Drinks in the Elgin Area

Drinks in the Elgin Area
December 19, 2022 Elgin Area CVB

Sometimes there is nothing better than sitting back with a glass of your favorite alcohol and enjoying the vibes around you. For some, their favorite is beer. For others, wine is the way to go. Then there are also other drinks such as rum, tequila, mixed drinks, martinis, and countless other variations.

Luckily, the Elgin Area has many different places to choose from to grab a good 21+ drink. Let’s explore them together. 

Tap Rooms 

Plank Road Tap Room

Offering a variety of events and a rotating list of beers on tap, Plank Road Taproom is the perfect place to come together with some friends and hang out! 

Blue Raptor Tap House

Blue Raptor Tap House started out as a passion project from a couple of beer lovers and grew to be a great spot to taste midwest brewing in an inviting atmosphere. 


Rookies Sports Bar and Gill

If you are looking for a spot to enjoy a game while drinking, then Rookies it the place for you! They are a sports-focused family friendly pub with a delicious menu. 

Elgin Public House

EPH is an upscale, brick-walled pub serving delicious food and drinks all year long. 

The Walnut Speakeasy

In this tavern, you can experience steaks, burgers, pizza, and even craft beers! 

Chicago Street Pour House

Get yourself some incredible treats while drinking some handmade cocktails! 

Old Republic Kitchen + Bar

See this upbeat bar with classic American staples, live music, and delectable drinks. 

River Street Tavern

Get yourself some creative grub and craft beer in a laid-back culture with events like karaoke and trivia. 

Stanley’s Grill and Craft Bar

Enjoy their 26-draft beer collection, pub food, and video games at this great establishment. 

Sammy’s Mexican Grill and Bar 

Voted #1 margaritas by one of the Explore Elgin Area team members, Sammys also boasts their beer, cocktails, and 100+ tequila options. 


Emmett’s Brewing Company

Emmett’s is a microbrewery offering up some delicious house beers as well as great American-style eats. 

Black and Gray Brewing Co

Black and Gray are known for their independent craft beer and the fancy experience that it can give. 

Cocktail Lounges

Martini Room

Known as the winner of the 2015 Best Martini in the Suburbs Challenge, Martini Room is certainly a place to check out and keep in mind before you go elsewhere. 

And those are to just name a few! View the complete list of the local liquor in the Elgin Area here! We also cannot forget all of the weekly bar fun that happens!

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