Bro-Cation in the Chicago Southland
Welcome to the Chicago Southland, gentlemen! Our region is home to 15 craft breweries, luscious golf courses and plenty of dude-approved attractions. Whether you’re staying for a week or only a day, your entire crew will feel at home here in the Chicago Southland.
Begin your Chicago Southland visit with lunch at At the Office Sports Bar & Grill in Crestwood. This casual sports bar has great food and a fun atmosphere! Try one of their delicious burgers. Enjoy lunch on their outdoor patio or watch your favorite sport in the dining room.
After filling up on lunch, head to Eagle Sports Range in Oak Forest. Try out the various shooting ranges that Eagle Sports Range has available! Make sure to grab your rental pass before heading out to the range so you and your crew can try out any of Eagle Sports Range’s 100+ firearms—that’s $75,000 worth of firearms for the price of one pass!
Next, keep the adrenaline pumping as you visit Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events in Mokena. Accelerate features European-style indoor go-karting, axe throwing and an on-site arcade. The state-of-the-art electric go-karts at Accelerate can go up to 50 MPH! Unleash your inner warrior and try your hand at axe throwing. If you’d prefer a more chill experience, visit the arcade that houses classic games like skee-ball and air hockey.
Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events, Mokena
Finish up your first day in the Chicago Southland with some great beer and food at Arrowhead Ales Brewing Company in New Lenox. Arrowhead Ales serves up craft beers that push the limits of the traditional styles. Be sure to enjoy live entertainment and weekly open mic and acoustic performances.
Kick off the day with a hearty meal from Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe in Burbank. Breakfast is available until 11:30 AM. Fill up on pancakes or an omelet. If you’d prefer some of Chuck’s famous BBQ, wait until lunchtime and chow down on ribs, pulled pork, grilled chicken or more of the delectable dining options.
Next, it’s off to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview to cheer on Chicago’s newest professional team, the Chicago Hounds. The Chicago Hounds are a professional rugby team competing in Major League Rugby (MLR), North America’s professional rugby competition. Stop by the concession stands for snacks and don’t forget to buy your Chicago Hounds merch!
After watching the pros play, go to Dave & Buster’s in Orland Park to play some games yourself. Dave & Buster’s has hundreds of games to enjoy, like Candy Crush Saga, Star Wars Battle Pod and Pac-Man Battle Royale. The Orland Park location even has billiards; challenge your friends to a game of 8-ball!
Dave & Buster’s, Orland Park
Time for dinner! Hooters in Orland Park is the perfect way to spend your second night in the Chicago Southland. Enjoy their classic chicken wings or any of the delicious sandwiches, seafood or salads, all served by the famous Hooters Girls. This location has a full bar, plus daily specials every Monday and Wednesday.
The night isn’t over yet! Make your way over to Brothership Brewing Co. in Mokena for some late-night brews. Brothership Brewing is dedicated to making quality beer while providing a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. They specialize in New England IPAs, Imperial Stouts, and Sour IPAs, and keep their draft list fresh and rotating.
No guys’ getaway would be complete without a trip to one of the Chicago Southland’s beautiful golf courses. End your visit to the Chicago Southland with a stop at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood. Ravisloe is the only public Donald Ross course in Illinois. It has been recognized by multiple local and national publications, including Golf Magazine and Golf Advisor.
Ravisloe Country Club, Homewood
After 18 holes of golf, settle in for a meal at Ravisloe’s on-site restaurant, Rossy’s Roost. Dine outside on the patio that overlooks the beautiful golf course!
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