Where are the events held?
Events are held throughout the hotel in one of our many iconic spaces. Check each event listing for its location, including:
Tank (1st floor building lobby): Originally referred to as “The Tank” by club members, the Chicago Athletic Association’s pool has been transformed into an inviting, public venue, preserving the name “The Tank.” The mosaic tile which once lined the bottom of the swimming now sits atop the basin, mimicking the space’s original lane striping and markers.
Drawing Room (2nd floor): The Drawing Room is also the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s lobby and features the original fireplaces, antique trophies, intimate reading nooks and lounge areas.
Game Room (2nd floor): Originally the billiards room of the Chicago Athletic Association, Game Room is a casual playground homage to our clubby past for a new era of competitive smack downs.
Stagg Court (4th floor): Stagg Court has been fully restored to its original gymnasium grandeur, featuring two basketball hoops and a vintage mahogany running track encircling the room from one story above.
Cindy’s (13th floor): Cindy’s is our rooftop restaurant, bar and open-air terrace overlooking Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Michigan and beyond.
To check for availability at Cindy’s visit Reserve. Communal picnic tables, bar counters and lounge seating are available for those interested in cocktails and appetizers only, but are first come, first serve. To our delight, Cindy’s has become quite the popular downtown Chicago hot spot, therefore reservations are recommended.
How much do events cost?
The majority of events are complimentary. Special events that require an entry fee are set up for ticket payment when you RSVP.
Do I have to buy a ticket ahead of time or RSVP?
RSVPing is recommended as space is limited for many of our events.