Cafe Brauer

Imagine gorgeous indoor and outdoor space all in one venue! Café Brauer is one of Chicago’s most highly prized rental venues for good reason. This timeless Prairie School- style landmark, completed in 1908 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers both earth-toned elegance and unparalleled location. Its second-floor Great Hall is the centerpiece, with its soaring, skylit roof, Tiffany-inspired glass chandeliers, stained-glass windows, tile mosaics and flanking, curved oudoor loggias providing spectacular views of the surrounding park and city skyline. A newly landscaped circular drive greets guests on Stockton Drive, but the horticultural pièce de résistance lies immediately to the east and south: Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, a thriving prairie pond ecosystem teeming with native plants and wildlife.


250 seated with dance floor
300 seated without dance floor
400 reception
300 theater-style

  Rental Rates(5 p.m.–midnight)

Monday–Thursday: $3,000 
Friday: $6,000 
Saturday/Holidays: $8,500 
Sunday : $3,500

Off-Season Evening Rates

Friday $2,000
Saturday & Holidays $3,500 
Sunday $2,000

Friday $3,500
Saturday $5,500
Sunday $2,000

Beverage Minimums

Monday–Thursday, Evenings No minimum Friday Evenings $6,000
Saturday Evenings and Holidays $9,500 Sunday Evenings $3,000

* $5,000 beverage minimum applies to Saturday & Holiday Rental in the off-season

Rental Rates (9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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