Like a backyard party with Chicago’s best BBQ
Opening in the summer of 1994, The Smoke Daddy Rhythm and Blues was the first of its kind in Wicker Park to offer barbeque and free live music, seven days a week. Over the years, ”The Daddy“ has appeared various times on The Food Network, including the Bobby Flay Show and Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels, and has received numerous recommendations from nationally recognized newspapers and magazines. The New York Times, National Geographic, Zagat survey, Chicago magazine, and the Chicago Social all rated ”The Daddy“ as ”having Chicago’s best barbeque“. If you’re looking to try some of Smoke Daddy’s savory recipes at home, it will be featured in its first cookbook, Killer Ribs, which will appear in Spring, 2006 from Williams Sonoma.
Our indoor annex is available year round for your special event. Offering a large semi-private space with natural light, we can accommodate your group for a family style meal (up to 35 guests) or a cocktail reception (up to 60 guests). On warm days, open the front garage door to bring in the breeze and Wicker Park vibes.
It's all yours, the entire space, including two outdoor patios.
Our Wrigleyville location offers options for private and semi-private spaces that are sure to be perfect for your cocktail party, BBQ buffet or family meal!
Groups of 18 or more
Table and bar seating for up to 160 guests.
It's all yours! The first and second floor for up to 300 guests.