Located in the 126-year-old building that was the onetime home of the Chicago Historical Society (and the Limelight and Excalibur nightclubs), Tao features a 275-seat dining room and a 7,000-square-foot nightclub. Dramatic interiors and oversize Asian artwork sourced from around the world (like a 16-foot statue of Quan Yin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy and compassion, which dominates the dining room) highlight Tao’s visual appeal. TAO Group has partnered with Rockwell Group to design the space, with the goal of maintaining the structure’s soaring stone-walls, arched windows, and special geometry and sightlines to offer guests a distinct sense of arrival and discovery.
- The entrance to the nightclub is through a lantern-lit exterior alley inspired by Japanese temple gates.
- There are seating/tables on the stairs.
- Expect celebrity sightings.
Where is Tao Chicago located?
Tao Chicago is located at 632 N Dearborn Street.
How much is cover charge at Tao Chicago?
Tao generally charges a cover of around $20.
How long will I have to wait at Tao Chicago?
Expect to wait anywhere from 20-40 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Tao Chicago open?
Tao Chicago is open on Fridays and Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to Tao Chicago?
Both nights are good.
What is the dress code at Tao Chicago?
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 Tao Chicago?
Expect to pay 15-20 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at Tao Chicago?
Tao Chicago features mostly top 40, with a mix of EDM and hip hop.