Promenade Reception

Casino and Speakeasy Meetings & Events Space on the 14th Penthouse Floor of the Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

When the stock market plummeted and prohibition reigned, Al Capone’s brother Ralph operated a casino and speakeasy on the 14th Penthouse Floor.

Since access needed to be controlled, only one of the hotel’s three passenger elevators was able to reach the top, where the illegal rooms were found. Adding some credibility to this story of connections to a shady underworld was a secret door leading to a stairway, which was discovered during a 1980s remodeling.

There is an old telephone booth present on this floor as well that was where they would get the call that the police had arrived. This would alert to everyone to escape down the secret staircase, visible today

Total Capacity? 

Theater – 160

Classroom 90-100

Reception -250

Conference 54

Rounds 100-160 

Is there an F&B minimum to reserve / use the room (s)? There will be a food and beverage minimum based on time of year, day of week

Is there a rental fee to reserve / use the room?  If so, how much is the rental fee? No rental fees with a met food and beverage minimum


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Casino and Speakeasy Meetings & Events Space on the 14th Penthouse Floor of the Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

163 E Walton Pl
Chicago, ILLNOIS 60611 

Neighborhood: North Michigan Avenue


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