Essex

Blind Mule Bar at Hayden's Crossing

107 N Water St, Wilmington, IL 60481, Phone number (815) 476-5925

People in the area know that this one is a nice spot to hang with your Chicago Party Buses friends. We love the fact that the bar and restaurant areas are separate here and everything is excellent on both sides. The rustic barn-style decor is a real plus for us, and it's very authentic, not kitschy or silly at all. The service is really fantastic here! They are really on it! They'll take your drink order almost as soon as you walk in and before you know it you'll be noshing on delectable appetizers and then biting into a juicy pub burger with white cheddar. That's what we're talking about! Love it! Highly recommended.

Jones-eez Bar-B-Que

551 W Kennedy Rd, Braidwood, IL 60408, Phone number (815) 458-0995

Jones-eez Bar-B-Que is just a simple place to enjoy a dive bar atmosphere and simple bar food, just the way we like it! The pulled pork seems to be the specialty here, with so many of their items featuring it, including pork pizza, pork tater skins, and pulled pork nachos which we're simply in love with! They've got really good macaroni and cheese here as well that we'd highly recommend to you! The ambiance is very cool as well, with a rustic vibe, and it's kept nice and clean on top of that. The drinks are just great here and the bartenders are so friendly too. A top Chicago Party Buses recommendation!

La Piazza Ristorante

425 W Division St, Coal City, IL 60416, Phone number (815) 634-8300

La Piazza Ristorante is the must-visit restaurant in Essex and Coal City if you are craving a giant, delicious, melty cheese, yummy crust, piled-with-toppings pizza! Whether you dine in or enjoy their take out during your Chicago Party Buses trip, you will definitely enjoy your experience. The garbage pizza is perhaps what they're best known for, at least among our staff, and the prices are so affordable that it makes it even more irresistible! The garlic bread is good too and let's not forget to mention the stuffed pizza! Mm-mmm good! Try the eggplant parmesan too. Everything is superb!

Big Fish Bar & Grille

27425 S Will Rd, Wilmington, IL 60481, Phone number (815) 476-9331

Seafood lovers who are traveling with Chicago Party Buses in the Essex and Wilmington area absolutely fall for Big Fish Bar & Grille time and time again! The clam chowder is our go-to item here and we make sure to at least order a cup of that every time that we come in. The cheddar biscuits are a major attraction here as well, setting the stage for the really delicious entree that's to come. The shrimp linguine is one of our favorites in terms of entrees and the fish and chips is a nice choice as well! Closed on Mondays and open until 9:00 PM every other night. What a seafood lovers' haven!

Vino's Bar & Grill

120 Depot St, Gardner, IL 60424, Phone number (815) 237-8888

Vino's Bar & Grill is another popular pizza spot in the Essex and Gardner area. Chicago Party Buses customers request this one on the regular and we know why! It's all about that delectable thin crust pizza! We like to order the BLT specialty pizza when we have the chance to head out that way ourselves. If you happen to be there on a Sunday, it's smart to pop in and take advantage of their half price specials! Lots of craft beers to choose from too! On Tuesdays, it's buy one pizza get one free! Now that's what we're talking about! Service can be a tad slow here but the food is just amazing.