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Book Your Holiday Party in Downtown Evanston

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The holiday season is upon us which means that you probably have a party to plan whether for family, work, friends! Downtown Evanston is home to several outstanding and unique locations for events of all sizes and styles. 

Take a look at the venues below to see what best fits your holiday party needs!    

 

 

The Barn | 1016 Church St. (rear)

The Barn | 1016 Church St. (rear)

For something a little more upscale and romantic, The Barn is set inside a restored 19th century brick barn and features steaks from local purveyors, as well as other refined dishes ranging from bison bolognese and steak tartare to roasted vegetables provençal. An extensive selection of old and new world wine offerings and creative cocktails round out the modern steakhouse experience; and the entire restaurant can be closed for a private event.

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Boltwood | 804 Davis St.

Boltwood | 804 Davis St.

Boltwood offers partial and full restaurant buyouts for special brunch, lunch or dinner celebrations. Whether the party is 10 or 100 people, you can select from delicious and seasonal family style, select menu or appetizer options, complete with drink packages to fit any occasion.   

Book your holiday party of 10 or more with us and receive a $50 gift card!* Whether it is a restaurant buyout, small dinner party, office luncheon or holiday office catering, Boltwood can make it happen! Contact Melissa at melissa@boltwoodevanston.com. 

 
*offer valid on parties of 10 or more booked for November 1 thru December 30, 2018.

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Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St.

Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St.

For a creative party, look no further than Bottle and Bottega Evanston—wine and painting parties are guaranteed to be memorable!  Whether you want to create a single painting, multiple paintings, a custom designed mural, or even paint a live male model, they offer a variety of themes and styles. Plus, the team will help you arrange food, wine and decorations for the studio, so you can focus on painting a masterpiece!   

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Evanston Rocks | 1012 Church St.

Evanston Rocks | 1012 Church St.

Going for the retro vibe or specific decade? Evanston Rocks and 1012 Brass ‘n Bourbon can accommodate any theme and offer delicious craft cocktails and homemade ravioli, their specialty item. With lively entertainment, variety of mouthwatering food and drinks and multiple sized spaces to rent, you can find everything you need under one roof. You also have a personal event planner to handle all of the details every step of the way to make it easy to plan an event of any size. Combine that with an exquisite venue and an upscale quality of service and you will find that party goers will be buzzing with delight!

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Farmhouse Evanston | 703 Church St.

Farmhouse Evanston | 703 Church St.

Planning an event with a more rustic feel? Farmhouse Evanston offers a craft tavern atmosphere while remaining “Honest to the Heartland”. There are three spaces to consider, all with local fare and beverages. The Snug for a cocktail party up to 15 or seated dinner for 10-14, Pickled Room for a seated party of 20 or less, the Beacon Room for a seated party of 55, and the Hay Loft for a seated party up to 30. The Beacon Room and Hay Loft can be combined for a seated party of 80 or a cocktail reception for 110.  

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Five & Dime | 1026 Davis St.

Five & Dime | 1026 Davis St.

If you’re looking for a hip, creative, playful space, Five & Dime is a must visit and it boasts an amazing roof deck available during the summer. During the winter months cozy up in our bar for a tete de tete on comfy velour banquettes while enjoying carefully curated wines and handcrafted cocktails. No matter the time of year you can always play a little ping pong or challenge yourself with a towering giant jenga in our game room.  Maybe a game of scrabble or backgammon inside the bar or test yourself against one of our retro pinball-arcade games. 

Located above its sister restaurants, Taco Diablo and Lulu’s, Five & Dime features three event spaces: The Terrace, The Shed and The Bar that can be combined or rented separately for events. Call 847-869-4343 to book a party.

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Found Kitchen | 1631 Chicago Ave.

Found Kitchen | 1631 Chicago Ave.

Found offers three rooms for private parties depending on the party size and feel of the event. The Salon is completely private and perfect for hosting a sit-down dinner up to 50 or cocktail reception up to 60. The Library is a semi-private room with sliding door that accommodates 28 seated. The Dining Room is for groups of 13 to 20 that want to stay in the scene but have one long dining table. Take over the full restaurant for up to 150 seated or 225 standing - perfect for intimate, unique wedding receptions, fundraisers and more!

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Halim Time & Glass Museum | 1560 Oak Ave.

Halim Time & Glass Museum | 1560 Oak Ave.

The Halim Time & Glass Museum is an elegant venue for your holiday celebration, offering spaces for 10 to 350 people, customizable menus to fit your budget and museum tours for your guests! Click below for details and call Paulette 224-505-9826 to learn more. 

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Holiday Inn | 1501 Sherman Ave.

Holiday Inn | 1501 Sherman Ave.

Book your holiday event at the Holiday Inn and enjoy:
- Complimentary meeting space with food & beverage minimum
- Waived bartender fee
- Discounted Parking

Book by November 14, 2018 and choose 3 additional perks!
- 20,000 Bonus IHG reward points
- Complimentary sparkling wine toast
- Complimentary cookie and coffee break
- Upgrade to Deluxe Bar Package
- 1 complimentary sleeping room per 25 actualized rooms
5% off total bill for food & beverage minimum of $5,000-$9,999 or 10% off total bill for food & beverage minimum of $10,000 or greater (excluding tax & gratuity)

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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge | 624 Davis St.

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge | 624 Davis St.

Koi offers a unique dining experience, authentic Chinese cuisine and a fresh selection of sushi.  Our private rooms can accommodate groups of 10-250.

Host your event at Koi from now until February 28, 2019 and receive a $50 or $100 gift certificate for future use.

To book or place an order for your next event contact our Jackie Kane, Director of Events at jackiekane@koievanston.com

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Pete Miller's Evanston | 1557 Sherman Ave.

Pete Miller's Evanston | 1557 Sherman Ave.

With 20 years’ experience creating flawless events, Pete Miller’s Steak & Seafood provides a classic old-school atmosphere for company events to small family gatherings to grand, no-holds-barred celebrations. You can count on superior service and attention to every detail, so you can simply relax and enjoy the party.

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Prairie Moon | 1502 Sherman Ave.

Prairie Moon | 1502 Sherman Ave.

Prairie Moon always throws a great party with a stunning new dining and bar area, custom menus and great staff. The kitchen can create individualized menus for 25 to 250 people with prices starting at $20 per person for evenings and $18 per person for mornings and afternoons. Call 

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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. | 1615 Oak Ave.

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. | 1615 Oak Ave.

Like beer? Pizza? BBQ? Look no further than Smylie Brother’s Brewing Company, complete with a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, award winning beer and delicious food. The second-floor mezzanine is perfect for a gathering up to 32 guests, or in warmer months consider the private dining room that has its own private outdoor space. Rent out the whole brewery for a fun, casual event like a fundraiser.

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Terra & Vine | 1701 Maple Ave.

Terra & Vine | 1701 Maple Ave.

For a clean and modern space offering Italian-Mediterranean fare, Terra & Vine features four distinct private dining rooms that can accommodate groups of 10 to 140 people. Your meetings or special events will be truly momentous occasions when you reserve one of our beautifully appointed private and semi-private rooms.

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