An A-Z directory of venues in McHenry County
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AFTER THE FOX, 1406 N. Riverside Drive, McHenry, 815-344-3760. Featuring Jim Sieg 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Bands play 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays.
ALL SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 3018 Hickory Drive, McCullom Lake, 815-344-3455. Karaoke every Wednesday and Friday with DJ/KJ local rocker Tommy Hanus.
THE BREAKERS TIKI BAR, 7728 Route 14, Crystal Lake, 815-459-9860 or www.breakerstikibar.com. Live music every Friday and Saturday night 8 to 11 p.m. No cover.
BROKEN OAR, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington, 847-639-9468 or www.brokenoar.com. Live entertainment every weekend (no cover).
CARY COUNTRY CLUB, 2400 Grove Lane, Cary, 847-639-9494 or www.carycountryclub.com. Live entertainment 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday night in the lounge area. Never a cover.
CARY PUB, formerly Cary Public House, 208 W. Main St., Cary, 847-639-7244. Hours: 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Karaoke on Fridays at 9 p.m. Open mic night with Jake Weingart at 8 p.m. second Saturdays. Craft beer expos ($25-$30) third Saturdays with food and live music.
CLUB 220 NORTH, 220 N, Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, (located inside Moretti’s), 847-854-7220, www.Club220North.com. Hours: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday through Sundays. Featuring The Patron Penthouse for VIP parties, dancing, DJs, and more.
COLEMAN’S IN THE PARK, 645 Industrial Drive, Cary, 847-516-2819, www.colemansinthepark.com. Featuring DJ/karaoke 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. Karaoke every Saturday 9 p.m.
CORKSCREW POINTE, The Tasting Room Wine/Martini Bar, 1402 N. Riverside Drive, McHenry, 815-578-8360 or www.corkscrewpointe.com. Midweek music in the Tasting Room. Open mic nights every Thursday 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of local musicians.
CORNER TAP, 3901 W. Main St., McHenry, 815-385-6505 or CornerTap@gmail.com. Under new ownership with updated decor. Friendly staff ready to serve patrons. Hours: 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. Featuring karaoke every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight.
THE COTTAGE, 6 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, 815-459-7520 or www.thecottagepub.net. Open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. Karaoke on Thursdays.
COUNTRY CAFE & BAR, 11419 Route 20, Hampshire/Marengo, 815-923-4500. Featuring Irish traditional open music Sesiun 5 to 7 p.m. the last Saturday of each month starting Sept. 29. No cover. Bring your instrument to play, sing along, dance or just listen. For Sesiun details, call 708-497-5787.
CREEKSIDE TAP, (formerly Bullwinkle’s), 7 S. Main St., Algonquin, 847-658-3440, www.creeksidetap.comcastbiz.net. Newly redecorated. Hours: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Featuring professional karaoke 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays.
THE CUCKOO’S NEST, 100 Crystal St. (Route 14), Cary, 847-639-8594 or www.angelfire.com/rock/thecuckoosnest. Additional parking next door at Cary Tire. Karaoke every Friday and Sunday night. Live music every Saturday night.
D.C. COBBS TAVERN & EATERY, 226 Main St., Woodstock, 815-206-5580, or www.dccobbs.net. Totally remodeled. Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Open mic night 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Live music every weekend. Generally Fright night shows are free, and select bands on Saturday nights have a small cover charge after 9 p.m. Karaoke with emcees Jeff and Kris at 9 p.m. Sundays.
DONLEY'S OLD WEST STEAKHOUSE & SALOON, 8512 S. Union Road, Union, 815-923-9000 or www.wildwesttown.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Featuring new music, new feel, big-screen TVs and more.
DUKE’S ALEHOUSE & KITCHEN, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, 815-356-9980 or www.thedukeabides.com. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Live jazz by Rick and Jim Jazz Duo every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Karaoke 10 p.m. on Fridays.
FINN McCOOL’S IRISH SPORTS PUB, 72 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, 815-356-1155 or www.finnmccoolschicago.com. Hours: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. Ladies Love Wednesdays hosted by DJ Lucky. Karaoke 9 p.m. Thursdays.
THE FOXHOLE TAP & PIZZERIA, Riverside Drive and Route 120, McHenry, 815-385-6710, www.foxholepizza.net. Family restaurant open weekdays at 4 p.m. daily. Live entertainment 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays. All ages welcome.
FRIENDS.MUSIC.LIBATIONS (FML Nightclub), attached to the Holiday Inn, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake, 815-356-6000 or www.doyouFML.com. Wednesday through Saturday after 9 p.m. This multi-level nightclub features state-of-the-art sound and lighting, contemporary lounge furnishings and brings in the biggest dance music DJs/artists every week.
HERMANN’S REST-A-WHILE BAR & GRILL, 300 Center St., Port Barrington, 847-639-9644. Licensed Illinois video gambling establishment. Burgers until 5 p.m., pizza all day and night. Fishermen, boaters, snowmobilers welcome.
JAZZ ON THE SQUARE, Stage Left Café, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock, 847-340-8319 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com. Featuring jazz jams first and third Fridays. A $5 donation requested at the door.
JOEY B’S, 1625 Route 176, Crystal Lake, 815-455-9593 or www.joeybs.info. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. DJ Friday night and karaoke Saturday night.
KIEF’S REEF, 3505 S. Wright Road, McHenry, 815-455-1444. Karaoke every Friday. DJ and dancing Thursday and Saturday.
LABEMI'S TAVERN & RESTAURANT, 109 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, 815-459-3336. Open 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.
LIBERTY CLUB POLISH LEGION AMERICAN VETERANS POST 188, 1304 Park St., McHenry, 815-385-9789, www.plavpost188.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Karaoke 9 p.m. to midnight Fridays.
LIQUID BLUES LTD., 126 N. Benton St., Woodstock, 815-337-7254 or www.liquidbluesbar.com. Hours: 3:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. No cover charge. Open jam starting at 7 p.m. every Wednesday (classic rock, blues, bluegrass, jazz).
THE LONDON CLUB, 394 W. Virginia St., Crystal Lake, 815-893-0004 or www.thelondonclubcl.com. Live entertainment every weekend.
THE LUCKY MONK, 105 Hollywood Blvd., South Barrington, 847-898-0500 or www.theluckymonk.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Live music Fridays 9:30 p.m. to midnight.
MONACO’S, 2816 W. Route 120, McHenry, 815-385-5278. Hours: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Featuring karaoke every Friday. Entertainment shows every Saturday.
MORETTI’S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA, 220 N. Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, 847-854-7220 or www.morettischicago.com. Karaoke 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays hosted by Kim. Club 220 North Industry Night. DJ Derek V and dancing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
MY BROTHER’S BAR, 9932 Main St. (Route 47), Hebron, 815-648-4424. Hours: noon to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, noon to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, karaoke Tuesdays and Thursdays, live bands Saturdays ($3 cover).
NICOLINO’S SPORTS, SPIRITS & EATERY, 621 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, 815-344-9800 or www.nicolinostrackside.com. Open at 10:30 a.m. every day. Enjoy horse wagering from around the world.
NORTHSIDE TAP, 104 N. State St., Marengo, 815-568-8500. Hours: 1 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday; 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.
ODD FELLOWS AT THE WAVERLY, 214 Main Street, Woodstock, 815-527-7250. www.oddfellowswoodstock.com. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
OFFSIDES SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 680 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock, 815-334-8700 or www.offsidesbar.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Live DJ or bands on weekends. Karaoke every Wednesday.
OLIVE BLACK MARTINI & WINE LOUNGE, 5607 Broadway, Richmond. Information: 815-678-7370 or www.oliveblacklounge.com. Must be 23 or older to enter. Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays 7 to 11 p.m. No cover.
ONION PUB & BREWERY, 22221 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, 847-381-7308 or www.onionpub.com. Live entertainment Thursdays and Fridays. No cover.
PENNY ROAD PUB, 545 Penny Road, Barrington, 847-428-0562 or www.pennyroadpub.com. Live bands every Friday and Saturday on the Jagermeister Stage and Miller Lite Stage. Current to classic rock hits.
PORT EDWARD RESTAURANT, 20 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin, 847-658-5441 or www.portedward.com. Live music 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.
PORTER'S PUB, 1250 Bowes Creek Blvd., Elgin, 847-214-5877 or www.porterspubelgin.com.
RAYMOND’S BOWL, 3960 Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg, 815-385-1475, or www.raymondsbowl.com. Hours: Open at 12 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Live entertainment. All shows start at 9 p.m. No cover.
RUMORS BAR & GRILL, 10521 Route 47, Hebron, 815-648-2453.
SAMMY’S RESTAURANT & BAR, 11012 N. Route 47, Huntley, 847-669-9025 or www.sammysrestaurantandbar.com. Featuring karaoke 9 p.m. every Saturday night. No cover.
SCHOOL STREET STATION BISTRO, 9704 Route 47 (north of Reed Road, next to Armanetti's), Huntley, 847-669-7955, www.schoolstreetstation.com. A coffee bistro. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Sunday. Open mic night 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday nights with all types of music welcome. No cover. Just have a cup of something.
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY, 1502 W. Jones Ave., Burtons Bridge, 815-455-5600. Hours: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Featuring karaoke 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
SIDEOUTS BAR & EATERY, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake, 847-526-7174 or www.sideouts.com. Live bands Fridays and Saturdays.
SNUGGERY, 801 N. River Road, McHenry, 815-578-9600 or www.snugharbormchenry.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. everyday. Dancing with guest DJs 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
STAGE LEFT CAFÉ, Woodstock Opera House Annex, 125 W.Van Buren St., 815-337-1395; Keith, 815-338-5164 or www.offsquaremusic.org. E-mail: email@example.com. Open mic night 7 p.m. to midnight most second and fourth Fridays of the month ($3 donation requested).
SUDS R US, 4616 Route 176, Crystal Lake, 815-459-0049. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Featuring karaoke 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Saturdays and open jam 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Wednesdays.
TIN MAN’S SPORTS PUB, 926 Route 22, corner of Routes 22 and 14, Fox River Grove, 847-516-1160. Open stage jam night on Wednesdays. Karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays.
TRIO GRILLE, in the Glo-Bowl Fun Center, 101 Franks Road, Marengo, 815-568-3333. Live music Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. No cover charge.
TWISTED MOOSE SPORTS GRILL, 2616 Schaid Court, McHenry, 815-385-1488 or www.twistedmoose.net. Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Karaoke 8 p.m. every Tuesday. Live music 9 p.m. first Fridays/second Saturdays (no cover). Music video disc jockeys 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (excluding first Fridays/second Saturdays).
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