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The Merchandise Mart

Building, Furniture / Home Store, and Convention Center · River North
222 Merchandise Mart Plz (btwn Kinzie & Wells), Chicago, IL 60654, United States
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  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • None
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM

Based on 295 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Daniel O.
    "It's almost time for NeoCon.."(2 Tips)
    "A Kind Show"(2 Tips)
    Nita W.
    "Sample sale on floors 6, 14 and 15."(3 Tips)
    Leyla A.
    "building for @FIJIhunt"(2 Tips)
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  • neocon
  • kind show
  • sample sale
  • antiques
  • coffee
  • yoga
  • biking
  • architecture
  • café
  • casual
  • scenic views
  • specialty cocktails
  • people watching
  • pastries
  • comfortable seats
  • wine
  • tours
  • food courts
  • hot chocolate
  • lunch
  • Ethan A.

    Renovations in 2016 should bring the Merch Mart into the 21st century!

    Ethan Adams · December 23, 2015
  • Louis K.

    Massive place. You WILL get lost. But they have everything. Including great food!

    Louis Klieger · December 22, 2015
  • Jonathan F.

    Watch out on weekends - some elevators only work on weekdays. Go to the main lobby if in doubt.

    Jonathan Ferrera · November 12, 2015
  • Frederik D.

    Place to be if you need furniture!

    Frederik De Keyzer · October 25, 2015
  • Allison K.

    Did you know that this building once had its own zip code! #funfacts so many food options here!!

    Allison Kaminski · September 9, 2015
  • Saif D.

    Take your time and enjoy the fantastic architecture as well as the gorgeous interior

    Saif Dia · August 7, 2015
  • Chase

    This place is huge and the time I was there it looked pretty empty. They should make more use of it cause the location and views are amazing. Read more

    Chase · March 28, 2015
  • Nick H.

    If you smell something funky, it's probably Nake K.

    Nick Hork · March 1, 2015
  • Jen M.

    If you want a quiet space to relax, check out the lounge on the 14th floor.

    Jen Marquez · January 4, 2015
  • Spencer B.

    This place is huge! A good food court on the second floor,

    Spencer Brownell · December 18, 2014
  • Angie O.

    Come visit Foodstuffs' Pastry Cafe and grab a specialty cocktail

    Angie Osmanski · December 7, 2014
  • Amanda C.

    Bridal mart!

    Amanda Chvatal · September 29, 2014
  • Lee A.

    The best coffee in the building is from the shop in 1871 on the 12th floor.

    Lee Allen · August 12, 2014
  • Emanuel L.

    Nick's Fishmarket Bar and Grill...the food there is amazing!

    Emanuel London · June 29, 2014
  • Dave C.

    Pretty much a desert in Saturdays

    Dave C · May 17, 2014
  • Kelly D.

    Make sure you have a sound escape plan when visiting. Got a parking ticket because I couldn't figure out how to exit the building in time :( parking meter vultures

    Kelly Drinkwine · May 6, 2014
  • Keenan B.

    Was the largest building in the world (by floorspace) until 1943, when they finished The Pentagon. Read more

    Keenan Browe · March 24, 2014
  • Claire G.

    Don't bother trying to access the wifi...

    Claire G · January 28, 2014
  • Gardenia H.

    Starbucks has a great location with a lounge for customers at the Merchandise Mart.

    Gardenia Hung-Wittler · September 30, 2013
  • Nita W.

    The shows here has the best staff. I love the all black uniforms. They are extremely friendly and helpful.

    Nita Wita · September 9, 2013
  • Nita W.

    Sample sale on floors 6, 14 and 15.

    Nita Wita · September 6, 2013
  • Jennie

    The busts in front of the Merchandise Mart remind me of Game of Thrones.

    Jennie · August 28, 2013
  • donovandesigns

    See us in the daniel*richards booth 8-3066 July 20-23rd!

    donovandesigns · July 22, 2013
  • David K.

    CliC Front Connection Eyewear

    David Knowlton · July 19, 2013
  • David K.

    Stop by Floor 8 Booth 1083 CliC Eyewear Most innovative eyewear.

    David Knowlton · July 19, 2013
  • Pathik B.

    Cheap parking at the corner of Hubbard and Wells via Spothero

    Pathik Bhatt · June 29, 2013
  • theglobalpanda

    Great place for unique items to buy

    theglobalpanda · April 27, 2013
  • Apostle Rosalyn O.

    Nice "home" shopping! !

    Apostle Rosalyn Overton · February 27, 2013
  • Falafel B.

    It's rocking here!!!!

    Falafel Brothers · January 20, 2013
  • Daniel S.

    The stairwells here smell like one of those old battleships you toured as a kid. Inhale deeply.

    Daniel S · December 18, 2012
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

    Oh my! I walked from BeerHoptacular to here. I relieved myself; but did not go further. 3=X) #Chicago #craftbeer #transit

    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De Rose · November 11, 2012
  • Jordan B.

    Check out the Dream Home for cool home decorating ideas.

    Jordan Bouvier · September 27, 2012
  • Mike H.

    The food court bathrooms are disgusting

    Mike Hale · June 25, 2012
  • Jesse P.

    The elevators here are way too damn slow.

    Jesse Pinho · June 6, 2012
  • Tracy M.

    sample sale.

    Tracy Martorello · April 19, 2012
  • Techweek 2.

    Home of the Techweek 2012 Conference+Expo. Also houses many food and coffee options, EL stops, 1871, furniture/home stores and more.

    Techweek 2012 · April 17, 2012
  • Novobeads

    We'll be at the DNA Showroom - 14th Floor #1426 from January 19 - 25, 2012. Stop by and check out our Sweetheart Deal – 20% OFF!

    Novobeads · January 9, 2012
  • sharif

    Masters of None in the Etsy Pavilion for The One of A Kind Show sells the best stuff!

    sharif · December 1, 2011
  • Nauman N.

    Starbucks on the NE corner has one of the fastest serve times in the loop

    Nauman Noor · November 18, 2011
  • Christopher M.

    Design + Fashion + Huge Metro Hub = Some of the most beautiful people in Chicago work or pass through here everyday. Throw me a thumbs up if you agree :-)

    Christopher Marx · November 10, 2011
  • Timothy B.

    At JWT Chicago.

    Timothy Bruns · November 8, 2011
  • erica s.

    Check out the Haworth Collection, suite 312

    erica sarakaitis · October 18, 2011
  • InterContinental Chicago

    Second-largest building in the world; it actually has its own zipcode! Wholesale furniture and furnishings store for buyers all over the world w/ 600 permanent showrooms, and a great bookstore.

    InterContinental Chicago · September 7, 2011
  • Susan M.

    The south lobby on the main floor is a lovely oasis, furnished with comfortable couches and chairs.

    Susan McLeod · August 24, 2011
  • Katie L.

    Don't get lost.

    Katie Lowes · August 16, 2011
  • BizBash

    We're very excited for our upcoming Expo at Merchandise Mart next week!

    BizBash · August 12, 2011
  • Adam G.

    Take unnecessary elevator trips during Neocon and give out bad directions "try the better coffee place on the 8th floor. No line!"

    Adam Graff · June 13, 2011
  • Gar_rub

    Be sure to check out the famous severed head statues out in front.

    Gar_rub · May 23, 2011
  • Adam V.

    Loading out from Art Chigaco was an exceptionally unpleasant experience due to the unclear communication from the loading area and the rudeness of security, especially on the south side.

    Adam Van Eeckhout · May 2, 2011
  • AskMen

    A celebration of international art and antiques, the 5th annual Artropolis takes over the Merchandise Mart this Friday and will offer attendees access to special programs and performances for 4 day. Read more

    AskMen · April 29, 2011

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