Nightlife in Dixon

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The owners of Bombdigity Bar & Grill—dubbed by one of the owner's 9-year-old grandaughter—wanted to quickly sum up their eatery’s dining experience with one word. And the menu is bombdigity, with highlights such as salads, wraps, and the Bomb burger, stacked with bacon, grilled onion, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, house barbecue sauce, jalapeños, and onion rings. Inside the log structure, which is surrounded by the Plum Creek Arboretum, 4,888 square feet of space is topped off with a rustic cathedral ceiling. A medley of flat-screen TVs surround a horseshoe-shaped bar and the rest of the tables in the expansive dining room. Outside, two fire pits are surrounded by seating and tables for up to 100 people or 70 deer.

628 Palmyra Rd.
Dixon,
IL
US

Whiskey’s Roadhouse electrifies eating with savory bites and nightly hard-rock rhythms. The menu serves stomachs plenty of soul food, such as all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy ($3.99), the Hillbilly Rubin sandwich ($6.99), beer-battered mushrooms ($4.49), and country-fried streak with eggs, toast, and hash browns ($5.99).

3207 N Main St
Rockford,
IL
US

Perry Rock Pub's menu tweaks classic dishes and subdues hunger pangs late into the night with hearty sandwiches, meat platters, and specialty pizzas. The ahi poke appetizer swept both the People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice categories at The Signature Event Dishes & Cocktails awards, uniting everyday tasters and arbiters of taste in praise of its combination of fresh fish, fried wontons, and garlic chips ($10.99). Cast out of its native country for public intoxication, the Drunk Cuban jovially piles plates with spiced-rum pulled pork ($8.99), and caramelized onion aioli adds extra gooey goodness to a shaved rib-eye cheesesteak sandwich ($10.99). Savory ingredients perform a synchronized dance atop specialty pizzas such as pesto chicken ($8.99).

6957 Olde Creek Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

Though deft at trick shots, Tyler Voorhees doesn't expect beginning pool players to immediately master the game's intricate physics and geometry. So he focuses on fundamentals during his private and small group lessons at Rockford Billiard Cafe, even filming his students so they can review their techniques with video feedback. From there, pupils can join one of the café's leagues, vie for the top spot in a tournament, or just play a pickup round on 1 of 17 tables. An in-house pro shop even stocks more than 150 pool cues for purchase, as well as onsite cue repair services.

Not everything at Rockford Billiard Cafe revolves around its namesake sport. Darts hit bullseyes, royal flushes trump other hands on video poker units, and catchy tunes resound from an online jukebox. To reenergize patrons after long stretches of playing or dancing, cooks serve up classic bar snacks such as buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, and pizza.

1434 N Main St
Rockford,
IL
US