Thank you for considering FitzGerald's for your gathering. We are happy to accommodate any special requests you may have – and with more than 30 years' experience, we know how to throw a party! Our drink packages offer a variety of options for parties of all shapes, sizes and capacities.
Contact Josie: (708) 788-2118, x. 24
Our party room can easily accommodate from 20-75 guests, or a sit-down dinner for 50. With the use of our adjoining SideBar for non-sit-down gatherings, the number increases to 100. Should you require more space, our summer garden (75 in season) and nightclub (up to 300) are also available for rental.
(In this SideBar photo, the door to the party room is at the right hand side of the picture. Party room itself is on Parties home page. These two rooms are completely separate from the nightclub).
If you’re bringing in your own music, we have a CD player and a hookup to our sound system for your devices. We can also offer our Touchtunes Jukebox, a revolutionary touch-screen digital system which gives you access to over 300,000 songs that can be chosen individually, by theme, genre or through keywords. The more computer-savvy can even create a playlist online (mytouchtunes.com) and download it onto our jukebox! Just by the sheer volume and breath of its musical offerings, we've found that Touchtunes adds to the fun of any gathering.
Bringing in a band? We have an onsite sound system available for rental; the fee is $150 for the system and $100 for a sound engineer. During the cooler months we also have tents and heaters available at varying rates.
We have basic tables and chairs with some banquet size tables -- enough to handle up to 80 guests in the party room, up to 200 in the club. Any other furniture, stages, dance floors (in the SideBar), etc. must be rented from an outside source.
FitzGerald’s has a list of preferred caterers, (we recommend Capri Ristorante right next door!) but you are free to choose the company of your choice.
You also have the option of bringing in food; however, our policy is that all non-catered events involving food must include a FitzGerald’s staff member to handle setup, maintenance and cleanup.
The only exceptions are fundraisers and benefits, in which case you may choose to have volunteers handle those duties. For a full explanation of benefit/fundraiser rates and policies, please call our party planner at: (708)788-2118, x. 24
FitzGerald’s offers several drink packages to suit your needs. If you're unsure about purchasing a package, here are some options:
CASH BAR – Your guests pay for their own drinks.
Any of our bar packages may be combined with a cash bar; for instance, you may choose to offer your guests our basic package of beer, wine, soft drinks and juice, and all other drinks can be purchased by them.
RUN A TAB – In this case, a running total of drinks is kept at the bar and you pay the tab at the end of the party. This is a good option if you have some guests who don't drink and some who do and you don't want to limit selection.
FOR THE CASH BAR AND TAB OPTIONS, we do require a minimum of $12 per person on weeknights, $18 per person on Friday and Saturday nights. For any parties held in the afternoon on any day, the minimum remains $12. What this means is that if you have a party for 50 people on a weeknight or afternoon, if the bar total is under $600(50 x 12), you must still pay $600. If a party for 50 is held on a Friday or Saturday night, the bar tab must reach $900 (50 x 18).
It may sound like a lot, but keep in mind that with the average drink at $4, this comes out to just a little more than one drink an hour per person (four-hour party) even on a weekend. We don't know about your friends, but ours could certainly meet that minimum with ease!
DRINK PACKAGES: The packages listed below are popular choices for individual and groups who want to project and control their costs.
PLEASE NOTE: Minimum party time is four hours. The two and three-hour package prices are for customers who wish to offer a package for part of the party and then switch to a cash bar (this option available only in SideBar). Packages for less than four hours on a Friday or Saturday night will have a $100 room charge added.
Prices are per person.
- No Alcohol Package: Soft Drinks, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Juices and Coffee.
$10/2 hr. - $12/3 hr.
Available only in SideBar.
Room charge may apply.
- Basic Bar Package: Domestic Bottled Beers, House Wines, Soft Drinks & Juices, Coffee
$14/2 hr. - $16/3 hr. - $18/4 hr.
- Brunch/Shower Package: Miller Lite, MGD, Miller High Life. House Wines, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Soft Drinks & Juices
$15/2 hr. - $17/3 hr. - $20/4 hr.
Coffee service provided wtih catering
- Brew House Package: All Bottle & Tap Beers, House Wines, Soft Drinks & Juices, Coffee
$16/2 hr. - $18/3 hr. - $20/4 hr
- Signature Package: All Bottled Beers, House Wines, Soft Drinks & Juices Plus ONE Tap Beer & ONE of our signature cocktails
(see cocktail list below--tap beers change seasonally)
$16/2 hr. - $18/3 hr. - $20/4 hr.
- Deluxe Bar Package: All Bottle & Tap Beers, House Wines, Standard (well) Liquors, Soft Drinks & Juices
$20/2 hr. - $22/3 hr. - $24/4 hr.
- Open Bar Package: The Big Kahuna! All Beers, Wines, Well & Top Shelf Liquors, Soft Drinks & Juices
$22/2 hr. - $25/3 hr. - $28/4 hr.
— All of our cocktails are made with premium liquors —
If you have your own signature cockail in mind, please be sure to let us know!
Very Jolly Rancher – Absolut Watermelon Vodka + Cranberry; tastes just like the candy!
Golden Sunset – Tommy Bahama Golden Rum, pineapple and orange juice. As relaxing as it sounds.
Lynchburg Lemonade – Jack Daniels plus a little sweet/sour & triple sec, topped with Sprite. Pure country.
Bloody Mary – The All–American eye opener, made with Three Olives Vodka and McIlhenny's own tabasco mix.
Mimosa – Champagne and OJ – perfect for brunches, showers and anniversary parties.
Margarita – Made with Trago premium silver tequila, frozen or on the rocks (choose one).
Martini – Shaken or stirred? Your choice of our premium vodkas or gins (For Grey Goose, add $1 per person).
Madras – Bacardi Silver Rum, cranberry & grapefruit. Practically nutritous.
Kir Royale – A French classic; champagne topped with Creme de Cassis. Very continental.
Pimms Cup – A Crescent City staple; Pimms, ginger ale and soda with cucumber garnish. Light but lively.
Many couples hold the cermony in our club or garden; we have hosted civil unions and ceremonies for all faiths. After the vows, there is music and dancing in our legendary nightclub, plenty of tent space for guests to sit and talk and a beautifully restored SideBar and party room for smaller receptions.
Give us a call or email with your questions and ideas; we'd love to work with you to make your wedding one that your guests will remember. We're a family business, so we know money is always a concern -- we've worked with budgets big and small and we'll do everything we can to help you get the most from yours!
Here are some photos (mostly of setups) from that may help you plan for your setup: