Co-owners Yosi Benvenisti and Cole Bernard opened the first Bounce in 2011 in Manhattan and have formed a company, BrandIt Hospitality. Every night at Bounce features different programming. Saturdays are big college football days — Bounce hopes to draw Big 10 alums. Another night may feature a popular DJ, band, or hip-hop artist. Bounce’s fingers are crossed that Chance The Rapper may take a liking to the atmosphere. Chance would give Bounce some local cred. Most out-of-town groups depend on a local operator to help understand the market. For Bounce, they’re leaning on Matt Deichl. He ran local clubs Parliament, Enclave, and Cuvée.
River North is popular for bottle-service and dancing, so no new bar can be solely about flat screens and jalapeño poppers. Bounce knows that. The bar food is familiar, but not all defrosted and processed. They may bring a marching band to perform during halftime of a Bears game — something they’ve done in New York during a Giants game watch. They may bring in a dancing robot that’s lit up with LED. Sometimes they’ll have aerialists and other performers.
“Our programming — it’s something a little bit more edgy, a little bit more trendy, I’d say,” Benvenisti said.
The space is 4,500 square feet with a 1,500-square-foot rooftop bar. There will be 143 seats with 29 flat screens. This appears to be the first Chicago project for designer Garrett Singer.
- Bounce Sporting Club is an upscale sports bar/nightclub hybrid.
- Food is served til 11pm Sun – Wed, and 12am Thurs – Sat.
- Bounce Chicago is a sister venue of the one in New York.
Where is Bounce Sporting Club located?
Bounce Sporting Club is located near Northside.
How much is cover charge at Bounce Sporting Club?
Bounce Sporting Club charges a cover at the doorman’s discretion.
How long will I have to wait at Bounce Sporting Club?
Expect to wait anywhere from 10-30 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Bounce Sporting Club open?
Bounce Sporting Club is open daily.
What are the best nights to go to Bounce Sporting Club?
Weekends are the best.
What is the dress code at Bounce Sporting Club?
Dress to impress! Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Unless you’re a celebrity – in that case you can dress however you please.
How much do drinks cost at Bounce Sporting Club?
Expect to pay $15-20 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at Bounce Sporting Club?
Bounce Sporting Club features mostly top 40, with a mix of EDM and hip hop.
Where can I find a list of upcoming events / DJs at Bounce Sporting Club?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events, and book tables for Bounce Sporting Club.