This bar crawl features three Arlington Heights restaurants, and is more subdued then your traditional crawl. You may want to order some small plate items at each stop and turn this into a progressive dinner.
The first stop on the crawl is the Francesca’s Tavola. This is one of “The Family of Francesca Restaurants”, and is a bit of a walk, but worth it. The menu is ever changing and features many seasonal items, your group may want to order some starters to share. The bar is spacious and there is a nice wine list.
To get to Francesca’s from the Metra Station head southeast on US-14 E, and turn right on South Arlington Heights Road. It is about a 9 minute walk.
The next stop on our list is the Red Moon Martini Lounge. As the name suggests they serve traditional as well as unique martinis, many with intriguing names such as the “Moonwalker” or the “Kryptonite” Martini. A full bar is available if martinis aren’t your thing. Asian inspired small plate items are also available. Expect eclectic decor, this is more of a lounge atmosphere with sofas as opposed to tables and chairs.
To get to the Red Moon Martini Lounge from Francesca’s head north on South Arlington Heights Road. Although the address is Arlington Heights Road this lounge is tucked away between Davis St. and Sigwalt St. This is only about a 3 minute walk.
The Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant is the last stop on this bar crawl. Entertainment is available during the week as well as the weekend. Enjoy the piano music with a flight of wine, cocktail or beer. There are a number of small plate items also available.
To get to the Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant, head south on South Arlington Heights Road, right on East Sigwalt Street and right on South Vail Avenue. This is about a 6 minute walk .
To get back to the Metra Station from the Big Shot Piano Lounge, head North on Vail Avenue.