Take Off With An Elgin Area Flight

Take Off With An Elgin Area Flight
January 31, 2024 Elgin Area CVB

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a…bowl of soup…? What do these things weirdly have in common? Flight!

These days, you can find flights (an order of samplings or tastings of selected items) at many local restaurants. But if you thought they were only beer or cocktail related, think again. Establishments in the Elgin Area are bringing new meaning to what’s traditionally been considered a flight with soup flights, ice cream flights, and more.

Here’s a roundup of some of the creative food and drink flights you can find:

Soup Flight at Paul’s Family Restaurant

At this Elgin restaurant, you can get three 8-oz cups of different homemade soups, or two cups of soup and one cup of chili. The soup flight comes with French bread and crackers.

Slurp’s up!

Learn More About Paul’s Family Restaurant→


Ice Cream Flight at The Milk House

This beloved Pingree Grove ice cream shop is known for its farm fresh ice cream made from locally sourced products.

Here’s the scoop: patrons can grab a flight that includes small scoops of classic flavors such as chocolate or cookies and cream, or mix it up and sample new or seasonal offerings.

*Seasonal and new style favorites may or may not be available. Follow The Milk House on Facebook to see flavor announcements.

Learn More About Milk House Ice Cream →


Coffee Flights at Eastside Café

Don’t be fooled, coffee is not a simple drink. With so many different kinds of beans and flavor add-ins, unless you order the exact same thing from the exact same place, no two orders are alike. Test out the waters with a coffee flight! Warm and iced coffees are available and each flight is made to order.

Management at Eastside Café is so wonderful, you can mention what kinds of flavors you like for a flight experience you’ll adore.

Eastside also offers mimosa flights, and hot cocoa for the kids.

Learn More about Eastside Café →


Martini Flights Wednesdays at Martini Room

Enjoy four mini martinis for $18 every Wednesday at this fun establishment. Additionally, full-size martinis from the Martini Flights menu are available every day.

Just some of the delicious martinis you can find on the menu include the Life is Good (Homemade Cucumber Vodka Infusion, triple sec, lime juice, and white grape juice, served in a sugar-cayenne rimmed glass) and the Bananas Foster (Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, crème de banana, butterscotch schnapps, and cream, served in a caramel drizzled glass with a dash of cinnamon.)

Check in monthly for all new martini flights. Cheers!

Learn More about Martini Room →


Beer Flights at Black and Gray Brewing Co.

For those who like to imbibe the suds, you can find beer flights at this local craft beer maker. Black and Gray Brewing Co. is locally owned with one location in East Dundee. While you are able to find packs at select retailers, getting it straight from the tap is a totally different experience.

Black and Gray Brewing offers a rotating menu, meaning you can try out the fan favorite staples while trying a seasonal or new recipe brew.

Stop in–they’ll be ‘hoppy’ to see you!

Learn More about Black and Gray →


Beer Flights at Emmett’s Brewing Co.

At Emmett’s Brewing Co., you have the ‘hopportunity’ to sample five different beers including their award-winning Munich Light.

Emmett’s is also a full-scale restaurant, so if you like to snack while you sample, this downtown West Dundee locale is the place to go. Like Black and Gray Brewing, Emmett’s has a rotating beer menu.

Learn More about Emmett’s →


Mimosa Flights at Maple & Hash

Craving something bubbly? If you’re looking for a series of fun sips to accompany your weekend brunch, look no further than Maple & Hash in Pingree Grove and West Dundee. Patrons can choose classic flavors such as orange, strawberry, blueberry or pineapple, all made with real puree and topped with Freixenet Sparkling, or go with a craft mimosa flight.
Additionally, these venues offer delicious and classic brunch fares such as skillets and pancakes, and a coffee bar with a variety of options.

Learn More about Maple & Hash →



This downtown West Dundee farm-to-table restaurant features beer, wine and whiskey flights. Make sure to ask about them.

Learn More About Bleuroot→


Alexander’s Cafe

Besides serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, this Elgin favorite also offers Mimosa flights that pair perfectly with your meal. Ask them about their flavors.

Learn More About Alexander’s Cafe→


Plank Road Tap Room

At this popular Elgin watering hole, every Wednesday is Wine Wednesday, which means four new wines are featured each week. The tasting is just $5. Full pours and bottles to-go available for additional purchase.

Plank Road also offers beer flights at anytime. Pricing starts at $10, but varies depending on the beers you choose. The tap list rotates on a weekly basis.

Bottoms up!

Learn More About Plank Road Tap Room→


The Distance Social

This downtown East Dundee venue offers an extensive whiskey and spirits flight menu, and all at different price points.

With The Poor Man’s Flight, for instance, you’ll get samples of Old Overholt Straight Rye, The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch, and Old Grand-Dad Kentucky Straight Bourbon, all for $8. On the higher end you’ll find the BHAKTA Centuries Flight, which includes ½-oz pours of BHAKTA 1888 Vintage Armagnac, BHAKTA 1972 Vintage Armagnac, and BHAKTA 2001 Vintage Armagnac, for $200. You’ll also find a variety of flights in between those price points.

Make some ‘whiskey’ decisions today.

Learn More About The Distance Social→


Hampshire Social

This fun coffee and wine shop in Historic Downtown Hampshire offers beer, wine and ice cream flights. For the latter, just some of the eclectic flavors you’ll find on the menu include Amaretto Cherry (Amaretto ice cream, loaded with cherries and chocolate flakes), Cool Mint Cookie (Mint ice cream with chocolate covered mint cookie balls, Andes mints, and a chocolate cookie fudge swirl), and Superman (Florescent lemon yellow, strawberry red and bubble gum blue ice cream).

Hampshire Social is also proud to serve craft beer from Begyle Brewing in Chicago, and wine from Cedar Creek Winery in Cedarburg, Wisc.

Learn More About The Hampshire Social→



Check with the businesses featured ahead of time on the flight options.

Any business that wants to be added, please reach out to Erin@exploreelginarea.com.

Please check the event organizer’s website for all updates.

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