Nightlife in River Forest


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

$20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and 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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Studio Movie Grill: $5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.75 $5

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Cascade Drive-In: $15 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

$15 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

Cascade Drive-In

West Chicago

The double features of first-run flicks pair with the audio from an FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into the popcorn

$24.50 $15

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Brick Fest Live: Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

LEGO lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$28.50 $20

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The Dancing Horses Theatre: The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Delavan

Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

$37.50 $18

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The Logan Theatre: $12 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn at The Logan Theatre ($20.50 Value)

$12 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn at The Logan Theatre ($20.50 Value)

The Logan Theatre

Logan Square

Historic theater features current releases and classic films

$20.50 $12

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Star Cinema Grill - Arlington Heights / Hollywood Palms - Naperville: $5 for Movie at Star Cinema Grill or Hollywood Palms (Up to $10.50 Value)

$5 for Movie at Star Cinema Grill or Hollywood Palms (Up to $10.50 Value)

Star Cinema Grill - Arlington Heights / Hollywood Palms - Naperville

Multiple Locations

Watch recent Hollywood releases while enjoying any item from our extensive menu served table-side

$8 $5

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Laugh Out Loud Theater: Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater Through November 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater Through November 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Schaumburg

Improvisers can perform shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$22 $11

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Chicago Soulfest: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly with Chaka Khan: Chicago Soulfest: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly with Chaka Khan on Saturday, November 28, at 8 p.m.

Chicago Soulfest: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly with Chaka Khan on Saturday, November 28, at 8 p.m.

Chicago Soulfest: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly with Chaka Khan

UIC Pavilion

R&B legends with 30 hit singles, including “Back in Stride” and “I Can’t Get Over You,” play alongside Queen of Funk behind “Ain’t Nobody”

$63.08 $47

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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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Chicago Philharmonic: "Turning Points": Schubert, Brahms, Kilar": Chicago Philharmonic's "Turning Points": Schubert, Brahms, Kilar on November 15 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Philharmonic's "Turning Points": Schubert, Brahms, Kilar on November 15 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Philharmonic: "Turning Points": Schubert, Brahms, Kilar"

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

In compositions about changes in the composers’ lives, Brahms goes from novice to master, Schubert faces death & Kilar starts scoring movies

$80 $39

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Sinbad: Sinbad on Saturday, October 10 at 8 p.m.

Sinbad on Saturday, October 10 at 8 p.m.

Sinbad

Rialto Square Theatre

Veteran standup named to Comedy Central’s Top 100 Greatest Standups of All Time performs an animated, dynamic set

$46.20 $27

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Naughty Little Cabaret: Naughty Little Cabaret at She-nannigans on September 11, October 9, or November 20 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Cabaret at She-nannigans on September 11, October 9, or November 20 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Cabaret

Shenannigans

Male and female burlesque revue dazzles with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

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Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset & State Property: Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset and State Property at UIC Forum on Friday, September 18, at 8 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset and State Property at UIC Forum on Friday, September 18, at 8 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset & State Property

UIC Pavilion

Two iconic New York hip-hop collectives reunite for a one-night-only concert at UIC

$140.49 $105

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Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant: Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant

Arlington Heights

Diners enjoy live music while dining on upscale fare like blue-cheese shrimp salad and entrees like seared scallops or Manhattan strip filet

$40 $20

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TobyMac: TobyMac, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, and Hollyn on Friday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.

TobyMac, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, and Hollyn on Friday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.

TobyMac

Sears Centre Arena

Grammy-winning leader of DC Talk takes the stage with fellow Christian pop singers Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, and Hollyn

$37.25 $22

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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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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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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

Lakeview

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

$36 $16

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Under the Gun Theater: The Last Snob Standing at Under the Gun Theater

The Last Snob Standing at Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

$12 $9

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Rick Springfield: Rick Springfield with Special Guests Loverboy and The Romantics on September 10 at 7 p.m.

Rick Springfield with Special Guests Loverboy and The Romantics on September 10 at 7 p.m.

Rick Springfield

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Rocker of “Jesse’s Girl” fame unfurls new hook-filled songs, classic hits, and a charismatic stage presence; Loverboy and The Romantics open

$65.52 $20

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Laugh Factory: Comedy Show with Optional VIP Seating at Laugh Factory (Up to 43% Off)

Comedy Show with Optional VIP Seating at Laugh Factory (Up to 43% Off)

Laugh Factory

Chicago

Large lineups of top local standup talent, comedic storytelling, and themed shows such as the Facebook-centric Social Takeover

$20 $12

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The New 400 Theater: Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at The New 400 Theater (Up to 39% Off). Four Options Available.

Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at The New 400 Theater (Up to 39% Off). Four Options Available.

The New 400 Theater

Rogers Park

Four screens in a renovated 1912 vaudeville venue show first-run blockbusters as patrons sip soda or well drinks

$34.50 $22

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Zac Brown Band or AC/DC: Zac Brown Band on September 11 or AC/DC on September 15 at Down the Line Rooftop (Up to 43% Off)

Zac Brown Band on September 11 or AC/DC on September 15 at Down the Line Rooftop (Up to 43% Off)

Zac Brown Band or AC/DC

Down The Line Rooftop

Grammy-winning country act tours in support of Jekyll + Hyde; classic hard rockers play muscular hits and new songs from Rock or Bust

$173.19 $99

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AEG Live: The Who on October 15, at 7:30 p.m.

The Who on October 15, at 7:30 p.m.

AEG Live

United Center

Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and company deliver a career-spanning set of epic rockers on The Who’s 50th anniversary tour; Joan Jett opens

$61.11 $49.50

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Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three: Twisted Melodies at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Twisted Melodies at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Athenaeum Theatre

$37 $24.50

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"We Gotta Bingo": "We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy on Select Dates, August 30–November 29

"We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy on Select Dates, August 30–November 29

"We Gotta Bingo"

Chicago Theater Works

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

$51.85 $30

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Jazz Nations Jazz Festival: Jazz Nations Presents: A Festival of Jazz, Reggae & R&B on Saturday, September 19, at 12 p.m.

Jazz Nations Presents: A Festival of Jazz, Reggae & R&B on Saturday, September 19, at 12 p.m.

Jazz Nations Jazz Festival

Riveredge Park

Chicagoland’s top jazz and R&B musicians, including Skinny Williams and Corey Wilkes, deliver smooth melodies at this lakeside festival

$22.09 $12

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Chicago Magic Lounge: Show at Chicago Magic Lounge at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Show at Chicago Magic Lounge at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Magic Lounge

Uptown Underground

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

$25 $12

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The Harper Theater: Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four with Sodas or Well Drinks at The Harper Theater (Up to 41% Off). Four Options.

Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four with Sodas or Well Drinks at The Harper Theater (Up to 41% Off). Four Options.

The Harper Theater

Hyde Park

Renovated historical theater screens blockbuster films in high-def digital projection

$35.50 $22

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Strawdog Theatre: After Miss Julie at Strawdog Theatre

After Miss Julie at Strawdog Theatre

Strawdog Theatre

Lakeview

$28 $18.25

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Cloud Vapor Lounge: Full Kits and Build-Your-Own Starter Kits or Juices at Cloud Vapor Lounge (Up to 45% Off)

Full Kits and Build-Your-Own Starter Kits or Juices at Cloud Vapor Lounge (Up to 45% Off)

Cloud Vapor Lounge

Bucktown

Wide selection of vaping accessories, including custom kits and a variety of different juices

$30 $17

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Michael Blackson and Friends: Michael Blackson and Friends at Harold Washington Cultural Center on Saturday, September 12 (Up to 37% Off)

Michael Blackson and Friends at Harold Washington Cultural Center on Saturday, September 12 (Up to 37% Off)

Michael Blackson and Friends

Harold Washington Cultual Center

With his own unique lingo and style of dress, “The African King of Comedy” nabs laughs with skills he honed on Chappelle’s Show and HBO

$55.76 $35

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The Vino Cellar: Wine Flights and Cheese for Two or Four at The Vino Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

Wine Flights and Cheese for Two or Four at The Vino Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

The Vino Cellar

Lombard

Three white or red wine samples accompanied by a cheese plate with cheddar, havarti and gouda

$30 $17

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Profiles Theatre: The Jacksonian at Profiles Theatre

The Jacksonian at Profiles Theatre

Profiles Theatre

Chicago

$35 $16

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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

$30 $15

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Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre: Movie Tickets and Popcorn at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

Movie Tickets and Popcorn at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre

Drummer

Classic drive-in theater employs high-tech projectors to show new releases on two screens

$17.50 $10

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ZZ Ward: ZZ Ward (September 27 at 7:30 p.m.)

ZZ Ward (September 27 at 7:30 p.m.)

ZZ Ward

House of Blues Chicago

A singer and harmonica player who has worked with talents from Kendrick Lamar to Eric Clapton tours in advance of her second album

$36.55 $25

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Bryan Adams: Bryan Adams: The Reckless Tour at US Cellular Coliseum on Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. (Up to 34% Off)

Bryan Adams: The Reckless Tour at US Cellular Coliseum on Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. (Up to 34% Off)

Bryan Adams

US Cellular Coliseum

Adams celebrates his landmark album, Reckless, featuring smash hits such as “Summer of ‘69” and “Heaven”

$46.15 $32

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Mid Oak Distillery: Martini and Vodka Tasting with Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 66% Off)

Martini and Vodka Tasting with Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 66% Off)

Mid Oak Distillery

Crestwood

Guests enjoy mini martinis and light appetizers such as a cheese platter at Mid Oak Distillery

$56 $29

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The Annoyance Theatre & Bar: Splatter Theater at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

Splatter Theater at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theater

$20 $13.75

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Margaret Cho: Margaret Cho – The psyCHO Tour on Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m.

Margaret Cho – The psyCHO Tour on Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m.

Margaret Cho

The Chicago Theatre

Famed comic and gay icon presents edgy show examining world events and paying tribute to comedy legends Robin Williams and Joan Rivers

$43.57 $29.50

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All The Way One Hunnid 8: 9/11 IS A JOKE: All the Way One Hunnid Showcase 8: 9/11 IS A JOKE on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m.

All the Way One Hunnid Showcase 8: 9/11 IS A JOKE on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m.

All The Way One Hunnid 8: 9/11 IS A JOKE

North Bar

A lineup of comedians make a point of unapologetically addressing the controversies behind the latest headlines

$48 $24

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Pour Some 80s On Me Pub Crawl: "Pour Some 80s On Me" Pub Crawl at MB Financial Park on September 6 at 12:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

"Pour Some 80s On Me" Pub Crawl at MB Financial Park on September 6 at 12:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Pour Some 80s On Me Pub Crawl

MB Financial Park

Bangle-wearing revelers enjoy live music, fireworks, and drinks at all of the MB Financial Park bars, including Park Tavern and Five Roses

$20 $10

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Licorice Lounge: Up to 58% Off Mimosas with Appetizers at Licorice Lounge

Up to 58% Off Mimosas with Appetizers at Licorice Lounge

Licorice Lounge

Burnside

From the merchant: Enjoy handcrafted mimosas flights in this chic spot located just 25 minutes outside downtown Chicago.

$45 $19

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The Comedy Bar: Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 56% Off)

Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 56% 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 $25

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pH Comedy Theater: pHarm House Night at pH Comedy Theater

pHarm House Night at pH Comedy Theater

pH Comedy Theater

Edgewater

$5 $2.50

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"Urban Twist" at The Second City: "Urban Twist" at The Second City on October 3–December 5

"Urban Twist" at The Second City on October 3–December 5

"Urban Twist" at The Second City

Donny's Skybox Theatre

The performance ensemble of The Second City’s Outreach and Diversity Division performs its newest inclusive sketch-comedy revue

$31 $15

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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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  • 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 N Harlem Ave
    River Forest, IL US
  • House Red Vinoteca
    Organic and small-batch wines fill swirling glasses beneath the soaring ceilings of House Red Vinoteca. At a rustic, reclaimed-wood bar, discerning staff members subject new elixirs to tastings and credit checks, and the chef makes changes to a rotating menu of vino-enhancing fare made from scratch. Plates bearing crispy flatbreads and desserts inspired by international culinary traditions glide back and forth between duos chattering beneath exposed-brick walls. The warm sway of live jazz rolls across wine-tasting events and bottle-laden shelves, and patrons sipping through tasting flights from Croatia, Lebanon, Morocco, Serbia, and Slovenia add delicate treble notes with clinking glasses.
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    7403 Madison St
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Goldyburgers
    A top-rated fast food restaurant in Forest Park, Goldyburgers delivers a casual atmosphere with a delicious menu that features burgers. It's an ideal choice for customers that want incredible food. If you're trying to plan your week, 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 and even though the final tab shouldn't be too bad, be sure to remember that it's cash-only. If you're in the mood for tunes, it does have a good juke box. For those keeping an eye on their diet, the robust menu does feature items that are gluten-free, low-fat, and vegetarian. Plus, it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. In addition to its convenient take-out menu, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar. Specializing in both lunch and dinner, Goldyburgers is definitely a good call. The restaurant is easily reachable via public transit, and visitors who drive can park nearby on the street. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also provided.
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    7316 Circle Ave
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Healy's Westside
    Enjoy an Irish car bomb at Healy's Westside, one of the hottest Irish bars in town. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. Wifi here is on the house. Your large group can all sit together at Healy's Westside. You may want to reserve your table for a weeknight visit since the crowds can be more intense during that part of the week. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Healy's Westside in jeans and a hoodie. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Healy's Westside cater for you. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. You can travel my car, train or bus to Healy's Westside, a local restaurant near parking and public transportation. Those driving to Healy's Westside can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. Healy's Westside makes it their goal to serve food that is both delicious and affordable. At Healy's Westside, you have the option of paying by major credit card. Healy's Westside offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    7321 Madison St
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Duckfat Tavern and Grill
    Perfect for a casual night out with friends, Duckfat Tavern and Grill offers traditional American fare in a laid-back setting. With no low-fat options served, come ready to eat your heart out. On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Duckfat Tavern and Grill, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Dine out in the open during Duckfat Tavern and Grill's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Shake off the stiff workday duds at Duckfat Tavern and Grill — attire is casual. You can also grab your food to go. If you're not in the mood to drive, hop on public transportation instead; Harlem-Forest Park (Blue) is a nearby stop. Safely and quickly park your car on the street at Duckfat Tavern and Grill. Meals at Duckfat Tavern and Grill are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
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    7218 Madison St
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Blueberry Hill
    Visit Forest Park's Blueberry Hill for fresh ribs that fall off the bone, sweet corn and homemade baked beans. Low-fat alternatives are not available, however, so make sure your waistband has some wiggle room. Blueberry Hill also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure. Blueberry Hill is a prime location to dine with a group. The bar has ample room for dancing, and patrons can be seen jamming out on the floor. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the bar gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Blueberry Hill, known for its laid-back ambience. Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Blueberry Hill is located near both options. If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board the nearby stop at Forest Park (Blue). You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the bar. Dining at Blueberry Hill will set you back about $30 per person on average.
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    427 Des Plaines Ave
    Forest Park, IL US

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