Things To Do In Palatine


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Kids can literally bounce off the walls at Happenings Family Fun Center, where eight air-filled play spaces invite them to cavort inside castle- or shoe-shaped abodes. The center's more than 30,000-square-foot arena not only houses an inflated playground but also 100 arcade games and 30 Xbox stations where kids can enhance their eye-hand coordination or prepare themselves for an angry mushroom invasion. Families and friends also can spin balls down mini bowling lanes, swing bats in the batting cages, and fill up on pizza, burgers, and corn dogs at the concessions stand.
519 S Consumers Ave
Palatine,
Illinois
US
Up to 1,200 fans can dance and sway to the legendary sounds at Durty Nellie's. Planted across the street from the Palatine Metra station, the venue is easily accessible by public transit or private piggyback, the better to explore a 30-tap, 120-bottle beer list full of potions from Three Floyds and Goose Island as well as from France and Germany.
180 North Smith Street
Palatine,
IL
US
The Chicago area's oldest school for home cooks & bakers, with multiple locations. Cooking with the Best Chefs also offers restaurant tours, wine dinners, mushroom hunts, monthly dinner club, day trips & culinary events. Demonstration & hands-on classes are taught by professional chefs. Many variety of dishes are taught.
180 North Smith Street
Palatine,
IL
US
Craving finger food? Head to Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. and chow down on classic pub fare. Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further at Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. Eat out with the little ones at Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co., and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. At Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co., the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about. Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. Be sure to call for a reservation if the bar is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. The dress code is strictly casual at Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co., so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). For those in a rush, the bar lets you take your food to go. Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co.'s diners will appreciate the free parking in a lot next door. Expect your bill at Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. to come in at around $30 per person. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the bar, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
110 N Brockway St
Palatine,
IL
US
Pop's Bar and Grill offers an array of tempting American cuisine. Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here. Why watch TV at home when you can catch the game at Pop's Bar and Grill? Seating is readily available at Pop's Bar and Grill for those with large parties. Dine out in the open during Pop's Bar and Grill's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy. Folks tend to dress down at Pop's Bar and Grill, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. For quick and easy parking near Pop's Bar and Grill, park on the street. There's no need to bust your budget at Pop's Bar and Grill, with most meals costing under $15. Pop's Bar and Grill accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX. Pop's Bar and Grill has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
19 N Bothwell St
Palatine,
IL
US
Some consider golf a slow sport, perhaps even antiquated. But Golf Nation brings the traditional pastime into the modern age with the most contemporary technology and tools, including true-roll indoor putting and chipping greens. Golfers can also read up on the latest golf-training materials, perfect their game at true-roll indoor putting greens and multiple chipping short game areas; an indoor bunker area made of real sand ideal for green and fairway side shots; or they can venture outside for driving-range practice from heated bays. With 25,000 square feet of space, Golf Nation also houses a fitness club stocked with quality cardio equipment and extra space for group yoga and spin classes. A caf? and lounge claims the remainder of the space, brimming with the aromas of healthy food and sound of convivial chatter.
399 North Quentin Road
Palatine,
IL
US
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