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

Thank you, Kirsten, Clayton, and Emma for the phenomenal dinner last night! Everyone was blown away by the food. Comments ranged from “That chicken melted in my mouth!” to “This pork belly is transformational!” to “I broke my Keto diet for that chocolate trifle. How could I not?!?” Also, the service was excellent and you all were so responsive and easy to work with. Big, grateful thank yous all around! We’ll definitely come back.
— Annette
Wow! We rented out the space for my brother’s bachelor party. Our experience was nothing short of incredible. The staff was very warm and professional. We ate in the kitchen where we were able to watch the chefs prepare our food. The food was absolutely delicious. The PQM rib-eye was insanely good. Everyone could not stop raving about what a great experience they had.

I highly recommend PQM for your next private dining experience.
— Tim C.
When you are thinking about hosting a private gathering, a private butcher shop may not be your first thought or even an option that you would explore. I have to say, Publican Quality Meats does private dining the way it should be done. Excellent hospitality for the planning (Kirsten was amazingly helpful), fantastic options to pick from for any type of group, phenomenal wait staff, and delicious food/drink. They were the perfect kickoff to our wedding weekend, and I cannot thank them enough. It was a truly special evening for all involved.
— Lucas W.
My fiancé and I decided to host our Engagement Party at PQM on a recent, snowy Saturday evening. The event was a dinner for immediate family, followed by drinks & desserts for a slightly expanded group of friends. Everything from the planning stages (when we first contacted PQM to inquire about availability, logistics, and menu) to the time we concluded our evening was handled in the most professional and accommodating manner. Furthermore, our guests at the dinner had the best things to say about the food - it was absolutely delicious, unique, and the perfect amount. PQM even printed our custom menu for our guests to peruse during the family-style meal. The guests who arrived later in the evening (for drinks & dessert) were totally wowed by the dessert spread - different seasonal pies and “bites” in small mason jars. Finally, the service & atmosphere were impeccable. I would recommend this for anyone and everyone thinking of hosting a private event for anywhere up to 75 guests.
— Jessica G.
We hosted our wedding rehearsal dinner at Publican Quality Meats and it was SO DELICIOUS! The service was impeccable. We had about 34 guests and the set-up was perfect. The entire shop was private to our party! Custom menus were printed for all of our guests. Great touch!

Thank you PQM! You’re one of a kind. We will never forget that night. You’re staff was fantastic! Superb service. This is the type of place you want to have a private event.
— Missy M.