Visiting the Fortnightly


The Fortnightly is located at 120 E. Bellevue Place in Chicago’s Gold Coast, one block north of Oak Street, one-half block west of Inner Lake Shore Drive. View Map.


By car: East Bellevue Place runs east-west, accessible from State and Rush Streets to the west and from southbound Inner Lake Shore Drive to the east.  East Bellevue Place is not accessible from northbound Inner Lake Shore Drive. From northbound Michigan Avenue, turn left at Walton Street to Rush Street.

By public transportation: CTA bus route #151 has stops at Union Station, Millennium Station, and on Michigan Avenue to Inner Lake Shore Drive. CTA bus route #36 stops at State Street and Bellevue Place. The CTA Red Line stops at Chicago Avenue and State Street and at Division and Clark.  See


Parking is usually available at 100 East Bellevue Place. View Map

Additional parking:

  • 900 North Michigan Avenue
  • 14 East Cedar Street
  • 21 East Bellevue Place (Thompson Chicago Hotel)
  • 50 East Bellevue Place


The wheelchair-accessible entrance is on the east side of the building. Please notify the office in advance to request assistance. Ring the doorbell at the ramp entrance. A staff member will come to assist. An elevator and a wheelchair-accessible restroom are available.


Business attire is required for all members and guests. Jackets are required for men (ties optional). No denim or athleisure wear, please.


Cell phones, laptops, tablets, and similar devices may be used during programs and committee meetings in silent mode.


Use of cell phones is permitted on the second and third floors.


Please check with the General Manager regarding the club’s photography and social media policy.

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