If you are looking tor that neighborhood bar feel, the kind where everyone knows your name, or acts like they do, then Matt’s should be your next stop. With their recent updates, Matt’s is the perfect place to meet with friends or family, have a drink,(my favorite is their Moscow Mule in a copper cup),and grab a game. Matt’s is also a great bar crawl spot, right across from the Crystal Lake station.
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this pub crawl. We have included five Irish pubs in five different towns. Pick where you want to stop and end, then go out and have some ‘craic.” (an Irish term for fun or good time). If you try all five we would like to hear about your favorites.
See Frozen the movies then have some frozen adventures of your own. Some fun, and some delicious activities for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss Julie Ann’s special sundae inspired by the movie.
No tricks, just treats, when you grab your friends and plan a time to get on board for the “Bewitching Brews Bar Crawl”. This is your opportunity to try new specialty beers only offered this time of year. All of the bars are located minutes from the train. Ghoulishly good time of year for this seasonal bar crawl.
In the movie “Free Birds”, the turkeys want to be off the Thanksgiving menu, and would be happy to see people eat more fruit and vegetables. If getting your kids to eat healthy is a challenge you should sign them up for a FREE fruit and vegetable cooking class at Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen in Crystal Lake. While the kids are in class you can enjoy a quiet meal and a glass of wine in this great Crystal Lake gastropub.
Out of the Box is a unique gift store in the heart of downtown Crystal Lake, recently voted “One of the Best” Gift Stores in McHenry County. If you are looking for something special for yourself or someone else, the staff at Out Of the Box will not only help you find it, but they will also wrap it for you.
Treat yourself to an excursion that will be beneficial to your health as well as the enviornment. Start with a class at Akasha Yoga and then enjoy one of the Meatless Monday dining options at Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen.
The Raue Center for the Arts, has many family orientated shows this holiday season. Now is to perfect time to plan a special day to attend a live theatrical performance. Arrive early and enjoy breakfast before the show and a visit with Santa after the show.
This is a great excursion for all the Quilters out there. This trip will take you to four towns to see five different shops. Plan to get to the first store when they open as this excursion will most likely take all day. Wear your comfy shoes and prepare to be inspired!
Gather your friends together and get ready to learn a new hobby or improve on skills you already have. Enroll in a knitting class at Sunflower Samplings. After class, enjoy dinner at Williams Street Public House located a few doors down on North Williams Street.