Oak Brook Hills Resort launches its first Fourth of July bash. You can watch the Westmont fireworks, drink in hand, while listening to live music by Red Seven green-side along the Willow Crest Golf Club. Party from 6 to 10 p.m. with $4 Miller Lite, Coors Lite and Bud Light, $5 Heineken, Summer Shandy and Amstel, $5 Lime-a-Ritas, $6 margaritas and pina coladas and $4 12-ounce cans of Goose Island 312 and IPA. Crash at the resort with packages starting at $179.
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Oak Brook Hills Resort, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. (630) 850-5555 or oakbrookhillsresortchicago.com.
The recently opened Gnarly J's in Downers Grove boasts three bars under one roof in a 19,000-square-foot venue that accommodates two indoor sand volleyball courts, four bowling lanes, pool tables, darts and bags games. The daily drink menu calls for $3 domestic cans and drafts, and $4 Sam Adams, Blue Moon, Fat Tire and Leinenkugel seasonal drafts.
Gnarly J's, 1211 Butterfield Road Suite B, Downers Grove. (630) 688-4595 or gnarlyjs.com.
Finn McCool's cruise-ins
On Mondays throughout summer, cruise in to Finn McCool's between 6 and 9 p.m. to check out hot cars and cool drinks. Specials include $4 burgers and $5 deluxe burgers with cheese and fries, as well as $5 20-ounce Leinenkugels, Sam Adams, 80 Acres, Angry Orchard, Miller Lite and Crispin drafts, and $6 Guinness. All cars, trucks and bikes welcome for Cruise Night. Prizes awarded.
Finn McCool's, 1941 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg. (847) 303-5100 or finnmccoolschicago.com.
-- Sara Hooker