"A Musical Gem"
-- New York Times
"Chicago Venues That Matter The Most"
-- Chi Tribune (top 5)
"Slightly off the beaten path...but right on the mark for music lovers"
- Metromix Chicago
Don't let our Berwyn address fool you. FitzGerald's is conveniently located just 6 blocks from the Forest Park Blue Line stop at Oak Park Ave!
We're also easily accessible from the Eisenhower Expressway (Hwy. I-290 -- “The Ike”). As a rule,
FitzGerald's is open Tuesday - Sunday starting at 5pm, CLOSED ON MONDAYS. However, we do run around during the day, so if you are coming to buy tickets before 5 we strongly recommend that you call ahead to make sure someone is at the club.
Here are answers to some of the most common questions people have about FitzGerald's:
WHERE CAN I PARK? You can park anywhere on Roosevelt Rd. or the side streets; no meters or permit restrictions. You may also find a spot on the parking lot in front of the club, although those tend to go quickly. Make sure NOT to park in business parking lots or the mini-mall to our west. Those are for their customers only and you will be towed.
DO YOU SERVE FOOD? FitzGerald's does not serve food, but there is an excellent Old World Italian restaurant right next door - Capri Ristorante -- and they are happy to deliver your dinner to the club. Call Capri at (708) 637-4085. You are also welcome to order food from nearby restaurants for delivery but please, NO OUTSIDE DRINKS.
WILL THERE BE A PLACE TO SIT? This is a tough one. The amount of furniture varies depending on the band/ticket sales, though we almost always have SOME furniture. Best to call a few days before the show and ask how it's looking.
HOW DO I GET ADVANCE TICKETS FOR A SHOW? There are two ways to get advance tickets. 1) Stop by FitzGerald's after 5p.m. any day except Monday (closed) and a bartender can sell you tickets. 2) Go to http://www.ticketweb.com. If you're not sure whether to buy a ticket for whether advance tickets are being sold (for smaller shows you usually just pay at the door), give us a call at (708) 788-2118. NOTE: As a rule, FitzGerald's is open Tuesday - Sunday starting at 5pm, CLOSED ON MONDAYS. However, we do run around during the day, so if you are coming to buy tickets before 5 we strongly recommend that you call ahead to make sure someone is at the club.
CAN I RESERVE A TABLE? - No. Our doors open at 7pm (or 1 hour prior to shows that begin before 8:00pm), so your best bet is to come early and stake your claim. IS UNDER 21 OK? Aside from the occasional all-ages show, FitzGerald's is a 21+ club. However, those under 21 ARE allowed if accompanied by a parent.
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR DRINKS? Bottled beers run from $3.50-$5 -- draft pints $5-$7; standard liquors $5; premium liquors $5-$10 -- wines from $5-$8/glass.
IS THIS A DRESS-UP PLACE? Not at all. Our atmosphere is casual and comfortable, with music fans from 21 to not telling.