Poetry Garage

Poetry Garage

201 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60606


  • Thu, Nov 27, 2014 3:30am to 6:30am

    Additional charges may apply if you arrive or exit outside of your booking time.

    Amenities Included:

    • Mobile Pass
    • Security
    • Covered
    • Accessible
    • Attended at All Times
    • Unobstructed

    Upon arrival please scan your ParkWhiz mobile or printed parking pass at the red light scanner located in the middle of the entry station. The entry station will issue you a validated exit ticket. You must hold onto this ticket in order to exit. Upon exiting insert the exit ticket that was issued to you at entry into the machine. The gate will then vend allowing you to exit.

156 People Recommend Parking Here

108 Left Comments

"When I do have the need for a parking space downtown, I am happy to use the service."
"The location is great and just a short 5 minute (or less) walk to the Lyric Opera. I did have issues with the machine not scanning my ticket upon entrance. I wasn't sure if it scanned or not and took the ticket because there was a line and no one answered the assistance button. So, upon exit the machine expected payment. I hit the assistance button and a person came on accusing me of not holding the bar code up to the scanner long enough, of being too far away from it, etc. None of this was true, nor could he have known how I did it. He talked over me the entire time telling me I was wrong. He did open the gate though when I was done. I'm not sure if anyone else experienced this upon exit, but there were several people I talked to who had the same experience upon entrance with the machine not being able to scan their codes."
"Competitive pricing"
"There was an "issue" with the scan of my bar code when I arrived (& others were also in the Poetry Garage office working with the Staff as no "paid" ticket automatically provided by the machine and we had to push for a "regular ticket) but it was handled quite well by Staff, seemingly for everyone, although It seemed to slow the exit Post-Opera: as many of us had to call Assistance to be let out without double-paying."

This is a multi-level covered parking garage centrally located Downtown Chicago in the Loop. Easy in-and-out access near Wacker Dr, Lake Shore Dr, and to the freeways (90/94, 55, and 290).

Vehicle height restriction: 82 inches

This location is a commercial parking garage.

Nearby destinations: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bank of America Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Goodman Theatre, McDermott Will & Emery.

  • Poetry Garage
  • Poetry Garage

This parking garage is located on southwest corner of Madison and Wells St. There are entrances for this garage on both S Wells St next to a Walgreens and on Madison St next to La Quinta Hotel. Look for a large blue Self Park sign above the entrance.

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