The Chop Shop is a butcher/deli/bar/restaurant/venue. Our event space is 6,000 square feet and hosts concerts, charity, corporate, culinary and art events.
Located just west of Damen/Milwaukee on North Avenue, these three concepts bring together some of Chicago's favorite things: encased meat, cocktails and live entertainment.
About the Butcher/Deli:
Housed in a 100-year-old former auto body shop, the Chop Shop's butcher/deli showcases the daily meats, chops, sausages, and antipastos available for pick up. Adjacent to the deli counter, a glass window allows guests to watch the butchers at work while they converse with the knowledgeable team on the best cuts for their home cooking.
For those looking for a bite, Minelli offers an array of fresh sandwiches and salads to enjoy in house or to go.
The first floor features hi-boy window seating, exposed brick, and oversized dark tufted leather booths with Chop Shop branded wood tables. The 27-seat bar, equipped with a butcher block bar top and chevron wood back splash, also has four flat-screen TVs, and 18 beers on tap.
Custom swivel doors with windows allow a peek into the 1st Ward event space -- the swivel functionality allows for the entire first floor to be used as part of the event space as well.
About the Restaurant/Bar:
100-seat bi-level restaurant. Seating for dinner is available in the oversized booths and bar on the first floor known as the "Butcher's Bar" with bar bites and specials, or head ups
Hybrid eatery, butcher shop & salumeria serving meat-oriented American fare & drinks in woody digs.