Great Grills & Pubs

Charlies II

Burgers, sandwiches, homemade pizza, and a full bar. Open mic every Sunday night at 5:00, plus live entertainment some weekends.


The Iron Horse Social Club

This unique establishment caters to bikers and others who enjoy motorcycles, good food, and cold drinks. Along with the bar and grill, a vintage racing and motorcycle museum is onsite, plus a tattoo parlor and a wedding chapel. Live bands and other events. Open during the summer only.

314 Main Street, Savanna, Illinois 61074

Mill Wheel Tavern

Home of the best pork tenderloin around and the birthplace of Mill Wheel Chicken. Occasional live music on weekends.



One of Illinois’ biggest biker destinations! Complete with a merchandise store, tattoo parlor and full service pub with amazing food. Outdoor seating with a stage featuring live music every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Special weekends include: Club Night, Fight Night, Bike Night and Cruise Nights. Camping and showers are also available. Merchandise includes a wide variety of “Poopy” themed T-shirts, jackets, bandanas and more. This is definitely a stop not to be missed.


Baggers Pub & Grub

Located in downtown Savanna. Full service bar & restaurant plus dart boards, pool table and more!

Follow us on FB for weekly specials and live entertainment lineup.

405 Main St., Savanna, IL

The Crooked Roof Bar & Grill

Comfortable restaurant and bar with live music on weekends. Welcoming decor and a beer garden. Excellent food featuring handmade pizza, burgers, local meats and specialty menu items.


The Copper Cow

Your go-to place for drinks, dancing, live music and a good time! We can also host your meeting, banquet, reunion or reception. Check our Facebook page for updates on live music events and more.

My Friends Place

Full bar in downtown Savanna with great grill, wraps, and appetizer menu! Join us for a good time while sipping on a beverage and enjoying a meal. Don’t forget, you can also test your luck with the slot machines! We're open 11am to 2am Monday to Saturday, and 12pm to 2am on Sundays. Kitchen open until 11pm every night. Serving breakfast food until 2pm on weekends, Hot beef special on Mondays, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and crunchwraps on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

409 Main St, Savanna, IL 61074
(815) 273-0599

The Other Bar & Banquet Room Milledgeville

The friendliest bar in town with the coldest's on ice! We also have delicious homemade frozen pizza, additional food specials, video gaming, a large banquet hall, pool tables (free on Tuesday's), and drink specials!

Take advantage of our large banquet room (with private bar) for your next big event.

(815) 225-5650

Pub 225

310 N Main, Milledgeville, IL
(815) 973-3981

Ridge Runners Bar & Grill

Bar opens at 10am and stays open to 'whenever.' We're very biker friendly!

800 Main St., Savanna, IL
(815) 565-7137

River Ratz Bar & General Store

Full-service bar and liquor store. We also have video gambling.

44 Main St., Savanna, IL
(815) 273-0222

The Riverview Lodge

Youll find The Riverview Lodge conveniently located between Thomson and Savanna, near the Great River Road Bike Trail. Enjoy a relaxing casual atmosphere in our family restaurant and lounge, with delicious food and friendly staff.

Looking to get away for the weekend? The Lodge has a campground located minutes from the Mississippi River and we offer rental campers and everything you need to camp. If interested call 815-273-0289 to reserve a weekend or weekly rental! Like & follow us on Facebook for current hours, events and promotions!

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

5403 Riverview Rd., Thomson, IL
(815) 273-0289

The SandTrap at Sandburr Run Golf Course and Resort

A great pub and grill at the Sandburr Run nine hole golf course.

5020 Illinois Route 84 Thomson, IL 61285
(815) 902-6063

The Thomson Hangout

The Thomson Hangout is a new bar in town and is locally run & owned! With warm hometown feel, ice cold drinks, delicious food, & smiling faces you are sure to have a great time!

800 One Mile Rd., Thomson, IL
(815) 902-6095

Wally’s Playce

6 Washington St., Milledgeville, IL
(815) 225-5565

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