The Best Corporate Events in Wicker Park

We’ve already walked you through the best places for a post-work drink in the loop, so now we’re moving on to a different neighborhood. The event experts in Kapow are really into the Wicker Park/Bucktown area. It’s young, it’s hip and there’s no shortage of great restaurants, bars and fun shops. And although the neighborhood has a quirky reputation, sometimes a unique and quirky event is what gets clients in the door. So if you’re hanging in Wicker and are looking for something other than a traditional happy hour—and let’s face it, you are—check out these cool events in the hood.

Private concert with the star of Hamilton

This experience is unlike anything you’ve hosted before. Book an exclusive, private concert with the star of the hit musical, Hamilton. Actors Miguel Cervantes and Joseph Morales, who play and understudy the role of Hamilton, will rotate performances. You’ll kick off the night with a VIP cocktail reception. Following the cocktail hour, guests will enjoy an exclusive 30-minute concert watched from In Studio Live’s high-tech sound booth. After the show, guests can take photos with the star and snag autographs.

The Dapper Club

Dapper ClubThe Dapper Club brings back the haberdasheries of the past, giving guests a comfortable space to shop for affordable men’s and women’s clothing. We love the custom-shirt fitting experience, where your guests will design their own men’s or women’s dress shirt, hand-selecting the fabrics, the type of collar, the cuff and buttons. If you’re really looking to reward guests, check out our custom suit fitting. Guests can build their own suit, choosing a silhouette, textiles and fit that best shows off their style. While guests are waiting for their fitting, they can grab a beer and shoot pool.


This shoe store is famous for its One for One Movement. For every pair of shoes you buy at TOMS, a child in need gets a new pair of shoes for free. So if you’re looking for an altruistic event, the TOMS experiences are great options. If you’re looking to get creative, book our create-your-own shoes event where an artist will help guests create customized designs on their TOMS. Or if you’d rather mingle with clients while still allowing them to walk away with something cool, check out the TOMS shopping event.


If you’re all set on shoes and suits, you can still get an interactive activity and customized takeaway at Timbuk2. Guests can create a custom messenger bag, backpack or tote. It’s a useful gift for your guests and it’ll be a step up from their Jansport backpack. Like all of our in-store retail events, this experience is catered with great food, and beer and wine.

The Bedford

The BedfordSet in a refurbished bank complete with an incredible vault room, this must-see venue is the perfect place to host clients. The rich architectural history of the building offers your clients a step back in time that will make their experience truly unique. We have three great experiences at The Bedford that your guests are sure to love. Book a cocktail reception in the vault room, a private dinner in the parlor or buyout the whole place and explore it before dinner.

Chicago Food Planet

If you don’t want to be tied to just one restaurant, book this walking food tour of Wicker Park. The World’s Fare walking tour showcases the history of Chicago’s food scene dating back to the famous World’s Columbian Exposition, and explores the bustling melting pot of today. During the tour, you’ll stop by Lillie’s Q (Southern American BBQ), Urban Belly (authentic Korean noodles, dumplings and rice), Chop Shop (Chicago’s only sustainable butcher, deli, restaurant and bar) and 5411 (authentic Argentinean food).

So there you have it: our favorite spots in Wicker Park and Bucktown. If you are looking to book an event in Wicker, but haven’t found the perfect idea, contact the event experts and we’ll get something set up.


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