Busboys and Poets is a gathering space unlike any other, and events are among the things we do best! Each of our restaurants feature a unique performance space with its own stage, lighting, projection and sound equipment. In addition to in-house series (events produced exclusively by Busboys and Poets) and a number of weekly and monthly poetry programs, we also host an exciting variety of functions ranging from meetings, private receptions and happy hours to public programming, mostly free of charge or at an affordable admission cover (usually $5 or under).

Whether the event you’re planning is an author/book talk, film screening, discussion, talent showcase, political rally or artist talk, you’ll find a welcoming space at Busboys. We believe our special events set us apart from other restaurants and bars, keeping us authentically connected to the diverse communities in which our restaurants are located.

Busboys and Poets often partners with individuals and groups whose work is aligned with our Tribal Statement. We also offer excellent discounts for non-profit organizations hosting fundraisers and other special events.

There is plenty of event-planning information such as room fees, event menus, and policies right here on our website, so be sure to review and see how we plan events!

Contact the Marketing & Events Team or fill out the Online Event Form below to speak with an Events Coordinator and get the ball rolling!