Nightlife in River Forest


Hala Kahiki: $20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Tiki-Bar Drinks at Hala Kahiki

$20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Tiki-Bar Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

Tropical cocktails named for Pelé and coral reefs poured in Polynesian-themed bar opened in 1963

$30 $20

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Laugh Out Loud Theater Schaumburg: Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn (Through October 29)

Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn (Through October 29)

Laugh Out Loud Theater Schaumburg

Schaumburg

Improvisers perform shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$22 $11

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Medieval Times Chicago: Tournament Dinner & Show for a Child or Adult with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times (Up to 43% Off)

Tournament Dinner & Show for a Child or Adult with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times (Up to 43% Off)

Medieval Times Chicago

Schaumburg

Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal; VIP package with DVD and banner

$43.78 $30

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Emporium Arcade Bar : Two Well Drinks and $10 in Tokens at Emporium Arcade Bar (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Two Well Drinks and $10 in Tokens at Emporium Arcade Bar (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Emporium Arcade Bar

Multiple Locations

Visitors juggle drinks and joysticks at the arcade bar’s two locations, where vintage video games and pinball tables abound

$20 $11

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Walker Stalker Con: Walker Stalker Con at 10 a.m. on May 28–29

Walker Stalker Con at 10 a.m. on May 28–29

Walker Stalker Con

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The stars of The Walking Dead are joined by actors from Breaking Bad, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Z Nation

$47.35 $28

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The World Series of Comedy at Zanies Comedy Club: The World Series of Comedy (June 8–11)

The World Series of Comedy (June 8–11)

The World Series of Comedy at Zanies Comedy Club

Zanies Comedy Club Rosemont

Professional comics curated from a field of hundreds compete for the chance to advance toward the finals in Las Vegas

$21.49 $12

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Darius Rucker with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray: Darius Rucker with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray on Saturday, August 20, at 7 p.m.

Darius Rucker with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray on Saturday, August 20, at 7 p.m.

Darius Rucker with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago

Grammy-winning country crooner behind the No. 1 hit “Wagon Wheel” delivers twang-seasoned sing-alongs; Dan + Shay and Michael Ray open

$40.50 $20

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Kingston Mines: $19 for a Blues Concert for Two at Kingston Mines ($30 Value)

$19 for a Blues Concert for Two at Kingston Mines ($30 Value)

Kingston Mines

Lincoln Park

Legendary blues club stages performances by equally legendary blues musicians seven nights a week

$30 $19

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Hydrate Nightclub Chicago: Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Chicago

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$72 $28

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Blue Nose Brewery: Brewery Package for 2 or 4 with Beer Flights, Tour, and 32-oz Crowlers at Blue Nose Brewery (Up to 49% Off)

Brewery Package for 2 or 4 with Beer Flights, Tour, and 32-oz Crowlers at Blue Nose Brewery (Up to 49% Off)

Blue Nose Brewery

Hodgkins

New brewery taking the city by storm gives craft-beer lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process that includes six-beer flights

$54 $29

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Elite Cafe & Billiards: $13 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

$13 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

$25 $13

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House of Hookah: $13 for $20 Toward Hookah and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at House of Hookah

$13 for $20 Toward Hookah and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at House of Hookah

House of Hookah

Chicago

This late-night BYOB hookah lounge features 70+ hookah flavors, plus a wide variety of hookah accessories for purchase

$20 $13

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The Chicago Magic Lounge: The Chicago Magic Lounge (Thursday Nights at 8 p.m. Through June 25)

The Chicago Magic Lounge (Thursday Nights at 8 p.m. Through June 25)

The Chicago Magic Lounge

The Chicago Magic Lounge at the Uptown Underground

Step back in time to an era when close-up, table-side, and parlor magic were all the rage in Chicago

$25 $15

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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre: "Rent" at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

"Rent" at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$38 $24.25

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Colombian Fest: Colombian Fest on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at 12 p.m.

Colombian Fest on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at 12 p.m.

Colombian Fest

Copernicus Center

El Gran Festival Colombiano celebrates Colombian Independence Day with a weekend of Grammy-winning music, fine wine, and Colombian cuisine

$17 $10

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The Dancing Horses Theatre and Exotic Bird Show: The Dancing Horses Theatre and Exotic Bird Show (May 1–May 31)

The Dancing Horses Theatre and Exotic Bird Show (May 1–May 31)

The Dancing Horses Theatre and Exotic Bird Show

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Equestrians & various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance, followed by an exotic bird show featuring Echo from America’s Got Talent

$65 $33

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Theater Wit: TAPPED: A Treasonous Musical Comedy

TAPPED: A Treasonous Musical Comedy

Theater Wit

Lakeview

$35 $22.50

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Steger Days of Music featuring Joe Nichols: Steger Days of Music featuring Joe Nichols on Saturday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m.

Steger Days of Music featuring Joe Nichols on Saturday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m.

Steger Days of Music featuring Joe Nichols

Veterans Park

Grammy-nominated neo-traditional country singer famous for “She Only Smokes When She Drinks,” “Yeah,” and “Hard to Be Cool”

$23.30 $15

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All White Edition Reggae Yacht Party: The Oasis All White Edition Boat Party on "The Anita Dee II" on June 19 (Up to 51% Off)

The Oasis All White Edition Boat Party on "The Anita Dee II" on June 19 (Up to 51% Off)

All White Edition Reggae Yacht Party

Dusable Harbor

4th annual reggae and Caribbean yacht party treats guests to live DJs and jerk from Uncle Joe’s aboard the luxurious Anita Dee II

$132.87 $65

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Bone Thugs N Harmony: Bone Thugs N Harmony: Performance of "The Art of War" plus Greatest Hits Set on June 17 or 18 at 8 p.m.

Bone Thugs N Harmony: Performance of "The Art of War" plus Greatest Hits Set on June 17 or 18 at 8 p.m.

Bone Thugs N Harmony

Multiple Locations

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony return to the Chicago area to perform their greatest hits and the multi-platinum album “Art of War”

$44.29 $25

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The Murder Mystery Co.: Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 50% Off)

Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 50% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.

Chicago

Interactive murder mystery dinner starring professional actors testing guests’ sleuthing skills throughout a three course meal

$60 $29.99

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Kiss Kiss Cabaret: Kiss Kiss Cabaret Through August 31

Kiss Kiss Cabaret Through August 31

Kiss Kiss Cabaret

Chicago

A vaudevillian host, magic acts, and a troupe of teasing dancers fill an old-fashioned burlesque show

$25 $15

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The Comedy Bar: Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 50% Off)

The Comedy Bar

Gino's East River North

National headliners and up-and-coming comedians take the stage at legendary club’s space inside Gino’s East River North

$55.18 $29

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The Comedy Shrine: Standup or Improv Comedy Show at The Comedy Shrine Theater through August 27

Standup or Improv Comedy Show at The Comedy Shrine Theater through August 27

The Comedy Shrine

The Comedy Shrine Theater

Comics and resident improvisers fill standup showcases and a flagship show of short-form improv a la Whose Line Is It Anyway?

$20 $10

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Chicago Improv of Schaumburg: Comedian Craig Shoemaker

Comedian Craig Shoemaker

Chicago Improv of Schaumburg

Schaumburg

$24 $16

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SiriusXM Backspin presents The Art of Rap Festival feat. Public Enemy, Ice-T, & More: Art of Rap Feat. Public Enemy with Ice-T, Naughty by Nature, and More on Friday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m.

Art of Rap Feat. Public Enemy with Ice-T, Naughty by Nature, and More on Friday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m.

SiriusXM Backspin presents The Art of Rap Festival feat. Public Enemy, Ice-T, & More

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago

Pioneer of gangsta rap headlines celebration of rap also starring legendary acts Public Enemy, Naughty by Nature, and The Sugarhill Gang

$33.25 $17.50

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The Revival: Exploded

Exploded

The Revival

Chicago

$10 $7.50

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Frank’s: Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at Frank's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at Frank's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frank’s

Lincoln Park

Rotating craft beers, more than 20 martinis, and the neighborhood’s best jukebox await at this Lincoln Park mainstay

$20 $12

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The Cornservatory: DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game: Summer Edition

DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game: Summer Edition

The Cornservatory

Irvine Barclay Theatre

$12 $9

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Penrose Brewing Company: $12 for $14 Toward a Craft Beer Growler Refill at Penrose Brewing Company

$12 for $14 Toward a Craft Beer Growler Refill at Penrose Brewing Company

Penrose Brewing Company

Geneva

Take home a growler of craft beer; selection rotates frequently

$14 $12

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Dearly Beloved: A Tribute To Prince: Dearly Beloved: A Tribute to Prince on June 7 at 8 p.m.

Dearly Beloved: A Tribute to Prince on June 7 at 8 p.m.

Dearly Beloved: A Tribute To Prince

House of Blues Chicago

The Prince Experience teams up with Kenny “Jammin” Jason to celebrate the musical legend with a career-spanning selection of hits

$19.20 $10

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The Laugh Factory: Weekend or Tuesday Show at the Laugh Factory, through May 31, 2017

Weekend or Tuesday Show at the Laugh Factory, through May 31, 2017

The Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory - Chicago

Large lineups of top local standup talent, comedic storytelling, and themed shows

$10 $7

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Milan Hookah Lounge: Hookah and Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Two or Four at Milan Hookah Lounge (50% Off)

Hookah and Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Two or Four at Milan Hookah Lounge (50% Off)

Milan Hookah Lounge

Schaumburg

Try out the more than 100 flavors of tobacco and tobacco-free shisha paired with non-alcoholic drinks of choice in the cozy, intimate lounge

$60 $30

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Chicago Improv of Schaumburg: Comedian Taylor Williamson

Comedian Taylor Williamson

Chicago Improv of Schaumburg

Schaumburg

$22 $14.75

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Chicago Improv of Schaumburg: Comedian Bert Kreischer

Comedian Bert Kreischer

Chicago Improv of Schaumburg

Schaumburg

$22 $14.75

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2 Tickets to Boy Band Review: 2 Tickets to Boy Band Review on Saturday, June 11, at 9 p.m.

2 Tickets to Boy Band Review on Saturday, June 11, at 9 p.m.

2 Tickets to Boy Band Review

House of Blues Chicago

Energetic tribute act recreates the boy band experience with hits by NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, and Boyz II Men

$26.30 $15

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"The Autopsy Talk Series": "The Autopsy Talk Series" at Theater Wit on Wednesday, May 18, Wednesday, June 1, or Wednesday, June 8

"The Autopsy Talk Series" at Theater Wit on Wednesday, May 18, Wednesday, June 1, or Wednesday, June 8

"The Autopsy Talk Series"

Theater Wit

Uncover mysteries of the human body during an interactive multimedia discussion on the autopsy

$35 $28

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"Late Nite Catechism" or "Bible Bingo": "Bible Bingo" or "Late Nite Catechism", January 8–May 28

"Bible Bingo" or "Late Nite Catechism", January 8–May 28

"Late Nite Catechism" or "Bible Bingo"

Royal George Theatre

Two comedies from Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan skewer Catholic traditions and sensibilities in a lighthearted, interactive romp

$30 $18

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Glascott's Saloon: Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Glascott's Saloon

Lincoln Park

Bellied up to a wooden bar at an authentic speakeasy, guests sip on a selection of 18 draft beers, imported brews, and glasses of wine

$40 $22

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"Flanagan's Wake" : "Flanagan's Wake" Interactive Comedy with Buffet Dinner (May 13–June 16)

"Flanagan's Wake" Interactive Comedy with Buffet Dinner (May 13–June 16)

"Flanagan's Wake"

Chicago Theater Works

Join the colorful denizens of Grapplin, Ireland, as they (and you) toast the departed with a raucous evening of stories, songs, and stouts

$49 $29

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Under the Gun Theater: Apples to Improv

Apples to Improv

Under the Gun Theater

Chicago

$12 $9

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Mushroomhead with Sumo Cyco, Madame Mayhem, & Product of Hate: Mushroomhead with Sumo Cyco, Madame Mayhem, and Product of Hate on Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m.

Mushroomhead with Sumo Cyco, Madame Mayhem, and Product of Hate on Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m.

Mushroomhead with Sumo Cyco, Madame Mayhem, & Product of Hate

House of Music Entertainment

Masked alternative metal outfit behind the hit “Sun Doesn’t Rise” delivers a wildly theatrical show with support from Sumo Cyco and more

$22.18 $10

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Montrose Beach: Whiskey, Wine and Swine

Whiskey, Wine and Swine

Montrose Beach

Uptown

$15 $10

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The Sedgwick Stop: Wine, Beer, or Whiskey Flight with Appetizer for Two or Four at The Sedgwick Stop (50% Off)

Wine, Beer, or Whiskey Flight with Appetizer for Two or Four at The Sedgwick Stop (50% Off)

The Sedgwick Stop

Near North Side

Gastropub that emphasizes whiskey and craft brews also spotlights sliders, poutine, and spare ribs

$64 $33

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"We Gotta Bingo" : "We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy at Chicago Theater Works, April 10–July 30

"We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy at Chicago Theater Works, April 10–July 30

"We Gotta Bingo"

Chicago Theater Works

Audiences play bingo, swig beer, and savor an Italian family-style dinner in this interactive musical comedy

$64.40 $38

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Aroma Workshop: Signature Scent Class

Signature Scent Class

Aroma Workshop

DePaul

$60 $36.50

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Pressure Billiards: Billiards, Beer, and Appetizers at Pressure Billiards (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Billiards, Beer, and Appetizers at Pressure Billiards (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Pressure Billiards

Edgewater

Players sip beer and snack while shooting pool on 13 Brunswick Metro tables framed by eight LCD TVs

$189 $85

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Raven Theatre East Stage: Direct from Death Row the Scottsboro Boys

Direct from Death Row the Scottsboro Boys

Raven Theatre East Stage

Edgewater

$28 $18.25

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TwinSpires: $30 or $50 of Horserace Betting Credit at TwinSpires (50% Off)

$30 or $50 of Horserace Betting Credit at TwinSpires (50% Off)

TwinSpires

 

A website and mobile app allows horseracing fans to make wagers on a range of horse races around the globe, including the Kentucky Derby

$30 $15

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  • Busse Woods Forest Preserve
    Are you ready for unforgettable moments of theater? If so, then Busse Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest has all the shows for you. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    536 North Harlem Avenue
    River Forest, IL US
  • Goldyburgers
    Take a trip to yumsville and order a burger from Goldyburgers. Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here. Catch the game at Goldyburgers, a local restaurant with TVs. Children are more than welcome to dine at this bar, where there's something for everyone on the menu. At Goldyburgers, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Goldyburgers' patio. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Goldyburgers, known for its laid-back ambience. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Goldyburgers also offers catering. Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This bar knows it's carryout. Tired of difficult commutes? Park the car nearby or take public transit to Goldyburgers. Pull up curbside and find simple street parking near Goldyburgers. Goldyburgers is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside. Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured. The menu at Goldyburgers is filled with creative burger options, so head on over today and treat yourself to a tasty meal that will leave you full for hours. So when you're craving a burger that's unlike the rest, head over to Goldyburgers and try one of the highly-rated options.
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    7316 Circle Avenue
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Doc Ryan's
    Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Doc Ryan's, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare. There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Doc Ryan's' patio. If dancing is on the menu, the restaurant also features live bands and an open floor. The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. The dress code at Doc Ryan's is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Doc Ryan's offers catering. At Doc Ryan's, diners can make use of the street, valet and garage parking options. Diners can take advantage of the nearby public transit options, including Harlem-Forest Park (Blue) and Forest Park (Blue). Commute by bike to Doc Ryan's and find easy bike parking. The menu at Doc Ryan's is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Doc Ryan's is the place for you. You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Doc Ryan's and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare. Find out about Elmhurst 's top British pub food for yourself at Doc Ryan's.
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    7432 Madison Street
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Healy's Westside
    Find old friends or make new ones at Healy's Westside — this welcoming Irish bar is a solid hangout. G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy. Healy's Westside is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure. Access the Internet free of charge via Healy's Westside's complimentary wifi. Healy's Westside caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Weeknights are often swamped, so plan ahead and make a reservation to avoid the bar's rush. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Healy's Westside — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. With food this good, you'll be running into this bar to pick it up yourself. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Healy's Westside will ensure that it is delicious. Tired of long commutes? Dine at Healy's Westside and enjoy the nearby parking and public transit access. Free parking is available for patrons who dine at Healy's Westside. Healy's Westside is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card. Healy's Westside serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you. So for a nice beer and some food, Healy's Westside welcomes all. Find some of the top British pub food in Forest Park at Healy's Westside.
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    7321 Madison Street
    Forest Park, IL US
  • McGaffers Saloon
    Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Mc Gaffers Saloon in Forest Park. Round out your meal with a little tipple — this pizzeria has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do. Mc Gaffers Saloon is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour. At Mc Gaffers Saloon, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Mc Gaffers Saloon. A relatively loud pizzeria, this is not the place for a quiet night out. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Mc Gaffers Saloon patrons come in casual attire. Throwing a big party? Count on Mc Gaffers Saloon to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Mc Gaffers Saloon's diners can make use of nearby parking lots. At Mc Gaffers Saloon, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals. Mc Gaffers Saloon's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
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    7737 West Roosevelt Road
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Old School Tavern & Grill
    What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Old School Tavern and Grill. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant. Warm weather brings out Old School Tavern and Grill's highly coveted patio seating. Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Old School Tavern and Grill's free wifi. Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. You can call it in, then carry it out. Parking is easily accessible. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Old School Tavern and Grill. Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Old School Tavern and Grill s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters. The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Old School Tavern and Grill is the place for you. When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Old School Tavern and Grill and enjoy some great American classics.
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    201 Desplaines Avenue
    Forest Park, IL US

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