About Events with Chop Shop
The Chop Shop and 1st Ward brings together some of Chicago’s favorite things: encased meats, craft beers, cocktails, and live entertainment. Housed in a 100-year-old former auto body shop, the Chop Shop boasts an authentic salumeria and gourmet butcher shop offering an assortment of quality meats & cheeses from local farms around the world. The beverage program features an extensive offering of regional beers, classic and handcrafted cocktails, and a globally influenced wine list. The restaurant/bar draws from the Chop Shop’s seasonal items to create an evolving menu including steaks, pastas, fish, and seasonal fare. Enjoy our downstairs Butcher Bar for a casual atmosphere, or join us upstairs at the Butcher’s Brother for an intimate, more refined dining experience. In warmer months, enjoy food and drinks on our rooftop patio, a neighborhood-hidden gem. Semi-private and private event options are available in all spaces for both daytime and evening events. Designed by event professionals, the 1st Ward is a 6,000 square foot, fully customizable event space that can be tailored to meet any client’s individual needs. Housed inside the Chop Shop, the space features 20’ ceilings, exposed brick, built-in amenities including a state-of-the-art audio/visual package, modular staging elements, a guest suite and a professional on-site production team. The space also offers in house food and beverage service from Chop Shop ranging from passed appetizers to family and buffet style dinners.From first inspection, clients are treated to five-star customer service, including on-site consultations with some of the industry’s most well versed professionals. The in-house team will utilize its extensive Rolodex and long-held relationships with top-tier providers to produce events that deliver the highest quality execution, ensuring that each event is as unique and unforgettable as the property itself.The 1st Ward event space accommodates corporate, social, and entertainment planners in the marketing, art, film, automotive, music, fashion, culinary, and philanthropic communities.