John Barleycorn Schaumburg
The high-energy suburban outpost of the Lincoln Park favorite is a sprawling 22,000-square-foot entertainment complex featuring a restaurant and bar on the main floor and a stage for live music, dance floor, DJ booth and oversized booths geared towards large groups upstairs. Kick back on the lower level, featuring Barleycorn’s eclectic nautical theme with handmade model ships, ship paintings and boat-themed artifacts or head to the second floor for a sleek contemporary look with a soaring ceiling, rustic beams and exposed brick walls. The two-story space, which can accommodate 50-1,000 for private parties, is fitted with over 50 HDTVs and multiple jumbo screens for complete sports coverage. Expect a variety of local, regional and national DJs and live music every weekend; past shows include top names such as Bruno Mars, B.o.B., Dev and Cobra Starship. The menu features Barleycorn signatures such as burgers and fish and chips, but also offers expanded salad and sandwich options, and heartier entrées such as USDA Prime steaks and seafood.