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Hours: Dining
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History

Established in 1879 to uphold the sacred obligations of citizenship, to promote honesty and efficiency in government, and to support cultural institutions and the beautification of the city, the Club has been a contributing partner in the growth and development of Chicago. Through the efforts of its membership, the Club is a catalyst for action in the political, economic and social arenas and focuses its leadership and resources on important social issues.

In addition to our Club's motto of "commitment to community and country," our 23-story clubhouse provides a haven for our Members and their guests. Located in the heart of Chicago's downtown financial district, it is a place to meet, socialize, and enjoy fine food and impeccable service. The clubhouse is composed of guest rooms and suites, conference rooms, ballrooms, formal and informal dining rooms and lounges, a library, state-of-the-art health and fitness center, and a swimming pool. The Club has also amassed one of the nation's largest privately-held art collections, containing paintings, sculptures and antiques. 

More than 60 different events per month ranging from author appearances to sporting events to family holiday parties to networking events mean there's always something interesting going on to enjoy. Special activities and exclusive cultural events are planned for members to meet, socialize and be entertained, enriched and informed. Theater outings, chamber music concerts and travel opportunities are just some of the activities members enjoy. Through participation in special interest groups, members may enhance their knowledge on topics of interest, hone their professional skills, enjoy their favorite hobbies and develop new interests.

Hours of Operation: Dining

Wigwam Breakfast

  • Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to noon 
  • Poolside Buffet Breakfast

  • Monday through Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
  • Main Dining Room Lunch

  • Monday through Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Carvery Lunch

  • Monday through Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Poolside Buffet Lunch

  • Monday through Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Rendezvous Bar

  • Monday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Sunday: noon to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wigwam Dinner

  • Monday through Saturday: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Room Service (daily)

  • Breakfast: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Hours of Operation: Health & Fitness

    Fitness Facilities

  • Monday through Friday: 5:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Manicurist

  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Barbershop 

  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • Hours of Operation: Library

    Staff Available

  • Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Library Open

  • Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Contact the Bell Stand for assistance after hours
  • Business Information Center

  • Daily: 24 hours
  • Health & Fitness Entrance

  • Daily: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Club Address

    Union League Club of Chicago
    65 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60604
    312.427.7800

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    Driving Directions


    From O’Hare Airport

  • Head east on the Kennedy Expressway (90/94)
  • Exit east on Jackson Blvd.
  • Travel 12 blocks and turn right onto Federal St.
  • From Midway Airport

  • Head north on Cicero Ave.
  • Go east on the Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55)
  • Merge onto the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway (90) 
  • Merge onto the eastbound Eisenhower Expressway (290) which becomes Congress Parkway
  • Turn north (left) onto Dearborn
  • Go one block to Van Buren and turn left 
  • Travel ¼ block west and turn right onto Federal Street
  • From North Lake Shore Drive

  • Travel south on Lake Shore Drive
  • Exit west (right) onto Randolph St.
  • Turn south (left) onto Clark St. 
  • Turn east (left) onto Jackson Blvd.
  • Travel one block and turn south (right) onto Federal Street.
  • From South Lake Shore Drive

  • Travel north on Lake Shore Drive. 
  • Exit west (left) on Balbo Ave.
  • Turn north (right) on Michigan Ave.
  • Turn west (left) onto Van Buren
  • Turn north (right) onto Federal St.
  • From the Eisenhower Expressway (290)

  • Travel east on Eisenhower Expressway (290) which becomes Congress Parkway
  • Turn north (left) on Dearborn
  • Turn west (left) onto Van Buren
  • Travel ¼ block and turn north (right) onto Federal St.
  • From the Dan Ryan Expressway (90/94)

  • Travel north on Highway 55/Stevenson Expressway to the Dan Ryan Expressway (90/94)
  • Merge onto the eastbound Eisenhower Expressway (290) which becomes Congress Parkway
  • Turn north (left) onto Dearborn
  • Turn west (left) onto Van Buren 
  • Travel ¼ block west and turn north (right) onto Federal St.

  • Parking & Transportation

    Valet Parking available at the Federal Street Entrance.
    Self Parking available at the garage on the northwest corner of Federal and Van Buren. Special rates are available for guests with tickets that are validated at the Front Desk.

     

    Union League Club Parking Rates*

    Self Parking

  • Weekdays, all day: $23 

  • Weekday mornings 5:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: $6 

  • Weekdays 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.: $10 

  • Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.: $10


  • Valet Parking

  • 0-4 Hours: $27 
  • 4-8 Hours: $30 
  • 8-24 Hours: $40

  • *all prices subject to change without notice
     

     

    Transportation to/from O'Hare and Midway International Airports

    Airport Express 800.654.7871

    One Way to/from O’Hare $25 per person

    One Way to/from Midway $20 per person


    Taxi Cabs 312.243.2537 or 312.829.4222

    One Way to/from O’Hare approximately $30-$40 One Way to/from Midway approximately $25-$35


    Chicago Transit Authority 312.836.7000

    $2.00 one way bus with farecard ($2.25 cash) or $2.25 one way subway/'L' (farecard only)

    • From O’Hare – Blue Line: 

      • Board the Blue Line in the CTA station located in Terminal 2 (Forest Park- or UIC-bound trains) 
      • Disembark at the Jackson stop
      • Walk to Jackson Blvd. and turn west, then one block west to the Club
    • From Midway – Orange Line: 
      • Follow the signs to the CTA station and board the Orange Line
      • Disembark at the Harold Washington Library/State & VanBuren stop
      • Walk one block north on Dearborn to Jackson Blvd, then one block west to the Club

    Dress Code

    The following requirements are applicable to Members and their guests at all times:

    A. General
    • Business Casual Attire is allowed throughout the Clubhouse with the exception of specific events for which higher modes of attire (e.g., Business Dress Attire, black tie or white tie) are specified for the event.
    • Casual Attire is allowed throughout the Clubhouse on Saturdays (excluding the Wigwam during dinner) and Sundays and national holidays except as noted below.
    • Business Casual Attire or better is required in the Wigwam for evening meals.
    • Business Casual Attire or better is always required in the Main Dining Room.
    B. Definitions:
    1. Business Dress Attire is defined as:
      • Men: Business suit or sport coat and slacks with collared shirt and necktie.
      • Women: Suit (including business pantsuit), dress or blazer with skirt or tailored slacks.
      • Military: Class A. Dress or uniform of the day.
      • Clergy: Customary clerical garb.
    2. Business Casual Attire is defined as:
      • Men: Collared shirt (including turtleneck) and slacks (no jeans).
      • Women: Slacks or skirt with blouse or sweater.
    3. Casual Attire (for ladies and gentlemen( is defined as: slacks, blue jeans, collared shirts (including polo shirts), turtlenecks, and sweaters.
      • Summer Casual Attire: From Memorial Day to Labor Day, walking shorts are permitted as casual attire.
    4. Prohibited Attire: The following are NOT considered Casual Attire and are specifically PROHIBITED (except on Floors 10 and above):
      • T-shirts or sweatshirts
      • Trading jacket and other work clothes/uniform
      • Sweat suit and other athletic attire
      • Jean jacket, overalls, or cutoffs
      • Any torn or tattered garment
    5. Athletic Attire is not acceptable in any area of the Clubhouse below the 10th floor. When wearing athletic attire or anything less than Casual Attire, a Member or guest must enter or exit the Clubhouse via the Athletic Entrance on Federal Street and proceed to or from Floors 10 and above by use of the Club's Southwest passenger elevator.

    C. Outdoor Clothing and Other Belongings

    Coats, jackets and other outdoor clothing of all persons (except overnight guests) are to be checked or placed in one of the first floor coatrooms before proceeding to any other area of the Clubhouse.

    Overnight Guests who do not check their outdoor clothing are expected to leave that clothing in their rooms except when in transit between their rooms and the outdoors.

    All persons are encouraged to leave the following items in the coatrooms or their sleeping room: umbrellas, shopping bags, packages, athletic bags, grips, briefcases and items of a similar nature if access to those items is not required while using the Clubhouse facilities.

    D. Exceptions

    The following are the only exceptions to the foregoing Dress Code requirements:
    • Persons under 16 years of age are permitted to wear Business Casual Attire in lieu of Business Dress Attire.
    • Children under 12 years of age are permitted to wear shorts at all times.
    • Other exceptions established by the House Committee for particular events.
    E. Compliance

    It is the responsibility of every Member to inform his or her invited guests of the Dress Code. In the interest of assisting guests with Dress Code compliance, the Club has a limited supply of sport coats, ties and wrap-around skirts available for use in the Clubhouse.

    F. Enforcement

    The Club staff is required to enforce the Dress Code in all areas of the Clubhouse. Any person not in compliance with the Dress Code may be asked to leave an area or the Clubhouse.

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