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5768 Peladeau Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
510.652.9808
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Contact Marilyn at: marilyn@thebrokenrack.com
We Offer Catering!

Want your party catered? The Broken Rack offers a full catering menu for you and your party guests.
General Party Terms & Conditions
PARTIES
General Party Info
Whether you’re planning a small gathering of friends or a large corporate event we think you’ll find The Broken Rack a great place for a party. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or retirement here and it will be our pleasure to buy the guest of honor’s first drink. By reserving various parts of our room, we can accommodate up to 100 guests, except on Friday and Saturday nights, when we usually book only smaller parties of 30 or less. Groups of 100 to 200 would require closing the room to the public, which we do not promote, but have done on a few special occasions in the past.
Space
Groups of up to 20 that don’t intend to play pool can be seated in our atrium for drinks and (during kitchen hours) appetizers and meals ordered from our regular menu (see bar and grill page for more info). Groups of up to 20 also have the option of renting our Corner Pocket Lounge—usually open to all customers—for their private use. The Corner Pocket has a sofa and love seat, assorted tables and chairs and a 50” HD TV. It rents for $25 an hour. For pool playing or accommodating more guests, the Corner Pocket can be rented together with whatever number of adjacent pool tables the group requires.
Pool
Pool is a game almost anyone can play to some degree and enjoy. It promotes interaction and socialization among guests and it’s just plain fun! Parties reserve the number of tables they expect to need in the part of the room they prefer and pay the same, prorated rate other customers pay. This way, if a party finds they need fewer tables than anticipated, they can release the unnecessary tables and stop paying rent on them. Or, if more tables are wanted and available, they can easily be added.
Party With a Pro?
Some groups find that hiring an experienced player like our House Pro, Eleanor Callado, to give a demonstration, offer instruction or run a tournament, adds to the fun of the event. Currently the rate for this service is $75 an hour with a two hour minimum.
Bar Services
We offer 12 beers on tap, numerous bottled beers and a full bar with a wide selection of top shelf liquors. Some groups schedule their events to take advantage of Happy Hour, 5pm to 7pm Monday through Thursday and 4pm to 7pm Fridays. During Happy Hour no draft beer is more than $3 a pint and there is a $1 discount on glasses of wine and drinks from our seasonal special drink menu. Bar arrangements can vary from no-host (everyone pays for their own drinks) to hosted (the host pays for all drinks). There are many choices in between. The number of drinks charged by each guest to the host’s tab can be limited by number (using drink tickets) or by type of drink (beer and wine only, for example) or a combination of the above. Our bar prices include sales tax but parties will be charged an automatic gratuity of 18%.
Food
Very small groups may order off the regular menu (during kitchen hours), but groups of 15 or more are strongly advised to order in advance from the catering menu above. An 18% gratuity and sales tax will be added to the food order.
Music
Music at The broken Rack is provided by an internet jukebox, providing you with the opportunity to listen to the music you want to hear.
Decorations
You’re free to bring in balloons, streamers, etc. Only tape on the walls and confetti are not allowed. If you’d like us to order balloons, flowers, etc, we’ll do so for a modest service fee.
Want to Arrange a Party?
Contact Marilyn at: marilyn@thebrokenrack.com