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Welcome To The Listening Room

Chicago’s Favorite Listening Bar & Cocktail Lounge

The Listening Room at The Exchange is Chicago's first listening experience fit for an audiophile! Inspired by Japanese listening bars & cafes and featuring James Beard-nominated Chef Brian Huston's steakhouse-inspired menu and private bar, Listening Room matches state-of-the-art audio with art and warm hospitality.

Listening genres rotate nightly. Socializing is welcome.

Located in the Chicago Loop, across from The Art Institute of Chicago and steps from Symphony Hall. 



Tuesday - Thursday
11:30am - 8pm

11:30am - 9pm

Immersive Audiophile Experience

The Exchange’s meticulously crafted Listening Room provides a space for music lovers to enjoy craft cocktails while immersed in an unparalleled soundscape. Our listening bar features a mix of vintage and modern audio equipment, designer furniture, and custom art installations, creating the perfect backdrop for discovering new artists or indulging in your favorite classic rock, soul, jazz, and hip-hop playlists.

One-of-a-Kind Private Events

The curated atmosphere of the Listening Room is the perfect venue for private events. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or an unforgettable celebration, we have the perfect space for you and your guests. With its intimate space and warm hospitality, you can invite guests to enjoy a unique sonic experience—an opportunity to engage with music in a way that can only be experienced in a dedicated listening environment.

Private Events