National Cocktail Day!

What do you call an alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or several spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit, lemonade, or cream? If you guessed, A Cocktail, then you’re right!

National Cocktail Day is Friday, March 24, and we would love to share with you some places around the Corridor where you can get you a tasty cocktail to enjoy.

Star Union Spirits – Peru, IL

Star Union Spirits is a craft distillery that manufactures small-batch spirits from locally sourced fruits and grains. The distillery has a public tasting room where guests are able to view the entrancing copper still and the wonders of spirit distillation and production. Curious visitors are able to sample Star Union Spirits' delicious hand-crafted spirits along with artisanal cocktails.


Corner Stone Tavern – Lemont, IL

One of the newest restaurants in the Village, Corner Stone Tavern offers delicious food and a wide selection of drinks in Lemont, Illinois.


Lock & Mule by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. – Lockport, IL

The Lock & Mule is a unique restaurant that marries the crisp, cool bite of artisanal craft beers with the sizzle and heat of open flame cuisine. They aim is to deliver an upscale and authentic craft cuisine experience, while still remaining casual, down-to-earth, and welcoming to all.


Lodi Tap House – Utica, IL

Enjoy their award-winning burgers (Chicago's Best - Best Burger 2018) and great craft beer to their location downtown Utica, which will be a must stop while visiting the Starved Rock area.


Rubi Agave – Homer Glen, IL

Rubi Agave Latin Kitchen, Tequila and Whiskey Bar is a fusion latin bistro, cozy neighborhood bar, and small music venue. The world’s best selection of tropical classic cocktails scatter the table while you taste the savory Latin American cuisine.


Red Dog Grill – Ottawa, IL

The Red Dog Grill is Starved Rock Country’s best waterfront dining venue. Located in Heritage Harbor Ottawa, the Midwest’s premier getaway destination and marina resort, you will dive into their splendid menu enjoying gourmet American and seafood cuisine while overlooking a world-class marina.

Big Fish Grille – Wilmington, IL

The Big Fish Grille is located at Harborside Marina in Wilmington, Illinois. Big Fish Grille is your destination for seafood. The menu centers around the freshest seafood, fish, gumbo, and jambalaya. They also offer some of the best USDA prime steaks.


Irish Tyme Pub – Plainfield, IL

Located in the HEART of DOWNTOWN PLAINFIELD. SW Corner of Illinois & Lockport Streets. New Irish Pub serving Irish Fare and cocktails. Upscale Lounge featuring Specialty Martinis, Cappuccino/Coffee drinks and an Outstanding line-up of fine spirits.

These are just a few places around the Corridor for you to try, be sure to visit our website, for more dining options.