Holiday parties: your company has been there and done that. So we found some unique venues for your soiree this year, ranging from a bar with a jacuzzi to a cat cafe.
1721 W. Division St.
Best for: Super cool, trendy offices
Walk up a staircase through a door sans signage and you'll enter this speakeasy inspired by Chicago's prohibition era, complete with red velvet sofas, dark-red velvet curtains, rich, dark rugs and wallpaper and a candlelit atmosphere. Drinks—Bananas Foster Old Fashioned, Root Beer Manhattan and Spanish Coffee—match the venue.
Cost: Food and beverage minimums start at $3,000 for a 6-9 p.m. rental of the entire space (accomodates up to 99 people). You can also do a semi-private booking for smaller groups).