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Bars & Nightlife

Bandito Barney’s is northern Illinois’ premier beach club and sports bar! Located five minutes from I-90, Bandito’s is the place to find the ultimate party! Over 100 tables in our famous outdoor beer garden!

From the skybox room in the front to our sports-themed areas in back you’ll feel like you’re a part of the game and not just visiting your typical restaurant. When we opened our doors on July 6, 2007, we wanted to be a place the entire community could enjoy. We cater to people just looking for a place to hang out, families out for lunch or dinner, sports fans who want to watch the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls, Hawks or local sports teams hosting parties. We can handle any size group. We’ve listened to your suggestions and we’ve added more video games, hosted the World Series of B-Pong, held Bags leagues and recently celebrated with a Bartlett mom who won the big money on a Japanese Game Show!
Our owner, Murray, has a lifetime of superior food service experience and has been serving the Bartlett Community for more than 10 years, providing both excellent meals and an abundance of community service to our schools, clubs, families, organizations and village.
http://www.bannermanssportsgrill.com/about/

Good location, great service and friendly patrons. The food is always delicious and the daily specials cannot be beat. Be sure to try the taco pizza, you will NOT be disappointed!

Welcome to Bennigan’s, a legendary, chef-driven neighborhood pub and the perfect place to kick back and experience the genuine spirit of Irish Hospitality. We just remodeled our location! Stop by to see our new look!

Blue Line Bar & Grill is located inside of Leafs Ice Arena in West Dundee. This bar & grill is a great place to hang out and watch a hockey game or any sports game for that matter, on one of their many large flat screen TV’s. The restaurant offers a nice view of the ice rink so you can see the hockey games, figure skating, and open skate, depending the days schedule.

Blue Line Bar & Grill features a variety of dishes, all made with fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. You can warm up with their delicious soup or chili, which can be served standard, or in a bread bowl. They also offer excellent salads and sandwiches, and don’t forget everyone’s favorite, PIZZA! If you’re a burger fan, be sure to give Blue Line burgers a try, as they have a variety of tasty options. And be sure to finish your meal off right with one of their mouthwatering desserts.

Welcome to Bowlero, the bowling/dining/nightlife lovechild that’s stirrin’ up fun for everyone in the US of A.

Everyone who comes to Bracht’s Place loves the owners, the people you get a sense of community here. They do have awesome events and you get to know everyone who goes there or who works there. Where else can you get $3 tall ones $4 bombs, any kind you want and other week day specials such as the Monday .50 cent drafts. Ther really is a sense of community there and everyone loves it!

Copper Barrel is Hampshire’s first locally sourced restaurant. Focusing on American cuisine, classic favorites, and featured smokehouse selections. The menu design was inspired through their connection with local farmers, growers, and vendors. We hope you enjoy your experience at The Barrel!

“D” Hangout Bar and Grill is located at 550 Mclean ave in Elgin. Here at the hangout we strive to provide you with a fun and safe environment. As well as great service and an unforgettable experience. In our main bar we have 26 flat screen t.v.s perfect for all of your spectating needs. Be sure to check out the Lounge downstairs, With live entertainment every weekend and an additional bar. “D” Hangout hosts weekly events that include karaoke, Open mic night, and live bands. We are also glad to accommodate special events such as birthday parties, fundraisers, baby showers, and other special occasions. Please contact us for more information.

Our kitchen specializes in creating the perfect burger! With our hearty sized patty and carefully placed toppings, we are sure to give your taste buds what they’ve been waiting for! You’ll be glad that you stopped in.

Let US take care of YOU! With daily drink specials and new ones every month! Let our staff help you to relax and kick back as you hangout with friends and family. See you soon!

Looking for some pizza? Head to Danny’s on Douglas for delicious pizza, great drink specials and a fun outdoor seating area for the whole family.

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We’re a family friendly establishment serving gourmet hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches. We have a nice selection of beer, wine, and spirits.

Website – Facebook Page

Not your typical small town tavern.

public house n: Primarily known as a pub, a local establishment that offers refreshments and food to the weary traveler. A place where family, friends, and loved ones gather together and unwind over light fare and beverages. Please stop in and introduce yourself to Greg and Lou, as well as our staff and the friends and neighbors that you may meet. Partake in our better than average “pub grub” and our fine line of beverages. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy!

When it was completed in 1871, the Hunt’s Block building was a relative skyscraper among the wooden structures of West Dundee.

As the decades passed, Hunt’s Block grew into a location worthy of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It was home to a number of flourishing businesses, including Dundee’s first bank, a dry goods store, doctors’ and lawyers’ offices, a billiard hall, a ballroom…but never a fine-dining establishment.

That all changed in 1998 when Andrew and Matthew Burns and their father, Timothy, purchased Hunt’s Block. They completely renovated the classic building and crafted it into a restaurant named after a man of honor and dignity, Timothy’s father, Emmett Burns.

Today, Hunt’s Block is home to Dundee’s first small brewery, where award-winning handcrafted beer and outstanding food is created and enjoyed every day.

 

Looking for some handcrafted beer? Emmett’s Brewing Co. has a beer for everyone.

 

Drink craft beer in West Dundee’s skyscraper from the 1800’s. Emmett’s Brewing Co. is a great local spot for lunch, dinner or just stop in for a beer or two.

There is outdoor seating during warm weather. Event space is located on the upper floor for meetings, wedding rehearsals and birthday parties.

Every year Emmett’s Brewing Co. in West Dundee plans the Annual Big Wheel Race . The race draws over 100 racers and more than 2,000 racers.

 

 

 

When it was completed in 1871, the Hunt’s Block building was a relative skyscraper among the wooden structures of West Dundee.

As the decades passed, Hunt’s Block grew into a location worthy of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It was home to a number of flourishing businesses, including Dundee’s first bank, a dry goods store, doctors’ and lawyers’ offices, a billiard hall, a ballroom…but never a fine-dining establishment.

That all changed in 1998 when Andrew and Matthew Burns and their father, Timothy, purchased Hunt’s Block. They completely renovated the classic building and crafted it into a restaurant named after a man of honor and dignity, Timothy’s father, Emmett Burns.

Today, Hunt’s Block is home to Dundee’s first small brewery, where award-winning handcrafted beer and outstanding food is created and enjoyed every day.

In the years since we opened we have also opened and operated two more restaurants in the historic downtowns of Downers Grove and Palatine.

In 2004, Emmett’s won the prestigious Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Landmarks Illinois Preservation Award for Adaptive Use for the work done on restoring Hunt’s Block.

The Gasthaus is a great neighborhood bar in the heart of Downtown Elgin.

New American cuisine is our fusion of cuisine which assimilates flavors from the melting pot of traditional American cooking techniques.

On the second floor, we have an amazing venue space for larger gatherings such as trendy rustic weddings, dinners, lunches, dances, concerts or social gatherings complete with its’ own private bar, large balcony overlooking the pond, stage for live music or shows and can accommodate over 100-250 guests.

If you would like help planning a wedding in the Elgin Area please contact the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 217-5362, email Wendi@ExploreElginArea.com or complete our form to request more information

Grumpy Goat Tavern is located in the clubhouse at The Highlands of Elgin golf course. They are known for fantastic food that has that creole or Cajun feel to it and having over 50 bourbons and whiskeys.

Enjoy Grumpy Goat for a great meal or to plan your special event or meeting. An excellent choice for birthdays, showers, rehearsal dinners and more!

Check out the menu. 

Downtown Elgin has a locally owned sushi and sake bar!

Kubo’s Story:

9 years ago, our family moved here from California in search of a better future. In that time we have fallen in love with Elgin and all that it has to offer. With hard work and dedication, my brother and I have brought our love and passion to the Elgin and its community. Kubo Sushi is the combination of traditional Japanese culture and food, with a slight Cali twist. You will experience a mouthwatering variety of fresh, hand crafted sushi and Japanese cuisine, as well as a variety of Japanese beers and craft sake and hand crafted sake cocktails. Our goal is for your experience to be a memorable one that keeps you coming back for more, whether you’re looking for a family friendly environment, or a hot night out on the town!

Lucky Star is your place for live music, dancing, food and fun every weekend from 7 PM all the way til 3 AM. Lucky Star is at 1175 W. Lake Street (Route 20) in Bartlett, next to Moretti’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. We have the largest dance floor in the region and feature country line dancing and couples dancing from 7-10 every Friday and Saturday. Then keep right on dancing to the greatest country and rock bands live on the Lucky Star stage. Moretti’s Pizza and other menu items are served in the club, so this is one bar where you can get excellent food while you party!

Martini Room in Elgin is the premier lounge – nightclub and entertainment venue in the northwest suburbs. We offer a unique Chicago-style lounge atmosphere with a friendly staff, great martinis and fabulous customers! Of course, Martini Room is known for great martinis and an intimate atmosphere. Our menu features more than 50 martinis, which combine to create the best top-to-bottom martini menu in all of Chicagoland. Our atmosphere is defined by comfortable couches, brick walls, and ever-changing art that is always for sale. On weekends, we feature DJ entertainment spinning the best dance music from the 70’s to today.

O’Hare’s Pub is a family-owned Irish Restaurant and Sports Bar. Our warm, friendly environment is the perfect setting for conversations with friends and neighbors. Enjoy traditional Irish classics as well as the best pub burgers in Bartlett. Check in for daily specials including our 50 cent wing Saturdays while you watch your favorite teams on either of the eight large, flat screen TVs. Or just sit back and win some money playing our in-house gaming stations. As always, we have Guinness and other top of the line brews on tap. Stop in and ask for Bill. “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” Yeats

Located in the heart of Downtown Huntley, Parkside Pub is home of the Famous Turkey Festival in November!

Coast to coast, and right here in the Midwest, American craft beer is taking over.  We’re huge fans of our local craft beer scene in Chicago, the suburbs, and great towns throughout America.  After traveling the country in search of great beers, we hatched a plan to bring them all right back here, to our home in Elgin.  We’ve become a destination for locals and visitors alike.
Whether you’re sitting inside at the bar, at a table among friends, relaxing in the shade on the porch, or hanging out on the patio, we hope to see you soon.
**We are a 21 and over establishment**
We just serve beer.  And damn good beer at that.  We don’t make food, and we don’t want to make food.  We’re pretty sure you wouldn’t want us to make it for you either.  We’re a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) beer bar in Elgin.  So grab some grub on your way to the tap room, have it delivered, or grab some from our rotation of amazing food trucks that visit us on the weekends.
Check out the events page for the next food truck coming to our neck of the woods and information on special beer tastings and food pairings right here in Elgin, Illinois.
http://www.plankroadtaproom.com/

Porter’s Pub was created as an “English” style restaurant and bar because of the rolling hills and creeks that dominate the golf course property. The design was created to enhance the elements of classic public houses found in England; wood and tiled floors, tin ceilings, massive bars, unique light fixtures, tap handles, warm colors and comfortable seating. Porter’s energetic, casual and relaxed atmosphere also has very upscale and stylish finishes.

Porter’s Pub is located at Bowes Creek Country Club.

Porter’s Pub is an energetic, casual, cozy, English-style restaurant and bar located at Bowes Creek Country Club. Offering the traditional English favorites as well an extensive “Belly Up Brew” beer list, even the Queen would be impressed!

See Bar Hours in ‘Hours’ tab.

Kitchen Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 4pm-9pm

Porter’s Pub is an energetic, casual, cozy, English-style restaurant and bar located at Bowes Creek Country Club. Offering the traditional English favorites as well an extensive “Belly Up Brew” beer list, even the Queen would be impressed!

See Bar Hours in ‘Hours’ tab.

Kitchen Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 4pm-9pm

Randall Roadhouse serving the highest quality of food while being generous with our portions. Our menu is very extensive and offers a wide selection for everybody, no matter what age. With our extensive background in the pizza business, the Roadhouse has quickly received a reputation for having the best non corporate pizza in the area.

So whether your 5 or 95, you will love the atmosphere, service and the highest quality food here at the Randall Roadhouse.

Now offering off site catering! We can accommodate all your catering needs from a summer cookout to a little more formal white linen catering! Keep us in mind for baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, wedding events, corporate events, graduation parties, picnics and of course sporting events.

Meet, Drink & Eat @ River Street

Brand new family-friendly restaurant and bar in East Dundee. They offer great food, tasty drinks in a warm atmosphere.

Plan your next event at River Street TavernPerfect open loft space, no rental fee, variety of menu options

contact rosemary@rstavern.com for more information

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