Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

63 West Ontario, Chicago, IL 60654

Groups & Special Events at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

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Are you planning a special event? Look no further than the professional event planning and catering team at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago. Our flexible venue, customizable menu, and skilled planning staff are here to make sure your next event is nothing less than amazing. We are a full-service event venue with state of the art sound systems, a savory menu, and a skilled event staff. Let us take your next event from boring to extraordinary.

We are an IDEAL LOCATION for:

  • Birthday Bash
  • Holiday Party
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Charity Event
  • Product Launch
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Wedding Reception
  • Post Prom/Graduation Event

Restaurant Hours:

Mon - Thur 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sun 11:00 AM-10:00 PM


Mon - Thur 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri- Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sun 10:00 AM-10:00 PM

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Group Menus

Whether you are looking for a quick, early morning breakfast, or an elaborate executive reception, our group menus can be customized to fit your every need. Our event and catering staff is here to make sure your event goes smoothly, from the seating plan right down to your favorite dishes. Let us know how we can ensure your next event goes smoothly. 


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Rooms & Capacities


  • Mezzanine Level: Seated 120, Reception 160
  • Hard Rock Stage: Seated 36, Reception 45
  • Hard Rock Patio: Seated 60, Reception 80
  • Entire Cafe: Seated 335, Reception 650
  • Main Floor: Seated 220, Reception 530
  • Floorplan, Capacities & Booking Information

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Audio & Visual

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Equipment

  • 12 JBL12-inch two way line array speakers
  • 6 JBL 18-inch flying subwoofers
  • 6 JBL 2 way 12-inch active monitors
  • 1 JBL 18-inch powered drum subwoofer
  • 1 DBX 260 Drive Rack
  • 1 Tascam CD900 CD player/recorder
  • 2 Furman Pl-pro C power conditioners
  • 4 custom AAMs 30ft. Quad box stage power
  • 2 Custom AAMs 20ft. Quad box
  • 1 Allen & Heath iDR-32 32-channel
  • 1 Allen & Heath-T112 iLive 28-Fader Digital Console
  • 4 Stewart ADB-1 Direct box
  • 84 Flat Screens throughout the Building
  • Jumbotron Billboard Messaging
  • Motorized Disco Ball
  • PowerPoint Display Compatible
  • On-site Technical Support

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Microphone List

  • 1 DBX-RTAM Analyzer Microphone
  • 24 Horizon XLR 25' Mic cord
  • 16 Hercules H-Boom - short & tall boom mic stands
  • 1 Sure-Beta 52 kick drum mic
  • 10 Sure-SM 57 instrument mic
  • 6 Sure-SM 58 vocal mic
  • 3 Avlex-s241/U3 condenser mic

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Lighting System

  • 4 Chauvet 250 watt moving spot
  • 10 Chauvet Par56 - 24 RGB LED lights black
  • 1 RPC Source 4 gobo-lights with 19 degree lens
  • 1 Martin Light Jockey - lighting program with computerized system
  • 18 Par56's lights

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We are the preferred party vendor for some of Chicago's biggest and best-known companies! Check out what some of our satisfied customers have to say about their experience at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago.

Computershare Investor Service

I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful event. Our employees truly enjoyed the event. The space was wonderful, the food was excellent, the service was excellent. Another thing that I got a lot of feedback on was the staff at Hard Rock, how they were interactive and a lot of fun as well.

Fifth Third Bank

In my opinion, the event was great and you guys did a fantastic job. I have to say that you are definitely on top of things and your staff is simply awesome. I had a great time and promise not to be a stranger.

Turner Construction Company

Wanted to write and thank you for all the work you did to make our holiday event such a success. The Hard Rock staff ROCKS! Our employees had a great time. Food was exceptional and the venue setup was perfect!

RSM McGladrey

The food was fabulous - and never ending! The drinks were flowing, the atmosphere, incredible and the staff was friendly and accommodating to any of our needs. I would definitely recommend Hard Rock Cafe as a venue to be seen when selecting future events. Thanks again!

AXA Assistance USA

Your staff did a wonderful job and the food was delicious! Everyone was very impressed with the venue and truly enjoyed themselves. We heard great comments regarding the party; some have said it's been the best party yet! Thank you for all of your help and the time you invested. We hope to work with you again, possibly for our next holiday party! Once again, thank you!


Great time, lots of really good comments from our customers and from our own staff. Your Hard Rock team and the casino company did a fantastic job. Thanks for the ideas, the cooperation and the flexibility.

Group Travel Consultants

I cannot thank your team enough for being so professional, accommodating, fun, and energetic. They saved what was otherwise a downer of a day and turned it into the highlight of our trip. Your team was outstanding (actually, outstanding is an understatement) and I can't wait to work with you again!

Chicago Tour Guide

Our group of 70+ was served in a timely manner and the food was tasty. Your servers were responsive to the requests and one of your employees was great entertainment. One chaperon left with spiked, red hair!

Jim Grillo
CMP for Hereschicago.com

The Hard Rock is one of Chicago’s most unique, fun and entertaining venues with a built in theme for a memorable event. That is why we chose Hard Rock Café for our Chicago Meetings & Hospitality Industry event.

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