Things To Do In River Grove


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  • Hala Kahiki
    Rose and Stanley Sacharski never meant to open a tiki bar. Their first watering hole, The Lucky Start on Fullerton and Lockwood, was a simple neighborhood tavern until some bamboo wall coverings inspired endless questions from customers: were they a tiki bar? By 1963, the Sacharskis decided their answer was yes, and let their young son pick a new name?Hala Kahiki?from a copy of Dennis the Menace Goes to Hawaii. Now located inside a former greenhouse in River Grove, Hala Kahiki pours more than 100 tropical-themed cocktails, mingling rum with daiquiris and gin with tropical fruits. Hanging shells sway above the bamboo-lined bar, and rattan lampshades and cane chairs evoke the pleasures of an endless Hawaiian summer. Tables and chairs dot a spacious outdoor garden, and an on-site gift shop stocks Hawaiian shirts, leis, wood-hewn lamps, and several former cast members of Gilligan's Island.
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    2834 River Rd.
    River Grove, IL US
  • Totu Cafe
    For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Totu Cafe in River Grove is the place to be. Totu Cafe does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Totu Cafe's extensive drink list. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Totu Cafe's beautiful outdoor seating area. Gather up your group of friends and head to Totu Cafe, a local restaurant that has room for large groups. The restaurant also features a DJ, and visitors are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Weekends are when crowds really head to Totu Cafe, so plan accordingly. No need to dress up for a trip to Totu Cafe — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Or, take your grub to go. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Totu Cafe. Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Totu Cafe is close to both. The average check at Totu Cafe will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Totu Cafe.
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    2300 River Rd
    River Grove, IL US
  • American Firearms Training Of Illinois
    The Range Top Shot Class' instructors teach at various local outdoor and indoor ranges, such as Article II. At a Glance Top Shot Class's NRA-certified curriculum covers the basics of firearms such as pistols. In these classes the instructors, who also hold NRA licenses, introduce fundamental concepts, such as identifying gun malfunctions, how to safely store firearms, and how ammunition works from a technical standpoint. From there, they guide students during live-fire practice and cover techniques for everything from personal protection to sporting clays.
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    8601 W Fullerton Ave.
    River Grove, IL US
  • 21st Amendment Restaurant / Speakeasy
    Named for the legislation that overturned Prohibition, 21st Amendment Restaurant/Speakeasy celebrates craft spirits with a menu that includes craft beers such as Speakeasy Prohibition Ale. The food is as high-quality as the drink, with menu options that range from prime steak burgers topped with corned beef to two-pound Maine lobsters. Even the extras are thoughtful?the complimentary bread is baked fresh daily, and there's a rotating selection of signature desserts.
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    2508 N US Rte. 12
    Spring Grove, IL US
  • Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden
    “Barbecue meets beer garden” may sum up Sheffield’s, but it hardly does the bar—heralded by [Esquire] (http://www.esquire.com/bestbars/bb-sheffields) as one of the best in America—any justice. Standing at the corner of Sheffield and School and housed in the bottom floor of a three-story brownstone, Sheffield’s pulls all the stops when it comes to its two specialties. Barbecue sauce made from scratch smothers tender beef brisket, homemade sausage, and pork that chefs smoke for 14 hours and pull to order. Hand-cut fries and fresh baked cornbread complement the sandwiches and platters, as does any one of the bar’s microbrews, such as Allgash Blonde or Sawtooth English Ale. In the summer, bar-goers can enjoy their brew and food out back in the beer garden, which the Goodlife Report named as one of “America’s Best Beer Gardens”. As cold winds roll into town, patrons can escape to the cozy indoors, surrounded by brick walls and plenty of sports-casting TVs.
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    3131 Thatcher Ave
    River Grove, IL US
  • Brunswick Bowling
    Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.
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    3111 River Rd.
    River Grove, IL US

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