FitzGerald’s was built in the 1920s and has always been a gathering spot, from the early days as a hunting club and watering hole through its teen years as a jazz club during the ’50s and ’60s, featuring acts like Bob Scobey, Turk Murphy, Lil Armstrong, and the Original Salty Dogs. The FitzGerald family bought and renovated the building in 1980, and since then its reputation for great music in a casual, comfortable, unpretentious atmosphere has grown steadily. Chicago Magazine calls it “a musical gem,” and the club has consistently found itself in the top 5 in Chicago polls of favorite venues.
Over the years, we realized that there were a few things that we would like to offer — an “away” room for customers to meet and talk, and a separate space for gatherings and parties. Through the years we acquired the buildings on either side of us, and in 2001 we took the plunge and began to restore them to their original 1920s’ glory, with the help of the Berwyn Development Corporation.
As a result, we can now offer a classic tavern, and an elegant, intimate private party room with onsite catering. We are very proud of this project, and hope that you’ll have a chance to visit and enjoy our new spaces.
FitzGerald’s is open 6 days a week, usually closed on Mondays.
Doors open at 7 p.m. each day, except on Sundays, when we open at 5 pm.
Our customers range in age from 21 to 101, and the atmosphere is casual. There is no dress code, drink minimum, or reserved seating.
FitzGerald’s is fully wheelchair accessible. We accept credit cards and have an on-premises ATM machine.