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Located in Elgin, Gasthaus is a well-known bar that offers amazing pasta. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a casual ambience. It's a popular spot for guests looking for good food.
If you're trying to plan ahead, most patrons will be quick to point out that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) will be the best time to visit. Also, you'll definitely want to take advantage of its outdoor seating when the Illinois weather is nice. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, with live music, the atmosphere is often reported to get a bit loud.
According to locals, it's been tabbed as a really good option for both large groups, in addition to dancing. In addition to its convenient take-out offerings, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a good selection at its bar.
A dinner and late-night meals staple in Downtown Elgin for nearly half a century, you won't walk away from Gasthaus disappointed. The restaurant is easily reachable by public transit, and visitors who drive have access to a private lot nearby (or can park on the street).