Illinois June 18, 2019
This Hawaiian-Themed Road Trip Will Take You To The Best Tiki Bars In Illinois
If you love tropical getaways, take this mini Hawaiian-themed road trip around Illinois. You don’t need an expensive vacation to the islands when there are these four great tiki bars in the Land of Lincoln to enjoy.
Whether it’s for the frozen drinks or the exotic atmosphere, the places this trip will take you will blow your mind. Scroll on for more details.
Taking less than two hours of drive time, this road trip through northeast Illinois takes you around the Lake Michigan area where there are several fantastic tiki bars you've just got to visit. Featuring fabulous tropical drinks and food, these restaurants will save you a trip to Hawaii.
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1. Famous Freddie's Roadhouse
Open year round, this festive eatery is right on the scenic Chain O'Lakes and features live music nights, slot machines, and happy hours that keep the place hopping. The outdoor seating puts you right on the water, making this one of the best places to dine this summer.
Address: 510 South Park Avenue, Fox Lake, IL, 60020
2. Club Tiki Video Slots
Next on this Hawaiian-themed road trip is a bar and casino that uses tiki masks, grass, wood paneling, and a replica giant shark to bring in the tropical theme. It is known for its drink and appetizer menu as well as its venue space for private events.
Address: 3500 Sunset Avenue, Waukegan, IL, 60087
3. The Tiki Terrace
This luau-style restaurant will instantly transport you to the islands. It is known for its live entertainment nights and authentic Hawaiian dishes, which often consist of pork or seafood. Get more details about this incredible spot from previous coverage
Address: 1591 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL, 60018
4. Island Party Boat
Enjoy a trip down Lake Michigan or the Chicago River on the final (or first, depending on where you are coming from) stop on this Hawaiian-themed road trip. This is the only floating tiki bar in Illinois, and it offers an experience that you will never forget. Tropical drinks and excellent views abound aboard this cruise. Get more details by
Address: 400 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, 60601
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