Hangouts, Bars & Saloons – IL

ILLINOIS

 

Fast Eddies, Bonaire, Alton

 

About:
Plenty of bikers in the summer, ranging from hardcore to newbie’s. Beer reasonably priced, decent looking women – mainly on Friday and Saturday nights. Usually live music on Friday and Saturday. Plenty of parking, safe.

General Directions To:
Major cross streets are: W Forest Home Ave, W Layton Ave and S 84th St. Just west of where Layton Ave and Forest Home cross – NW side of street (approx. S 83rd St). EASY TO MISS if you’re not familiar with area.


 

 

CAVE INN, BYRON

 

About:
WARM BEER AND COLD FOOD !!! BEST DAM BURGERS AND STEAK SANDWICHES IN NOTHERN ILLINOIS.

General Directions To:
JUST A BURNOUT SOUTH OF ROCKFORD, IL. OFF RT.2 IN THE LOOP; DOWNTOWN BYRON.


 

 

Double Duece, Cahokia

 

About:
various leagues and great pizza and beer

General Directions To:
less than 10 mins from St. Louis over the Poplar Street Bridge- Route 3 South to Jerome Ln and right on Falling Springs Rd


 

 

Broken Oar, Cary

 

About:
Boats and bikini babes coming in on one side. Bikes (many custom) coming in the other side. In the middle a bar, food and a band on summer weekends. On a good weekend there will be a couple hundred bikes there.

General Directions To:
Out of the Chicago suburbs go north on Rt59 through Barrington. Turn left on Roberts Rd. Go a couple of miles and turn left on Rawson Bridge Rd. Can’t miss it.


Cedar Inn, Cedarville

 

About:
This is the only bar in Cedarville. If you stop here, you won’t have to stop in the next shit-hole town (Freeport Il.) or if you are going north you won’t have to stop at Monroe wis.(next town) were all the dumb ass cheese headed farm boys hang out.

General Directions To:
Illinois hwy 26, 13 miles south of the Wisconsin border.


Club Belmont, Chicago

 

About:
Great owner who rides, good people, clean establishment, reasonable prices

General Directions To:
On Belmont Ave, East of Cumberland/Thatcher, west of Harlem Ave.


Crazy Tammys Tap, Crest Hill

 

About:
Great jukebox. Pool, Darts, ABATE bar, cute bartenders and waitresses. Very bike friendly. Closed Sundays.

General Directions To:
on west side of Broadway (IL-53) just before Theodore.


Knuckleheads, Elburn

About:
Great little biker bar – great food and cold beers – friendly staff – great place for a Sunday burger and cold one.

General Directions To:

just off of Rt47 - 1/2 block north east of the train tracks

Riverfront Bar, Elizabethtown

 

About:
The Riverfront Bar welcomes all bikers and Poker Runs. Pool tables, jukebox, kareoke, and cold beverages.

General Directions To:
Main street in Elizabethtown


Crossroads, Elmhurst

 

About:
Nightly drink specials, pool table, good beer selection, some of the best food around. Thurs and Sat all you can eat crablegs, awesome ribs! Beer garden, live music weekends. Also, they organize poker runs and go on big trips to rallys etc.

General Directions To:
Located just off Rt. 83 and Rt. 64 (North Ave) Exit I-290 at Rt. 83 south and hang a left on North Ave. (first light) It’s right there on your left.


Rieck’s Roadhouse, Erie

About:

Rieck’s is the place for great food and spirits! Awesome menu from 1/2 lb burger baskets, 1/2 lb tenderloin baskets, 2 piece broasted chicken dinners, pizza, pasta bakes, deep fried Italian turnovers, and more! $2 beer, $1 drafts, etc.

General Directions To:
Exit 18, just of I-88


Ballyhoo Lounge, Franklin Park

 

About:
Great bar for afterwork, watching sports, and a great night out place to go. Everyone from out of town always returns on every trip back. The owner and customers make everyone feel at home.

General Directions To:
corner of Grand ave. and Mannhiem road, about 2 1/2 miles south of Ohare airport. In the strip mall N/W corner.


Uncle Paulies Bar, Glen Ellyn

 

About:
Best Biker Bar Around. Great food, awesome bartenders and always good poker runs. May 5th is the anniversary party that kicks off summer. Always a good time with karaoke on Friday nights and live bands on Saturday nights.

General Directions To:
Off of RT 42, Medina, Ohio considered Lafayette Township.


Sweet Water Saloon, Golconda

 

About:
Cold beer, pool tables, good food, kind of dark. The ride to the Sweet Water is great from whatever direction approached: generally follows the Ohio River, great little two lane roads, scenic vistas, etc. A true destination for area bikers, although I’m not aware of formal seasonal events held or sponsored. You’ll always be able to talk bikes with another bro at the bar.

General Directions To:
Located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. Take I-24 south to intersection of Illinois Highway 146. Travel east 25 miles on 146.


FATMANS, GURNEE

 

About:
GREAT BAR…flat screen TV’s thru out. Good looking bartenders (female). Good food. Pool tables. Long established biker bar with a friendly, regular clientele. Lots of parking. Outdoor dining and volleyball tournaments.

General Directions To:
State Hwy 41 and Milwaukee Ave (RT 21) Tricky to get into the parking lot from the north. Lots of high speed truck traffic on Rt 41. Be carefull.


Jammerz Roadhouse, Joslin

 

About:
One of the best biker bars on any ride. Wednesday night is bike night. from 6-8pm. $100 gift certificates from Wookmans HD in Rock Falls Ill. win a chance weekly for the Custom Paint job done by Big River Customs. Drink specials Jagermeister and Captain Morgan, $1 Bud & Bud Light drafts.The food here is also great.

General Directions To:
just right outside the Quad Cities on Rt.92


T-Stop, Kapole

 

About:
Biker friendly bar which is the only bar in the shopping center of Kapole, friendly people can engage in smoking cigarettes/or cigars

General Directions To:
From Honolulu take H-1 west to the city of Kapole At the stop lite take a left go down to the next lite take a right go down to the second stop lite and make a right in the corner of the shopping center to your left in the corner you see The T-SpoT Bar. Owner is Terry.


Softails Bar and Grill,, Ladd

 

About:
Great old time atmosphere with good food and bartenders that treat you right.We have FANTASTIC PORK TENDERLOINS that you will come back for. Every Thu. Fri. and Sat.we serve dinner 5:oo till 9:00. Lunch 11:00 till 2:00.

General Directions To:
Ladd Softails is right off of rout 80 west of Peru.


SOFTAILS BAR AND GRILL, LASALLE

 

About:
WE HAVE “2” SOFTAILS BAR AND GRILL. THE FIRST IS LOCATED ON MAIN STREET IN LADD AND OUR NEWEST LOCATION IS ON RT. 6, LASALLE, IL. COME TRY OUR FABULOUS “HOMEMADE” PORK TENDERLOIN. DAILY SPECIALS AVAILABLE FOR LUNCH MONDAY-SATURDAY FROM 11:00AM – 2:00PM. SERVING CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE ALL DAY (11:OOAM-8:00PM), THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

General Directions To:
TAKE RT. 251 S., TO THE LASALLE EXIT. (RT.6).


Uncle Richies Place, Lockport

 

About:
This is a small bar in downtown Lockport. On most nice days there are Harley’s on both sides of the road. On days when the sun ain’t so nice, you may still see a bike or two out side. It’s a biker bar small and friendly where you can meet some good bro’s and have a cold one for the road. No pool table but the juke box has some great music. They make THE BEST BLOODY MARY’s. You’ll notice when you come in for just a bit everyone orders them. The bar-tendresses are nice gals to.

General Directions To:
Uncle Richie’s Place in in down town Lockpot just off of state (IL 171) and IL 7. It is near the Des Plains River. Just down state is Vinces Custom Cycles, if you need a wrench.


THE FEED STORE & WATERING HOLE, MALDEN

 

About:
GREAT FOOD,COLD BEER, GREAT BLOODY MARYS,POKER RUNS.TWO WHEEL WEDNESDAY,HAWGS & HOT ROD SUNDAYS

General Directions To:
INTERSTATE 80 TO EXIT 56,STATE RT,34 NORTH 4 MILES TO MALDEN RD. TWO MILES EAST


State Street Pub, Marengo

 

About:
Mon- $1.50 domestic bottles & free pool Tues-Sun $1.75 domestic bottles Wednesday’s w/Joy- $1.25 16oz domestic pints Sunday’s w/Sue $1.00 bloody Marys. Kitchen open daily, serving the best 3/4 lb burgers in town. Friday Night Fish Fry-your choice of cod, perch or walleye made to order & hand dipped in our own homemade Pub Beer Batter. Karaoke/DJ Friday Nights

General Directions To:
From I90 go west on Rte 20 to Rte 23, turn north. pub is located 1 block on right. Plenty of Main Street parking for bikers.


Possum Pub, Melrose Park

 

About:
Some of the best country Karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights in the neighborhood. Try the special “AppleJack” drink. Everyone is friendly and when you walk in, you feel like you’ve been going there for years!

General Directions To:
1 Block south of Fullerton, on Mannheim Road, on the west side of the street, next to Sorrento’s pizza.


Bluff City Landing, Mt.Carmel

 

About:
Live bands,lots of parking, lot of cute young college girls.

General Directions To:
I64 to exit 130,go n. on rt 1 for 22 miles to mt.carmel.at 2nd light turn left bar is on the left.


Club 51, New Milford

 

About:
Hard-core riders(very few “R.U.B.’s), Bring yer bike in the bar and smoke the tire off( If U got the guts) Good food Great place to B.S. with other bikers

General Directions To:
1/2 mile N of New Milford on hwy 251. 1 mile S of Rockford,IL on hwy 251 Bar located on west side of road


Last Chance Saloon, Millington

 

About:
Norm & Cathy’s place – good people, good food, good drinks. Very Biker friendly!

General Directions To:
South of Sandwich & Route 34. Address is 102 South Church Street, Millington, IL.


 

 

Hogdaddys Saloon, Old Shawneetown

 

About:
Only biker bar in old Shawneetown. Live bands,pool tables and lots of cold beer. One of sponsors of Hogrock rally in the spring and fall.

General Directions To:
take hwy 109 out of Harrisburg about 23 miles to New Shawneetown. Keep going till you see the bridge over the river. Turn left then a right and follow into town.


 

 

Ronnies Tap, Ottawa

 

About:
All kinds of different specials during the week and weekends.

General Directions To:
Off of RT.80. Go down to the town of Ottawa. The address is 518 Madison St.
815-433-4055.


EAGLE ROCK SALOON, OTTAWA

 

About:
COLD BEER – FREE PEANUTS THROW THE SHELLS ON THE FLOOR- POKER RUNS – CAMPING -MUSIC- ABATE MEMBER-ZILLIONS OF BIKES ON THE WEEKEND – LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF STARVED ROCK STATE PARK

General Directions To:
SOUTH OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER BETWEEN UTICA AND OTTAWA ON RT 71


Strokers, Pekin,

 

About:
biker friendly. ABATE Member friendly live bands every weekend

General Directions To:
From I 474, go south on rt 29 into Pekin. Turn right on Derby St, one block on left hand side accross the tracks


Kellys Tavern, Quincy

 

About:
Good food & biker friendly! Across street from Hot Bike of Quincy & Extreme Custom’s Motorcycle Shop. Kelly’s is a fun place to eat & drink.

General Directions To:
Senic hwy79 from St. Louis area, thru Hanibal, MO, or coming from the northhwy 99 in Iowa Orsenic ride down IL river roads thru Nauvoo, IL, down hwy 96.

ride safe


MAINE STREET TAP, QUINCY

 

About:
BEST SELECTION OF ALCOHOL IN THIS TOWN I EVER SAW CHEEP WELL PRICED, CLEAN BATHROOMS GREAT SERVICE GREAT SET UP. VERY BUSY PLACE AND THEY ARE EXPANDING ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR THE LITTLE GUY.

General Directions To:
IT IS LOCATED IN QUINCY IL 510 MAINE STREET LOWER LEVER OF THE WCU BUILDING BIGGEST BUILDING IN QUINCY JUST LOOK FOR THE GREEN AWNING AND GO DOWN OPEN FROM FIVE PM TILL TWO THIRTY AM. AND THE NEW LOCATION COMING IN FEB IS 621-625 MAINE STREET BIGGER AND BETTER.


Boones Firehouse, Rankin

 

About:
biker friendly daily drink specials

General Directions To:
I 57 exit 261 ill rt 9 13 miles east to ill rt 49 go north 1/2 mile on left


R & R Crossing, Russell, IL

 

About:
Sunday steak & Burger cookout. Live bands on Sunday. Party starts at 3:00 p.m.

General Directions To:
94 to Russell Road exit East about 1.5 miles to the bar.


Longbranch Saloon, San Jose

 

About:
biker friendly good bar

General Directions To:
corner of rt. 136 and rt. 29 central ill.


Iron Horse Social Club, Savanna

 

About:
Usually has the owner’s Knucklehead or (real) Indian Chief parked out front. Classic bar with beautiful back bar, pressed tin ceiling and a motorcyle museum in the back. If owner Jerry is there, he’ll be glad to show you around.

General Directions To:
On the Mississippi River between Dubuque and Clinton, Ia, junction of US Hwy 52 and Illinois 84, right on Main St.


Poopys Bar, Savanna

 

About:
A cool little downstairs hide out of a bar! Its across from the Motorcycle social club in Savanna.

General Directions To:
About 30 some miles from Galena Ill.


The Olde Tyme Inn, Sandwich

 

About:
Awesome 9 oz Burgers, Daily specials on beer or drinks… very cool people here. Owners ride, Cathy is a great bartender who easily makes everyone smile – and her husband is a new rider too. Very biker friendly.

General Directions To:
109 Main Street. Just north of Route 34 (Ogden) on Main Street (between 34 & the tracks, on the west side) – right in the middle of “Downtown” Sandwich.


Fat Daddy’z Bar & Grill, Seneca

 

About:
Great place to stop for a drink or a Burger. Tons of bikes on the weekend.

General Directions To:
Take Exit 105 off of I80 to Route 6. Fat Daddy’z is located just west of Downtown Seneca on Route 6.


Rambo’s, Somonauk

 

About:
Good food. Good drinks. Good atmosphere. Good people.

General Directions To:
Right on Route 34 (Ogden Ave) towards the West end of Somonauk.


Penny Road Pub, South Barrington

 

About:
Live Bands, Great food, Open until 4am, Gathers quite a crowd after 11pm… Always a good time

General Directions To:
I90 to rt 59 north – West on Penny road (1 light north of rt 72).


Sudden Stop Saloon, Spring Valley

 

About:
Bike night every friday night,Live music, rock& Roll, Country ,Karaoke, Poker runs , Toy Runs ,Bike&Car shows.Bar is full of Harley-Davidson history. “GOOD LOOKIN BAR TENDERS”!

General Directions To:
Off of antelope valley hwy14 on ave I. Just 4 mi east on ave I. 1147 e ave I. 1-661-942-9535


KnuckleHeads Bar, Springfield

 

About:
Joe and Karen are owners of this Biker Bar. Never a Cover (Unless Linconl Land Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc, is holding a fund raiser). Live music on weekends and lunches served daily

General Directions To:
2300 N. Peoria Road (Old Business 66) South of State Fairgrounds.


NEWTS, SPRINGFIELD

 

About:
A GREAT BIKER BAR. COLD BEER PLENTY OF PARKING AND STAG FOR $1.00 EVERYDAY… STOP IN ON THE WEEKENDS FOR LIVE MUSIC AND BE SURE TO COME IN DURING THE MILE!!!

General Directions To:
4232 PEORIA ROAD, JUST NORTH OF THE FAIRGROUNDS


Palms Tavern, Sterling

 

About:
One stop Motorcycle shop with killer customs. Enough eye candy to send you to the dentist! Jamie is a one of a kind master builder. Located in a beautiful riding area. Events during summer and fall.

General Directions To:
Interstate 43 South. Exit Highway 164 North to ES (National Avenue) East 1 mile.


Hinks Bar and Grill, Sycamore

 

About:
Great food, The owner is a cool dude with a couple of really nice bikes. They also put on a few rides a year. There is always a couple of bikes out front but on a good weekend there can be 100.

General Directions To:
1/2 block south of the White Hen on R.T. 64 down town sycamore.


Rushmore Inn, Woodstock

 

About:
This is a bar owned by a biker. The burgers here are top-notch and there are always bikes here on the weekend. A good place for a stop-over on a Wisconsin or a Northern Illinois road trip. Let Deino know that you saw his bar listed here… Home of Deino’s Helmet Roast…

General Directions To:
On RT 120 & RT 14 in Woodstock IL. If heading west on RT 14, turn right on RT 120 and the Rushmore is on your right site.


The Hideout Tavern & Grill, Woodstock

 

About:
This bar is formerly The Rushmore Inn, Woodstock and under new management and still a biker-friendly/people friendly bar. The menu has been upgraded but not altered as they are still serving the BEST burgers around!A good place for a stop-over on a Wisconsin or a Northern Illinois road trip. Grand opening is May 21st! ALL WELCOME.

General Directions To:
General Directions To: On RT 120 & RT 14 in Woodstock IL. If heading west on RT 14, turn right on RT 120 and the Rushmore is on your right site.



 

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