The Merchandise Mart

222 Merchandise Mart Plz (btwn Kinzie & Wells), Chicago, IL 60654, United States
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  • Today
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–1:00 PM
  • Sun
    • None
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  • neocon
  • sample sale
  • argo tea
  • antiques
  • food courts
  • yoga
  • biking
  • scenic views
  • shoe shines
  • casual
  • free Wifi
  • specialty cocktails
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  • 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
  • Rachel B.

    great lunch options here! an entire food court on the second level

    Rachel Baker · April 20, 2009
  • 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
  • Jared H.

    On the second floor lobby, the Argo Tea and Starbucks compete in neighboring storefronts. Argo has better drinks but SBux has free WiFi. Sit in the lobby and enjoy both.

    Jared Hatch · February 1, 2011
  • David H.

    Some of the best people watching in the city

    David Hardin · November 5, 2010
  • Jenna T.

    At one time this was the largest building in the world.

    Jenna T · February 18, 2010
  • Daniel S.

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

    Daniel S · December 18, 2012
  • Jason C.

    Go to the Artisan Cellar on the first floor and get an Illy Espresso or an Americano. Awesome and the folks are nice.

    Jason Crawford · July 1, 2010
  • 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
  • Christian S.

    Friend me if you need help getting on the wi-fi network, I supply support for it as well am responsible for installing it over 4 years ago. Possibly the largest contiguous wifi hotspot in the US

    Christian Sass · January 21, 2011
  • Yasmine

    If you enjoy drinking tea go to Argo Tea & try there hot Chai... I love it

    Yasmine · October 22, 2010
  • Pathik B.

    Cheap parking at the corner of Hubbard and Wells via Spothero

    Pathik Bhatt · June 29, 2013
  • Earth Hour Illinois 2012

    In Illinois, the Merchandise Mart is 1 of more than 200 buildings and landmarks, 20 downtown hotels and 12 museums and theaters turning out their exterior lights for Earth Hour. Read more

    Earth Hour Illinois 2012 · March 26, 2011
  • Karen L.

    I heart public transit.

    Karen Lazar · September 7, 2010
  • Jason S.

    get your shoes shined on the second floor near the food court

    Jason Steinberg · December 16, 2009
  • John B.

    The tables outside Jamba Juice are a great place to watch all the pretty girls on their way to and from work. Trench coat optional.

    John Berschied · January 18, 2013
  • Jesse P.

    The elevators here are way too damn slow.

    Jesse Pinho · June 6, 2012
  • 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
  • Katie L.

    Don't get lost.

    Katie Lowes · August 16, 2011
  • Ike S.

    Ready to rock it out with Ellen Degeneres...

    Ike Saunders · November 30, 2010
  • FIJI Hunt F.

    Love the free wifi...thanks again Starbucks!

    FIJI Hunt FIJI Hunt · August 6, 2010
  • Leyla A.

    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I am a decor nut and I really wished I could have worked with this building for @FIJIhunt but they close early on Saturday.

    Leyla Arsan · July 24, 2010
  • Jen M.

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

    Jen Marquez · January 4
  • 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
  • Gardenia H.

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

    Gardenia Hung-Wittler · September 30, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anthony G.

    On a rainy day, wander the showrooms of this gigantic "mart"

    Anthony Galante · April 14, 2011
  • Allison M.

    Stop by from 6am - 10 am December 15th for free hot cocoa. Say the word LAYER for a special gift

    Allison Martin · December 15, 2010
  • AJ B.

    Polite ppl here... they speak to you even if they don't know you... Wi-fi is great too!!

    AJ Brown · December 7, 2010
  • Kelsey G.

    There is no down escalator from the second floor, just take the stairs that are hidden by the ATMs

    Kelsey Gamblin · October 29, 2010
  • Daniel O.

    Just checked out the Antiques Fair. Really great things! Oct1-4. Check it out.

    Daniel Ortiz · October 1, 2010
  • Apryl

    Wonder if @fijijudge15 does yoga here often? Great location if so! Very scenic! #fijihunt

    Apryl · August 14, 2010
  • Jacqui L.

    Best baristas at the starbucks in the Mart

    Jacqui Liberman · August 14, 2010
  • Sir.Nathan S.

    Plenty of really nice shops here! Also check the out the stautes!

    Sir.Nathan Stassen · August 14, 2010
  • Melissa R.

    Fabric, sofas, and vanities. Oh my!

    Melissa Rabb · April 8, 2010
  • Nick H.

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

    Nick Hork · 1 day ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • Claire G.

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

    Claire G · January 28, 2014
  • 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
  • Amanda C.

    Bridal mart!

    Amanda Chvatal · September 29, 2014

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