A Toast To Harry!

February 15th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “A Toast To Harry!”














Celebrate the legends and hoist your glass!   …speaking of glasses…



Winter Ski Lodge Party The Olympic Edition!

January 11th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Winter Ski Lodge Party The Olympic Edition!”

It’s the 3rd annual Retro Ski Lodge Block Party!
Nestled in Chicago’s esteemed Gold Coast, is a winter block party soon to take storm! All participating venues will open doors at 10am, Saturday February 10th for a retro ski-lodge meets Winter Olympic themed bash, guaranteed not to miss. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games open events the same day… so there is no better “festive” viewing party around!
General Admission (Olympic Village) Tickets are only  $10 BUY them here!
and will include:
Admission at all Venues, One Drink Voucher to be used on the crawl, Wild Festive Groups ready to Party, DJ and Olympic Watching Entertainment, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Access to Drink Specials, Shot Skis, Yeti Sightings & More.

The first 500 patrons to show will receive Free Retro Ski Lodge Sunglasses.

All guests must have a ticket to enter.  It is strongly encouraged to dress and be prepared for a wild time.  Expert partiers preferred.  Neon, spandex, goggles, ear muffs, leg warmers, and Olympic attire welcome.  Please watch out for Yeti sightings and extreme fun.

For All Group Accommodations or Event Inquiries,
Please Contact:
312.579.3635 / nick@greencurtainevents.com

The magnetic forces of earth celebrate with the color green

January 10th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “The magnetic forces of earth celebrate with the color green”

In order to allow our fantastic Butch’s staff some rest and relaxation and a chance to take in the beauty of the world, we will be opening at 10 for brunch on Saturdays until May. Of course St. Patricks day will be THE exception!

January 2018

January 4th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “January 2018”

The new year is here! Happy 2018 everyone, and good riddance 2017!

We have some exciting things in store for January!

Starting January 8th SPECIALS ARE BACK! Including our famous “McGuire Mondays”. Resolutions shmesolutions, time for a half rack of Chicago style ribs for just $10 bucks!

Steve Jobs once said “Fail fast, fail often”… so we are here to help you be more like Steve Jobs and fail that new diet with $5 Modelo pints, and $5.5 Basil Hayden Whiskey. Who knows… you may invent the next iPod right here over a beer & shot!

TRIVIA starts back up on the 9th. Come test your knowledge and win and fun prizes.

Don’t forget, we are open for brunch every weekend at 10 am. It’s the perfect place to get a head start on your week!

Huge thanks to all our loyal fans who made the holidays bright by helping us help the Mercy Home for Kids with our limited edition Butch Ornaments (still available by the way), and by donating toiletries for our drive. You guys rock!


Holiday Special… Butch McGuire’s Limited Edition Ornaments for Mercy!

December 7th, 2017 Posted by Special Offers 0 thoughts on “Holiday Special… Butch McGuire’s Limited Edition Ornaments for Mercy!”
Holiday Special… Butch McGuire’s Limited Edition Ornaments for Mercy!


$12 each or 2 for $20

All proceeds benefit Chicago Mercy Home for Boys and Girls


We also collect toiletries for Mercy Home all month. So if you are planning on coming in, consider bringing something to add.
What’s with the decorations?
Our Christmas decorations started many years ago when Butch himself bought all the decorations Goldblatt’s department store was getting rid of. His friendly regular Chicago Firemen decided to help deck out the bar and the ceiling was the best place to do it. Now we have tens of thousands of lights, custom holiday mobiles and a lot of festive spirit. We also run two double-decker trains around the bar, and all the train cars you see are part of our commitment to Chicago Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Each train car advertiser donates hundreds of dollars to Mercy Home to circle the track. Every year we are proud to raise over $15,000 for a great cause.
Since we dedicate so much energy to the decorations, we ask 2 things of you…

Don’t touch them, they are not toys.

When you are finished with your meal, please let us give another family the chance to sit and eat. You are welcome to drink at the bar but tables are for eating! Thank you.

Why doesn’t Butch’s accept reservations?

We’ve been open since 1961, and after 56 years, we are honored to have many generations who consider Butch’s part of their holiday tradition. In fairness to all, we seat on a first come first serve basis. Your party must be complete to be seated.

How long are the decorations up?

The trains, lights and the rest of it all are up until mid-January. If you want to book your holiday party then, please contact us.

Are kids welcome?

During the day, kids are always welcome (except St. Pat’s and parade day) and we have a kids menu. From Thanksgiving through Jan 2nd, after 6pm it is no longer appropriate for kids, the atmosphere is too rowdy.

Do you book parties in December?

We do not book parties in December.

Happy Holidays!



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