Private Parties


Are you looking for an energetic, warm and welcoming setting to host your special small event or private dinner party? When you live and work in Green Bay, you have so many options for booking parties and ordering dinner — but if you’re like us, you prefer an intimate, casual, still-bold setting where you can connect with the people you come with, order food that will fill your stomach and enjoy a genuine Green Bay atmosphere that feels like home. This kind of energetic but intimate ambiance can be hard to come by in a big city, but at Poke the Bear, we know just how to do it.

Located in the revitalized historic Hotel Northland in the heart of downtown Green Bay, Poke the Bear is a flavorful, friendly restaurant and bar with both a fresh new feel and an authentic Green Bay atmosphere. With a bold, vibrant edge, a host of fresh, full-flavored menu items and a warm, welcoming spirit in the heart of it all, we’re your best choice for your next private restaurant event.


Looking for the perfect setting to host a private party or celebrate an important occasion? Here at Poke the Bear, we welcome all our guests like family and aim to feel like home. We’re cutting-edge but casual, sports-focused but never rowdy, classy but comfortable and always warm. Our genuine, authentic Green Bay restaurant has a private party room ideal for comfortably celebrating events. Consider us for occasions including:

  • Graduation parties: Celebrate a high school or college graduation with a close group of family and friends by making a private dinner party reservation at Poke the Bear.
  • Corporate dinners: Treat your company or your potential business partners to a hearty taste of Green Bay in our restaurant with a private party room.
  • Family reunions: Warm and welcoming, there’s no better place than Poke the Bear to reconnect with family.
  • Baby or wedding showers: When you’re bursting with excitement and want to share it with the ones you love most, our vibrant but casual atmosphere is just the place.
  • Bachelorette or bachelor parties: We’re built to accommodate intimate events, so bring your closest friends together to savor the moment with a good meal.
  • And more: We’re here to make your private parties as special as you imagine, and we invite every kind of small event.


Do you need just the right space to host a holiday party? At Poke the Bear, we have a selection of different private party spaces that make us a perfect location for just about any holiday event. Our holiday party spaces include:

  • The Main Bar: Comfortably seat up to 20 party-goers at Poke the Bear’s main bar. The bar itself isn’t private but can be reserved for special events, such as private holiday parties.
  • The Semi-Private Room: A private space that comes complete with its own server and staff, making it a great fit for holiday parties. This space can group up to 30 people for a more intimate holiday get-together. Call to reserve this semi-private room for your event or party.
  • The Alley: Located on the lower level of the Hotel Northland, this private event space is perfect for large, reception-style events or holiday office parties. The Alley can provide table seating for 54, alongside additional available lounge seating, as well as standing-room capacity for as many as 150 people. This space also includes two bowling lanes, plus a shuffleboard and billiards table. The Alley has everything you need to host a holiday party that everyone will remember — entertainment, seating and enough capacity to bring together plenty of guests.
  • The Walnut Room: Do you want a more intimate space where you can share time with special guests over the holidays? Consider the Walnut Room, also located in the Hotel Northland — a classy and contemporary fine-dining setting that is a perfect fit for a more formal private party or dining atmosphere. A private reservation for this restaurant will let you treat up to 20 guests to one spectacular holiday party. Gather your guests, get together and enjoy conversation over sophisticated food in one of downtown Green Bay’s most elegant and colorful private spaces.


Wondering what’s on the menu here at Poke the Bear? With a rich Green Bay history and a love for our heritage, we’re dedicated to supporting the city and channeling its authentic flavors in every way possible — including giving back to the local economy and supporting our fellow food enthusiasts and growers. That’s why we only serve meals made with local and sustainable ingredients to offer you the freshest flavors, healthiest options and truest taste of Green Bay.


Whatever the occasion, we welcome you with open arms and promise to make your private party flavorful and friendly. Make your group reservation at Poke the Bear today and celebrate with generations of friends and family members.

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