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Late Night Cocktail Party for Large Group Help, River North

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I have offered to help plan an after dinner reception for a group of 40-50 people staying at the Swissotel on Wacker. Any ideas on places that would do drinks and snacks/appetizers for a group in very close proximity to the Swissotel. Would start at approximately 10pm and go until 1-2am. Restaurant, bars, hotels we are open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Could Swissotel make arrangements for the reception? Otherwise, here are some options in the area.

    1. One of the bars at Hyatt next door should be able to handle 50 people easily.
    2. Sheraton is across the river, but i've never had this kind of event there.
    3. The River East Arts Center is a huge event space. Not sure if they have a minimum in terms of headcount.

    River East Art Center
    435 East Illinois Street • Chicago, IL 60611
    Phone: (312) 321-1001

    4. D4 is an Irish pub that can easily accommodate 50 people.

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    Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
    151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

    D4 Irish Pub & Cafe
    345 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611