The first night of Lollapalooza kicked off in full swing with artists and notables flocking to TAO Chicago on Thursday night. Hip hop artist and Chicago native,Taylor Bennett, was spotted dining at TAO Chicago’s restaurant with a group of friends still donning their festival wristbands as they noshed on Drunken Lobster Pad Thai, Lobster & Shrimp Spring Rolls and variety of sushi. Also spotted dining at the restaurant was Swedish DJ and festival artist, Alesso, who enjoyed Satay of Chilean Seabass, Pad Thai Noodles, Chu Toro and Kampachi sashimi, and sake with friends after performing at Lollapalooza. Festival artist, Party Favor, also enjoyed dinner with his girlfriend and friends before heading to the nightclub at TAO Chicago to perform for guests at the official after show.
Coming off an incredible headline set on Thursday at Lollapalooza,The Chainsmokers hosted a private dinner and party in the restaurant’s Ink Bar, celebrating birthdays for two of their team members. The group dined family style on Omakase platters, Spicy Tuna & Crispy Rice, Crispy Orange Chicken and Honey Glazed Salmon. Bebe Rexha stopped by for the special birthday cake presentation before the entire group made their way upstairs where they danced the night away and sang along when the DJ played several of The Chainsmokers’ hit songs.
After another great day at Lollapalooza, the packed TAO Chicago nightclub went wild on Saturday night when hometown hero Chance the Rapper took the stage as the surprise special guest for the official Lolla after show. Stage screens read “Congratulations, Chance!” to celebrate his “The Big Day” album just released last week as fans cheered and danced along to new songs like “Hot Shower” and “All Day Long” which references the TAO brand. The beloved Chicagoan was also spotted on the dance floor enjoying the evening with friends and fans. Ahead of a signing event with Tom Brady, MLB legend Roger Clemens lounged in the Ink Bar with friends before heading to the nightclub to celebrate his birthday starting at midnight. He serenaded the club in the DJ booth to “Play that Funky Music” and pumped his fists with the rest of the nightclub-goers. Also up in the nightclub was professional gamer Ninja who enjoyed bottles of Dom Pérignon and Belvedere Vodka next to the DJ booth while YouTube star David Dobrik chilled with friends before meeting Chance. Back in TAO Chicago’s restaurant, Sydney Sweeney from the hit show Euphoria dined with friends and enjoyed Spicy Tuna Tartare on Crispy Rice, Chicken Satay and Beef Mongolian before heading to the nightclub. Also dining at the restaurant were Chicago Bears stars Khalil Mack and Eddie Jackson, Denver Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr., and Milwaukee Brewers’ Zach Davies and Jeremy Jeffress.