Cool and craveable: Choose from a variety of cocktails and coffees in the Fox Valley

If you find yourself strolling along the Fox River this summer, you will be able to quench your thirst with a flavorful, artistic beverage from suburban cocktail bars and coffee houses.


Bar Evolution — Batavia

Draft beer and specialty cocktails dominate their tasty-sounding menu, with seasonal changes to their mixed drinks. 27 N. River St., Batavia.

The Lewis — St. Charles

Signature cocktails like Logan’s Run feature vodka, lemon and cucumber and Ancho Reyes Verde. 106 E. Main St., St. Charles.

With a name like Martini Room, you know you’re going to be spoiled for choice when it comes to martini-styled cocktails. Courtesy of James Kalemis Photography

Martini Room — Elgin

Flights of mini martinis, unique seasonal martinis and signature sips — there’s much to enjoy. 161 E. Chicago St., Elgin. martiniroomelgin

Hacienda Real — Geneva

Try the Margarita Carnaval, a deliciously tropical drink served inside a pineapple. 1602 Commons Drive, Suite 600, Geneva.

Vintage 53 — St. Charles

Enjoy expertly crafted classic cocktails and bubbly on a hot summer’s day. 162 S. 1st St., St. Charles.

Bleuroot's second level patio overlooks the Fox River. Daily Herald file photo

Bleuroot — West Dundee

Try fantastically named cocktails like Beetle Juice, Earl Grey Spritz or Port in the Storm. 98 W. Main St., West Dundee.

The Old Republic Kitchen + Bar in Elgin offers live music. Courtesy of Old Republic Kitchen + Bar

Old Republic Kitchen + Bar — Elgin

Cool off with a blue Electric Iced Tea or a vivid green Ecto Cooler. 155 S. Randall Road, Elgin.

Lounge 51 — Elgin

Check out frozen cocktails like pina coladas or refreshing fruity mojitos. 51 S. Grove Ave., Elgin.

The Alchemist — Geneva

Choose from a long list of artisanal craft cocktails like Confucius’ Final Cocktail, Spring Fling and a New Day in Dublin, featuring West Cork Irish Whisky. 477 S. 3rd St., Geneva.

Preservation — Geneva

Take in the tartly delicious In a Pickle or feel elegant sipping on the Regal Blush. 513 S. 3rd St., Geneva.

French 75 — Aurora

Check out original cocktails like Mundy’s Mood with Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon or the Kickin’ Cherry Mule with jalapeño-infused tequila. 56 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.

Moto Imōto — St. Charles

Happy hour is a delicious mix of sumptuous drinks and yummy small bites. 181 S. 1st St., St. Charles.

Grab a cold beer from the Pollyanna Brewing Company in St. Charles Courtesy of Pollyanna Brewing Company

Pollyanna Brewing — St. Charles

Choose from barrel-aged, seasonal and year-round beers — make sure to check out their website for specific labels. 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles.

Stockholm’s — Geneva

Enjoy a microbrew or one of their many crafted cocktails and martinis. 306 W. State St., Geneva.

Sidecar Supperclub — Batavia

A refreshing venue with plenty of beer, whiskey and cocktails. 12 N. River St., Batavia.

The Hive Tavern & Eatery — St. Charles

Seasonally flavored and carefully crafted cocktails like the Whale & the Bee and Citrus Mules are worth a try. Cocktails may vary from season to season. 204 W. Main St., St. Charles.


Alexander’s Café — Elgin

Nosh on a variety of breakfast fare while sipping on a mocha, frappuccino and more. 1725 N. State St., Elgin.

Arcedium Coffeehouse — St. Charles

Fair Trade organic coffee featuring smoothies, Arcedium Arctics and classically styled lattes. 60 Indiana St., St. Charles.

Bocadito’s Café — Batavia

Check out their coffees options and bites to get your day going. 11 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia.

Coffee Drop Shop — Geneva

From flavored to regional coffees and more, this shop slow-roasts its coffee beans every day. 227 S. 3rd St., Suite 107, Geneva.

Hey Sugar — Geneva

Venture into the unknown with their Lavender Shakerato or the Indian sweet tea, among other classic coffee choices. 507 S. 3rd St., Geneva.

Viator Coffee Co. — Elgin

Nosh on hot breakfast and baked goods while fueling up on their rich coffee. 51 S. Grove Ave., Elgin.

Limestone Coffee & Tea — Batavia

Is anything better than a salted caramel latte when out and about? Don’t miss their other signature drinks alongside espresso and coffee choices. 8 W. Wilson St., Batavia.

Maple Leaf Roasters — St. Charles

This cafe focuses on coffee, plus tea, cold brew and more. 1 Illinois St., St. Charles.

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