Host your next intimate chef's table meal, corporate gathering, sausage-making class, social dinner or reception event at Publican Quality Meats!

Butcher shop and café by day, Publican Quality Meats serves as The Publican’s private event space by night. Publican Quality Meats can accommodate up to 40 for family style seated dinners, up to 125 for cocktail receptions and up to 24 at the Chef’s Prep Table. 

Additionally, we offer small-group team-building packages, such as our new guided sausage-making classes with our team of expert butchers. Please contact Jessica Bruckner for additional information at 312.605.1616 or email

Testimonials from our Guests

Our wedding rehearsal dinner at Publican Quality Meats was outstanding! Your service staff were professional and the food was delicious. Can’t thank you enough! When we return from California on our next visit to Chicago we will be sure to make the Publican a must visit. I can see why my son Michael and his new wife Allie love your venue.
Last night’s event, was a huge success. It was fun to watch as the food was being prepared. Everything was absolutely delicious. Your chef and waitresses were very attentive, which was much appreciated. Everyone that attended gave it a thumbs up. I look forward to booking future events at your restaurant, or private space.
Thank you again for arranging our dinner. This was top 5, and I have been doing 2 or 3 of these a year for 20+ years. The combination of the space, the food, and the incredibly gracious staff really made this a special evening. Folks are still talking about it. Thank you again for stepping up for us.
I just wanted to say that we do a lot of private dining events at cool restaurants around the city—and this was by far our favorite. I loved the flow, communal feeling, and moving from the upstairs to the downstairs space. It was also far and away the best value dinner we’ve done.
The entire experience exceeded my expectations! From the atmosphere, to the service…and most importantly the food! Every new dish I tasted, continued to blow me away. Everyone was raving about it! I will absolutely keep you guys in mind for future events and certainly will be passing along the good word to other friends and co-workers. Thank you for great experience and look forward to coming back soon!