Gallagher Way is Your Holiday Event Destination

Flexible options for holiday parties of any size

Capture the holiday magic of Winterland at Gallagher Way for your 2019 holiday event. With many distinct and festive venues, you can choose between private dining rooms at any of our restaurants, the American Airlines Conference Center overlooking the popular Christkindlmarket and Gallagher Way’s 8,000 sq. ft. ice rink or other creative options. 

No matter which you pick, our venues surrounding Wrigley Field all come with a view that can’t be beat. That’s just one reason Crain’s Chicago Business named us among the best event spaces in Chicago.

Hotel Zachary — a hotel prepped to host your private party

Hotel Zachary, a distinctive boutique hotel in Wrigleyville, blends history and style to create an authentic Chicago experience. The 173-room hotel celebrates Wrigley Field architect and Chicagoan Zachary Taylor Davis by calling back to the early 20th century grandeur he captured so well. A festive lobby-long balcony faces Wrigley Field, giving guests a personal view of the landmark as they move to holiday events in Zachary’s fireplace or Alma Room.

  • The 1,000-square-foot fireplace room is decked out for the holidays making it a perfect space for small, private parties, while the 1,250-square-foot Alma Room is a larger, stylish and warm venue with a toyland theme
  •  For larger events, the two rooms can be combined and extended into the hotel lobby for semi-private event space

The American Airlines Conference Center — unique among holiday meeting venues

Give your team a holiday event to remember with 10,000 square feet of flexible event space. The available meeting rooms can be configured into any arrangement that suits your needs — including a peak at Cubs memorabilia or an outdoor terrace overlooking Winterland at Gallagher Way — complete with Christkindlmarket and an 8,000 sq. ft. ice rink. The conference center is steps away from Hotel Zachary and Wrigleyville’s hottest restaurants and bars.

  • 10,000 square feet of flexible space for meetings, dinners, parties, cocktail receptions and more, plus a 1,700-square-foot outdoor terrace featuring breathtaking views of Wrigley Field, Christkindlmarket, and the Chicago skyline
  • Levy Restaurant Group and on-site restaurants offer flexible food and beverage options from buffets to seated dinners, movable beverage stations to passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Add the adjacent Chicago Cubs front office lobby to give your guests a behind-the-scenes look at historic Wrigley Field memorabilia
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Gallagher Way — Chicago’s newest must-see holiday attraction

The 30,000-square-foot open-air plaza within Gallagher Way is completely transformed for the holidays. Christkindlmarket is back for 2019 as is Gallagher Way’s 8,000 sq. ft. ice rink. Rent out the ice rink, invite Santa or Clark to make a guest appearance to make your holiday event a success.

  • A 3,000 sq. ft. ice rink and with tons of additional holiday programming to create a beautiful and festive environment
  • All-weather outdoor space with full or partial tenting and heating available
  • Catering from Levy Restaurant Group and/or any of the surrounding restaurants and bars gives you chef-driven options to satisfy any menu
  • Ready for any A/V needs with power, dimmable house lights, built-in surround sound speakers, built-in benches, a small stage and a 40-foot video screen
  • Turnkey event and security staff to keep everything running smoothly

Mordecai & Hush Money — Craft cocktails and custom bites make your next party a win

Mordecai & Hush Money, Wrigleyville’s premier cocktail bar and restaurant, honors famed Cubs pitcher Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown. Featuring three-finger vintage whiskey pours, craft cocktails and a full menu of elevated American-inspired dishes. Mordecai reimagines the classic sports bar as a sophisticated spot for memorable food and cocktails. This two-story venue, that includes a private lounge and a patio facing Wrigley Field, lets you choose the right atmosphere for your gathering.

  • Room to accommodate 20 to 150 guests
  • Three adaptable spaces: a main floor, second-floor patio with a coveted view of Wrigley Field and Hush Money, an intimate upstairs lounge
  • Choose from a menu of craft cocktails and thoughtful American dishes
  • A glowing, geometric bar and vintage glassware create a timeless atmosphere

Maddon’s Post – a private event space and restaurant that celebrates family roots, first generation recipes and a shared passion for chicago

Maddon’s Post, Wrigleyville’s newest addition, celebrates Italian-Polish roots, family recipes and a shared passion for Chicago. A collaboration between James Beard Award-winner Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano and Chicago Cubs baseball legend Joe Maddon delivers playful dishes, fresh pasta, house-made pierogi, paczki and house-made pizzas from dual wood-burning ovens. Sip on classic cocktails focusing on seasonal ingredients and local spirits along with a wine list curated by Mantuano and Maddon who both share a passion for vino. Celebrate the simple and book your upcoming event here.

  • Space to accommodate 10 – 250 guests
  • 7,400 square feet of adaptable space including the main floor, The Flamingo Room and patio on the second floor, and an intimate private room set behind a secret door.
  • Choose from family-style menus and chef’s stations that honor Joe and Tony’s Italian and Polish heritages in addition to wine lists curated by Beverage Director/Sommelier, Rachael Lowe.
  • The Flamingo Room gives a subtle nod to the local supper club in Maddon’s hometown of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The private dining room features several art selections handpicked by Maddon, a vintage record player and classic vinyls.

Dutch and Doc’s — a restaurant event space with unbeatable Chicago style

From Boka Restaurant Group and Chef Chris Pandel, Dutch & Doc’s is Wrigleyville’s neighborhood restaurant and bar, located at one of the most historic cross streets in Chicago. In true Chicago style, your guests can swap stories while enjoying delicious American fare from Chef Chris Pandel and taking in views of the iconic Wrigley Field Marquee.

  • Room to accommodate 12 to 300 guests
  • 3,900 square feet of adaptable private event spaces, including the intimate first-floor clubhouse and the stately second-floor Marquee Room
  • Chris Pandel’s menu pairs southern dishes with international classics and a bevy of vegetarian options to satisfy any palate, with chef Lauren Terrill’s unforgettable pastries serving as the literal cherry on top
  • Clean lines meet curves to create a modern atmosphere with a classic twist

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern — a unique event space to make a sports fan’s dreams come true

Four expansive bars, two outdoor terraces and stunning views of one of the most iconic ballparks in baseball create a singular dining experience. Sports and music are celebrated equally in this tavern, which pays homage to legendary Cubs announcer Jack Brickhouse. The menu offers traditional sports bar fare elevated with tavern-style dishes.

  • Room to accommodate up to 900 guests
  • Four expansive bars and two outdoor terraces give you any option from intimate outdoor event space to a full two stories fit for a large party
  • Elevated sports bar classics give you a full menu of catering options guests won’t stop talking about
  • Custom A/V options and a DJ booth give you the flexibility to create any atmosphere
  • High-top tables and custom stools meet dark-wood bars for a sophisticated sports bar experience — albeit one sitting directly next to Wrigley Field

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern

Big Star — a private event space already famous for its food

Michelin-starred chef Paul Kahan brings his casual taco spot to Wrigleyville along with Chef de Cuisine Julie Warpinski. Big Star is a culinary and sonic mashup of authentic Mexican street tacos, bourbon and honky-tonk. Choose from two spacious floors perfect for any party atmosphere.

  • Room to accommodate 15 to 350 guests
  • A separate second floor offers semi-private spaces for 15-150 guests, while a full buyout creates a private party space for up to 350 guests
  • Tacos get the chef treatment for a menu made for party noshing, while even the most discerning drinker can find something to love across a craft beer list, custom cocktail menu and a curated collection of whiskey and tequila — including one of Chicago’s largest assortments of hand-selected barrels
  • Honky-tonk music, playful cocktails and unique tacos create a party atmosphere

Smoke Daddy — private event spaces with barbeque, blues and views 

Barbeque meets rhythm and blues at Smoke Daddy, a Chicago tradition since ‘94, now in a two-story space facing Wrigley Field. Featuring top quality barbeque, cold drinks and live music, Smoke Daddy takes pride in offering a lively space for any type of gathering.

  • Private and Semi-Private Spaces for groups ranging from 18 – 300
  • Whether it’s buffet or family-style service, Smoke Daddy offers the best ribs and pulled meats in town accompanied with classic southern appetizers, sides and desserts. Craft beer and cocktail packages — plus a few house shots — are the perfect way to top off your evening
  • The energetic atmosphere with live music easily lends itself to a cocktail party, rehearsal dinner, work function or family feast

Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap — Chicago’s Best Local Brews

Inspired by vintage ballparks, Lucky Dorr channels a bygone era, celebrating classic baseball-inspired snacks, locally brewed beer and draft cocktails. The extensive beer menu features rotating taps exclusively available at Lucky Dorr. A brick-lined patio and the historic Caretaker’s Way offer an ideal outdoor gathering space for guests to eat, drink and mingle.

  • Room to accommodate up to 80 guests
  • Outdoor area and Caretaker’s Way may be tented for a larger event

West Town Bakery & Tap — a small event space for morning meetings and kids birthdays alike

Step into West Town Bakery & Tap for a full immersion in Chicago street culture. Custom art from local graffiti artists, unique neon signs and a fully adjustable garage door window all lead up to a pastry case housing savory and sweet treats curated by Executive Pastry Chef Chris Teixeira. Grab a seat at the bar for a straight or boozy milkshake, or choose a local beer from the extensive draft list. Great for kids parties and adult gatherings alike, West Town Bakery & Tap offers an event space for any occasion.

  • Room to accommodate up to 30 guests
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with inventive pastries and drinks to match, like cake cocktails and boozy milkshakes
  • Custom graffiti and a garage door window create a unique and industrial event space