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pollyanna brewing +  distilling company

 106 S Riverside Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174

  • Craft beer available

  • Whiskey, Bourbon, Rum, Gin, and Aquavit are currently aging in neutral oak barrels

  • Large outdoor beer garden also plays host to live music, food trucks, and good times throughout the year

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Two Brothers ROundhouse

 205 N. Broadway, Aurora
(630) 264-2739

  • Artisan beer, coffee, and spirits are made by Two Brothers

  • Over 70,00 square feet used for brewpub, tavern, cafe, large event spaces, music venues, and an outdoor beer garden.

  • Formerly known as ‘Walter Payton’s Roundhouse’, this building was built in 1856 and is the OLDEST limestone roundhouse in the country

  • Distillery tours are FREE every Saturday at 2:00pm


barnstormer distillery

 6969 S Main St., Rockford, IL 61102

  • “Farm Distillery” on a 22-acre property that grows Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, and Herbs primarily for use in our Distillery and Tasting Room

  • Whiskeys, bourbons, vodkas, rums, and moonshines available

  • The Tasting Room is housed in an airport hangar in the middle of a 22-acre park-like setting, meaning the WHOLE WALL can be opened to the elements (weather-permitting)


Whiskey Acres

11504 Keslinger Road, DeKalb
(844) 494-4753

  • Bring your own picnic lunch!

  • Tours available with tastings to follow

  • One of the few distilleries in the country that GROWS ITS OWN GRAIN!

  • Whiskey Acres Bourbon is sold in several tri-city bars, too!


kennay Farms Distilling

416 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, IL 61068

  • Private distillery tours can be scheduled with complimentary tastings included for up to 6 people

  • Serving vodkas, gins, whiskeys, and bourbons

  • Event space available


Rush Creek Distillery

1501 W. Diggins Street, Harvard
(815) 943-7874

  • Distillery Tours + Tasting Room

  • Be sure to go up to the Founder's Loft to enjoy your cocktail!

  • Small bites served in house, though you can also bring in your own food or have food delivered!


copper fiddle Distillery

532 W IL Rte 22 Suite 110, Lake Zurich
(847) 847-7609

  • Distillery tours + Tasting room

  • Specializing in whiskey, gin, and rum

  • Bring in your own food or have food delivered!

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454 Sheridan Road, Highwood
(847) 748-8090

  • Distillery tours + Tasting Room



  • Located 28 miles from the city, this venue has a BEAUTIFUL courtyard with Live Entertainment weekly!

  • Small bites served in house, though you can also bring in your own food or have food delivered!


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