15 Best Bars in Lemont IL: A Guide to the Town’s Best Spots

Bars in Lemont IL

As someone who loves exploring new bars and restaurants, Lemont, IL has some of the best options in the area. 

Whether you’re in the mood for a casual dive bar or a trendy cocktail spot, there’s something for everyone. 

As a local, I’ve enjoyed trying out many of the bars in Lemont, and I’m excited to share my top picks with you.

The Best Bars in Lemont

1. 3 Corners Grill & Tap

3 Corners Grill & Tap is a popular bar and restaurant that offers excellent food, drinks, and service.

The menu at 3 Corners Grill & Tap features upscale American bar and grill fare. From juicy burgers to healthy salads, there is something for everyone. The food is made mostly from scratch daily with the highest quality ingredients. 

I love their boneless wings, ribs, and heated patio.

2. Corner Stone Tavern

I recently visited Corner Stone Tavern in Lemont, IL and was impressed by its cozy atmosphere and elevated comfort food. This pub serves craft cocktails, good beer, and boozy milkshakes, making it a great spot for a night out with friends or a casual date.

One thing that stood out to me was the variety of options on the menu. From pot roast sandwiches to fried cauliflower, everything is well-prepared and flavorful, and the portions are generous.

I highly recommend Corner Stone Tavern for anyone looking for a cozy pub with great food and drinks in Lemont, IL.

3. Illinois Bar & Grill

Living pretty close to Illinois Bar & Grill, it’s a spot I frequent. While I’m usually there for their jumbo chicken wings (well done for me!), they’ve got a great bar and a laid-back atmosphere.

They’re also known for their signature “big burger”, which is a Chicagoland legend. So if you like burgers, that should be on your order.

4. Nick’s Tavern

Established in 1945, Nick’s Tavern is a classic Lemont bar. When I first moved to Lemont, that was one of the first places my barber told me to try. He raved about their Nick Burger… “they’re the best in town, by far.”

It is a one-pound burger that is cooked to perfection and served with all the classic toppings. The Nick Burger is so big that it can easily feed two people, so make sure to bring a friend or two! 

Their pizza is also a local favorite, made with fresh ingredients and cooked in a brick oven. 

5. Hamilton’s Pub

This family-friendly pub is more than just a place to grab a drink – it’s a fun environment serving delicious food.

One thing that sets Hamilton’s Pub apart from other bars in Lemont is its extensive menu. While many bars focus solely on typical bar food, Hamilton’s Pub offers various options, including salads, sandwiches, and entrees like steak and pasta. And, of course, there’s a great selection of drinks to choose from as well.

Hamilton’s is also known for its live music. Whether you’re looking for a night out with friends or a fun family outing, there’s always something going on at Hamilton’s. 

6. Canal Street Pub

As I explore the bars in Lemont, Illinois, I can’t help but mention Canal Street Pub. This small pub in the historic downtown area is a great spot for anyone looking for a laid-back atmosphere and a cold beer.

I’ve been to Canal Street Pub a few times, and I always enjoy the classic rock music playing in the background. The pub has a toasty ambiance that’s perfect for a cold night out. The drink service is fast, and the bartenders are friendly.

7. Joe & Josie’s Lounge & Banquet

I recently visited Joe & Josie’s Lounge for the first time and was impressed with the overall atmosphere of the place. The bar has a cozy and welcoming vibe, making it a great spot to relax and unwind after a long day. 

The service at Joe & Josie’s was prompt and friendly. The staff was knowledgeable about the menu and offered helpful recommendations. They were also attentive without being overbearing, allowing us to enjoy our drinks and food without feeling rushed.

8. Peterson’s Main Inn

Peterson’s Main Inn is another legend of Lemont. And you can tell when you first walk in from the classic decor that harkens back to the establishment’s long history. 

The bar is known for its pool tables, which are always in use, World Pool Championships, and reasonably priced beer. Not many places left like it.

Peterson’s is a great spot to hang out with friends, shoot some pool, and enjoy a beer.

9. Tom’s Place

A classic Lemont dive bar, Tom’s Place is now in its 3rd generation of family ownership – pretty impressive.

One of the standout items on the menu at Tom’s Place is their burgers. They are cooked to perfection and come with a variety of toppings to choose from, including bacon, cheese, and mushrooms. The burgers are juicy and flavorful, making them a must-try.

10. Tap House Grill

Located in the heart of Lemont, Tap House Grill boasts an eclectic mix of gourmet dishes and an extensive beer selection. The food is great and the fact that they have a patio makes it an even better restaurant.

11. Heroes West Lemont

Previously known as Quarry Bar and Grill, Heroes West Lemont is the biggest bar/grill in Lemont. They frequently host live music, have a bowling alley, pool tables, and recently added a really nice fenced-in patio.

The bar has many beers on tap and more hi-def TVs than I could count, making it an ideal spot to catch a game with friends.

12. Hughie McClafferty’s

Hughie McClafferty’s is Lemonts Irish pub in the heart of downtown.

The atmosphere at Hughie McClafferty’s is fun and lively. The decor is traditional Irish with a modern twist. The bar has a good selection of beers, including Irish beers like Guinness and Smithwick’s. They also have a variety of cocktails and spirits.

They serve traditional Irish dishes like corned beef sandwiches and shepherd’s pie. The food is always fresh and delicious. 

Hughie’s is a great place to grab a drink and some food whether you are looking for a casual night out or a place to watch the game.

13. Pollyanna Social

I recently visited Pollyanna Social for the first time after their grand opening. They offer an upscale cocktail menu with incredible and constantly changing drinks. I had a gin cocktail that was so fresh.

The bar’s atmosphere was cozy and inviting, with vintage decor and dim lighting that created a relaxed ambiance. If you’re looking for a great datenight spot or a place to chill with friends, this is the spot.

14. Bottles Lemont

Bottles Lemont is a popular bar located downtown. As a wine enthusiast, I was pleased to find that Bottles Lemont offers a great selection of wine. They also have a wide variety of craft beers and cocktails for those who prefer something other than wine.

The atmosphere at Bottles Lemont is cozy and welcoming, with a charming patio area where you can enjoy your drinks in the fresh air. They also have a private party room available for rent, which could be a great option for hosting events or gatherings.

My wife and I had our baby shower here.

15. One Eleven Wine and Martini Parlour

As the name suggests, One Eleven offers a variety of wines and martinis. Their wine list is extensive, featuring both classic and contemporary options. The knowledgeable staff is happy to help you select a wine that suits your taste preferences. 

If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, their martini menu is sure to impress. I highly recommend trying their Key Lime Martini, which is both sweet and tangy.

I highly recommend One Eleven to anyone looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a well-crafted cocktail.

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I'm a resident of Lemont and the Founder of hello630. I love sharing about and encouraging others to experience what this great city has to offer.

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