The Lingering Black Death sounds like its best feature is that it can only happen once. However, it happens as many times as you like at The Linger Martini Bar, where the moniker refers to a potent cocktail—a blend of absinthe, Pages Parfait Amour, and Bombay Gin is cut with cherry bitters, a sugar cube, and a dash of sweet champagne. The Death is just one of the bar’s 25 specialty drinks, which incorporate liquors such as Patron, Ciroc, Jose Cuervo, and Bacardi Limon. Patrons who leave their pet woodpeckers at home can enjoy cocktails and appetizers at a 25-foot walnut bar, or lounge on a comfy couch or in a low-clung captain’s chair. And for a bit of entertainment, they can try their hand at five machines with video slots and video poker, or enjoy the sounds of live music that never requires a cover.
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.
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.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Taps Pub, a local pub.
Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV.
For comfortable outdoor service, Taps Pub sets up a seasonal patio.
Weekdays are busy at Taps Pub.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Taps Pub is cash-only, so plan a trip to the ATM before heading over.
When pub fare is calling your name, head on over to Taps Pub and snack on all of your favorite eats.
Taps Pub has everything you could want from a British pub in Oak Forest.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Cindy's Pub.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Cindy's Pub can seat both large and small groups.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Cindy's Pub encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Score! Cindy's Pub provides free parking to all diners in the lot next door.
Your bill must be paid in cash, so be sure to stop by the bank beforehand.
For an indulgent bite, Cindy's Pub serves up some of the finest pub-food creations around.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, O'Brien's Pub is a top pick.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
If you need to feed a big crowd, O'Brien's Pub also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
At O'Brien's Pub, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
When pub fare is calling your name, head on over to O'Brien's Pub and snack on all of your favorite eats.