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  • Ala Carte Entertainment

    Welcome to the online home of Ala Carte Entertainment, Operator of Chicagoland’s favorite restaurants, pubs and party venues for over 40 years. Experts in hospitality, Ala Carte Entertainment provides an experienced staff that delivers exceptional private party & catering services and of course, entertainment! Whether you are hosting a rehearsal dinner or a business party, from 10 people to 1500 people, we have packages to fit your budget and dazzle your guests - The Right Place is always an Ace Place!

    Fred & Mark Hoffmann

    Ala Carte Entertainment (A.C.E) was founded in 1970 by Fred Hoffmann, and was later joined by his son Mark Hoffman, who now serves as Vice President of A.C.E, watching as it grows serving local communities in the Chicagoland area. A.C.E began with a single location in Chicago called Snuggery. Snuggery pioneered music video, dynamic performance art, sound, and lighting innovations that led to Snuggery being featured in a 'TIME Magazine' cover story of US nightclubs. It was also named in 'Playboy Magazine' as one of the top singles bars in the USA. By 1988 the company grew with more Snuggery locations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and created Excalibur one of the companies first nightclubs, which paved the way for the evolution of Ala Carte Entertainment.

  • Unique & Exciting

    Menus & Venues

    Ala Carte restaurants, banquet facilities and nightclubs are available to host your next social or coporate event. Our impressive list of clients turn to us for Chicago's most unique spaces, and depend on us for delicious food, professional service, and state of the art high-tech audio-visual capabilities. Whether you are planning a wedding reception, corporate function, Mitzvah, or other special event, let our experienced staff help make your event a truly memorable one. We offer a wide variety of entertainment options to suit any type of function including disc jockeys, karaoke, dancers, dance instructors, videotaping, video projection, lighting and more! Our relationship with some of the best banquet facilities in Northern Illinois allows us to offer top quality entertainment for your event and an outstanding range of features to simplify the planning process, all at an affordable price.

Latest News & Updates

Ala CArte Entertainment

Welcome Lucky Star, the northwest suburbs newest party bar, located at 1175 W. Lake Street (Route 20) in Bartlett, next to Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria. Formerly the home of Cadillac Ranch, Lucky Star has been renovated with a brand new dance floor and decor, world-class lighting and sound system, as well as a new mechanical bull named "Lucky"!

Fridays at Lucky Star will feature live new country bands from Chicago, Nashville and around the nation, along with emerging artists and prolific songwriters. Saturday nights will have the Lucky Star DJ Team MarcO & Rythmn playing top 40 dance along with new country. They also play host to the Ultimate Bachelorette and Birthday Parties every Friday and Saturday, including party favors, fun games and contests.

Party with us at Lucky Star every Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm - 3am.

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Special Events
& Catering

Ala Carte Special Events is a division of Ala Carte Entertainment, which specializes in custom event creation, coordination, and on-site management to ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests. Ala Carte Entertainment operates a wide variety of restaurants, banquet halls, and nightlife locations where our planners can help you in creating an event to remember. With our team of acclaimed Chefs and Event Producers we provide you with award winning food, service staff, and premium locations, helping you to create a superior entertainment experience. Our planners of Ala Carte Special Events can even offer decor, live entertainment, and audio/video/graphic production, making us the perfect one-stop shop for any occasion on OR off premise.

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