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The city of Chicago doesn’t have all of the fun, you know! Well, it does, but if you have to go out in the ‘burbs, go to one of these.

Even though heading downtown to hit the bars is exciting, laying low at these suburb bars are just are great.

Check out the 17 best suburb bars below:

  • Hala Kahiki Lounge – River Grove – The menu offeres more than 100 tropical drinks!
  • Durty Nellie’s – Palatine – One of the best places for live music in the suburbs
  • Rock Island Public House – Blue Island – The old-school jukebox and arcade games are what’s famous
  • Bigby’s Pour House – Addison –  Guitars and skateboards on the wall add to the laid-back ambience
  • Tribes Alehouse – Tinley Park and Mokena – Did someone say 93 beers on tap?
  • Palmer Place – La Grange – One of the best bars in the state is known for things like 300-plus bottles, 39 beers on tap, and the famous Palmer’s steak sandwich
  • Ward Eight – Evanston – This fancy cocktail lounge is unlike any other
  • Chef Shangri-La – North Riverside – It’s got Elvis impersonators. It’s got Polynesian dancers. It’s even got $200 group dispensers that hold 40 drinks at a time.
  • FitzGerald’s – Berwyn – This place even has its own festival.
  • Flossmoor Station – Flossmoor – An award winning brewery at a train station.
  • Ballydoyle – Downers Grove and Aurora – A true Irish pub
  • Avenue Ale House – Oak Park – It’s got 110+ rotating beers from Goose Island Matilda to Delirium Tremens
  • Brandt’s – Palatine – The burgers are a must try!
  • The Foundry – Aurora – A sports lovers dream and one of the best bars in the state
  • York Tavern – Oak Brook – The oldest continuously operating privately owned bar in DuPage County
  • Firkin – Libertyville – Dubbed one of the best bars in the state!
  • Village Tavern – Long Grove: The oldest bar in Illinois (established in 1847)