Let Us Host Your Event!

Whatever Your Occasion


Due to COVID-19, Butch McGuire’s (as with all bars and restaurants) is in a small state of flux. Hours, offers, and packages are subject to change as we try to stay ahead of state and local guidelines on how best to operate. Under the current restrictions we are not booking parties, for your safety and ours. Table restrictions of 6 people max, city mandated time restrictions and social distancing requirements make it impossible for us to offer the Butch McGuire’s experience. We are confident this will change eventually, but in the meantime… thank you for your support and cooperation.

We know how special your event is to you, and our staff is prepared to treat you and your guests like family! Butch’s is fully equipped with modern A/V equipment for presentations and slideshows of every kind, and our kitchen is ready to craft a menu specific to your needs. All packages can be customized and extended. We can accommodate groups between 25 and 235 for cocktail parties, passed appetizers and social events. Drink packages can be combined with our party trays a la carte or with our sit down breakfast lunch or dinner choices. Whether it’s a wedding before/after event, a birthday, a business party, or just because… make it memorable, make it happen at McGuire’s!

*as always we reserve the right to refuse service and ask you to drink responsibly

You Already Know What You Want?

Great! Let's Get This Party Started!

This isn’t your first rodeo, and you already know what your event is all about. No need to read all this info then. Let’s just get in touch and get things rolling for you! Just click the button and drop us an email via our handy form.

Need Some Ideas?

Your private event at Butch McGuire’s can be arranged as an all-inclusive open bar event, lasting between three and five hours, or as a cash bar with a minimum spend guarantee. Your event can be arranged as big or as small as you need. We offer multiple packages and customization to reach your goals. Want some privacy for you and your guests rent out one of our two side rooms (The Antique Room or The Chicago Room) or rent out the whole place! Rates and minimums vary according to the day of the week, special holiday rates and black-out dates apply. A room fee of $200 is required to hold space. We can custom tailor any event to your specific needs and budget, but here are a few that we regularly offer:

All packages include 11.75% tax and 20% pre-tax gratuity and are priced for a 3 hour event.

Standard Package – $50/head, + $10 per additional hour
Three-hour Standard open bar, includes draft beers, wine, soda, juice, coffee and tea
(20 people minimum Sun. to Thurs. 30 people minimum Fri. and Sat.)

Call Package – $70/head, +$15 per additional hour
Three-hour call open bar, includes call liquors, drafts, bottled, or canned beers, wine, soda, juice, coffee
(20 people minimum Sun. to Thurs. 30 people minimum Fri. and Sat.)

Premium Package – $85/head, +$20 per additional hour
Three-hour premium open bar, includes premium liquors, draft,
bottled, and canned beers, wine, soda, juice, coffee, and tea
(20 people minimum Sun. to Thurs. 30 people minimum Fri. & Sat.)

Make it Delicious!

Some Food Options and Ideas

Of course, we can create a custom menu specific to your needs, and are always happy to special order liquor and food just for your event! Here are a few of our ready-to-go standards:

By the Hour appetizer

Party Trays A La Carte

Family Style or Buffet

Take a Virtual Tour

With 3 main spaces, we have plenty of room for private/public events that will allow you some privacy and/or mingling with our other guests.

Any Questions?

Please get in touch and we will be so happy to talk it over with you!


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current 2020 hours
Sun: - Fri: 11am - 10pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm


p: (312) 787-4318
e: events@butchmcguires.com

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