Party Earth Review Accessed via a dark alley and an impenetrable doorman blocking the unmarked entrance, Cuvée is an upscale late-night lounge with a focus on champagne and pretty people. Developed by the same group behind ultra-scenester... ... read full review
308 West Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Brown, Purple Express Lines: Chicago
W–Th 11:30pm–4am, F 11pm–4am, Sa 10pm–5am
River North, Chicago –
Accessed via a dark alley and an impenetrable doorman blocking the unmarked entrance, Cuvée is an upscale late-night lounge with a focus on champagne and pretty people.
Developed by the same group behind ultra-scenester club Enclave, the venue centers its single room around a cluster of VIP tables hemmed in by low walls filled with thousands of illuminated amber bubbles, a nod to the champagne every patron is drinking, be it straight from the bottle or mixed into a fresh-fruit cocktail.
Groups of cash-heavy young professionals and dolled-up girls in the latest designer wear congregate in the VIP area to lounge on tufted banquettes and indulge in exclusive bottle service, while the rest of the socialites mingle at the two long bars, peruse the glowing LED-lit menus, or check themselves out in the expanse of ceiling mirrors.
Although nightly DJs spin R&B and electronic club music, the sophisticated clientele is more about popping corks and dropping money than dancing to the thumping beats.
With its late-night hours and top-shelf drinks, Cuvée is perfect for putting the final cap on an extravagant Chicago night.
Image-conscious, attractive, and sophisticated fashionistas, socialites, athletes, late-night clubbers, and wealthy young professionals, mid-20s to mid-30s.
DJs nightly. Percussionists on Thursdays and occasionally Wednesdays.
No food. Table reservations can be made on venue’s website. Entry at doorman’s discretion.
Cover charge $10–$30, waived with table reservations and bottle service minimums. Beer $5–$6, wine $10+, champagne $10+, bottle service $300–$2000+. Valet $12. Coat check $4.
Dress to impress: button-downs, dress shoes, suits, high-end club wear, fancy cocktail dresses. Dress code: no flip-flops, ball caps, or athletic shoes.
Friday and Saturday nights for a larger crowd, although the late hours on Wednesdays through Saturdays also ensure the club fills up after midnight.
Stay (111 W. Erie Street) is another exclusive, unmarked after-hours lounge.