The Bull & Bear in Chicago is this weeks pick for a great place to watch the game while enjoying outstanding food and drinks specials. This bar also has some outstanding game day giveaways.
Grab a group of friends and meet in Palatine for this neighborhood bar crawl. These three bars are only minutes from the train and each other. They all have a relaxed, casual atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.
While most people have heard of Arlington Park Racetrack, some may be surprised to find that there is a great sports bar located in the park that is open year round. Whether you are looking for a place to eat, drink, watch a game or place a bet, this bar has it all.
Don’t let another summer go by without visiting beautiful Arlington Park Racecource. The park has so much to offer with many activities geared for families, as well as groups of any size. Admission is affordable and with Metra stopping right in front of the park even getting there is easy.
Combine live jazz music, food, wine, and art, and you have a great formula for a perfect evening. Mark your calenders for “Uncork Barrington”. This is an opportunity to sample 50 wines from around the world and pair cuisine from local restaurants to complement the wine selections. New this year, an art fair featuring select artist.
Ortmann’s Red Iron Tavern is a great place to get together with friends over a drink or perhaps a game of pool. This recently renovated tavern is housed in an historic building conviently located near Woodstock Square and the Metra Train Station.
Kick off the summer festival season with a trip to Chicago SausageFest conveniently located by Wrigley Field. This two day event will feature continuous live music, great food and drink benefiting the Prostate Cancer Foundation. One of the festivals highlights will be the crowning of the 2012 Sausage King.
Craft Beer from 40 brewers, live entertainment and good food, what more could a person ask for? Head to downtown Barrington July 7th for the 9th Annual Brew Fest. Tents are located at the North Lot of the Barrington Metra Station, so with over 100 beers to sample, hop on the train and let Metra do the driving. Proceeds go to a good cause.
Get your friends or family together for a good time. Start out bowling at Metro-Bowl, a great old bowling alley in the heart of downtown Crystal Lake. Then head over to The Cottage for a cheeseburger and a beer. If the weather is nice you will be able to enjoy your food outside.
Enjoy a night on the town with a series of bars that will give you a taste of Crystal Lake’s Historic Downtown! They all serve good food so grab a bite to eat as well. In this excursion, we have listed three distinctly different bars that are all within one block of the train station.