Wet Your Whistle during Lake County Restaurant Week

“99 bottles of beer, spirits and wine on the wall.”

Restaurant Week may be known for its delicious eats and even more delicious deals, but some of the participating restaurants are stepping up to the plate with an array of spectacular beverages to wet your whistle. Not to mention the Lake County Libation Trail showcases 21 breweries, wineries and distilleries to quench your thirst.

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer, there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria,” said Benjamin Franklin.

Don’t forget to put these participating Lake County Libation Trail/Restaurant Week drinking holes into your 10 Days to Savor schedule. Here is your guide on how to wet your whistle during Lake County Restaurant Week.

Half Day Brewing Co.

Lincolnshire, IL

Lake County Restaurant Week Menu (LCRW): Three Course Meal – $25 per person

House-brewed beers on tap:

  • Half Day Brewing/Lake Zurich Brewing Jerarca de Leche
  • Half Day Cloud Cover IPA
  • Half Day Coffee Infused IRon Horse Porter
  • Half Day Frozen Tundra
  • Half Day Nite Chief
  • Half Day Nitro Coffee Infused Iron Horse Porter
  • Half Day Nitro Nite Chief
  • Half Day Warrior Paint

Light the Lamp Brewery

Grayslake, IL

LCRW Menu: 10 percent off of food

House-brewed beer on tap:

  • Candi Jail (Belgian-style Double IPA)
  • 1980 Miracle (Pale Ale)
  • Sin Bin Stout
  • Smøl (Norwegian-style table beer with lime peel)
  • Passing Afternoon (Classic Saison)
  • Squishee
  • Stuck with a Secret (IPA)
  • Imperial Red  Line
  • Mr. Thief (Scottish-style Ale)
  • Nitro Red
  • Red Line Ale

Lynfred Winery

Wheeling, IL

LCRW Tasting Offer: Four wine samples for the price of one

House Favorites:

  • Fred’s Red
  • Fred’s White
  • Sweet Heart Red
  • Vin de City Red
  • Vin de City White
  • 2014 Cabernet-Syrah-Carmenere Reserve
  • Rosé
  • Wedding White
  • Wedding Red

Mickey Finn’s Brewery

Libertyville, IL

LCRW Offer: Four Beer Samples, $1 each and/or Wagyu Burger with Mickey Finn’s handcrafted beer

House-made brews:

  • Bohemian Hopsody (Pilsner)
  • 847 Suburban Wheat Ale (Pale Wheat Ale)
  • Sesh 06297 (Pale Ale)
  • Amber Ale (Amber/Red)
  • Choka West Coast IPA (IPA)
  • Pineapple Express IPA (Imperial IPA)
  • Russian Imperial Stout (Stout)
  • Yorkie Bitter (English Bitter)

North Shore Distillery

Green Oaks, IL

LCRW tasting offer: Two distillery cocktails and pretzel bites

House-made spirits:

  • Beehive Curacao
  • Ethel’s Eye of Newt Cordial
  • Siréne Absinth Verte
  • Aquavit Private Reserve

Onion Pub Brewery


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MISFIT IPA 💀 • • • • • • #WildOnionBrewery #IPA #Misfit #CraftBeer #DrinkLocal #Beer #LakeBarrington #Centrifuge #2019

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Lake Barrington, IL

LCRW Offer: Radio Free Brat cooked in Radio Free Pilsner with Saukerkraut and Jack Stout Brown Mustard

House-made brews:

  • Misfit (American IPA)
  • Hefty Weiss (Hefe-Weizen)
  • Kainz Brau (Bohemian Pilsner)
  • Phat Chance (Blonde Ale)
  • Paddy Pale Ale (Pale Ale)
  • Hop Slayer (Double IPA)

Ravinia Brewing Co.


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YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS?!?!? 🐫🐪🐫🐪……That’s right kids…..IT’S INFUSION WEDNESDAY!!!!…..Where did you think I was going with that one??…..Inspired by a recent concert….Fresh Rosemary and Grapefruit infused with our Steep Ravine IPA…..I’m calling this one the “Evil” Ravine 🤠🍻….The Taproom opens at 5 PM for your consuming pleasure!!!…. PS- Just a friendly reminder, the Taproom will be closed to the public tomorrow, Thursday February 14th, for our sold out 90’s Prom Event. #raviniabrewing #infusionwednesdays #humpday #drinklocal #craftbeer #chicagonorthshore #illinoiscraftbeer #freshingredients #foodpics #foodandbeer #almosttheweekend #interpol #highlandpark #steepravineipa #youknowwhatdayitis🐪 #brewery #chicagobrewery #funwithbeer #independentbrewery #beersofinstagram #beerme #almostpromnight #instagood #ravinia #beerpairing

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Highland Park, IL

LCRW Menu: $18 Menu – Burrito Bite or chips, salsa & guacamole, two tacos, one dessert

House-made brews:

  • Sleep Ravine (IPA)
  • Food Truck (Pilsner)
  • Flight of the Rooster (Saison)
  • Grunsfeld Lager (Lager)
  • Baldwin Porter (Porter)
  • Cranberry Four Shore (Witbier)
  • Coarse Correction (Belgian Blonde)

Wright’s Brew & Bistro

Lincolnshire, IL

LCRW Menu: Two-course meal plus two visiting draft beers

House-made brews:

  • Honey Badger Ale

To learn more about Lake County Restaurant Week: 10 Days to savor, continue here. To take the Lake County Libation Trail, click here.

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