Peoria is often nicknames as "The River City" as well as "Whiskeytown". A center for diverse culture, this city has many different registered historical places, as well as museums to attend. Peoria citizens love to watch sports here at the Peoria Civic Center, and there are new developments happening in downtown all of the time. Here are all of the best bars and restaurants in the city!


619 SW Water St
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 674-7267

John S Rhodell Brewery is a fantastic place to go for friends! In fact, with the 'brew your own' option, this establishment is an activity in and of itself. There's a reason why so many people come here, and it has to do with their amazing selection of beer. There's a cherry dark ale that's completely mindblowing here, so be sure to try it out.


619 W Main St
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 636-8719

Blue is an eclectic bar with a lot to offer to those who are looking for a great time out! The jukebox here is awesome, with relevant favorites as well as olides. They have high quality craft beers, as well as imported and home drafts as well. There are great board games to be played here, as well as a friendly staff who are always accommodating.


619 SW Water St
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 673-6000

Kelleher's Irish Pub and Eatery is a great place for some Irish delicacies. You'll definitely want to try their Guiness Beef Bites and Shepherds Pie. You can't go wrong with the Guinness stew either, as it comes topped with mashed potatoes. Be sure to try out their amazing Irish beer and cocktails that won't break the bank during happy hour!


4501 N Rockwood Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 681-0800

Donnelly's Pub is a favorite in Peoria, and with a sip of their beer, it's not hard to see why. The bar in this establishment was made from an antique church organ box, giving it a unique ambiance. The waitresses are always very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Be sure to order the pork tenderloin, as it's the crowd favorite, and a fantastic way to get to know Peoria.


7610 N Grand Prairie Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 691-1885

Old Chicago is one of the best places for pizza in the area. To sum this place up, you're going to get an amazing beer selection and some of the best pizza you've ever tasted. Their deep dish is soft, yet just firm enough to handle the massive amount of toppings they put into it. With 110 beers on tap, you might have a hard time deciding.


212 SW Water St
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 655-5003

Martini's on Water Street is an old train station turned into a martini bar! It has gorgeous high ceilings and fabulous decor. They have live entertainment here that is always entertaining and talented! The bartenders work all night, and they're extremely attentive to their clients. Be sure to try the bomp pop martini, sweet tart martini, and the amazing watermelon martini.


2713 W 2nd St
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 243-5036

This bar and grill is a fantastic place to get some great food and cheap drinks! This bar and grill is newly remodeled with pool tables, jukeboxes, flat screen televisions, and more. You won't break the bank eating and drinking here. There's ample space in here, so it seemingly never gets crowded, although the atmosphere is always bustling with activity.


1818 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 966-1415

Mango is one of the best places to enjoy your weekend. After all, it's not often you come across a fondue bar in the area! Be sure to try all of their different fondues, as their variety ranges from savory to sweet. You're sure to enjoy the wide variety of choices on the menu, and there's even a kids menu for those picky eaters. Stop by today!


1200 W Main St
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 494-9600

The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill is everything you could ever want from a fantastic bar and grill. The food is great here, and there are options you're guaranteed to love. Be sure to try their appetizer of fried green beans! You'll be able to pick something for the whole family, even those picky eaters in the bunch. To make matters even better, there's always specials on drinks here.


7301 N Radnor Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 692-0800

Double A's is a great place to enjoy some flavorful pizza and tender wings. The pizza was voted best in Peoria, so you know it's great. The jalapeno burger is a favorite among the crowds, and the atmosphere is very welcoming. There are televisions everywhere, so no matter where you sit, you won't have to worry about getting a good view of the big game.