In the heart of Wauconda on the shoreline of Bangs Lake, Docks Bar & Grill offers up sweeping water views along with traditional American grill fare. The menu features Docks’ classic homemade crab cakes garnished with mango-chili sauce, the 10-ounce smoked-bacon-brie burger, and Docks Famous barbecue baby back ribs. To keep up a convivial atmosphere, Docks hosts crowd-drawing events nearly every night, including Monday night football and live music on the weekends. While taking in the laid-back but chic decor, which features black leather booths, dark wood furnishings, and intimate lighting, guests can also enjoy drink specials that change daily. For gatherings or private parties, Docks' has a banquet room that overlooks Bangs lake.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Mundelein's Mavericks.
If you're ready for a show, Mavericks often books live musical groups or a DJ.
Go beyond dinner and enjoy dancing to the restaurant's live DJ as well.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
The restaurant's popularity is at an all-time high during the week.
At Mavericks, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
At Mavericks, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
At Aria Lounge, you can enjoy the game and a couple drinks.
Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings.
Pump up your night with performances from Aria Lounge's live DJs.
A relatively loud bar, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the bar during the week.
The parking options near Aria Lounge are quick and painless.
For a decently-priced meal that's not too fancy, Aria Lounge hits the nail on the head.
Crystal Lake's Living Room Martini Lounge features exceptional food and wine options.
Beer, wine, and cocktails are all available to complement your meal as well.
For those in a rush, the bar lets you take your food to go.
There are many generous parking options near Living Room Martini Lounge, including street, valet and garage.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Living Room Martini Lounge is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at Chili U in Libertyville.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Chili U.
For comfortable outdoor service, Chili U sets up a seasonal patio.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays.
Or, take your food to go.
This dining establishment is located near hassle-free parking options.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Chili U.
Inspired by the art-deco elegance of the 1940s, Olive Black Martini Lounge entertains guests with a refined roster of classic cocktails, specialty martinis, and soft lighting. Located less than two miles from the Wisconsin border, mixologists wield jiggers and shakers to conjure potions such as the Dark Secret and Pineapple Upside Cake. Selections of authentic tapas dishes settle stomachs after a few drinks, with bite-sized eats such as cajun bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin or seared shrimp served with fresh mango salsa. Meals end sweetly with such succulent desserts, including chocolate fondue.