Pick a Friday or Saturday afternoon to start this Bar/Train Crawl as the first stop has limited hours.
Start off your crawl hoping to get lucky at Mr. D’s in Arlington Park, steps from the Arlington Park Station. As you get off the train cross the parking lot into Arlington Park, through the entrance booths and Mr. D’s is on the left.
Here you can bet on horse-racing all around the country, with their Off Track Betting. Enjoy Mr. D’s casual atmosphere, where you are surrounded by horse-racing and sports of all kinds on their 35 flat screen TVs. Whether you are looking for a place to eat, drink, watch a game or place a bet, this bar has it.
2200 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL Open in the off season - Fridays: 2-11 pm and Saturdays & Sundays: 11am-7pm for more info go to http://www.mrdsarlingtonpark.com/
TJ O’Brien’s is not just your typical sports bar. It is a friendly place to watch a game, grab a beer and also enjoy a home cooked Irish meal. TJ’s is located in the heart of Downtown Palatine, which makes it a favorite stop for Bar Crawls. They have Drink Specials every night of the week and entertainment many weekend nights. They are known for their fun atmosphere and lively nightlife. Along with their home cooked Irish food they serve a full menu, including homemade pizza and other pub favorites such as burgers and Italian beef.
53 West Slade Street, Palatine, IL for more info go to http://tjobriensbarandgrill.com/
For the last stop on the crawl, hop on a southbound train, two stops to Arlington Heights. Who’s vibrant downtown area with several bars and restaurants, makes it the perfect to end your crawl.
I decided to build on the Irish theme and suggest Peggy Kinnane’s, Where a more authentic Irish experience awaits you. Much of their decor is imported from Ireland, from the Irish stone on the walls to the bar to the decorations on the walls.