Nightlife in Joliet


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  • The Department
    Named in honor of local firefighters and police, The Department's restaurant and liquor lounge serve modern cuisine in a loft-style space outfitted with exposed-brick walls, gleaming wood floors, and an abundantly stocked bar. In preparation for the dinner rush, waiters flip crisp white cloths to hide tables’ risqué tattoos while chefs fire up the grill and stir marinades for gourmet steaks, pork loin, and seafood plates. House specialty dishes reflect the chef's meticulous attention to detail; the Cajun rib eye basks in a marinade for 48 hours, and the crab-stuffed tilapia offsets the rich seafood with a white-wine sauce. At lunch, a menu of gourmet sandwiches and burgers fosters casual meals. Fridays see live acoustic entertainment filling the air with quarter notes as bartenders work hard shaking potent cocktails and luring corks out of wine bottles with maraschino cherries. Those craving al fresco eats during warmer months may dine on The Department's tree-lined, second story balcony.
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    205 North Chicago Street
    Joliet, IL US
  • Paulie's Pub
    At Joliet's Paulie's Pub, you can snack away on tasty pub grub. Diet schmiet! Catch a break from low-fat fare at Paulie's Pub, where low-fat options aren't an option. The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game. Fill your ears with the sound of live music — the bar often hosts a DJ or a band — as you fill your stomach with delicious food. Sit back and enjoy the bar's live music, or take your table out on the dance floor. Weekends are busy at the bar, so be prepared for longer wait times. For patrons' convenience, nearby parking is readily available. Who's hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Paulie's Pub's yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook. Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the bar is open 24 hours a day.
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    2104 West Jefferson Street
    Joliet, IL US
  • Tilted Kilt
    Don?t let the shepherd's pie, fish 'n' chips, and draft beers fool you. Though Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery snatches up the best cultural fragments of Scotland, England, and the Emerald Isle, the eatery started in Las Vegas. Restaurateur Mark DiMartino sought to combine the communal, rousing feel of pubs in the British Isles with the campy fun of American sports bars, pairing hearty food and traditional trappings with televisions and waitresses clad in mini kilts and alluring plaid halter-tops modeled after William Wallace?s eveningwear. Since its founding, Tilted Kilt locations have popped up in 25 states and two Canadian provinces, serving all manner of hybrid dishes such as the Scottish cheese steak, the Sloppy Jane made with sliced turkey or shaved rib eye, and the Tilted Guilt, an ice-cream sundae perched atop a cookie.
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    3340 Mall Loop Dr
    Joliet, IL US
  • Double-J-Sports Bar
    Double-J-Sports Bar is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes. Low-fat options are missing from the menu, so guests can leave their diets at home. Double-J-Sports Bar's bar menu is loaded with endless beer, wine and cocktail options. Come order a flavorful feast at Double-J-Sports Bar, and sit outside if it's nice! The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers. The restaurant picks up the most people during the week, so avoid the rush if crowds aren't your thing. Drivers will jump with joy when they find out about the free parking in the lot next door. Double-J-Sports Bar's moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Double-J-Sports Bar time and time again.
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    1001 Essington Rd
    Joliet, IL US
  • Traditions Restaurant and Pub
    Grab some friends and head on over to Traditions Restaurant and Pub for great pub grub. Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Traditions Restaurant and Pub offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare. Traditions Restaurant and Pub can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Traditions Restaurant and Pub, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Catering services are also available. At Traditions Restaurant and Pub, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door. The food at Traditions Restaurant and Pub is not just delicious, it's also affordable.
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    3000 W Jefferson St
    Joliet, IL US
  • Mcbride’s On 52
    McBride's On 52 is a lot like its classic Blarney burger: at first glance, it conjures the history and tradition of the Emerald Isle, but inside, it's full of all-American favorites. The lettuce-, tomato-, and onion-topped Angus patty joins philly steak sandwiches, more than five styles of wings, and barbecue ribs to lend a taste of home as the neighborhood haven's big-screen TVs and video games forge a bustling atmosphere for drinking and dining. Both draft and bottled beer of the domestic and imported variety?including the essential Guinness stout?balance the hearty flavors, and special events and weekends usher in live bands that croon love songs to reticent bacon cheeseburgers.
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    2727 W Jefferson St
    Joliet, IL US

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