Duffy's Tavern

101 Mill Street, Utica, IL, 61373, United States
(815) 667-4324
Latitude: 41.34138, Longitude: -89.00969

website

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.00 | Atmosphere: 4.50 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 4.00
81.7
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 1 reviews.
If you were logged in, you could review or add photos. Or check-in to keep track of your visits.

Log in | Sign up


emerge077 (344)
Friday 27th of August 2010 02:28:12 PM
link

Duffy's is a diamond in the rough in the small town of Utica near Starved Rock state park.

It seems to attract locals, families, and tourists alike, and for good reason. It has an authentic worn-in charm, as if it's been here for decades, and will be for years to come. It's a wedge shaped building with a corner entrance draped in pine boughs and holiday decor. Once inside, the long antique bar extends to the left, with table and booth seating along the wall on the right. Next to our table there was an old beer label for "Shabbona Brew" from Ottawa Brewing Co., 2 3/4% abv. Above the bar there were all sorts of dusty antique instruments, and vintage decor in general.

The 16 taps rotate frequently I was told, with Dark Horse, Southern Tier, Capital, Founders, Rogue, and a few other crafts. The house beers were actually Warsteiner Dunkel, and Leinies Special Amber. They also had O'Haras and the obligatory Irish taps. Bottle selection was "extensive" I was told, but didn't get a list, so that was hard to verify. The bartender mentioned about 5 different Oktoberfests, one on special for only $2. Pints of Crooked Tree IPA and Capital Winter Skål were $4.

The service was timely, and the food was excellent. I had the corned beef sandwich, which was a thick lean cut with a tender texture. The complimentary bread basket was a nice touch also. I'll be back here as often as I can for an authentic small town tavern experience.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 4.25
81.7
Overall

No photos added yet.

LocationTypeBeer Mapping ScoreGoogle ScoreDistance
Uptown Grill Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.6 out of 5 4.62 miles away)
Rudy's Liquor Store Beer Store 80.0 4.97 miles away)
Waterstreet Pub and Eatery Beer Bar/Restaurant 80.0 4 out of 5 5.97 miles away)
Pagan O'Leary Public House Beer Bar/Restaurant 12.63 miles away)
Four Seasons Liquors Beer Store 4.4 out of 5 30.58 miles away)
Vineyard Liquors Beer Store 4.9 out of 5 33.07 miles away)
Vinos Bar and Grill Beer Bar/Restaurant 38.06 miles away)
Route 6 Liquors Beer Store 78.3 4 out of 5 38.90 miles away)
Tap House Grill - Oswego Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.1 out of 5 41.38 miles away)
Thirsty Liquors Beer Store 53.3 3.8 out of 5 43.54 miles away)
Lundeen's Discount Liquors - DeKalb Beer Store 83.3 4 out of 5 43.62 miles away)
Armanetti's Liquors - Shorewood Beer Store 83.3 43.65 miles away)
Cardinal Wine and Spirits - Shorewood Beer Store 45.21 miles away)
Tap House Grill - Plainfield Beer Bar/Restaurant 95.0 3.8 out of 5 45.25 miles away)
T-Birds Beer Store 63.3 45.61 miles away)
Woodman's Food Market - North Aurora Beer Store 81.7 45.84 miles away)
Fox Valley Homebrew and Winery Supplies Homebrew 4.8 out of 5 45.97 miles away)
Cardinal Wine and Spirits - Joliet Beer Store 80.0 4.3 out of 5 46.04 miles away)
Lundeen's Discount Liquor Beer Store 70.0 46.14 miles away)
Lundeen's Discount Liquors - Sycamore Beer Store 70.0 46.18 miles away)
Discount Liquors Beer Store 71.7 4.2 out of 5 46.20 miles away)
Hardware Sustainable Gastropub and Brewery Brewpub 4.4 out of 5 46.21 miles away)
Binny's Beverage Depot - Plainfield Beer Store 77.5 46.31 miles away)
Two Brothers Roundhouse Brewpub 80.8 4.4 out of 5 46.42 miles away)
Nevin's Brewing Company Brewpub 47.15 miles away)
Liquor Lane Beer Store 52.5 4 out of 5 47.26 miles away)
Tommy Nevin's Pub Beer Bar/Restaurant 48.22 miles away)
Armanetti Beverage Mart Beer Store 91.7 3.7 out of 5 48.77 miles away)
Iron&Glass Beer Store 4.8 out of 5 49.31 miles away)
HydroCork Homebrew 49.38 miles away)