Beatnik on the River 180 N Upper Wacker Drive • Chicago • IL 60606


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Exotic, eclectic, and whimsical, this unique restaurant blends the diverse style of its freethinking midcentury namesakes with a distinct global flair. Combine that with its ultra-desirable spot on the riverfront, and you have the makings of a totally unforgettable party.
  • Throughout its inviting rooms, you'll find dramatic design details like colorful tile mosaics, chevron painted floors laid with opulent rugs, and tropical plants tucked in every possible nook.
  • The space is managed by Bonhomme Hospitality Group, whose welcoming, innovative restaurants and event venues are among Chicago's most-loved. With their stellar staff's expertise and thoughtful guidance throughout your planning process, you're guaranteed a fun, stress-free day.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
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  • Pricing, capacities, and menus are subject to change due to COVID-19 City of Chicago regulations. Please contact the venue for additional information!

Meals (when priced separately)
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Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 60 60
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 120
Reception Seated 40 60
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 40.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Restaurant
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • River
  • Unique
  • Art Gallery

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Creek / River
  • Garden


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