bellyQ Est. 2012

1400 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, United States

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Our 10,000 square foot converted factory features a 22 foot lofted ceiling framing our main dining room floor.
Once a pickle factory, our design team chose to embrace our building's substantial foundation with reclaimed wood, bare concrete, and exposed brick. By bringing in subtle natural highlights of moss detailed walls as well as a dramatic living garden wall, our space accentuates the juxtapositions of nature versus industrial. 
The Lowdown
Type
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Style
Garden Party
Industrial
Urban
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Located in the heart of West Loop's trendy Restaurant Row, our 10,000 square foot converted factory features a 22 foot lofted ceiling framing our main dining room floor. Custom Chinese Elmwood finishes, a living garden wall, and a floating mural of galloping horses produce the perfect backdrop for your bridal photography. You and your guests can swoon over the imaginative Asian flavors from Chef Bill Kim's dishes, belt out your favorite tune in our karaoke lounge, and relax around the fire pit in our private garden. bellyQ is a space built to amplify love. 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $40 to $130

Additional Charges

All private events are provided with a Food and Beverage Minimum and include 11.5% Sales Tax, 20% Service Fee, optional AV Fee, optional Valet Services, and for larger groups a Bartender Fee may apply. Should an event extend past our normal operating hours, additional fees may incur. 
 

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
N/A
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2012
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

While enjoying cocktails in our bellyQ lounge, please be sure to peer out of our east-facing windows to catch an amazing view of the Willis Tower!

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
Upon entering our space, you'll feel as if you've been transported to a minimalistic garden with curated materials that create an atmosphere of comforatble, modern luxury. 
Design:
Our aesthetic was inspired by our buildings genesis story. Once a pickle factory, our design team chose to embrace our building's substantial foundation with reclaimed wood, bare concrete, and exposed brick. By bringing in subtle natural highlights of moss detailing as well as a dramatic living garden wall, our space accentuates the juxtapositions of nature versus industrial design. 
Standout Venue Features:
Sing with us: Have a ball in our private karaoke lounge! In case you needed encouragement to belt out your favorite tune, the room is adorned with custom photography of some of Chicago's top chefs candidly expressing their inner rock god. Warning: We encourage this behavior!

Cook with us: Let Chef Bill Kim take you on an incredibly flavorful journey with hands-on dumpling classes!
Extra Perks:
Private Patio, Karaoke Lounge, bellyQ Lounge, Two Full Service Bars, Living Garden Wall
Celebration Locations
Chef's Quarters:
Our Chef’s Quarters is bellyQ’s intimate private dining room with green moss lined walls and industrial style communal tables. Private karaoke included in the room complete with music videos is a perfect addition to any event, and also provides dedicated A/V capabilities.
- Max Capacity: Seated: 40 Reception: 60
urbanbelly:
urbanbelly restaurant features a full service bar, long ancient wood communal tables, a gorgeous living fern wall, and a fabulous private patio highlighted by our urban garden and custom mural.
- Max Capacity: Seated: 56 Reception: 80
bellyQ:
bellyQ's spacious lounge gives guests ample room to mix and mingle and enjoy cocktails before dinner service. Our open industrial main dining room, complete with hanging chandeliers and high lofted ceilings provides an open area for guests to enjoy their dining experience. bellyQ is also the home of our own private karaoke lounge.
- Max Capacity: Seated: 100 Reception: 150
Full Venue Experience:
Utilize our entire space beginning in our bellyQ Lounge, then dining in our bellyQ and urbanbelly restaurants, and ending the night in our karaoke lounge.
- Max Capacity: Seated: 150 Reception: 300
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Let Chef Bill Kim take you on an incredibly flavorful journey with dishes that translate best when shared with loved ones...

Born in Seoul, South Korea, award-winning Chef Bill Kim brings many influences to his food, beginning with helping his mother in the kitchen at home. He trained in classic French cuisine at Chicago's Kendall College and worked in top restaurants up and down the East Coast. Returning to Chicago, he served as chef de cuisine at world-renowned Charlie Trotter's, then as executive chef at Le Lan, where he melded French and Asian cooking styles in inventive ways.

In 2008, Chef Kim ventured out on his own, brining imagintive Asian-Inspired cuisine to urbanbelly, bellyQ and Belly Shack. 
Bars & Lounges:
From a Japanese whisky and sake bar on our private patio to custom cocktails that represent your personal taste, our team is here to handcraft your menu!
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