Private Dining at The Aviary

955 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

Sometimes a bar is much more than a bar.

It is a chance to engage all the senses – sights, smells, sounds, temperatures…tastes. The Aviary is just such a place. This brainchild of chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas is a restaurant for cocktails. The Aviary is a playground where your idea of what a night out drinking is supposed to be will be challenged and redefined.

The Aviary has been identified by its unique cocktail presentations – In-The-Rocks, Vacuum Pot, The Porthole – but is just as renowned for the cutting edge ice program and the delicious food. These programs landed The Aviary immediately as one of Food & Wine Magazine America’s Best New Bars, on the list of Esquire’s Best Bars in America, and the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Bar Program in the United States.

The Aviary can accommodate semi-private parties of up to 40 people in various areas of the dining room. Our bar team and chefs will design the perfect combination of cocktails and bites for your group.

There are also times when you need your party to be yours alone. Groups of up to 100 can fill The Aviary for functions as short as 3 hours or take the entire evening. Private events allow passed cocktails and food like any other time, but can have the addition of chef or bartender-manned stations as part of the function. The only limit is how creative you allow us to be.

The Office is perfect for smaller groups. This speakeasy under The Aviary can accommodate groups from 12-24 in an intimate private setting. The Office provides a more traditional cocktail experience.
The Room at Next is a private dining room directly adjacent to The Office. Principally designed to showcase the cuisine of Next Restaurant, The Room can also be utilized for small meetings, presentations, or demonstrations. Combine your experiences by enjoying a round of cocktails in The Aviary or The Office followed by a thematic dining experience from Next Restaurant. Up to 10 guests can enjoy The Room.

Pricing for semi-private functions in The Aviary for 15 guests starts at $2,475.00. Service will be by a dedicated server.

The cost of reserving all of The Aviary for a private function starts at $7,834.00, while The Office has pricing starting at $3,911.40. Either of these options gives your group the undivided attention of the entire Aviary or Office bar, kitchen, and floor staff.

The Room at Next is available for a variety of applications starting at $2,953.34 for use of the dramatic space. Careful consultation with our bartenders, chefs, and managers, will result in selection of drinks, food items, and unique touches that will be perfect for your group.
All charges are exclusive of tax and service fees.

We look forward to creating a truly memorable experience for you and your guests.