SALOONS & GREASY SPOONS

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

As of July 1, 1997 the new legal limit for being intoxicated in the State of Illinois is .08 on a breath-a-lizer. That is the equivalant of about 4 (12oz.) lite beers comsumed per hour by an averaged sized (160lbs.) person. These figures are meant to be used as a general guideline and should not be construed as exact. Police have gotten strict on their enforcement and an arrest will cost you thou$ands in legal fees if you want your license back.


Save your money and your butt...
DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

OFFICER'S DETECTION GUIDE OF MOTORCYCLISTS

Excellent Cues (50% or greater probability of DUI)

  • Drifting during turn or curve
  • Trouble with dismount
  • Trouble with balance at a stop
  • Turning problems (e.g., unsteady, sudden corrective, late braking, improper lean angle)
  • Inattentive to surroundings
  • Inappropriate or unusual behavior (e.g., carrying or dropping object, urinating at roadside, disorderly conduct, etc.)
  • Weaving
Good Cues (30 to 50% probability of DUI)
  • Erratic movements while going straight
  • Operating without lights at night
  • Recklessness
  • Following too closely
  • Running stop light or sign
  • Evasion
  • Wrong way

SALOONS & GREASY SPOONS
A Satirical View!

The following saloons & eateries are known for their friendly service to the motorcycling community. Support them and tell them you saw their location here on this web site.

DRINK RESPONSIBLY... FAST LIVING & FAST DRIVING MAY GET YOU TO THE FINISH LINE TOO SOON!


THE GOOD

  • ALLEY 64 - 212 W. MAIN ST. - ST. CHARLES, IL.- 60174 - 630-513-6464
  • AUSTIN'S SALOON-481 PETERSON RD.-LIBERTYVILLE, IL.
  • BAVARIA HAUS RESTAURANT 933 S. ROSELLE RD. SCHAUMBURG IL 60193 847-891-7997
  • BILLYGOAT'S #1-430 S. LOWER MICHIGAN AVE. (AT HUBBARD) CHICAGO IL. 312-222-1525
  • BILLYGOAT'S #2-1535 W. MADISON ST. (AT OGDEN & ASHLAND) CHICAGO IL. 312-733-9132
  • BLUE LIGHT-3251 N. WESTERN AVE. CHICAGO IL. 773-549-6002
  • BO's-5581 N. NW. HIGHWAY-CHICAGO, IL. 773-631-1466
  • BONE DADDY 551 N. OGDEN-CHICAGO, IL. 312-226-6666 (CLOSED)
  • BROKEN OAR - 614 RAWSON BRIDGE RD. CARY IL. 60013 847-639-9468 OR 9716 (NO COLORS)
  • BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. CORTLAND-CHICAGO, IL.-773-384-1408
  • BUNKER HWY. 20 WATERFORD, WI. 262-514-2442
  • BUZZ 308 W. ERIE ST. CHICAGO, IL. 312-475-9800
  • C.C. GROVE 8258 KEAN AVE. WILLOW SPRINGS
  • CHET'S MELODY LOUNGE-7400 S. ARCHER RD. JUSTICE IL. 60455 708-496-9202
  • CHORD ON BLUES-106 S. 1st.-ST. CHARLES, IL. 60174 630-513-0074
  • CIGARS & STRIPES BAR -6715 W. OGDEN-BERWYN, IL. 708-484-1043 (NO COLORS)
  • COYOTE UGLY 316 W. ERIE ST. CHICAGO, IL. 312-642-2400
  • CRAZY TAMMIE'S TAP-1623 N. BROADWAY-CREST HILL, IL.-815-722-0674- CLOSED
  • CRO BAR-1543 N. KINGSBURY CHICAGO IL. 60622 312-413-7000
  • CUBBY BEAR LOUNGE-3558 N. CLARK-CHICAGO IL.
  • CUCKOO'S NEST RT. 14 CARY IL. 847-639-8594
  • CULLOM KNOLL INN & RESTAURANT-3018 HICKORY WAY-McHENRY, IL.-815-385-9712
  • DANNY'S-1951 W. DICKENS-CHICAGO IL. 773-489-6457
  • DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET-645 JOLIET RD.-WILLOWBROOK IL.-60521-630-325-0780 **
  • DOYLE'S PUB-CORNER OF MAIN & MILL-RICHMOND, IL.-815-678-3623
  • DRINK & EAT TOO 700 W. FULTON MARKET ST. CHICAGO IL. 312-441-0818 CLOSED
  • EMMIT'S IRISH PUB GRAND & HALSTED ST. CHICAGO IL. 312-563-9631
  • ETHYL'S-26TH. & WENTWORTH-CHICAGO-(FORMERLY A FUNERAL PARLOR!)
  • EXIT 1315 W. NORTH AVE. CHICAGO IL. 773-395-2700
  • FADO IRISH PUB-100 W. GRAND-CHICAGO IL.-312-836-0066
  • FAT DADDY'Z-176 W. JACKSON-SENECA, IL-815-357-8700
  • FATMAN INN-IL. ROUTES 41 & 21-GURNEE, IL.-847-244-8300 ***
  • FATSOZ BAR-959 VILLA ST.-ELGIN, IL.- (NO COLORS)
  • FLATTOPS-7320 W. IRVING PK. RD.-NORRIDGE, IL.
  • FRANKIE'S ROADHOUSE-8933 ARCHER AVE. WILLOW SPRINGS IL. 708-839-9900
  • FRANK'S PIZZA PUB-14331 S. WESTERN AVE. DIXMOOR IL. 60426 708-389-1143
  • FULL MOON BAR & GRILL-113 S. BATAVIA AVE. (JUST OFF RT. 31)-BATAVIA, IL.-630-406-9213
  • GLENVIEW HOUSE-1843 GLENVIEW RD.-GLENVIEW, IL. 847-724-7999
  • GOVNERS PUBLIC HOUSE-220 N. RANDALL RD.-LAKE IN HILLS, IL.-847-658-4700 (MTCL. PARKING)
  • GRIZZLY'S-12711 BRISTOL RD.-KENOSHA, WI. 262-857-2682
  • HALFTIME BAR & GRILL-JOHNSBURG, IL.-GREAT PIZZA & BEER DEALS ON SUNDAYS!
  • HARMONY ROADHOUSE BAR & GRILL I-90 & RT. 20 MARENGO, IL. 815-923-0200
  • HARP & SHAMROCK-1641 W. FULLERTON AVE.-CHICAGO, IL
  • HARRY'S LONG BAR -13115 S.WESTERN AVE. BLUE ISLAND IL 60406 708-388-5319
  • HD ROCKERS-203 MAIN ST. MAPLE PARK, IL. 60151 815-827-7056
  • HEMINGWAYS PORT OF CALL-N3270 CO. HWY H-LAKE GENEVA, WI. 53147- 262-348-1200
  • HIGHLAND HOUSE-RTS. 41 & 22 HIGHLAND PK. IL. CLOSED
  • HOGS & HONEYS -1555 N. SHEFFIELD-CHICAGO 312-377-1733 (DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE... BIKER UNFRIENDLY!
  • HOOTERS -660 N. WELLS ST. (AT ERIE)-CHICAGO IL. 312-944-8800
  • HUSSEYS BAR & GRILL-8436 104th. AVE.-PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI.- CLOSED
  • IGGY'S-1840 W. NORTH AVE. CHICAGO IL. 312-829-4449 (NEW LOCATION)
  • IRA'S-1133 W. MADISON ST. CHICAGO IL. (CLOSED & TO BE RENAMED "THIRD RAIL")
  • IRON HORSE SOCIAL CLUB-314 MAIN ST.-SAVANNA, IL.-815-273-2600 (VERY COOL MTCL. COLLECTION TOO!)
  • IRON KEG- 209 E. MAIN ST. -SHELBYVILLE, IL..-217-774-9534
  • JACKSON'S HOLE-362 THEODORE-CREST HILL, IL.-815-723-5508
  • JESSE OAKS-18490 W. OLD GAGES LAKE RD.-GAGES LAKE, IL. 847-223-2575 (NO COLORS)
  • JIMMY'S GRILL-245 S. WASHINGTON NAPERVILLE IL. 60540 630-548-2500
  • JINX-1928 W. DIVISION ST. CHICAGO IL.
  • J.L. HOOKER'Z-11 GALLIGAN RD.-GILBERTS, IL.-60538-847-836-6025
  • JOE'S BAR -940 W. WEED ST.-CHICAGO, IL.-312-337-3486
  • JUST JUDY'S BAR-1827 E. WASHINGTON JOLIET IL. 60433 815-726-3556
  • KATHY'S LAKESIDE INN- 2438 N. LAKESIDE DR.-LAKE ZURICH, IL. 60047 847-438-7495
  • K.C.'s LOG CABIN-IL. ROUTE 173 & WILMOT RD.-815-675-2205
  • KIEF'S REEF-3505 S. WRIGHT RD.-McHENRY, IL. 60050 815-455-1444
  • KILROY'S KITCHEN-3502 RIDGE RD. LANSING, IL. 708-895-5233
  • KOOZY'S CAFE 7200 W. 87th. ST. BRIDGEVIEW IL.- 60455 708-598-7000 CLOSED
  • LARRY'S- 9002 WOODLEY RD. MANTITO, IL. (SPRING LAKE) 309-968-9500
  • L & L TAVERN-3207 N. CLARK ST.-CHICAGO, IL.-(BIKER FRIENDLY BUT HARD PARKING)
  • LENT'S PUB-13312 S. WESTERN AVE. BLUE ISLAND IL. 708-389-3384
  • LIAR'S CLUB-1665 W. FULLERTON AVE.-CHICAGO-773-665-1110 (Tue. Bike Nites!)
  • MAD BAR-1640 N. DAMEN AVE. CHICAGO IL. 773-227-2277
  • MARS TRADING POST-30602 11th. ST.-WILMOT, WI. 262-862-6464
  • METRO-3730 N. CLARK ST. CHICAGO IL. 773-549-0203
  • McGUIRE'S PUB IL. RT. 47 WOODSTOCK, IL. 815-334-8700
  • MORRISON'S ROAD HOUSE-(FORMERLY NILES INN)-7355 N. HARLEM AVE.-NILES IL.
  • MURPHY'S CHICAGO-3937 N. LINCOLN AVE. CHICAGO IL. 60613 773-549-5599
  • NORTHSIDE CAFE-1635 N. DAMEN AVE.-CHICAGO 773-384-3555
  • OFFIE'S TAP-CHURCH & MAIN STS.-HUNTLEY, IL. 847-669-3414
  • OLD MILL-1.5 MI. NORTH OF TOWN ON MAIN ST.-SHERIDAN, IL.
  • OLD TOWNE INN-412 BLUFF CITY BLVD.-ELGIN, IL.
  • QUENCHERS-2401 N. WESTERN AVE.-CHICAGO, IL. 773-276-9730 (200 BEERS ON TAP!)
  • PENNY ROAD PUB-R.R.#1 BOX 545 EAST DUNDEE IL. 708-428-0562
  • PLAYERS CLUB-2500 N. ASHLAND AVE.-CHICAGO IL. 60614-773-477-7769
  • POOPY'S-1030 VIADUCT RD.-SAVANNA, IL.-815-273-4307
  • PUMP ROOM -6908 W. 111th. ST.-WORTH, IL.-60482-708-448-8287
  • R & R CROSSING-SUNDAY COOKOUTS & BAND-14827 RUSSELL RD. RUSSEL IL. 60075 847-395-0595
  • RANDOLPH STREET DEPOT (FORMERLY STORMY MONDAY'S)-201 DES PLAINES-FOREST PK. IL.
  • RHYTHM'S BAR & GRILL-720 BARRINGTON RD-STREAMWOOD, IL.- 60107 630-213-7510
  • ROAD HOUSE MORRISON'S-(FORMERLY NILES INN)-7355 N. HARLEM AVE.-NILES IL.
  • RONDEVOO TAVERN 213 E. MASON AVE. DWIGHT, IL.- 815-584-9818
  • RON'S CAJUN CONNECTION 897 E. US HWY 6 UTICA, IL. 815-667-9855
  • ROUTE 12 BAR & GRILL-
  • RUSTIC INN-108 N. WATER ST. WILMINGTON, IL. 815-476-7290
  • SANDWICH INN-NORTH MAIN ST.-SANDWICH, IL.
  • SCHALLER'S PUMP-3714 S. HALSTED-CHICAGO, IL. (HOLDS OLDEST LIQ. LICENSE IN CITY)
  • SCOOTER'S-1 MI. NORTH OF TOWN ON MAIN ST.-SHERIDAN, IL.
  • SHANTY-OPEN WEEKENDS AT 7 AM.-RT. 41 AT WADSWORTH RD.-WADSWORTH IL.
  • SHARKS ROADHOUSE - 1336 US HWY 20 W.-ELIZABETH, IL. 61028- 815-858-9898
  • SKEETERS SALOON-1691 ELGIN RD.-CARPENTERSVILLE, IL.-(NO COLORS)
  • SLOW DOWN... LIFE'S TOO SHORT-1177 N. ELSTON AVE. (AT RIVER) CHICAGO, IL. 773-384-1040
  • SMILER COOGANS-5637 W. GRAND AVE. CHICAGO IL. 60639 773-889-0601
  • SOLLIT TAP-SOLLIT IL. (JUST S.E. OF PEOTONE) 815-465-6419
  • SOUTHWIND SALOON 6915 W. PERSHING RD. STICKNEY IL.
  • STARBUCK'S-932 N. RUSH-CHICAGO, IL. 312-951-5436
  • STARKS CORNERS (Old Starks Tavern) 43 W 478 RT. 72 (W. of Rt. 20) HAMPSHIRE, IL. 847-683-0014
  • TINMAN's 926 RT. 22 (AT RT. 14) FOX RIVER GROVE IL. 60021 847-516-1160
  • TOWNHOUSE-1696 E. OAKTON (BTWN RIVER & LEE)-DES PLAINES 847-296-3183
  • TWISTED SPOKE-501 N. OGDEN AVE. (AT GRAND) CHICAGO IL. 312-666-1500
  • TWISTED SPOKE WRIGLEYVILLE-3365 N. CLARK-CHICAGO, IL.-60657-773-525-5300
  • UNCLE RICHIE'S PLACE (BEST BLOODY MARY'S IN IL.!)112 E. 9th. St. LOCKPORT IL. 815-834-1287
  • UPDOWN CIGARS-1550 N. WELLS-CHICAGO IL. 1-800-5-UPDOWN-BEST STOGGIES IN TOWN!
  • VILLAGE INN PIZZERIA 8050 LINCOLN AVE. SKOKIE, IL. 60077 847-675-3737
  • WHISKEY RIVER 702 N. RIVER RD.-MT. PROSPECT, IL.-847-298-7200
  • WHITE PALACE GRILL-ROOSEVELT & CANAL STS.-CHICAGO
  • WHITE TAVERN 423 E. OGDEN AVE. NAPERVILLE, IL. 630-357-1890
  • WINDSOR TAVERN 4530 N. MILWAUKEE AVE. CHICAGO IL. 60630 773-736-3400
  • ZELLER INN-615 COLUMBUS ST.-OTTAWA IL. 815-431-9550
  • ZELMO'S FULL MOON SALOON-1117 PLAINFIELD RD.-JOLIET IL.
** Not a "biker-bar" but a nice rest-stop, no-hassle kind of place located on Old Rt. 66 & worthy of a mention!
*** A bar & restaurant where bikers gather every Sunday morning since the closing of Highland House in 7/03.

THE BAD

It's 4:00 am. on Saturday morning.- You've just slammed your last shot of Jack & a Bud chaser when they've kicked ya out of your favorite saloon for the night. Now you're look'in for that special late-night diner.

  • CHICAGO POLICE STATIONS-City Wide -Nice assortment of vending machine snacks & sodas. I know!
  • EL PRESIDENTE-2558 N. Ashland-Respectable bean burritos and fresh chips/salsa on the table.
  • G & B BAR-B-Q-108 W. 103rd-Open every day except Mon. Tough hood... bring a gat and x-tra ammo.
  • GOOSE ISLAND SHRIMP-1013 W. Division-Another tough hood but dyno breaded jumbo fried shrimp.
  • GREEK TOWN GYROS-239 S. Halsted St. Cook once arrested for spitting in someone's order of chili.
  • JIM'S MAXWELL STREET-Union & Roosevelt-Best place for "pop & a chop" or a greasy polish & dog
  • McDONALDS-Ohio & LaSalle Sts.-24-hr rock'n roll motiff. Usual crappy burgers when nothing else avail.
  • PALACE GRILL-North & Harlem Aves. Here, you can bet the cook double or nothing on your meal tab!
  • PALACE GRILL-1400 W. Madison- Tasty hash brown potatoes... George's secret Greek family receipe.
  • THREE HAPPINESS-209 W. Cermak in China Town-Dine in or out. You'll never see a stray cat here!
  • WHITE CASTLES-Anywhere U.S.A. Belly-bombers, Sliders... call'em what you like... they will hurt-ya!

THE UGLY

Carefully consider the following Chicagoland eateries for the reasons listed:

  • AMBRIA-The baby leeks and warm quail salad were still squirming!
  • BIGGS-Caviar-Martini not for the faint of heart!
  • BREWBAKER'S LOUNGE-10355 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL. "No Bikers Allowed" Policy.
  • CARLOS'-You'd think Mexican by the name, but it's French all the way... Thanks, I'll stick to Tacco Bell.
  • CHARLIE TROTTER'S-Lacks motorcycle valet parking & they don't have MD 20/20 on the wine list!
  • CHEZ PAUL'S-A bowl of soup alone runs over $10 friggin bucks! (may have priced themselve's closed!)
  • EVEREST-40th. floor view ideal to blow your chow of pork cheeks & sea bass capped w/ beef marrow.
  • LE FRANCIAS-Dinner for 4 costs more than round trip air fare to Paris!
  • McDONALDS (on Michigan Ave.) Most expensive Big-Mac's this side of the Mason-Dixon Line!
  • RITZ-CARLTON-Eat here for free validated parking after your shopping spree at Water Tower Place.
  • SIGNATURE ROOM-Top of the Cock, John Handcock, that is... 95th. floor. No cheezeburgers here!
  • TRIO-Your grub is served on painter's palettes and lacquered Japanese obento boxes... NO LIE!

XXX - -ADULT DANCE CLUBS - -XXX
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  • ADMIRAL THEATER (FULL NUDE/DRY) 3940 W. LAWRENCE-CHICAGO-773-478-8111
  • ALL-STARS-11645 W. GRAND AVE. (1.5 MI. W. OF MANHEIM RD) 708-409-9500
  • BARE ASSETS (FULL NUDE/DRY) 418 N. CLARK-CHICAGO-312-661-1894
  • BLACKJACK'S (SEMI-NUDE/WET) RT. 25 BARTLETT OR SOUTH ELGIN IL.
  • CRAZY HORSE TOO (SEMI-NUDE/WET) 1531 N. KINGSBURY CHICAGO-312-664-7400
  • DIAMONDS (FULL NUDE) NORTH AVE (1 MI. W. RT. 59) WEST CHICAGO, IL. 630-4-DIAMONDS
  • SCARLET'S (FULL NUDE/DRY) POLK & CLINTON STS.-CHICAGO
  • SKY BOX-16700 S. HALSTED ST.-HARVEY, IL.-708-339-1787 (RATED BY MAXIM MAGAZINE AS #1)
  • THEE DOLLHOUSE-4003 W. LAKE ST.-STONE PARK IL.-708-343-2000

Check out this link to tons of Chicago Bars by a newspaper that knows!

http://www.barflynews.com


DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE


Schaumburg based Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists A.A.I.M. released it's annual 1996 survey of Illinois' top 30 police departments making the most DUI arrests. Be careful when you drive in the following suburbs ranked in order of ARRESTS MADE. Chicago is in a catagory by itself because of its size, over 13,500 sworn officers.


Chicago------------------------------- 6,558

  1. Waukegan--------------------------- 865
  2. Peoria----------------------------- 855
  3. Rockford--------------------------- 686
  4. Hoffman Estates-------------------- 664
  5. Naperville------------------------- 496
  6. Elgin------------------------------ 460
  7. Buffalo Grove---------------------- 456
  8. Lake Zurich------------------------ 409
  9. Schaumburg------------------------- 397
  10. Mount Prospect--------------------- 367
  11. Lombard---------------------------- 356
  12. Elk Grove Village------------------ 320
  13. Normal----------------------------- 292
  14. Willowbrook------------------------ 282
  15. Wheaton---------------------------- 281
  16. Roselle---------------------------- 277
  17. Decatur---------------------------- 272
  18. Orland Park------------------------ 259
  19. Rolling Meadows-------------------- 256
  20. Vernon Hills----------------------- 247
  21. Palatine--------------------------- 247
  22. Moline----------------------------- 246
  23. Wilmette--------------------------- 239
  24. Elmhurst--------------------------- 239
  25. Hanover Park----------------------- 236
  26. Downers Grove---------------------- 233
  27. Carbondale------------------------- 229
  28. Streamwood------------------------- 218
  29. Bloomingdale----------------------- 216
  30. Skokie----------------------------- 211

Of the more than 600 surveys that were sent out State wide, the above list represents only the top 30 of the 260 police departments departments that responded to A.A.I.M.

10 STAGES OF DRUNKENESS

  1. Witty & Charming
  2. Rich & Powerful
  3. Benevolent
  4. Clairvoyant
  5. To Hell With Dinner
  6. Patriotic
  7. Crank-Up the Enola Gay
  8. Witty & Charming II
  9. Invincible
  10. Bullet Proof

Look Out!