Dining & Entertainment
Craig Golden, founder of Blue Star Properties, partnered with Bruce Finkleman to form 16 on Center, Chicago’s premier hospitality collective.

People come from near and far to 16 on Center’s many different venues, bars, and restaurants. Each space is totally unique, but has the unmistakable feel that only comes from being part of the Blue Star Properties portfolio.
Attracting musicians and performers from all over the globe, from household names to rising stars, the venues that Blue Star and 16 On Center have developed are pillars of Chicago’s legendary music scene and beloved neighborhood institutions. While each venue boasts its own unique vibe, they’re united in their purpose of serving the community as a welcoming space to convene, connect, and celebrate the culture that brings us together.
Tailored to every taste and plating for every palate, the restaurants that 16OC and Blue Star support have established themselves as neighborhood destinations and can’t-miss “I’ve gotta try that” spots. Some are high concept, some are street food, all are welcome. Dig in.
From local watering holes to Friday night destinations, the bars in 16OC and Bluestar’s portfolio offer the perfect environment for any occasion that calls for some drinks, some friends, and a good time. Pull up a chair — the next round’s on us.
From weddings to company outings, 16 on Center offers private event rentals at all of their venues, bars, and restaurants.
Blue Star Properties is involved in a number of other hospitality and business ventures beyond 16 on Center. Let your curiosity guide you and find out more below.