Bars & Nightlife

When it was completed in 1871, the Hunt's Block building was a relative skyscraper among the wooden structures of West Dundee.

As the decades passed, Hunt's Block grew into a location worthy of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It was home to a number of flourishing businesses, including Dundee's first bank, a dry goods store, doctors' and lawyers' offices, a billiard hall, a ballroom...but never a fine-dining establishment.

That all changed in 1998 when Andrew and Matthew Burns and their father, Timothy, purchased Hunt's Block. They completely renovated the classic building and crafted it into a restaurant named after a man of honor and dignity, Timothy's father, Emmett Burns.

Today, Hunt's Block is home to Dundee's first small brewery, where award-winning handcrafted beer and outstanding food is created and enjoyed every day.


Emmett’s Brewing Co.

Looking for some handcrafted beer? Emmett's Brewing Co. has a beer for everyone.


Emmett’s Tavern & Brewing Co.

The Gasthaus is a great neighborhood bar in the heart of Downtown Elgin.

Grumpy Goat Tavern

Grumpy Goat Tavern is located in the clubhouse at The Highlands of Elgin golf course. They are known for fantastic food that has that creole or Cajun feel to it and having over 50 bourbons and whiskeys.

Check out the menu. 

Martini Room

Martini Room in Elgin is the premier lounge - nightclub and entertainment venue in the northwest suburbs. We offer a unique Chicago-style lounge atmosphere with a friendly staff, great martinis and fabulous customers! Of course, Martini Room is known for great martinis and an intimate atmosphere. Our menu features more than 50 martinis, which combine to create the best top-to-bottom martini menu in all of Chicagoland. Our atmosphere is defined by comfortable couches, brick walls, and ever-changing art that is always for sale. On weekends, we feature DJ entertainment spinning the best dance music from the 70's to today.