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Day of the Dead

September 25th, 2019 Posted by Events, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Day of the Dead”












It’s time to start ramping up the decorations. Our new in-house artist has been creating some awesome new Halloween, Day of the dead inspired fun. Come check out it’s limited life until November 2nd. Then get ready for our double decker trains and Christmas mobiles like no other. Remember- our train raises money for Chicago Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, as do all our ornament sales. Let’s spread some holiday cheer!


It’s Hot

July 19th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “It’s Hot”



Drink a cold beer. Here.

What a fun day…we started out so happy and clean!

March 18th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “What a fun day…we started out so happy and clean!”




What a fun day…we started out so happy and clean!


St. Pat’s is coming…. rent your booth!

February 18th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “St. Pat’s is coming…. rent your booth!”

St. Patrick’s Day sign-up for the Donovan Booth and the Window seat is going fast. For those that don’t know, on St. Pat’s we will take down all the stools and tables except those, which are rented out in advance in 2 or 3-hour blocks. These are basically the only seats available in the place all day and night.

We’ve already sold a few slots, but we have a lot more space. The list of what’s available and prices are below.

NOTE: This is just for seats at the booths themselves, NOT any sort of drink package. Interested parties must pay in advance, and the time slot will not be guaranteed to them until we collect their payment. Proceeds goes to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and includes cover for 6 people at the door.

Here’s what we have available:

DONOVAN BOOTH (Main room, by the jukebox)

8 AM – 10 AM – $250 TAKEN
10 AM – 1 PM – $400 TAKEN               
1 PM – 4 PM $400 TAKEN
4 PM – 7 PM – $400 TAKEN
7 PM – 10 PM $400 TAKEN
10 PM – 1 AM – $400
1 AM – CLOSE – $250                          

WINDOW BOOTH (Side room by the front window)

8 AM – 10 AM $250 TAKEN
10 AM – 1 PM – $400 TAKEN
1 PM – 4 PM $400  TAKEN  
 4 PM – 7 PM – $400  TAKEN  
7 PM – 10 PM $400 TAKEN
10 PM – 1 AM – $400  
1 AM – CLOSE – $250

construction set to begin on Butch McGuire’s lunar location….

January 23rd, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “construction set to begin on Butch McGuire’s lunar location….”

just kidding!

But we will be redoing our floors and closed to the public February 4th, 5th and 6th.

We will reopen on February 7th at 3pm.


What’s With The Decorations?

October 18th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “What’s With The Decorations?”

In the late 1960’s, Butch McGuire purchased all the old window decorations from Goldblatt’s department store.

At first, the employees used a great combination of intoxicated-creative minds and ladders (not always the best combination) to decorate the bar. The real magic and tradition began when a group of Chicago Firefighters volunteered their time and creativity. It was their idea to hang the decorations from the ceiling in order to conserve space around the bar.

Eventually, after 30 years, the artificial garland began to deteriorate and the 10lbs/foot of decoration were no longer easy to hang. A few of Butch’s friends suggested lights and a train and everything began to take shape.

Butch was instrumental in starting “Santa Claus Anonymous” to ensure kids had warm clothing and holiday cheer. While Santa Claus Anonymous is no longer around, Bobby, Butch’s son, continues to focus his efforts on the Chicago Mercy Home for Boys and Girls to help kids in need. Every train you see running above your head at Butch McGuire’s today is sponsored with generous donations to Mercy Home.

So far this year, we have already raised over $18,000 from train sponsors alone! Thank you to all our generous friends & customers for helping us continue to give back!

9th Annual Toiletry Drive

In the month of December, we will be collecting toiletries for the kids at Mercy Home. They need everything from toothpaste and deodorant to barrettes and body spray (basically, everything a teenager needs to feel like they can succeed daily). Every day, there are hundreds of kids who get ready for school at Mercy Home and they can use some help tackling the day.


Take the Butch McGuire’s Holiday Spirit home with you. Ornaments are only $12 each (2 for $20), and all proceeds benefit the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

That’s a lot of giving back, and that’s what the season is all about!

Ugly Sweaters

The best collectible gift of the holiday season is back in stock and available ONLY at Butch McGuire’s


The Holidays are coming!

October 12th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “The Holidays are coming!”



Share the spirit of Christmas.

Help us collect toiletries for some of Chicago’s kids in need!

Eddie Carr

June 25th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Eddie Carr”
The McGuire family, staff and friends are morning the loss of longtime friend and our Artist in Residence, Edward J Carr.
     Eddie has been a loved and respected member of the McGuire Family for the past 40 years. He was hired by Butch after he came out of the Navy back in 1978. Eddie wore many hats over the years, Doorman, Bartender, General Manager, Friend, but he is best known for his work as our Artist in Residence. Eddie was responsible for all of the wonderful decorations that have come to signify Butch McGuire’s. All of our Christmas, St. Pat’s, and Music Room decorations were made by hand, in house. The hands that made them where Eddies. I am saddened by the loss of my friend and I will miss him very much. I find as I write this that I am also filled with a tremendous amount of gratitude for the time I had with him.
Thank You for all your prayers and support.
Bobby McGuire

Team sponsorship

March 21st, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Team sponsorship”

Looking for team sponsorship? We can do it!

In consideration for sponsorship all teams will provide the following.
• A complete team roster
• Return to eat and drink at Butch McGuire’s with at least half the team.
• Bring your sponsor card which will be provided to receive the team discount.
In return Butch McGuire’s will provide:
• A green Butch McGuire’s T-shirt for the entire roster. (up to 15 for football, softball, soccer, and hockey, up to 10 for volleyball and basketball)
• A team sponsor card; the card is good for ½ off appetizers on game days only and $10 domestic pitchers for any visit at Butch’s during your season.

email us

St Pat’s

March 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “St Pat’s”




Why aren’t you spending St Patrick’s at Butch’s? In a kilt?

Open at 8am.  Pre-parade breakfast buffet. Green beer.

Since these people are probably doctors or high powered attorney’s we have blocked out their faces so they can retain their status. You are welcome!


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Sat: 8am - 5am
Sun: 10am - 4am

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