8 Essential Restaurants and Bars in Naperville

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Located just west of Chicago, Naperville is an adorable suburb bursting with bars, restaurants, and good times. There is certainly lots to do and a ton of places to check out. If you’re not sure where to start, try one (or all) of these top bars and best restaurants in Naperville this summer!

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar

436 S. State Route 59 Naperville, IL 60540

This local favorite made the top of our list because they offer an entirely separate menu for dogs! How amazing is that? Plus their menu features insane items like Bacon Candy, Crispy Deviled Eggs, Campfire Pot Roast, BBQ Bison Meatloaf. *Drools all over keyboard*

Up North Ale House

1595 N Aurora Rd Naperville, IL 60563

Skip the fancy restaurant and head Up North for gourmet dining in laid back atmosphere. Craft your own pasta dish, build your own pizza, or try one of their 15 (!!!) sandwich options. The toughest part? Choosing just one.  

Anthem Ale House

2775 Showplace Dr #127 Naperville, IL 60564

If you’re looking for consistent service and a killer menu, then stop by Anthem Ale House. They’ve got something for everyone. Karaoke night? You bet. Sushi? Yep. An impressive wine selection? Absolutely!

Old Town Pour House

1703 Freedom Dr Naperville, IL 60563

A rock and roll weekend brunch. A sick outdoor patio with a fireplace. Massive HDTVs with audio. What more could you want from a Naperville bar and restaurant!? Old Town Pour House hooks it up with solid drinks, food, and so much more. Stop by to experience it for yourself.

Tap in Pub

2155 CityGate Lane Naperville, IL 60563

Big fan of golf? Then you can NOT miss this neighborhood sports bar! With a golf simulator, darts, Jenga, and more, Tap in Pub is the place to be. Load up on nachos, wings, or Southwest cuisine and you’ll be feeling great in no time.

Quigley’s Irish Pub

43 E Jefferson Ave Naperville, IL 60540

Every town needs a go-to Irish Pub. And in Naperville, Quigley’s is it. Pop by for authentic Irish fare, music, and pint. Bring your four-legged friend (remember: we love dogs) and soak in the sun on their patio. Plus, Quiz Night goes down on the first Tuesday (of most months) at 7pm. Sláinte.


8 W Chicago Ave #1 Naperville, IL 60540

Some bars never go out of style. Like the Lantern – a Naperville classic since 1966. This town staple broadcasts top sporting events on their HDTV’s while serving up solid food and drinks at a fair price. Stop by for karaoke or trivia night and have yourself a blast.

Jackson Avenue Pub

7 Jackson Ave Naperville, IL 60540

Looking for a top burger spot in the heart of downtown Naperville? Since 2012, Jackson Avenue Pub has been crafting a delicious menu featuring unique food options paired with local and specialty beers. Don’t miss their Heart Attack or Hangover burger specialties. Two faves you’ll love.

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