Some Local Favorites for Drinking Holes

It does not matter if you are stopping for a martini after work or maybe taking the team out for a craft brew to celebrate the latest victory, the Elgin Area has all the drinking options you could ever want. Check out some of the local favorites.

Martini Room
161 E. Chicago Street
Elgin, IL

Martini room lives up to its name in making hand-crafted, truly unique martinis. They host a multitude of events that unnamed (2)include themed parties, belly dancers, and a live DJ. They also offer specials like Wednesday flight nights that allow customers to try five small martinis that are specials for that month. They also have a VIP section for live parties, so bring a group of people and experience the creative atmosphere of the martini room.

Chubby Bullfrog
1959 Huntley Road
West Dundee, IL

Their pub snacks like mac and cheese wedges compliment their drink specials perfectly. Their selections for food include starter, wraps, soups, salads, and burgers. They have signature drinks in addition to their rotating beer and wine menu. The signature drinks all have bullfrog inspired names to keep you interested and to want to try them. You’ll also keep coming back for the live entertainment and karaoke nights. They have a Touch Tunes Juke Box, Darts, and video gaming machines as well.

Plank Road Tap Room
39W149 Plank Road
Elgin, IL

They specialize in American craft beers right here in Elgin. They don’t make food, so they encourage you to bring your own food. The beers on tap rotate, so you’re always left wanting to come back to try the next beer. They also invite local food and beer vendors to partner with them for events at their restaurant.

Emmett’s Ale House
128 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL

They are Dundee’s first small brewery with award winning hand crafted beer. From the brewing process to the pristine way they serve their beer with the right glassware and pouring technique – they take pride in their brewery. In addition to making beer, Emmett’s Ale House is a restaurant with great food. It even offers a four-course meal in addition to their hand-crafted, traditional style beers. They also add beer to some of their food options, so you get an all around beer experience.

Smooth Fox
51 S. Grove Ave.
Elgin, Illinois

A new option for entertainment in downtown Elgin. Restaurant, Live Entertainment, Lounge, Sports Bar.

Rosie Ohare’s Public House
702 Water Street
East Dundee, IL

It’s a traditional pub with its seating to its atmosphere and beers. This place also has an outdoor patio that creates a fun atmosphere for nightlife. They have a circulating, classic pub snack menu along with their full bar. They have their own smoker that provides fresh food to compliment their many drink options.

420 N McLean Blvd
South Elgin, Illinois

Friendly neighborhood bar with a Key West theme. They have lots of flat screen T.V.’s, a beautiful outdoor dining patio overlooking a pond, and a great menu featuring lots of homemade specials.

Bandito Barney’s Beach Club
10 North River Street
East Dundee, IL 60118

Located on the corner of North River Street and Jackson Street in East Dundee. Bandito Barney’s is THE premier beach club and sports bar in Northern Illinois! Their remodeled private party room is located upstairs and a perfect location for all kinds of events! 

Grand Victoria Casino
250 S Grove Ave
Elgin, Illinois

 16864814_1414465435264989_4478935318728114436_nIf you are looking for an evening that rivals even Las Vegas, look no further! Along with 1,100 exciting slots, a countless variety of Vegas-style table games, acclaimed gaming promotions, and giveaways, four excellent restaurants, they have announced the drop in their drink prices!
Where is your favorite spot to go for drinks?

For a full list of places to stop for a drink in our area please check out our website.


sarahHey there! My name is Sarah, and I am the Tourism Promoter and Events Coordinator for the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (it’s a mouthful, I know). I’m a newbie to the Elgin area so I will be telling you first-hand accounts of events and attractions found in Elgin, through my eyes! I’ll share my adventures through videos, photography, and words.