Elgin Area Brews & Bars
From an award-winning brew from a local brewer to handcrafted cocktails featuring creative and inventive flavors. Try something new with flights, or experience something 100% local and can only be found in or very near the Elgin area. Either way, these locations make a great stop on friends night out, date night or bachelor/ bachelorette party. With each spot having something unique to experience, every stop is worthy of exploring!
Bandito Barney’s Beach Club
Bandito Barneys features a total of 5 bars around the establishment including a beer garden in a central patio area that is open year-round. Patrons love the extensive craft beer and cocktail selection as well as the frequent live entertainment.
Black and Gray Brewing Co.
Black and Gray Brewing Co. is a family-owned nanobrewery featuring a menu with consistent fan favorites as well as rotating seasonal brews that can be enjoyed on an outdoor patio. Certified Independent Craft by the Brewer’s Association.
Emmett’s Brewing Co.
Emmett’s Brewing Co. in West Dundee is known for their selection of beers brewed just steps from the tap with seasonal favorites. You can’t go wrong when trying an award-winning brew that can be paired with a delicious meal.
The Martini Room
Martini Room is known for creative cocktails, friendly atmosphere, and vibrant events hosted in their “Chicago-style lounge” atmosphere. Stop in to take advantage of fabulous weekly cocktail specials and artsy, eclectic space to meet with friends or family. Martini Room was the winner of the 2015 Best Martini in the Suburbs Challenge. And the Smoking Gun cocktail has been awarded by Absolut Vodka and the Daily Herald Newspaper.
Plank Road Tap Room
“Relax…your here now” is the Plank Road Tap Room motto and they live up to it! With one of the largest outdoor beer gardens in the Chicagoland area, this space is used to its full potential. Frequently hosting live music outdoors and food trucks to pair a fresh beer or cider with a complete experience. Winner of the Daily Herald’s Readers Choice award for the Best Beer Garden in 2019, 2020 & 2021 and Restaurant Guru’s Best Pub and Bar in 2020.