I've gone to this place twice. It's ok for typical night life in chicago, has generous space and room to move around which is definently a plus. Some times they have promotions as well for free entry which cuts out about $10-20. My main gripe with this place is the event coordinator (Kathryn) and management staff. Terrible. We had a group of 40 people celebrating 5 birthdays, and decided on this place a month in advance. Originally the event coordinator told us we would have free entry and our own private section, so long as we purchased two liquor bottles for $200 each for the whole group. Two days before the party, she contacts us and tells us now that the price of the bottles is $300 each and that we have to purchase three since it is the first friday of the month. We settled on two bottles for $300 each. On ARRIVAL to excalibur, she tells us sorry but they have to charge us $400 for each bottle and charge everyone admission (an extra $300). Nevermind we had a deal set up with the limo service and them already contracting in $25 each for limo service, free entry, and the already jacked up price of $600 for two bottles. To top it off, our "private section" was already filled with local patrons. It was too late to cancel, and we were finally able to talk to the less than helpful management to give us our original prices and deals. I say less than helpful because he snatched the original price list showing $250 for bottle service out of my girl friend's hands and said we shouldn't have that. The rest of the night went fine, but it took them another TWO hours to get our two bottles that cost us hundreds of dollars. This upset my girlfriend the most (who planned it all) which of course upset me. Had we known they would pull this we probably would of gone somewhere else for less frustration, better service, prices, etc. I don't think it helped either a patron tried molesting her on the dance floor.
Pros: Spacious atmosphere, great to move around and mingle, bigger than most chicago clubs
Cons: Terrible event coordinator and management, DON'T PLAN AN EVENT HERE!