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Summer Outings Your Coworkers Won’t Forget

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Posted  4 months ago  in  Loop Locals

2 MIN READ - Summer is finally here, and your next company outing is around the corner. While the thought of planning a corporate event is daunting, we have put together unforgettable experiences in the Chicago Loop to help you take the pressure off.


City Winery

Indulge your senses at City Winery at the Riverwalk. Take in all the Chicago Riverwalk has to offer as you and your coworkers sip Chicago-made wine, hand-crafted cocktails, enjoy al fresco dining in the Wine Garden, and more. Or place an order at the walkup bars and sip and snack along the steps of the Chicago River. City Winery Riverwalk offers a much-needed solace from your day-to-day work stress.

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Chicago Architecture Center

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) encourages both locals and visitors to go beyond the Loop and discover Chicago’s mosaic of neighborhoods. CAC has partnered with Big Bus Chicago to bring you a daily tour of five fascinating communities from a seat on an open-top bus. You’ll get an intriguing look at the art, architecture, and history of Greektown, Little Italy, Pilsen, Chinatown, and Bronzeville.

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Swanky Rooftop Bars

Take your next summer outing to the next level (literally) at one of the Chicago Loop’s finest rooftop bars. These skyscraping patios boast perfectly crafted cocktails, award-winning dining, and some of the best views of the city. The breathtaking views are the perfect backdrop for a team photo.

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Chicago Food Planet Tour

Food! It’s a universal language that can bring your team together for a fun, comradery-filled experience. Departing from River North, Chow Food Tour is terrific for an afternoon walk near several Loop offices. Or you can get a little hipper with the Gateway to The West Loop experience. The food tour is combined with booze, history, architecture, culture, and humor to give you a memorable event.

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Maggie Daley Park

You have multiple alternatives for team-building activities at Maggie Daley Park. This interactive park offers rock climbing, tennis courts, mini golf, roller blades, scooters, a fieldhouse, and picnic groves. You can do it all against the backdrop of the Chicago skyline—picture-perfect team bonding.

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Chicago Cruise

If you want to spice up your next summer outing, make waves on a Chicago boat cruise. Share laughs and engage in different activities as you glide through the dazzling Chicago architecture. Be it a classic sailing boat or private cruise complete with food and drink specials, you have various options to host your next team event. Famous globally, the following cruises offer unique experiences afloat:
• Chicago Architecture Center
• Chicago First Lady
• Shoreline Sightseeing
• Wendella

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Social Darts at Flight Club

Groups of up to 500 people can indulge in some friendly competition of darts at Flight Club, the home of the Social Darts phenomenon and a multi-award-winning venue. It features 14 beautiful playing areas called Oches, two bars, and a restaurant led by Chef Rick Gresh. Here, you can take over the whole venue or parts of it for a super-charged social gaming experience like no other.

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Ping Pong at AceBounce

Looking for a high energy, smashing activity in a casual setting? AceBounce offers an all-inclusive team experience, combining three elements of hospitality: bar, restaurant, and ping pong. The quality food and drink menus are attentively curated by a James Beard Award-winning chef and accomplished mixologist, Rick Gresh. An ample number of ping pong tables in a massive space allows everyone on your team a chance to play.

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