Private Event Space

Get away from all the riffraff and host your party in our private room. This space tucked behind the kitchen can hold up to 22 people for dinner or 40 people for a stand-up cocktail reception.

 If your party is even larger, we sometimes do full restaurant buyouts. Look to the bottom of this page for more information on full restaurant bookings.

We'll work with you to make sure your event goes smoothly from planning until the final guest is on their way home. Just follow these steps to find out more and start choosing your custom experience:

Tell us about your plans by submitting this form, and we'll get the ball rolling by contacting you:

Please note that this form is a request for information only. The room is only booked once an event contract (below) has been filled and signed, and the booking has been confirmed by us via phone or email.

Select a menu for your event. For sit-down groups of 15 or more, we have provided a few different prix-fixe menus to choose from. There is the option to customize these with the guidance of our event coordinator, but the prix-fixe format is required of large groups to give everyone the best dining experience. For cocktail receptions, have a look at our hors d'oeuvres selection.

After you've settled on the details with our event coordinator, fill out and sign this contract and send it back to us. Once we've confirmed the booking via phone or email, you're all set!


What's The capacity of the private room?

22 guests for a sit-down dinner, or up to 40 for a cocktail reception. If the weather is good enough, a small private patio is also available.

How is the room set up?

We set up your function with candles, white linens and appropriate place settings. If you've selected a reception format, we put a few tables and chairs around the perimeter of the room. There's a private washroom and a private off-the-patio entrance, or you can choose the "New York" entrance through the kitchen and feel like a gangster.

How do I choose a menu?

Together we can create a custom menu, or you may choose from our prix-fixe group menus. These menus are based on seasonal fresh market availabilities and can be mixed and matched to suit your requirements. We'll be happy to recommend beer pairings for each of your courses or food selections, because that's kind of what we love to do. Of course, we also offer wines, spirits and other beverages. Groups of 14 or less have the option of ordering à la carte.

Is there a charge for the room?

No. However, to book the Private Room there is a minimum spend requirement of $350 for a luncheon/brunch, and $600 for dinner/evening functions. The minimum spend is exclusive of an 18% automatic gratuity and 13% tax.

When do I have to confirm my number of guests in attendance?

A final guest count is due 2 business days prior to the event. This is the minimum number of guests for which you will be billed. If no guarantee is received we will use the number of guests originally contracted for when the reservation was made, or the number of guests in attendance, whichever is greater.

What happens if my guest count falls below the guarantee on the day of the event?

For all prix-fixe events where special items need to be ordered in, should the actual number of guests fall below the guarantee you will be charged $25 per head for the number of guests guaranteed but not in attendance

How do I stay within my budget?

We will keep you apprised of your total bill at either time intervals, or at dollar amounts; as decided by you.

Can I hold a dinner or lunch meeting in the private room?

Absolutely. We've got a really big TV back there and we'll be happy to assist you to arrange for any audio visual equipment needs.

What items do we need to supply?

If designated seating is required please supply your own place cards. We'll print personalized group menus for all functions that are not à la carte.

How far in advance do we need to book?

Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

What time of day can we have our function?

Lunch functions can be booked from 12:30-4:00pm, brunch from 11:00am-4:00pm, and dinner functions can begin anytime after 5:00pm.

How are payments made?

One check will be presented at the end of your function and final payment is due upon the completion of your event. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Debit. Arrangements for separate billing can be made in advance.

What is the exact address that I should use for my invitations?

18 King Street East, at Yonge Street, Toronto, ON.

Booking the whole restaurant

Do you book out the entire restaurant for private functions?

You bet we do.

When, pray tell, could I do something like that?

Luncheons can be booked Sunday to Wednesday from 11:30am to 4:00pm and dinners Sunday to Wednesday from 5:00pm onwards.

What is the capacity of the full restaurant?

The dining room can host up to sixty guests for a sit-down dinner, the back room an additional thirty, and another thirty in the bar. Cocktail receptions can easily host over one hundred and fifty people.

How far in advance do we need to book?

Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact us at 416-861-9872 or by email at

When can we book an appointment?

We are happy to schedule an appointment with you Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 6pm. Also feel free to stop by at any time to have a tour, or join us for lunch or dinner.

How much does it cost to book the entire restaurant?

The minimum revenue requirement for a restaurant buy-out starts at $12,000, and increases depending on the calendar date of your event. An initial 50% deposit is required. You may choose to be refunded the deposit at the end of your function or it may go toward the final billing. Final payment for the event is due upon its completion.

What items are supplied by the restaurant?

We supply tables, chairs, linens, cutlery, china and candles for the tables. beerbistro also prints personalized lunch and dinner menus for all guests.

What items do we need to supply?

You'll need to supply your own DJ and/or band, and any additional sound equipment. Although we do not own audio-visual equipment other than our four 50+ inch televisions and two smaller monitors, we can make arrangements to suit your requirements. Charges will be added directly to your final bill, with no additional mark-up. Similarly, we can arrange for your floral requirements. We will print personalized group menus. If designated seating is required, please supply your own place cards.