Host Your Event

Benchmark, Chicago's first convertible beer garden, offers a lively sports bar atmosphere in an industrial-chic space located in the heart of Old Town.

Benchmark features multiple event spaces on two floors – the first floor features a large wrap around bar and our second floor features a fully retractable rooftop! Benchmark can accommodate your intimate group of 15 or your next large scale event for 375 guests.

Looking for private space for a larger party? Ask us about a full venue buy-out!

Back Lounge

The Back Lounge, on Benchmark's first floor, offers a semi-private space that can accommodate up to 35 guests cocktail style. The Back Lounge features 4 TVs, scattered bar height tables, and built in booth seating.

Back Lounge
Upper Lounge
Upper Lounge

The Upper Lounge is on the second floor Benchmark and features a wall of windows overlooking Wells Street in Old Town, as well as a railing overlooking the action on the first floor below. The Upper Lounge includes 4 TVs and plush lounge couches, with space to accommodate up to 35 guests for a cocktail reception style event.

Sundeck

Ideal for a smaller, semi-private event! The Sundeck is located on the second floor of Benchmark, with windows that open to overlook Wells street and underneath the retractable rooftop. The Sundeck includes scattered high top tables and can accommodate up to 20 guests for a cocktail style event.

Sundeck
The South Side
The South Side

The South Side includes the entire south half of Benchmark's first floor - the perfect option for a semi-private event for up to 100 guests cocktail style! This space is located directly underneath the opening on the second floor (and retractable rooftop) and features 12 TVs, scattered bar height tables, built in booth seating and direct bar access for your guests!

Second Floor

Benchmark's Second Floor accommodates up to 175 guests cocktail style (or up to 100 guests seated) and features a full private bar, high top tables, lounge furniture, 12 TVs, and best of all: a fully retractable rooftop in the summer months! It's the perfect indoor/outdoor space - with no worries of a back-up option in the event of inclement weather.

Second Floor