.

Bar has more drink options than your average.

If you aren't doing bottle service there is really no where to stand, drink or dance. The tables are really close together. The only place left for us lowly peasants not doing bottle service, are walkways between tables. Not a very welcoming layout unless you are doing your best to pay Underground's entire month's rent over the course of an hour and a half.

I don't want to hurt their business just because this place isn't for me. Based on my experience though, it's not worth more than 2 stars.
Written 18 September 2015
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