Located in the domestic concourse, the United Club functions primarily on a membership basis, though United Premier Gold members receive access when flying internationally, as well as passengers holding Star Alliance Gold status from foreign airlines.
United international business and first class passengers, whether departing or connecting, should head over to the United Polaris Lounge in Concourse C for a vastly superior experience, including luxuries such as a complimentary full-service restaurant, private relaxation areas, and shower suites.
United Club ORD design
Having suffered from years of neglect and chronic crowding, the vintage United Club at O’Hare airport near gate B6 reflected poorly on United’s brand at their home town airport up until late 2016, when the airline embarked on a massive renovation project. The complete makeover involved the addition of over 4,000 square feet of floor space, and a transformation of the décor and layout.
The updated club boasts United’s new design—a modern but understated décor featuring clean lines and a neutral color palette. With white tones and subtle golden hues, the ensemble is minimalistic and functional, perhaps to a fault, though translucent blue partitions and a striking ceiling with designer hanging lights break the overall monotony.
Located on a mezzanine level above the concourse, the United Club benefits from a convenient central location, but receives little daylight. The lounge also lacks outside views, though patrons seated in the far right of the club when entering may enjoy a bird’s eye view of the busy concourse.
Despite an impressive footprint and an open design—at 17,435 square feet, the United Club seats 374 customers—the lounge retains humane dimensions, thanks to a smart layout with wide angular pathways and a variety of seating and dining areas. Even at peak times, when the club is busy, patrons can roam the club easily without bumping elbows with fellow customers.
The club offers various seating options, including wide and comfortable chairs with side tables for solo travelers, dining tables for two and four, the occasional group of egg chairs, and several shared high tables well suited for laptop users. Power outlets and USB ports are available at most seats, including at the bar.
United Club ORD amenities
Given its location on United’s home turf, the United Club at Chicago O’Hare near gate B6 is at the forefront of the airline’s catering enhancements.
In the morning, patrons will find two serving areas with a complimentary breakfast buffet featuring hot items such as oatmeal, scrambled eggs or sausages, along with a selection of pastries, fresh fruit, and yoghurt. Lunch is the highlight, with a variety of snacks, salads, hot entrees such as clam chowder, couscous, or palek paneer, as well as desserts and fruit. Choices are more modest in the afternoon and evening, with an assortment of finger food and salads.
United has also partnered with legendary Chicago-based restaurant Giordano’s, known for its deep-dish pizza, to offer paid food offerings. Customers can order from a touch screen, and their order will be delivered at their seat. Prices range from $7 to $14, a questionable value since other options are complimentary, but prices aren’t marked up otherwise compared to Giorfano’s locations at the airport.
Hydration stations located throughout the club feature an assortment of infused waters and ice tea, and a Coca-Cola FreeStyle machine lets customers choose through a wide variety of soft drinks. Wine, beer, Prosecco, and well drinks are all complimentary at the bar, while premium drinks are available for purchase.
United also offers complimentary access to Foli, an online service which allows customers to download a vast selection of reading materials to their mobile device for further reading during their journey. On the flip side, the selection of paper newspapers and magazines is virtually nonexistent.
Fast and complimentary Wi-Fi service is available, along with a network printer. For phone calls or impromptu meetings, the United Club is equipped with four phone rooms outfitted with a small desk, a chair, a phone, and a sliding door. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The bathrooms are notable for their airplane window shaped mirrors and fancy soap dispensers. Less remarkable is the lack of showers, even at a major hub such as Chicago O’Hare. Unfortunately, the showers formerly available at the United Club by gate C16 were phased out as part of the latest renovations. A gender neutral and family bathroom is available, along with a “wellness room appointed with a seat and a sink. The room is available upon request to passengers with specific needs such as new mothers.
United Club ORD bottom line
The United Club at Chicago O’Hare airport near gate B6 is a spacious, modern and ultra-functional lounge, with power outlets at every seat, convenient amenities such as phone rooms, and an enjoyable buffet selection. However, the lack of windows and daylight and plain décor take away from the appeal of the space, the availability of hot food is hit or miss, and there are no showers.
For more information, see our blog post.
All food items from the buffet are complimentary. Soft drinks, house wines and well drinks are complimentary, while premium drinks are available for purchase. All selections and pricing are subject to change.
Breakfast (until approximately 10am)
- Banana nut breakfast bread, mini corn muffin, selection of bagels, sliced whole wheat bread, rye bread and white bread, served with butter, cream cheese and preserves.
- Fresh cut honeydew and cantaloupe.
- Rotating: fresh blackberries, fresh cut pineapple, orange segments, minted grapefruit segments.
- Whole apples and bananas.
- Greek vanilla yoghurt.
- Selection of cereals: Raisin Bran, Cheerios, Special K and Corn Flakes; whole milk, semi-skimmed milk.
- Rotating hot breakfast selection 1: Country breakfast bake with sausage, egg, cheese, and potato; scrambled eggs with bacon and cheddar; French toast bread pudding with warm maple syrup glaze; vegetable and cheese frittata; whole grain waffles with warmed banana syrup; spicy chorizo sausage skillet.
- Rotating hot breakfast selection 2: breakfast sausage links; maple cured breakfast ham; smoked Polish sausage; hickory smoked bacon; Canadian bacon.
- Breakfast potatoes.
- Orange juice, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice.
- Assorted teas with steeping ingredients: honey, lemon, fresh mint, sliced ginger
- Citrus infused water (lemon, orange, lime)
- Rotating infused waters: Cucumber mint; Mango and ginger; Strawberry basil; Watermelon; Apple and mint; Cranberry lime.
- Rotating soup 1: Chicken corn chowder with sweet peppers, mushroom onion bisque; Cheddar cheese and beer; Chicken noodle; Beef pot roast; Butternut squash; Beef barley.
- Rotating soup 2: Mushroom onion bisque; Roasted vegetable; Southwestern vegetarian chili; Broccoli and cheddar; Italian wedding; Roasted tomato and red pepper.
- Fresh chopped herbs, chopped green onions, croutons, baked tortilla strips, whole wheat crackers, whole wheat roll, and seeded parker house roll.
- Salads: Spring, romaine, kale mixed green; Chopped tomatoes; Sliced red onions; Sliced cucumbers; Shredded carrots, served with LF ranch, honey mustard, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
- Rotating signature composed salads: Tuscan bean; Honey bean barley; Wheat berry crunch; Cranberry quinoa and pumpkin; Tri‐color chickpea; Pad Thai.
- Rotating hot entrée 1: Vegetarian palek paneer; Cheese stuffed shells; Penne pasta with sausage; Mostaccioli entrée with meat sauce; Pulled BBQ pork, mini rolls, Pepper steak.
- Rotating hot entrée 2: Pearl couscous; Oven roasted potatoes; Toasted quinoa.
- Rotating desserts: Lemon bars, Toffee brownie bites; Oreo brownie bites; Blondie bites; Melt-a-way bar; Carrot cake bars.
- Double chocolate chip cookies.
- Whole apples and bananas.
- Cheeses: Swiss, Cheddar.
- Rotating artisanal feature item: Wheel of parmesan; Chandoka; Smoked gouda; Fontina; Brie; Ementhaler.
- Crudites: carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber slices, ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing.
- Mediterranean board: prosciutto, chorizo, salami, mortadella, served with capers, gherkins, whole grain Pomery mustard, sliced baguettes.
- Mediterranean board rotating options: Sopressata, Capicola; Bresaola; Pate or terrine.
- Snack mix: 4 hour power trail mix (cashews, pumpkin seeds, golden raisons, dried blueberries.)
- Hydration station: citrus infused water (lemon, orange, lime.)
- Rotating infused waters: Cucumber mint; Mango and ginger; Strawberry basil; Watermelon; Apple and mint; Cranberry lime.
- Water, soft drinks and juices.
- Red Bull and Red Bull sugar free.
- Coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino, tea, hot chocolate.
- House red and white wines.
- Prosecco: Mionetto.
- Vodka: Smirnoff.
- Red Gin: Beefeater.
- Rum: Don Q.
- Whiskey: Evan Williams, Black Label.
- Scotch: Cutty Sark.
- Beer: Miller Lite or Coors Lite, Budweiser.
- That Toddlin’ Town: Chicago distilled Koval Four Grain Whiskey, Rare Tea Cellar Sicilian Blood Orange Tea, Balsam American Amaro, Strawberry, Citrus and Mint: $10
- The Hanky Panky: A modern twist on the classic 1903 cocktail first introduced at London’s Savoy Hotel American Bar Hendrick’s Gin, Blood Orange, Sweet Vermouth, Fernet Branca, and Rosemary: $10
- Basil Raspberry Margarita: Delightfully refreshing with a hint of the unexpected Patron Reposado, Lemon, Lime, Cointreau, Pure Agave, Raspberry Puree, fresh Basil & Salt Schmear on the side: $10
- Mule Cocktails: A delicious combination of house-made ginger beer, juicy lime and any spirt of your choice topped with aromatic bitters: $10
- Texas Mule: Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Angostura Bitters: $3
- Spicy & Stormy: Captain Morgan Rum and Dale DeGroff Aromatic Bitters: $3
- Orange Ginger: Veuve Cliquot Champagne and Regan’s Orange Bitters: $3
- London Buck: Bombay Sapphire Gin and Regan’s Orange Bitters: $3
- Presbyterian: The Duke Whiskey and Angostura Bitters: $3
- Moscow Mule: Grey Goose and Angostura Bitters Grand Marnier Float: $3
Premium beers and winesBeer
- Local craft: $3
- Blue Moon: $5
- Corona Extra: $5
- Goose Island 312: $5
- Heineken: $5
- Lagunitas IPA: $5
- Revolution Anti-Hero IPA: $5
- Sam Adams: $5
- Stella Artois: $5
- Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc: $12
- Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio: $8
- Napa Cellars Chardonnay: $8
- Rombauer Chardonnay: $15
- SA Prum Essence Riesling: $12
- Rocca Sveva Italian Rose: $8
- Laurent Perrier Brut: $15 By the Glass
- Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label: $30 Half Bottle
- Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir: $8
- Decoy by Duckhorn Merlot: $12
- Dona Paula Estate Malbec: $10
- Charles & Charles Red Blend: $10
- Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon: $10
- Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon: $15
- Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon: $15
- Tito’s: $8.50
- Ketel One: $10
- Grey Goose: $12.50
- Tanqueray: $8.50
- Bombay Sapphire: $10
- Hendrinck’s: $12.50
- Patron Silver: $10
- Patron Reposado: $12.50
Bourbon, Whiskey & Rye
- Bacardi: $8.50
- Captain Morgan: $8.50
- Malibu: $8.50
Scotch & Cognac
- The Duke: $8.50
- Jack Daniels: $10
- Bulleit Rye $10
- Jameson: $10
- Crown Royal: $12.50
- Maker’s Mark: $12.50
- Balvenie Doublewood: $15
- Koval Four Grain: $15
- Glenfiddich 12 year: $12.50
- Courvoisier VS: $12.50
- Macallan 12 yr: $15
- Hennessy VSOP: $15
- Baileys: $8.50
- Campari: $8.50
- Disaronno: $10
- Kahlua: $8.50
- Fernet Branca: $8.50
- Rumchata: $8.50
- Cointreau: $10
- Drambuie: $10
You may have access to United Club as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on any Star Alliance member airline.
ANA (NH) Aegean (A3) Air Canada (AC) Air China (CA) Air India (AI) Air New Zealand (NZ) Asiana (OZ) Austrian (OS) Avianca (AV) Brussels Airlines (SN) Copa Airlines (CM) Croatia Airlines (OU) EVA Air (BR) Egyptair (MS) Ethiopian Airlines (ET) LOT Polish Airlines (LO) Lufthansa (LH) SAS (SK) SWISS (LX) Shenzhen Airlines (ZH) Singapore Airlines (SQ) South African Air (SA) TAP Air Portugal (TP) Thai Airways (TG) Turkish Airlines (TK) United (UA)
United Club at Chicago, IL - O Hare International (ORD) welcomes:
- United Club members departing on a same-day flight operated by United or a Star Alliance member airline, or arriving on a United flight (+2 guests, or the member’s spouse and children under the age of 21.)
- United Polaris business class passengers departing or connecting (no guests)
- United Business passengers departing on a United transcontinental Premium Service flight at the origin and destination of their premium transcontinental flight (no guests)
- United Business passengers departing on an United international flight (to/from Mexico, Guam, Caribbean, Central America, Columbia and Ecuador) at departure, connecting and arrival airports (no guests)
- Business Class passengers departing on an intercontinental flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier (no guests)
- First Class passengers departing on an intercontinental flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier (+1 guest)
- United Premier Gold, Premium Platinum, Premier 1K, and Global Services members departing on an intercontinental flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier in any class of service (+1 guest)
- Star Alliance Gold Members (except United Premier members and above) departing on a domestic or international flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier in any class of service (+1 guest)
- United Club one-time pass holders (paper or electronic passes) (no guests)
- Active U.S. military personnel departing on a same day United flight (+family members)
- Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Plus and Select Executive members departing on a same day United flight (+1 guest and children under the age of 21.)
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members departing on a flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier (no guests for Air Canada Maple Leaf Club North America members, +1 guest for Air Canada Maple Leaf Club Worldwide members)
- Passengers in domestic First class do not receive United Club access. United Business passengers flying on a Premium Service flight between San Francisco/Boston, San Francisco/Newark, or Los Angeles/Newark receive access at the origin and destination of their premium transcontinental flight.
- A government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport or military ID) may be required.
When flying Star Alliance. NA Plus and WW memberships only.
- 3.5Based on 50 ReviewsRose K.2019-09-14 09:15:50Pleasant greeters and the staff was constantly refreshing the breakfast area. Every seat was taken. The restrooms were very clean! This was a nice way...Carol V.2019-08-30 17:22:54It's a nice lounge, clean, friendly staff and good service. Food was just alright, but the enchiladas were mushy which just created a hot pan of mush and I...Christa F.2019-07-27 06:18:42Yup. I'm just going to call this home for a hot second while my flight was delayed. I spent an enjoyable couple hours eating dinner, snacking, and drinking...Ashton P.2018-07-07 08:53:15I recently went to the United Lounge when I had a few hours' layover in the Chicago airport. I just came for a quiet place to get away, but there was plenty...Manfred S.2018-04-18 11:27:17This is the nicer one of the two Clubs in Terminal 1 B. It is bright, upstairs and newer. Power outlets are not as plentiful though. Food is upgraded as in...Desiree D.2017-12-04 10:47:57So... I have been a United card holder since 2011 and I have never taken advantage of my two free United Club passes. Well, I flew in from Colorado Springs...