Springfield, Illinois has a lively nightlife serving up everything from locally brewed craft beers to live music and dancing. Whether your scene isdacing or a relaxed evening with friends, here are some places where you can get a little taste of the nightlife in Springfield.
If you are in the mood for live music on a Friday or Saturday night, head on over to Boondocks Pub located at 2909 N. Dirksen Pkwy. This 9,000-square-foot concert hall hosts a variety of shows by national and local musicians. Awarded 2016 Nightclub of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, this warehouse-style pub opens its front bar at 6 p.m. on performance nights. All shows are standing room only, but don’t worry, no matter where you are you will have an excellent view of the stage.
Craft Beer Bar
Owner’s Lou and Kathy Calvetti enjoy sharing their love of adventurous flavors and craft beer with nighttime patrons 21 and older. For the hard-core craft beer enthusiast, the Calvetti’s added a laidback craft beer class to their list of events that also includes a monthly featured brewery. Find the Craft Beer Bar at 430 E. Monroe. The Bar is open late, Monday through Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday from noon to 1 a.m.
True to its name, Boones Saloon is a western–themed burger joint featuring a delightful beer garden. Found in a charming, historical style brick building, this long-time local favorite is situated right near the Capitol at 301 W. Edwards. Boones is the perfect haunt for those that enjoy a comfortable place to enjoy a drink with friends. Boones is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays they open early for breakfast.
Club Station House
Club Station is an exceptional dance venue with everything you would expect from an unassuming gay nightclub including laser lights, drag shows, and karaoke. Club Station has a chill vibe, excellent bartenders, and a great D.J. spinning the hottest dance music around. Check out their Facebook page for weekly drink specials. Located near the train station at 306 E. Washington St., Club Station is open daily until 3 a.m.
Mess Hall Restaurant and Bar
The Mess Hall, part of the American Legion Post 32, is open to the public and offers video gaming and the coldest beer in the North End. Every Friday enjoy the Mess Hall’s all-you-can-eat Walleye dinner. Not only will you support our Veterans when you come into the Legion, but you will also enjoy super low prices on food and drinks. Find the Mess Hall Bar at 1120 Sangamon Ave. The Mess Hall opens the bar Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m.
Discover all the variety that Springfield’s nightlife has to offer. No matter what mood you are in, Springfield’s entertainment scene has you covered. Always drink responsibly and have a designated driver.