Beacon Tavern is Chicago’s riverside destination for elevated interpretations of tavern classics seafood-forward dishes, and a host of thoughtfully curated cocktails, wines and beers.

Described as “a hidden gem” by Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel, Beacon Tavern offers dining in a casually-upscale setting steps from the Chicago riverfront and the Magnificent Mile. Guests at Beacon Tavern enjoy spectacular city views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and an expansive outdoor patio offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle on Michigan Avenue and throughout River North.

Guests are drawn to Beacon Tavern’s custom tile, upholstery and lighting, touches of whimsy, and décor with both rustic and vintage touches. And, with many years of experience executing events at its partner restaurants Acanto, The Dawson and The Gage, Beacon Tavern’s seasoned staff is committed to providing the superior level of hospitality expected from a team led by restaurateur Billy Lawless. 


To inquire about hosting your group at Beacon Tavern, please contact us at 312.372.4001 or 


Beacon Tavern is a prime location for corporate dining, engagement and rehearsal parties, luncheons and brunch gatherings. 


Ideal for groups of 12 to 20, the Executive Table is adjacent to Beacon Tavern’s open kitchen and fireplace. Service at the Executive Table may be family-style or plated.

Capacity: Seated 20 (minimum 12) 



Custom pub-style stools, velvet and leather-covered banquettes and high tables flank the marble topped bar marking it the perfect setting for
a holiday cocktail party.

Capacity: Seated 45 | Cocktail Reception 55



Providing an ideal setting for holiday celebrations for clients and colleagues, Beacon Tavern has the ability to provide flexible seating configurations that ensure an easy flow through for both seated and cocktail affairs.

Capacity: Seated 110 | Cocktail Reception 140