DINING AROUND THE FOX WITH DAD – THERE'S MANY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM
KANE COUNTY – Its summertime and BBQs, patios and dads are at the center of June bringing us to find all the best sports bars and grills with outdoor seating that also boast a little action and fun. Global Brew Tap House in St. Charles offers a variety of special events and programs, from yearly beer festivals to monthly Beer School sessions, weekly Trivia Nights, and limited product releases, and you can always find plenty of seating to eat and play in the expansive outdoor beer garden.
Board games and bags will keep you entertained at Penrose Brewing Company in Geneva. With a focus on Belgian inspired session ales, oak barrel-aging, fresh hop flavors and alternative fermentation, their beers are brewed with intention. Although they don’t serve food, you can bring your own or have it delivered; sometimes, they even have food trucks outside.
If you are looking for live entertainment, the patio is the place to be at Crosstown Pub & Grill in Batavia. Best known for their famous wings and craft beers, this little niche will remind you of a neighborhood pub where you can catch a game, have some grub, and listen to some music.
Every Friday, you can also listen to live music at Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill in Elburn. Burgers, sandwiches, and Paninis are complimented with a wide variety of craft beers and IPA's, along with other specialty drinks. They also feature three big screen TV's and are sure to have your favorite game on.
If you haven’t fulfilled your taste buds yet and are craving something unique, head to Hardware in North Aurora, a sustainable gastropub and brewery serving delicious food and over 400 whiskeys. They grow their own produce year-round in their greenhouse and have a goal to be self-sufficient for lettuce and herbs. They grow fruits and nuts in their own orchard and garden throughout their property; and their 1.5-acre hop farm provides one of the best ingredients for all of their beer.
Outdoor dining, music, and games are where it’s at this June! -Kristen Kucharski