Bars & Nightlife
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Bentley's is modeled after a traditional English pub and sits right on the edge of downtown Champaign, away from the rowdy college crowd. The atmosphere is simple but homey with an endless supply of PBR flowing from the barrel at $3 an imperial pint. Visit website
The Blind Pig Co. was named one of the top 50 places to drink beer in the USA according to Beer Advocate and one of America’s top 100 bars according to Imbibe Magazine. Visit website
Blind Pig Brewery
Serving their own brews, the Blind Pig Brewery is better than the Champagne of Beers, it’s the beer of Champaign! Visit website
Boltini Lounge is the quintessential cocktail lounge of the Champaign-Urbana community, offering a great selection of liquor, food, entertainment and fun. Visit website
A low-key, “dive” bar, the Brass Rail is a perfect spot to end your evening.
Known for their expansive outdoor seating and live entertainment, Cowboy Monkey offers southwestern cuisine with a large selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks. Visit website
A mainstay in downtown Champaign, the Esquire Lounge is where locals go to spend time with friends, relax in the outdoor patio, and enjoy burgers, sandwiches, pizza and a wide selection of beers and mixed drinks. Visit website
Offering a lively outdoor patio, a wide selection of martinis, brews and mixed drinks along with a broad menu, Guido’s is a popular hot spot in Downtown Champaign.
Offering live entertainment, the Highdive is a nightclub not to be missed. Visit website
Memphis on Main
Memphis on Main offers entertainment six nights a week (DJ’s, trivia, stand-up comedy, karaoke, live bands) and great drink specials every day! Known for their 32oz Mason Jar Drinks & “The Loose Tap” Mystery beer served in a quart jar for $3! Yes, 32 ounce beers for $3 every day. Visit website
Mike n Molly’s
Mike ‘N Molly’s offers an incredible outdoor patio for enjoying live bands. It also boasts an impressive line-up of brews. Visit website
Quality offers a wide selection of American craft beers on tap and new beers are introduced every week.
Seven Saints offers a unique atmosphere for indulging in a variety of sliders, sandwiches, soups and salads. They’re also known for their impressive scotch and whiskey selection. Visit website
SOMA Ultralounge is a high-end nightclub offering dancing and a large selection of cocktails. Visit website
Tumble Inn is a local town favorite for watching sports or just hanging out with your neighbors and grabbing a beer.
With over 100 Tequilas, including several house-infused, gluten-free corn tortillas, a variety of tasty tacos, salsas, your choice of guacamole, a stylish interior which boasts a cozy, sophisticated vibe, you are guaranteed to enjoy a fabulous night out in downtown Champaign. Visit website