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posted: 7/1/2014 5:00 AM

Night life events: Celebrate Fourth with Oak Brook Hills Resort

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Fourth bash

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.

Oak Brook Hills Resort, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. (630) 850-5555 or

Get Gnarly

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

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

-- Sara Hooker

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