Book a private party with us


Review December 18, 2012 From Trip Advisor
I can’t speak to the food but the atmosphere at Matilda is right up there for a party place. The steps downstairs are definitely tricky – so the best solution is rent out the basement bar and stay down there all night. It is a comfortable setting for 30-40 friends – we had a surprise b-day party and the logistics work out very well. They let you bring in your own food and hook up your own music if you have a crowd of 25 and commit to a certain bar tab for the night. Friendly management crew – they bring in their own DJ at 11:00 and open the room to the public – but by then it is all good. The decor downstairs is hip basement chic – with a nice bar and a dance area for when the groove gets going. There is no parking in the area – so cab it or use the L – but it is worth the trip.

Here goes: the easiest party booking procedure in the world…

We have experience hosting surprise parties, birthday parties, going away parties, engagement parties, fundraisers, baby showers, casual presentations, etc. There is no fee to reserve tables or a room for your party. However, reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card, which will be charged $100 only in the event of a date change or cancellation.

Yep, you read that right, it’s completely free to reserve space for your private party. We offer 2 areas to reserve for a party; a large space in the BackBar perfect for large parties up to 100 and a smaller private space in babyATLAS for parties of 25-50. We offer specialty cocktails & options, food catering, and slide shows/sporting events/home movies can be shown. For even more exclusive event in babyATLAS we have a private sound system so you can bring your own music or get access to our DJs for a private booking, set up for karaoke, bring in games or videos for the TVs, and set up drink packages for your group.

Please read the details below if this is your first time or jump straight to our party booking form if you are ready!

We’ll work with you to make it perfect!

Details: Free Booking Basics
The BackBar (north room on main level)

  • Available for private parties of 70 – 100 ppl, 70 person minimum for a drink package
  • Two or three smaller parties may also share this space
  • Reservations must start by 9pm
  • Each party will have access to the bar & a server to help with food and drink orders
  • Slide shows, sporting events, and home movies can be shown on our HD projectors
  • We are happy to create a specialty cocktail for your event, ask us how!

babyATLAS (private room on lower level)

  • Available for parties from 25 to 50 ppl
  • Your area will be private until 11 PM on Friday and Saturday & until close Monday – Thursday
  • babyATLAS has a separate sound system from Matilda. You can bring your iPod, iPhone, etc for music during your party (DJ starts at 11PM), otherwise we’ve got it covered
  • slideshows, sporting events or movie presentations can be played through the tv’s

Drink Packages available in babyATLAS

  • 3 hour package is $30 per person and includes
    • Beer:: 6 craft drafts & domestic canned beer
    • Wine: Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, & Sparkling Wine
    • Liquor: generic mixed drinks
  • $40 per person includes an additional 6 craft canned beers & all top shelf liquors
  • Drink packages are universal, all attendees must pay for the package before entering the room. Exceptions are made for non-drinkers, with advance notice

Other drink options

  • Cash bar parties (pay-as-you-go) are always welcome, with no minimums required
  • You can open a tab for a specific dollar amount or period of time
  • Perhaps you’d like to buy everyone’s first drink? Or something else? Just ask.

Food Options

  • Pre-order from our catering menu, or order from the regular menu during the event
  • You are welcome to bring in your own cakes or other desserts

General, important info

  • Gratuity, while not included, is encouraged in exchange for good service. However, it is never a prerequisite for it.
  • Wristband parties are subject to one drink per customer at a time, please don’t rush the bar as the party ends to get six Coors Lights (ahem, Kyle).

Want to rent the entire bar? it happened once… $60 per person for 200 – 250 ppl. All top shelf liquors, beers, & wines are included for a 5 hour period. Shots are excluded.

Drink Packages & Options
We offer drink packages for smaller private events in babyAtlas and can also do packages in the BackBar with a 70 person minimum. Per state law, drink packages are universal, all attendees must pay for the package before entering the room. Exceptions are made for non-drinkers, with advance notice.
Drink Packages

  • 3 hour package is $30 per person and includes
    • BEER: 6 craft drafts & domestic canned beer
    • WINE: Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, & Sparkling Wine
    • LIQUOR: generic mixed drinks
  • $40 per person includes an additional 6 craft canned beers & all top shelf liquors

Other drink options

  • Cash bar parties (pay-as-you-go) are always welcome, with no minimums required
  • You can open a tab for a specific dollar amount or period of time
  • Perhaps you’d like to buy everyone’s first drink? Or something else? Just ask.

Private event catering menu

24” Platters

Chips and salsa – $30, add guacamole for $25.

Tavern chips – $50, house-made chips with seasoned salt, garlic, rosemary & balsamic syrup

Goatcheese crostini – $50 per order (24” platter),

Hummus + veggies, & pita chips – $50 per order (24” platter),

Wings – $80 per order (100 pieces)

Individual items

Quesadillas – $5 each – 6” rolled tortilla cut in quarters asiago cheese, candied walnuts, & granny-smith-apples w/ honey bacon, pear, blue cheese w/ sour cream or chocolate sauce

Flatbreads – $50 each (20” diameter) choose from:

  • #1 with mozzarella, goat cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomato, & marinara
  • #2 with cheddar & asiago, chicken, jalapenos, and a spicy red wine vinegar sauce
  • #3 with red & yellow peppers, garlic, tomato, basil, parmesan, & a creamy shallot sauce
  • #4 with smoked gouda & mozzarella, bacon, cilantro, & tangy bbq sauce

Italian beef – $75 – 5 pounds + au jus + 36 slider rolls

Chicken kabobs – $3 each piece (4” skewer)

Hot dogs + buns (for kids) – $2 each, 10 pc minimum.

Warm chocolate brownies – 75 cents each piece (1” square)

Chocolate wontons – $1 each – flash fried cookie dough & raspberries, in a wonton wrapper

Peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies – 75 cents each piece

Additional items may be special ordered from our regular menu.

Please call with the anticipated # of guests and their expected appetites for a price quote

Attention Fundraisers
Cash Bar w/ $5 wine, $5 draft beer, $5 well drinks, $5 specialty cocktail
This option, which has worked very well, is to charge each attendee a set fee to enter your party area ($10 – $20 donation works well). 100% of the door fee is returned to you. In exchange for the donation, your guests are eligible for a drink special set up specifically for your party. One of the more popular drink specials is $5 glasses of wine (French Pinot Noir, Italian Pinot Grigio, & French Sparkling Wine), $5 draft beer (choose from 12 craft varieties), $5 mixed drinks, & a $5 specialty cocktail (created specifically for your event). A food buffet may also be incorporated into the donation price if you wish, for an additional cost.

Groups exercising this option have collected as much as $2100 for their cause.
This deal can be a win for everyone. You get to set a price to raise money for your cause, your guests get discounted drink options, and we get guaranteed business.

Raffles, silent auctions, contests, etc are also welcome (and encouraged) as an additional way to raise $. Matilda is happy to provide a gift certificate for the raffle or auction.

All drink specials are valid for 3 hours and must end by 11 PM. There is no room charge or reservation fee.

Contact us, matt@matilda-babyatlas.com or 773-883-4400 for questions on reservations.

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BackBar parties must start by 9 p.m. babyATLAS opens to the public at 11 p.m.