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Live Music Venues

Live Music Venues

Ready to get out and enjoy 2021? Enjoying live music is something that was seldom done last year. But this year, Elgin area venues and gearing up to host more entertainment for your enjoyment. Here’s a list of Elgin area venues that frequently host live music!

Bandito Barney’s Beach Club, East Dundee

Bandito Barney’s is northern Illinois’ premier “beach club” and sports bar.

10 N River St.
East Dundee, IL 60118

Chubby Bullfrog, West Dundee

The Chubby Bullfrog is the classic sports bar and grill serving up a local favorite burger and other pub fare.

1494 Spring Hill Mall
West Dundee, IL 60118

Danny’s On Douglas, Elgin

Located in Elgin’s downtown, Danny’s on Douglas is one of Elgin’s favorite pizza places. Featuring indoor dining, gaming and an outdoor patio space Danny’s is a great place to listen to live music.

231 Douglas Ave
Elgin, IL 60120

Diamond Jim’s, East Dundee

Inspired by early 19th century downtown pubs, Diamond Jim’s Tavern and Gas Grill has an inviting atmosphere without the distraction of a hundred TV monitors and bright blinking beer signs. It’s a place to relax with family and friends, enjoy the company of other and eat great food… and choose from a variety of beverages. Cheers!

325 Meier St.
East Dundee, IL 60118

Fatsoz, Elgin

Welcome to Fatsoz! Established in 2013, Fatsoz has a neighborhood atmosphere. We have a full liquor bar and ice cold beer. Come on in to have a great time, day or night, at Fatsoz!

959 Villa St.
Elgin, IL 60120

Mockingbird Bar + Garden, East Dundee

Mockingbird Bar + Garden is inspired by our desire to serve and create a sense of community. Mockingbird offers an espresso bar, cocktail lounge, food that makes you feel good, + fresh cicchetti (small plates) prepared from our wood burning oven.

217 Barrington Ave
East Dundee, IL 60118

Olde Towne Inn, Elgin

Elgin’s oldest bar & grill (Smitty’s 1927). Great food, safe, friendly, clean and updated. Outdoor eating, lots of events. Visit us or order on Grubhub.

412 Bluff City Blvd
Elgin, IL 60120

Old Republic Kitchen + Bar, Elgin

Old Republic is an American Kitchen+Bar featuring specialties from across the country. We’re proud to create everything in house (including smoking our own meats) and combining them with our favorite cocktails and drafts. Another Good Place to Be!

155 S Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123

Plank Road Tap Room, Elgin

Serving American Craft Beers and more! Stop by to take local brews, visit food trucks and enjoy some live entertainment in the garden. See the events calendar for food truck bookings as well as events.
A 21+ establishment. Children are not allowed on premise.

39W149 Plank Rd
Elgin, IL 60124

Pub 72


Pub 72 is a neighborhood pub, serving great food and cold beers!

38 East Higgins Rd
Gilberts, IL 60136

Rochaus, West Dundee

Rochaus is a live music venue featuring multiple seating options and tickets with every performance.

96 W Main St
West Dundee, IL 60118

Rosie O’Hare’s Public House, East Dundee

Rosie O’Hare’s Public House is a classic pub with an Irish flare. Enjoy the outdoor patio situated directly across the Fox River for a delicious and scenic experience.

702 Water Street
East Dundee, IL 60118

Spotted Fox Ale House, Carpentersville

Sports Bar offering a variety of great food, drinks and craft beer selection.

113 S. Western Avenue
Carpentersville, IL 60110

The Village Squire, 2 Elgin Area Locations

The Village Squire Restaurants have a wide selection of entrees that makes it a perfect place for all families and guests to find something they like. Some of our specialties include our fantastic BBQ Back Ribs that fall off the bone, charbroiled steaks & juicy prime rib that melts in your mouth, & a wide variety of glorious burgers. Other Entrees include salads, sandwiches, Flatbreads, Pizza, pastas, fresh fish, and fun foods “for our little friends”.


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