Wine, Beer and Spirits
August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co.
Enjoy wines crafted by hand in the heart of LaSalle County! Every glass or bottle you purchase in their downtown Utica tasting room is made by hand at their vineyard and production facility in LaSalle. Located just minutes from Starved Rock State park, this is the perfect place to find a wine to suit your palate. Whether it’s an August Hill wine, offering many delicious seasonal varieties or an ISC sparkling wine made in a time tested traditional method, there's something for everyone at the August Hill Tasting Room.
Back Door Lounge
Perched on a bluff high above the scenic Illinois River, Starved Rock Lodge’s The Back Door Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, dinner, small plates or late-night snacks after a long day outdoors! Order your favorite cocktail or one of their specially crafted beers by Leinenkugel and Tangled Roots. Best of all, there’s also live music every weekend with no cover charge.
CatsEye Wine Bar
This eclectic wine bar exudes urban-vintage charm and a relaxed neighborhood atmosphere. They offer a robust selection of wines and craft beers, all rotated seasonally. Consider trying one of their handcrafted cocktails and spirits, or a wine flight to sample several of their complementary seasonal wines.
Clarks Run Antiques and Wine Bar
Utica's newest and largest antique store, features a highly currated selections of finds from over 70 venders! You'll find rusty, old, recycled, weathered, refinished, shabby-chic, vintage, antique, chippy, trendy, or just plain cool items! The recent addtion of an on-sight wine bar and outdoor patio makes Clarks Run a must-stop on your next trip through Utica!
Clarks Run Creek Gifts and Wine
Clark's Run Creek Gifts and Wine, located just a short drive from Starved Rock State Park, is the perfect place to enjoy a wine tasting, do some gift shopping, or just relax with friends! They offer a wide variety of wines to buy and taste, and there's even an upstairs lounge where you can relax with your purchases.
Star Union Spirits
Star Union Spirits is a craft distillery, located in Peru's historic Westclox building, that manufactures small-batch spirits from locally sourced fruits and grains. The distillery has a public tasting room where guests are able to view the entrancing copper still and the wonders of the spirit distillation and production. Curious visitors are able to sample Star Union Spirits' delicious hand-crafted spirits along with artisanal cocktails. They also offer facility tours that illuminate the art of fruit-to-bottle processes, and the history of the Star Union Brand.
Tangled Roots Brewing Co.
Tangled Roots Brewing Company is a craft-made establishment located in historic downtown Ottawa, offering a locally grown farm-to-foam experience and a roster of delcious craft beers that compliment your trip to LaSalle County and Starved Rock State Park. At the TR Tap Room, you'll find one-off experimental beers, limited run collaborations with other Illinois brewers, as well as live concerts and events.