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9th Street Pub

Over 35 years in business in Starved Rock Country, serving lunch and dinner daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. They have live entertainment and video games and are home to the Cheeseburger In Paradise. They have 52 import beers with two major imports on tap and 10 new burgers and smokehouse items available, waiting for you to try them. 

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Alter Brewing Company

In the burgeoning suburb of Downers Grove, three men with a passion for beer formed Alter Brewing Company. Alter Brewing has become a friendly hub where novices and experts alike can gather in their appreciation of craft brewing. Alter Brewing is located in the Ellsworth Industrial Park off Belmont Avenue. Here is where you will find their spacious taproom with 12 rotating taps, a 20-barrel brewing system, canning line, and two private event spaces. They are a diverse and passionate ...

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Black Horizon Brewing Company

Black Horizon Brewing Company is a small nano-sized brewery in Willowbrook that features a variety of beers. The brewery includes a bar / tasting area, and offers four permanent beers on tap and three specialty beers that are rotated frequently. Black Horizon Brewing only serves their beer on tap which is made on site and have plenty of seating to accommodate an intimate feel but open enough to relax and enjoy a beer like an adult. Black Horizon also won three Heritage Corridor ...

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Burger Theory

Burger Theory in Joliet focuses on gourmet burgers. Their beef burgers are a special blend of certified angus beef chuck, brisket and short rib, served on a potato bun. Diners can even customize the meal to excite their taste buds to create the perfect meal. Save room for dessert! Signature house made mini-desserts are served in individual mason jars. Burger Theory providers diners with an open and innovative layout that meets a casual and rustic design to create a fun, inviting, ...

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Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets

Treat yourself to some of the best eats in the Chicagoland area. Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café is one of the Chicagoland’s most inspired blend of Mexican, Cajun-Creole, and the best slow cooked smoked BBQ. You’re bound to find something on the menu that you will love. Their Voodoo lounge has a late night mouthwatering menu to enjoy for nights out. Don't miss their great beer selection as well!

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Corner Stone Tavern

One of the newest restaurants in the Village, Corner Stone Tavern offers delicious food and a wide selection of drinks in Lemont, Illinois.

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Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket is a historic roadhouse on the famous Route 66 specializing in fried chicken and American comfort food. The Chicken Basket is the perfect stopping place if you are traveling to or coming from Chicago. Enjoy a vast array of dining pleasures including the Famous Fried Chicken in a Basket - a half fresh Grade-A chicken cut into four pieces, hand breaded, and deep fried. Grab a bite of some of the best chicken on Mother Road.

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Elder Brewing Company

Elder Brewing Company is a small cozy craft brewery in Downtown Joliet, Illinois. They have 5 craft brews on tap to wet your palette. The craft beer is brewed right on premise. With your drink, you will receive a bowl of popcorn and a 1982 Millipede game free to play. Elder Brewing Company doesn’t serve food but you can bring your own food in or order from some of nearby Joliet restaurants. Elder Brewing Company is a local brewery with a passion for craft beer.

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Embers Tap House

Located in the heart of Lockport, Illinois, Embers Tap House is one of the area’s most popular spots. The unique and historical ambiance creates the perfect backdrop for your next casual drink with friends. Embers Tap House interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while also staying true to its tap house roots. The tap house offers over 40 craft beers on tap and your favorite pub food. With a menu and bar full of character, delectable charm, and friendly ...

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Flapjack Brewery

Flapjack Brewery is situated on the outskirts of Downtown Chicago in Berwyn’s Historic Depot District. The brewery offers 8 beers on tap, growlers and sample platters. Flapjack Brewery is Berwyn's small-batch brewery & wood-fired pizzeria. Come enjoy the Flapjack Brewery’s small-batch handcrafted flapjack beer and wood-fired pizza.

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Garage Band Brewing

Garage Band Brewing is a craft brewery located in Plainfield Illinois. Our mission began as a hobby for two friends who shared a love for brewing great beer and sharing it with their friends. It has grown into a shared passion for crafting recipes and overseeing the entire brewing process, to yield the highest quality beer available anywhere.

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Goldfinger Brewing Company

Who is Goldfinger Brewing Company? In the 19th century in Krakow, Poland, Markus Goldfinger started a brewery and brewing equipment manufacturing company that lasted several decades. The Goldfingers beer industry presence spanned across Poland and Czechia brewing beer, dealing hops, and producing brewing equipment. Today, a descendant of the Goldfingers, brewer Thomas Beckmann is dedicated to brewing lager beers with the utmost attention to technique and detail. Having received ...

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Hickory Creek Brewing Company

Hickory Creek Brewing grows their own hops on their property -- Cascade, Willamette, and Centennial varieties. They use the remaining silo from the former farmstead as a support structure for the hop vines. They also have black walnut, wild pear, crab apple, and mulberry trees on our property, provides an interesting flavor to their beers.

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Honest Abe's Tap & Grill

Honest Abe’s Tap & Grill is family owned bar and grill in Morris, Illinois. They are famous for their Springfield Shoe sandwich. Much like Abe Lincoln’s political career, the horseshoe sandwich originated in Springfield, Illinois and is considered a favorite among local Illinois cuisine. The tap & grill also features burgers, salads and other local sandwiches. Enjoy a quaint family meal like Abe Lincoln at Honest Abe’s Tap & Grill.

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Ike & Oak Brewing Company

Ike & Oak Brewing Co. is an independently owned local craft brewery featuring handmade artisan pizza.  The brewery prides themselves on bringing together friends, families, and neighbors to share their passion for creating the highest quality beer and food to create a stronger community.

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Irish Tyme Pub

Located in the HEART of DOWNTOWN PLAINFIELD. SW Corner of Illinois & Lockport Streets. New Irish Pub serving Irish Fare and cocktails. Upscale Lounge featuring Specialty Martinis, Cappuccino/Coffee drinks and an Outstanding line-up of fine spirits.

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Iron&Glass - Romeoville

Iron&Glass is a taproom located on Weber Road in Romeoville, IL. Enjoy a beer from one of their 12 in-store taps, or take home one of over 400 beers. They are always bringing in the best craft beer from around the region, and some tasty food trucks to make a great night out.

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Kenwood Liquors

Kenwood Liquors tradition and roots in the Chicagoland area reach back six decades. You will find this to be your one stop shop for all your beverage needs. With a selection that is sure to impress, from the vast array of wines to the impressive inventory of craft beer, there is always something new to try. There are plenty of beer, wine and spirit tastings to introduce you to products throughout the year.

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Lodi Tap House - Utica

Great Food, Great Beer, Great People! Lodi Tap House is truly Illinois-Centric! They pride themselves on great craft beer, incredible food, and a great environment for everyone to enjoy! Come in to watch a game, enjoy the music, try the rotating Illinois ONLY craft beer on tap, and great local food.

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Mad Hatchet Brewing

Great beer in an atmosphere themed to scary movies, Mad Hatchet brews many sorts of beers throughout the year to the delight of many. They're not quite hopheads, but when you see their extensive and creative beer list - you'll think they are. Their brewing vessels are dedicated to Freddy Kruger, Jason, and more. Bring your own food, or order from the many nearby locations. With a gorgeous bar and decor, you'll feel like you're right at home. Just beware of what lurks ...

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Miskatonic Brewing Company

So many of the greatest beers in the world were markers on the journey to brew beer ourselves. They are instructive. They are canon. And we find enjoyment in devoting ourselves to the quest of their honorable replication. But we also love a good glitch. Riffing on tradition and interpreting styles in a new way enables Miskatonic to tilt the board and brew with a twist. It’s their way of exploring the curiosities that make beer a constantly evolving idea. But who knows ...

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MyGrain Brewing

MyGrain Brewing is a brewpub located in the historical Joliet Union train station. They offer many craft beer styles as well as great food and an upbeat atmosphere. MyGrain Brewing is a popular destination for Will County area craft beer enthusiasts. MyGrain is more than a brewery, they also serve delicious food such as burgers, reubens, wings, steak and tacos. If you are in Downtown Joliet looking for a good bite and a cold micro-brew, then this is the place. Part of the Heritage ...

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Nik & Ivy Brewing Co.

Fresh Brewed Beer, Born and Raised in Lockport. Paul and Chrissy met when they were both teachers. Paul taught high school as well as coaching swimming and water polo while Chrissy was an elementary school teacher. Paul left education and pursued a marketing and sales career that eventually led to owning his own small business. He worked hard to build strong teams and develop leaders. Chrissy stayed in education, working as a classroom teacher and now as a math instructional ...

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Orange & Brew Bottle Shop

At Orange & Brew, you’re able to sip a beer in a comfortable and welcoming setting, bring your own food or order in (we have a few food options from local restaurants, as well), and take something home with you. Eric and Carrie hope you’ll be just as enthused to come in as they are to be a part of this community…both the Downers Grove one, and the beer one!

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Pollyanna Brewing Company

Pollyanna Brewing Company in Lemont, Illinois, experiments with local fruits and spices, seasonal lagers, barrel-aging, wild yeast, and cider-beers on occasion. Their four flagship offerings best represent Pollyanna and are available year-round. Their intimate and unique taproom is located near the I&M Canal. The taproom offers tasting flights, draft pours, and to-go 64oz growlers or 32oz howlers, as well as tours and a scenic look at the brewery. Bring in or order food and enjoy ...

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River Hawk Brewing

River Hawk Brewery is a local brewery and taproom in Channahon, Illinois that features hand crafted beer and wine. The taproom is designed with community and socialization in mind, it is a great meeting place for a group of friends, co-workers to meeting locals. Any seat in the taproom is the best seat for you to witness their beer brewing system, fermenters, and wine tanks. The goal of River Hawk Brewery is to keep the tasting experience as authentic as possible. Cheers!

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RT66 Old School Brewing

Rt 66 Old School Brewing is located on Route 66 and next to the Kankakee River. It is just steps from Water Street in Wilmington and located next to Nelly's Restaurant on Route 66. Stop in to try an ice cold beer in this new brewery.

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Skeleton Key Brewery

Skeleton Key Brewery is a micro and craft brewery incubator in Woodridge, Illinois. Skeleton Key Brewing is a community hub for craft beer lovers. A brewery incubator is a place where someone who wants to open a brewery can get hands-on, immersive experience with the actual day-to-day of running a brewery and taproom. Their taproom is one such door, through which you can find delicious beer, camaraderie and community. Their classes are another, through which you can develop an ...

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Tangled Roots Brewing Company

In beautiful Starved Rock Country is Illinois’ finest craft beer experience, Tangled Roots Brewing Company. Tangled Roots Brewing Company is a locally grown farm-to-foam brewery experience and craft beer brand that compliments Starved Rock Country well. You can also eat at the amazing, adjoing The Lone Buffalo restaurant as well. While enjoying a tasty craft brew, schedule your brewery tour to learn how Tangle Roots creates their beer and their history. Every Friday and Saturday ...

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Will County Brewing Company

This popular brewery in Shorewood, IL is known for its amazing concoctions and the head brewer's beard.  Seriously, both are amazing.  The brewery started because of a love of craft beer.  The brewery opened in late 2017 to great crowds, selling out of beer.  Will County Brewing immediately expanded, which allowed them to make more beer - as well as come up with even more great recipes.   Part of the Heritage Corridor Ale Trail.

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Other Businesses

Imperial Oak Brewing

501 Willow Blvd Willow Springs, IL 60480

McWethy's Tavern

1700 W. Renwick Rd. Romeoville, IL 60446

Metal Monkey Brewing

515 Anderson Dr. #900 Romeoville, IL 60446

Noon Whisle - Naperville

1748 W. Jefferson Naperville, IL 60540


Noon Whistle - Lombard

800 Roosevelt Rd Suite C LOMBARD, IL 60148

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