Before DVR’s In the nineties, I would rush home from work to catch the latest episode of Friends. I owned a VCR, but I never recorded TV shows. I had to watch it live. I was rooting for Ross and Rachel. I had a crush on Joey and Imagined I connected the most with Phoebe. The fictional friends were living in New York City, someplace I dreamed of living one day.
Now fans can recreate our favorite FRIENDS moments at The FRIENDS Experience in Chicago. The two-story interactive experience offers 12 nostalgia-packed rooms, including Monica’s kitchen and balcony, the FRIENDS fountain, Central Perk, and Chandler and Joey’s apartment. The FRIENDS Experience reopened on March 17, 2021, and will remain open through May 31.
The FRIENDS Experience complies with COVID-19 city mandates and is “Monica Clean” and accredited as a STARTM facility by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council. The experience earned the Certified Autism Center designation and is a safe and welcoming environment for neurodiverse guests.
The FRIENDS Experience: The one in Chicago is located at 540 N Michigan Ave (corner of N Michigan Ave and E Ohio St). Tickets on sale online.