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The Underground Cocktail Club

4.5
4.5
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar

A heightened focus on vibrant and vintage-inspired cocktails with live performances on an elevated stage over the bar.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (312) 644-7600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Dearborn St

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Snacks & Bites

  • Rainbow Crudité

    green goddess dip

    • Truffle Tater Tots

      truffle, parmesan, chives; served with green goddess, horseradish cream, spiced ketchup

      • Charcuterie

        chef selection of meat and cheese

        • Oysters Rockefeller (4)

          spinach, swiss cheese

          • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (4)

            horseradish, gin spiked cocktail sauce

            • Popcorn

              chicago mix

              • Caviar

                blinis, potato chips, egg, chives, crème fraîche; Available in kaluga | osetra

                • Grilled Cheese

                  american cheese, swiss, spiced ketchup

                  • Cocktail Club Sliders (3)

                    brie, date aioli, brioche, fried shallots

                    • Filet Sliders (3)

                      maître d butter, caramelized shallots, horseradish cream; add truffle tater tots for $5

                      • Bon Bons

                        assorted flavors

                        • Ice Cream Cone

                          vanilla ice cream

                          Cornets

                          choice of:

                          • Smoked Salmon

                            caviar, crème fraîche, chives

                            • Beef Tartare

                              egg, capers, shallots

                              Cocktails

                              • Old Fashioned

                                bowman brothers bourbon, angostura bitters, orange bitters, turbinado

                                • Drugstore Cowboy

                                  martell blue swift, luxardo triplum triple sec orange, bourbon smoked brown sugar, lemon

                                  • The Surrealist

                                    calypso silver rum, bianco vermouth, pineapple, lime, ube infused grenadine

                                    • The Shimmy

                                      barr hill gin, chamomile honey syrup, lemon

                                      • The Main Drag

                                        roku gin, lime, mint, lemongrass, club soda

                                        • The Stutz Bearcat

                                          woodford reserve bourbon, cocchi vermouth di torino, cardamom bitters, lavender bitters, grade a maple syrup, lemon

                                          • French 75

                                            hendrick's gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, champagne

                                            Wine & Champagne

                                              Red

                                              • Far Niente Post & Beam, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, 2019

                                                red fruit, cassis, elegant

                                                • Prisoner, Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA, 2019

                                                  boysenberry, pomegranate, luscious

                                                  • Caymus, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, 2019

                                                    cocoa, plum, creamy

                                                    • Daou, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA, 2019

                                                      blackberry, smoky leather, bold

                                                      • Heitz Cellar, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, 2016

                                                        rooibos tea, raspberry coulis, elegant

                                                        • Far Niente, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, 2018

                                                          mixed berry, black tea, silky

                                                          White

                                                          • Jordan, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA, 2018

                                                            kumquat, Fuji apple, juicy

                                                            • Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2020

                                                              citrus, passion fruit, vibrant

                                                              Champagne

                                                              • Veuve Clicquot, Yellow Label Brut, Reims, France, NV

                                                                pear, lemon, toasty

                                                                • Moët & Chandon, Brut Imperial, Epernay, France, NV

                                                                  pear, peach, vivacious

                                                                  • Dom Perignon, Vintage Brut, Epernay, France, 2010

                                                                    mango, melon, scintillating

                                                                    • Veuve Clicquot, Brut Rosé, Reims, France, NV

                                                                      strawberry, ginger, zesty

                                                                      • Moët & Chandon, Rosé Imperial, Epernay, France, NV

                                                                        raspberry, peach, lively

                                                                        Last updated: September 15, 2021

                                                                        What 12 people are saying

                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                        4.5
                                                                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                        • 4.1Food
                                                                        • 4.3Service
                                                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                                                        • 4.1Value

                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                        1. MP

                                                                          MarkP

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          We showed up with a reservation and the cocktail club was unfortunately closed. I had a group of 8 people and I never got notified they weren’t open. I also made the reservation about a month in advance. I’m not sure why I never got an update. I don’t think it should let you make a reservation if the establishment is closed. Very disappointed.

                                                                        2. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          I was charged to hold the table for this location & when we showed up for the reservation the bouncer told us the club was booked for a private event. We were looking forward to this all day. The should really figure out a way to contact reservations if the spot gets booked out.

                                                                        3. G

                                                                          Gaby

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          39 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          39 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                                          We were required to check in our coats so we have to pay $4 each then we got seated close to the door and it was so drafty. We were told we will be moved as soon as they clean more tables, it never happened . We waited more than an hour for water and drinks, servers just kept passing by but we were not tended upon. Then the bus boy took our food without asking. We waited again to pay for our bill, drinks were comped but service charge was doubled. The server apologized for all the things that gone wrong but we just had enough that night.

                                                                        4. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                          Table was placed in chaotic corner near bar, kept getting bumped into

                                                                        5. CB

                                                                          CelinaB

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          My favorite place on a Saturday night. The service is amazing. The drinks are amazing. The food is amazing. And the live music is amazing. Can't wait to go back!

                                                                        6. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          We and my party were very happy with the ambience, service, cleanliness, and great food. We will definitely be back.

                                                                        7. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                          overall5food3service3ambience3

                                                                          Nice experience

                                                                        8. VC

                                                                          VeronicaCas

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                          overall5food3service4ambience5

                                                                          Nice relaxing atmosphere. Great music. Seating is a bit crowded, but the staff do a great job of trying to meet your needs. Food selection is small. Tator tots were good, sliders could have been better. Drinks were tasty. Several people checked on us throughout our visit and made us feel very welcome. Great service over all.

                                                                        9. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                                          overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                          We frequent cocktail lounges across Chicago and were super excited to try out this rebirth of a room in Underground. Unfortunately, it did not hit the mark in food, drink, or service. The decor and live music are great. Drinks are overpriced for being pretty basic and uninteresting - bartender couldn't even make a gimlet. Food/bites looked and tasted pretty juvenile. Could not justify ever coming back at this price point.

                                                                        10. R

                                                                          Raymond

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Had the best time. I've been going to Underground for years, but I must admit that the service this time was superb. The manager Patrick was super attentive and incredibly personable. Patrick made everything seamless. Thank you for a wonderful time--

                                                                        11. NW

                                                                          NancyW

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                                          overall5food4service2ambience5

                                                                          Fantastic night out. The atmosphere is lovely and the food is tasty AF!

                                                                        12. G

                                                                          Giga

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Awesome Roaring 20s vibe! Great jazz! Great ambiance! Great everything!

                                                                        FAQs

                                                                        The Underground Cocktail Club is rated 4.5 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

                                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                                                        Google Map for The Underground Cocktail Club

                                                                        56 W Illinois St Chicago, IL 60654-4805

                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                          Dearborn St

                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                          River North (Chicago)

                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                          Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–2:00 am

                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                          Cocktail Bar, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                          Business Casual

                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                          Valet

                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                        • Additional

                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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