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Private Events

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.

The Annex

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.

  • No room rental fees
  • Low food and beverage minimums
  • Available 7 days a week for brunch, lunch or dinner
  • Mimosa or Bloody Mary Bar
  • Pig Roasts
  • Live music
  • Add on our attached Beer Garden! Includes table seating with room to mingle for an additional 30 guests
Email parties@4srg.com for details

Full Buyout

It's all yours, the entire space, including two outdoor patios.

  • Table and bar seating with mingling room for up to 125 guests
  • Two outdoor patios for warm weather days
  • No room rental fees
  • Low food and beverage minimums
  • Available 7 days a week for brunch, lunch or dinner
  • Mimosa or Bloody Mary Bar
  • Pig Roasts
  • Live music
Email parties@4srg.com for details

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!

  • Buffet or Family Style service
  • Drink Packages available including classic Smoke Daddy cocktails
  • Available for brunch, lunch or dinner 7 days a week
  • Live music
  • 32 TVs

Semi-Private Spaces

Groups of 18 or more

  • First floor communal table / 18 seated
  • Partial second floor with booths / 60 seated / 70 standing
  • Partial second floor no booths / 40 seated / 50 standing
  • Second floor south end / 24 seated / 32 standing
  • Second floor north high tops / 20 seated
Email SDWevents@4srg.com for details

Second Floor Buyout

Table and bar seating for up to 160 guests.

  • Inside tables and bar / 92 seated / 124 standing
  • Terrace overlooking Gallagher Way included weather permitting / +60 seated
  • 12 TVs
Email SDWevents@4srg.com for details

Full Buyout

It's all yours! The first and second floor for up to 300 guests.

  • Inside tables and bars / 176 seated / 240 standing
  • Terrace overlooking Gallagher Way included weather permitting / +60 seated
  • Full bar on each floor
  • 32 TVs
Email SDWevents@4srg.com for details