Established in 1887 by university graduates who wanted a special place where they could enjoy intellectual pursuits, the University Club of Chicago was founded for the purpose of fostering an appreciation of literature and the arts. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the University Club is directly across from Chicago's spectacular urban landmark, Millennium Park. The park, promenade and performance center, which is the latest addition to Chicago's many attractions, is a unique venue for strolling, dining and viewing works by world-renowned artists, structural and landscape architects, planners and designers. The Club, which overlooks Lake Michigan, is located one block from The Art Institute of Chicago, and next door to Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We are only minutes away from the Field Museum, John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Chicago Theater district, State Street shopping and the world famous Magnificent Mile.    




"The University Club of Chicago is a unique facility, perfectly located and ideal for a sports enthusiast. It provides several dining levels (casual to formal), and has as its central dining room, a stained glass marvel worth the trip in and of itself. It is a block or two from the Art Institute and straddles Michigan Avenue.. In essence I can't fathom a better place to stay in Chicago"

- Dr. Galin


“Lovely club with a gorgeous building and staff that pay extra close attention to [its] members and guests. The bar has exceptional cocktails and the brunches are my preferred meals in terms of quality and price. For formal occasions, dining in Cathedral Hall is an unparalleled experience, but certainly on the pricier side. My favourite experiences in the club are in the summer when you can have a drink or a bite to eat on the rooftop with a view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan, while enjoying the biweekly fireworks shows.”

-Alejandro Zuniga Penaranda