Things To Do In Markham

One or Three Groupons for $22 Worth of Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pub Food at Harry's Sports Bar

Harry's Sports Bar

Countryside

$22 $12

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Sports bar with more than 30 TVs and three projection screens entertains guests devouring wraps, pizzas, and nachos

Seasonal Martini-Making Class, Cheese Board and Vodka for One or Two at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 78% Off)

Mid Oak Distillery

Midlothian

$80 $25

Students make tropical summer cocktails using locally made vodka during a hands-on class that includes artisan cheese board

$40 for a Two-Hour Swing and Driver Clinic at Ben Mutz Golf ($240 Value)

Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

$240 $40

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to analyze clients' swings and help them improve their skills

One or Three Months of Kids' Irish Dance Lessons at Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance ($56 Value)

Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$56 $28

Kids learn the basics of Irish step dance from world champion teachers, who have taught Midwest regional, national and all Ireland champions

Six Training Sessions from Reconstructured Fitness (55% Off)

Reconstructured Fitness

Homewood

$600 $270

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$22 for a Distillery Tour for Two with Two Glencairn Glasses at Quincy Street Distillery ($44 Value)

Quincy Street Distillery

Riverside

$44 $22

60- to 90-minute tour of a distillery that produces 12 artisanal, small-batch spirits; each guest brings home a Glencairn glass

Bowling with Shoe Rental for 2, 5, or 10 from Chicagoland Bowling (Up to 57% Off)

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

2 or 10 Large Buckets of Driving-Range Balls at Odyssey Sweet Spot (Up to 51% Off)

Odyssey Sweet Spot

Tinley Park

$26 $14

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Golfers trace practice shots into open-air from comfort of 12 grass tees and 12 heated stalls at range connected to lively sports bar

Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, and More on August 31 at 5 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Oddball Comedy Festival

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

$27 $15

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Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, and others star in a two-stage comedy fest blowout

4, 8, or 12 Ballet Classes for a Child Age 3–15 at Dance Images (Up to 63% Off)

Dance Images

Tinley Park

$50 $21

One-hour lessons cover the essentials of ballet

One or Three Personal-Training Sessions for One at VH Personal Training (Up to 56% Off)

VH Personal Training

Tinley Park

$30 $15

Personal trainer Voltaire Hawkins uses sports-training methodology to help everybody—from aspiring athletes to older adults—get in shape

Skating with Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Tinley Park Roller Rink (Up to 60% Off) 

Tinley Park Roller Rink

Tinley Park

$21 $10

Colorful lights, booming songs, and the aroma of fresh snacks fill the air at an indoor roller-skating rink

3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

Gingerman Raceway

$99 $49

Burn rubber in on a race track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a Formula car or SCCA race-proven Mazda Miata

Choose an Exotic Supercar to Ride-Along or Drive on a Professional Racetrack (Up to 59% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

GingerMan Raceway

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins at Standard Bank Stadium on Saturday, August 9, at 2 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins

Standard Bank Stadium

$26.25 $15

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Award-winning country star Rodney Atkins headlines a daylong ballpark festival benefiting The Andrew Weishar Foundation

$30 for $60 Groupon — Physical Edge Personal Training

Physical Edge Personal Training

Alsip

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Hart Wellness Center (70% Off)

The Hart Wellness Center

Flossmoor

$84 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One 60-Minute Private Guitar Lesson with Family Member or Friend from Eric Mantel ($45 Value) 

Eric Mantel

Matteson

$45 $22.50

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

One-Hour Trail Ride for Two or Four from A Ranch 394 (Up to 50% Off)

A Ranch 394

Bloom

$40 $22

Drops of sunlight dance across tree-lined trails during one-hour trail rides in groups of up to 12 riders

Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Glenwood Roller Rink (Up to 57% Off) 

Glenwood Roller Rink

Glenwood

$21 $9.50

To the sounds of festive music, groups of 2, 4, or 6 glide across hardwood rink— where actors in rollerskating film Roll Bounce practiced

Indoor Amusement-Center Visit for One or Two with Tokens, Pizza, and Drinks at Go Bananas (Up to 63% Off)

Go Bananas

Norridge

$32.46 $12

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Bumper cars, a bounce castle, a mini roller coaster, and abundant arcade games enthrall youngsters in between bites of personal pizza

One Month of Acting, Modeling, and Dance Classes at FieldCrest School of Performing Arts (Up to 73% Off)

FieldCrest School of Performing Arts

Park Forest

$75 $29

Acting classes teach pantomime, improv, modeling, catwalk strides; dance lessons include ballet, tap, hip hop, and jazz

Bowling with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Beer for Up to 6 or 12 People at Lakewood Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

Lakewood Bowl

Richton Park

$69.49 $34

This family-friendly bowling center has updated lanes, an on-site bar and grill, and a barbershop located inside

$80 for Eight Weeks of Swimming Lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School ($160 Value)

Bear Paddle Swim School & Clubhouse

Multiple Locations

$160 $80

Sessions accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities, covering skills from paddling and floating through competitive breaststroke

$39 for 10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Dahn Yoga (Up to $150 Value). 12 Locations Available.

Dahn Yoga

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Unique form of yoga strives to streamline life energy and focus the mind with breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation

$189 for a 2014 Golf Package with 10 Rounds on Rolling Hills Course at Silver Lake Country Club ($870 Value)

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

$870 $189

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

18 Holes of Black-Light Mini Golf for Two or Four with Optional Deluxe Package at Space Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Space Golf

Orland Park

$19 $10

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Mini-golf course with iridescent aliens and black-light-bathed lunar landscapes is bolstered by 3-D glasses and laser blasters

One or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Evolution Music (Up to 67% Off)

Evolution Music

Orland Park

$20 $10

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

Two, Four, or Six Children’s Dance Classes at Southwest School of Dance (80% Off) 

Southwest School of Dance

Orland Hills

$25 $5

Instructors lead classes in ballet, poms, tap, and more for kids aged 2.5 and up

Three Introductory Sessions with Option for a One-Month Gym Membership to HOTSide CrossFit (Up to 53% Off)

HOTSide CrossFit

Orland Park

$100 $49

Certified instructors introduce classes to the functional movements of CrossFit, preparing them for the intensity of the full program

10 or 20 Fitness Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Barre Classes at Maximum Body Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Maximum Body Fitness

Orland Park

$125 $49

Certified trainers lead high-intensity boot-camp, boxing, kettlebell, Pilates, Tabata, cycling, and barre fitness classes

Six Open-Play Sessions at Jump!Zone (Up to 42% Off). Six Locations Available.

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids bounce across massive inflatable arenas, slides, and obstacle courses

$145 for a One-Hour Introductory Powered-Hang-Glider Lesson from Silver Lining Aviation ($366 Value)

Silver Lining Aviation

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes or 10 Drop-In Classes at BE Fit Tri Wellness (Up to 68% Off)

BE Fit Tri Wellness

Beverly

$60 $20

Choose from an array of classes including women's-only boot camp, men's yoga, and Groove Theory, which combines dance and exercise

10 or 20 Classes at Pure Indoor Cycling Studio (Up to 70% Off)

PURE Indoor Cycling Studio

Evergreen Park

$130 $39

State-of-the-art indoor bicycles provide exercisers with an invigorating workout while motivating music plays in the background

5 or 10 Weekday or Weekend Open-Play Passes at Jump N' Jam Playland (Up to 58% Off)

Jump N' Jam Playland

Calumet City

$40 $19

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

Admission for 2, 4, or 6 to Barn Dance on Saturday, Sept. 6 at The Children's Farm at The Center (Up to 54% Off)

The Children's Farm at The Center

Palos Park

$16 $8

Families dance to the strains of a live band at farm festival with marshmallow bonfire and and hayrides

One or Two Months of Unlimited Womens Boot Camp at Mission Body Possible (Up to 74% Off)

Mission Body Possible

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

Female instructor motivates and encourages women through outdoor body-weight and cardio sweat sessions

10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes at Fit 2 Ripped Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Fit 2 Ripped Fitness

Swallow Cliff Woods

$100 $25

Passionate instructors lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp regimens in the outdoors

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Title Boxing Club (57% Off)

TITLE Boxing Club

Palos Park

$35 $15

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts, such as Power Hour sessions that burn up to 1,000 calories

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Parker Music (67% Off)

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

$60 $20

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

Personal-Training Sessions with Hydromassage at Priority Fitness Personal Training Center (62% Off)

Priority Fitness Personal Training Center

Munster

$119 $45

Personal trainer tailors workouts to meet clients' individual goals; hydromassage targets tired muscles with heated jets of water

$15 for One Ticket to See a United Combat League MMA Event at the Hammond Civic Center on September 20 ($25 Value)

Cut Throat MMA: Fight Night

Hammond Civic Center

$25 $15

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Scout some of the Midwest's best up-and-coming fighters during a hard-hitting evening of MMA

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Rua (Up to 63% Off)

Crossfit Rua

Frankfort

$48 $20

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

$39 for One Month of Kids' Kung Fu Classes at Strike Back Fitness ($80 Value)

Strike Back Fitness

Frankfort Square

$80 $39

Martial-arts instructors build kids' confidence, self-respect, discipline, and determination during kung fu classes for ages 7–12

Amusement-Park Package for Two or Four from Haunted Trails Amusement Park (53% Off)

Haunted Trails Amusement Park

Multiple Locations

$57 $27

Pizza helps fuel romps through a game area and visits to two attractions, which include mini golf and go-karts, plus laser tag at Joliet

$49 for One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Family Martial Arts ($204 Value)

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

$204 $49

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

$39 for 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio ($100 Value)

Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio

Mokena

$100 $39

Inviting studio’s Pilates classes tone cores, yoga classes quiet minds, and total-body-toning classes build full-body strength and endurance

One or Three Months of Unlimited Women’s Kickboxing Classes at Randori Jiu-Jitsu (71% Off)

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

$99 $29

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoes for Up to Six People at Stardust Bowl II or Stardust Bowl III (Up to 56% Off)

Stardust Bowl II and Stardust Bowl III

Multiple Locations

$61 $27

Groups of up to six people can bowl an unlimited number of games over the course of two hours

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes or Personal-Training Sessions at Level 10 Nutrition & Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Level 10 Nutrition & Fitness

Dyer

$25 $10

Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to help define and work on their goals; boot-camp sessions create varied workouts

Dance Lessons at Premiere Dance Studio (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

$35 $14.99

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

Open Skate with Skate Rental for Two or Four or Ice-Skating Lessons at Midwest Training and Ice Center (Up to 47% Off)

Midwest Training and Ice Center

Midwest Training and Ice Center

$16 $9

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Olympic-sized ice arena hosts open-skate sessions or four weeks of lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skaters

60-Minute Indoor Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four at Green Acres Ranch (Up to 56% Off)

Green Acres Ranch

Dyer

$100 $49

Indoor horseback riding lessons allow riders to stay active and bond with horses no matter what the weather

5 or 10 Open-Play Sessions at FunFlatables (Up to 56% Off)

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Indoor playgrounds house colorful, air-filled obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles

One, Two, or Three Dance Classes a Week for One Month at Origins Dance Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Origins Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Kids aged 3–18 learn dance fundamentals during jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, acrobatic, and turns & leaps classes

$29 for Nocturnal Lands 5K, Running Music Festival with After-Party on October 11th ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands

Toyota Park

$60 $29

5K music festival sees participants running to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows and celebrating at a main-stage after party

1-Month Practice Membership for 1 or 2 or Junior Practice Membership at Chicago Players Club (Up to 55% Value)

Chicago Players Club

Justice

$100 $50

Lighted, 26-acre complex features driving range and golf academy with grass, mats, heated covered tees, and two short game areas

6 or 12 Hot Yoga Classes or 2 Weeks of Unlimited Classes at Hot Yoga Highland (Up to 71% Off)

Hot Yoga Highland

Highland

$102 $30

In room heated to 105 degrees, instructor guides students of all levels through yoga poses to improve flexibility, strength, and confidence

60-Minute Cooking Class for One, Two, or Four at Just a Dash Catering (Up to 58% Off)

Just a Dash Catering

Highland

$65 $35

Small cooking classes teach hands-on skills in a convivial, intimate environment

Roller-Skating for Two, Four, or Six with Skate Rentals at Fleetwood Roller Rink (52% Off)

Fleetwood Roller Rink

Summit

$22 $12

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Couples or groups boogie around the glass-smooth surface of this 75'x165' hard-maple rink on included rental skates

5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes or Fitness Challenge at Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy (Up to 85% Off)

Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Elixir Group Fitness Clubs (Up to 60% Off)

Elixir Group Fitness Clubs

New Lenox

$120 $48

Get fit in fun, upbeat group fitness classes that includes Les Mills Pump, Combat, Attack, TRX, Boot Camps, and Zumba Dance!

$8 for $15 Worth of Skateboarding — Drop In Skatepark

Drop In Skatepark

New Lenox

$15 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for $40 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Pulse Training Systems

Pulse Training Systems

New Lenox

$40 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

30- or 60-Minute Batting-Cage Session at Pastime Sports Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

$20 $10

Iron Mike pitching machines can be controlled to throw different speeds at different angles for baseball and softball players all all levels

$38 for $85 Worth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes at University of Ground Fighting

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

$85 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

30 Minutes of Laser Tag for Two, Four, or Eight at Zig-E’s Funland (Up to 54% Off)

Zig-E's Funland

St. John

$30 $15

On an outdoor laser tag field with shelters and barrels for cover, up to 36 players simultaneously battle for 30 minutes

$39 for 18 Holes of Golf for Two with Cart at Tuckaway Golf Club in Crete (Up to $88 Value)

Tuckaway Golf Club

Crete

$88 $39

Lush green fairways situated around pine and oak trees make up 6,225 yards of golf course designed by John Ellis in 1960

Four-Week Training Boot Camp for One, Two, or Four from Backyard Beefcake Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Backyard Beefcake Fitness

Multiple Locations

$299 $99

Four-week program preps runners for rigorous mud runs with progressive series of body-weight exercises, functional movements, and yoga

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$8 for "Pour Some 80s On Me Pub Crawl" from Festa Parties ($15 Value)

Festa Parties

MB Building

$15 $8

Partiers stop at 7 bars, including Toby Keith's, Hofbrauhaus, and Adobe Gila's, to celebrate summer '80s style with live show and fireworks

$10 for One-Day Passes for Four to The Chicago Ultimate Women's Expo on September 13–14 ($40 Value)

The Ultimate Women's Expo

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

$40 $10

Presentations on finance, entrepreneurship, style, and healthy living at an expo highlighting new designers and beauty innovations

Bowling, Billiards, and Shoe Rentals at Kings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings

Rosemont

$40 $19.99

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20 bowling lanes and 5 billiards tables; retro decor updated with colored lights and more than 50 high-def TVs and projectors

$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Simply Yoga ($120 Value)

Simply Yoga

Lemont

$120 $39

Vinyasa-style yoga classes for all levels in a studio heated to 80–85 degrees for a detoxifying effect

One Recreation, Elite, or K9 Entry with Optional VIP Package to BADASS Dash Obstacle Course (Up to 54% Off)

BADASS Dash

The Ballpark at Rosemont

$85 $39

Battle your way through extreme obstacles along a 7K course

Chicago Sky WNBA Game at Allstate Arena in June, July, or August (Up to 54% Off). Seven Dates Available.

Chicago Sky

Allstate Arena

$17.50 $8

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Elena Delle Donne and the rest of the Sky square off against WNBA rivals in end-of-season

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Coyote Run Golf Course’s 18-hole course stretches across 6,478 yards of bentgrass fairways and greens, all manicured to country-club standards, hemmed by pristine waterways and native wetlands. A lighted driving range with both bluegrass and artificial hitting areas hosts practice sessions and pre-round pep talks to nervous 9-irons before players take to the first tee, where shaky swings may succumb to the pressure of an immediate forced carry. Rippling waters loom ominously on 11 holes, placing a high premium on course management, shrewd club selection, and bags that double as flotation devices. A coterie of 54 sand traps peppers the emerald landscape, further complicating course play as clubbers snatch pars and evade bogeys. Alongside the picturesque par 71 rests a three-hole practice course, where aspiring aces will likely find one of Coyote Run’s ace instructors divulging golf wisdom in a variety of lessons.

Coyote Run’s fully stocked pro shop sells apparel and equipment from the game’s top brands, and the onsite Wiley's Grill, open year-round, hosts post-round revelry with a social bar, as well as a newly appointed lodge with a 30-foot fireplace nestled under a rustic, timber ceiling. Golf-simulator sessions enable players to partake in rounds on famous golf courses throughout the year. An outdoor patio provides a sweeping view of the course and a keen vantage point for taking in sunsets.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Bentgrass fairways & greens
  • Length of 6,478 yards from farthest tees
  • Course rating of 69.5 from farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 123 from farthest tees
  • Four tee options
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800 Kedzie Ave
Flossmoor,
IL
US

Open for 25 years and celebrated by AM670 The Score, the Southland Star, and Patch.com, the items on the Durbin’s menu vary by location, but all of its kitchens prepare hearty sandwiches, pizzas, and barbecue. Wood embers infuse ribs and chicken with smoky flavors as USDA Black Angus steaks are plated alongside sautéed mushrooms and homemade coleslaw. Fresh donut holes are also made in-house and stacked on ice cream sundaes topped with a single red cherry that resembles the setting sun resting on a pillow of vanilla-flavored clouds.

14753 Cicero Ave
Midlothian,
IL
US

Before opening Mid Oak Distillery, Matt Altman studied ancient Russian methods of vodka production. These studies inspired Altman to christen his vodka "CD" after "Catherine's Dynasty," translated from the original Russian Catalina Dynastii, which refers to the reign of Catherine the Great. At Mid Oak Distillery, Altman reprises the royal recipe with local ingredients: Illinois grains, Glenview bottles, and tags from Oak Forest. Distillers cork the bottles by hand, seal them with heat, and adorn their necks with tags that denote alcohol content and recent immunizations. Altman even chose to have local contractors build the tasting room. Within its recently expanded 3,000-square-foot space, Mid Oak Distillery serves up vodka drinks made from a lineup of traditional, seasonal, and flavored varieties of meticulously crafted CD Vodka.

4704 W. 147th Street
Midlothian,
Illinois
US

Sullivan's Irish Pub & Eatery, a bastion of Irish culture in Chicago's South Side, is a time-honored destination for traditional Irish food and cold craft beer. Servers sling plates of corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and other comforting classics, as well as boxtys?commonly known as Irish-style potato pancakes. Burgers, wings, and draft beer from Irish breweries such as Guinness and Smithwicks round out the menu. In addition to the hearty food and drink, the pub houses a stage for live music, while an outdoor bar stays open all four seasons for open-air sipping and plate Frisbee.

4660 147th St
Midlothian,
IL
US

Every Monday night, The Blarney Stone opens its doors to a very special group of people—the geeks. Their weekly hosted trivia night, lovingly called "Geeks Who Drink," allows eggheads and trivia buffs of all walks of life to come together and test their wits as they feast on Irish classics such as the shepherd’s pie and halibut and chips. Meanwhile, cozied up to the bar or tucked behind a table, those who hide their geekiness under a bushel basket can mutter the answers under their breath while nursing an expertly poured pint of Guinness or tearing into one of the pub’s many flavorful burgers. In addition to the trivia night, patrons can satisfy their need for competition with NFL broadcasts and an accompanying football breakfast, a big-screen hookup to a Nintendo Wii, and paired pool tables and dart boards.

15400 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest,
IL
US

Sisters Carey Williams and Lisa Marcotte bartended their way through college at the University of Illinois, but their love of the restaurant world didn’t go away after graduation. Carey followed up with culinary school and spent a stint as a caterer before joining Lisa to open Marcotte's Bar & Grill. Now she runs the kitchen, crafting a menu of bar food that ranges from buffalo wings and chicken-salad sandwiches to certified Black Angus burgers and thin-crust pizzas. In addition to the delicious food, the two sisters also entice guests with their family-friendly pub space’s amenities, which include free WiFi, patio seating in warmer months, and weekly events such as bingo, karaoke, and trivia night.

15501 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest,
IL
US

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