Private Parties

Friday & Saturday nights are NOT AVAILABLE for private events

Hopleaf’s Party Room is on the second floor, directly above the main bar, overlooking Clark Street. The room has its own bar and restrooms, and is suitable for groups of up to 45 persons. Please note that the second floor is not serviced by an elevator and therefore is not handicapped-accessible.


No matter how many variables we think of, there are always unique desires. Please let us try to accommodate you: let us know of any special needs, wishes or questions. We hope to hear from you soon. Please use our Party Request Form or email us with your requested date and include your phone number(s) in your reply.

Thank You!
Michael & Louise
The Hopleaf Bar

Bar Packages

Bar Packages

Bar Packages

Friday & Saturday Days (events must end by 6:30pm), Sunday-Thursday Days & Nights:

  • Option A – $12 per person per hour
    Open bar: 4 draft beers, 45 bottled beers well and top shelf liquor, house wines and sodas.
  • Option B – $9 per person per hour
    4 American microdrafts, well liquors (Gilbey’s Gin and Vodka, Bacardi Rum, Seagrams 7 & Jim Beam Bourbon), house wines and sodas.

Food Packages

Package 1

$8 per person
  • Cheese platter:
    3-5 artisanal cheeses, toast, fruit and nuts.
  • add assorted cured meats for $4 person
  • Package 2

    $10 per person
  • Mussels and frites:
    Your choice of mussel preparations (in beer or seasonal style), frites, aioli.
  • add seasonal green salad  $4 per person
  • add cheese platter for $4 per person
  • Package 3

    $14 per person
  • Sandwiches, mussels, frites, salad:
    Assorted sandwiches (Ham, Brisket, and seasonal vegetarian), your choice of mussel preparations (beer or wine), frites, and seasonal green salad.
  • add macaroni & cheese for $4 per person
  • Please feel free to consult the Chef for menu guidance and seasonal variations.

    Download the Party Menu PDF

    Charges and Minimums

    Charges and Minimums

    • A non-refundable $200 deposit is required.  This $200 is the fee to hold and staff the room.
    • Beverages & Food – Pick your food & drink packages
    • Gratuity: An 18% gratuity applies to both plans listed.

    Payment

    Payment is due at the conclusion of the event. Cash or credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or Diners Club). Checks may be accepted by pre-arrangement only.

    Rules

    Party Rules

    Rules

    The rules of the house apply during private events. Adherence to these rules allows everyone, including us, to relax and have a good time.

    • Patrons will not be over-served. Unsafe behavior, illegal activity or vandalism will result in the offending parties being asked to leave.
    • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may not be in any other part of Hopleaf besides the private party room. Minors are strictly forbidden from consuming any alcoholic beverages.
    • We can accommodate an event that starts before our regular business hours. However, Hopleaf, like all 2 o’clock-licensed establishments in Chicago, must be completely vacated by 2am Sunday through Friday and 3am on Saturday. Therefore, events should end by 1am Sunday through Thursday.
    • Collection of cover charges is not permitted.

    Ambience and Details

    Ambience and Details

    Ambience and Details

    • Maximum capacity of the party room is 45 persons for informal events, 40 for formal sit-down events.
    • As per City of Chicago code, smoking is not allowed anywhere inside Hopleaf. Outside, smoking must be at least 15 feet away from the entrances of Hopleaf and neighboring venues.
    • You may bring your own music CDs or we can provide the classic Jazz, R&B, Blues, and Soul that plays throughout the Hopleaf every day.
    • Many of our party guests like to decorate a bit with flowers, balloons etc. If you need access in advance to do so, please let us know.
    • Hopleaf has no elevator and the second floor is accessed only by stairs. Please note that second floor is not handicapped-accessible.

    Friday & Saturday nights are NOT AVAILABLE for private events