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Nightlife in Jacksonville, Illinois

Exploring Jacksonville, Illinois doesn't have to stop when the sun goes down. There are plenty of fun bars/restaurants and other nightlife options around Jacksonville that can keep you busy into the night. Our guide can help you find some great things to do at night in Jacksonville when you stay at Villa DeWolf.

Lahey's Lounge

  • Address: 311 W. State St. Jacksonville, IL
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday
  • Phone: 217-245-5526

Lahey's Lounge is one of the many local bars you can find in Jacksonville. It sits in historic downtown just a few blocks west of Central Park. Guests can enjoy alcoholic drinks as well as good company as many guests comment on how friendly the bartender is when they visit. Guests can also try their hand at billiards or just meet some new friends over drinks. The bar also serves food during business hours.

Kuhl Tyme Korner

Address: 901 W. Morton Ave. Jacksonville, IL
Hours: 10 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday; Noon to 1:30 a.m. Saturday through Monday
Phone: 217-245-5845
Kuhl Tyme Korner is more than a top-notch Jacksonville bar. It provides a fun atmosphere filled with live music and quality bartenders. Kuhl Tyme Korner allows guests to venture away from downtown and near Jacksonville Community Park as it sits on the southern edge of town. Be sure to check out the Facebook page for upcoming events as well as bands and musicians set to play at the bar.

Waters Edge Winery and Bistro of Jacksonville

  • Address: 1061 E. Morton Ave. Jacksonville, IL
  • Hours: 3-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 217-602-2010

Waters Edge Winery is a sophisticated option for guests who want a taste of wine from the area. The wine menu features red, white and Sangria wines as well as a bistro menu. Owner Miek Hayes is a Jacksonville native who selects all wines on the menu. On top of offering a hefty selection of wines, Waters Edge also hosts live music throughout the year so refere to the calendar for upcoming events.

West Morgan Depot

  • Address: 213 W. Morgan St. Jacksonville, IL
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Phone: 217-245-1401

West Morgan Depot is a bar with a little something for everyone. The bar features indoor and outdoor seating to complement its drink menu that includes beer, cocktails and wine. The atmosphere is casual and there is live music and dancing. Don't forget to check out the happy hour drink menu as well as low prices.

Bill's West State Tavern

  • Address: 315 W. State St. Jacksonville, IL
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; Noon to midnight Sunday
  • Phone: 217-245-8021

Bill's West State Tavern sits close to Jacksonville's Central Park and is a staple of Jacksonville's nightlife. Guests can enjoy beer, cocktails and other hard liquor options when they visit. There are several bar games available including slot machines. The tavern is also a great place to meet people and interact with a friendly bartender.

GoodTime Docs Bar & Grill

  • Address: 220 S. Main St. Jacksonville, IL
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Phone: N/A
If you're looking for a great sports bar, then stop by Goodtime Docs for a fun experience. The bar has been open since 1985 and draws inspiration from the owner's late father. The menu is centered on pizza and burgers with a host of drink options. The bar hosts several events throughout the year including weekly bingo every Thursday.