Friday, October 7, 2011

Drinkin' On the Chain Crawl-- Part 5

Continuing listing on commenting on the 38 bars on the Chain of Lakes here in northeastern Illinois that took part in the 2011 Chain Crawl. A great idea and it gives you something to do and new places to go. there were several downriver ones I'd never been to before.

Hitting Places on Nippersink Lake.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 703

I am a member of the Sons of the American Legion here at this post. Great beer prices: 50 cent 10-oz drafts on Monday and $1 all other days. One of the few American legions in the US on the water. We hang out here a lot. I used to deejay here as well.

It was a boat company back in the early 1900s and the beams from which the boats were suspended during building can still be seen.

Across the US-12 from a 1930s art deco gas station.


BLUEBERRY HILL

It's been a bar at least since the 1920s. For a long time it was the Old Style Inn, named after a favorite local beer. Still has an old tin ceiling and recently expanded a walkout area by the road overlooking the lake. Advertise the lowest drink prices on the Chain. One of their drafts is a 32 ounce Mason Jar for $3.

More to Come. --RoadDog

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