725 Clark Drive
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: (815) 398-8900
Fax: (815) 398-4399
Bars & Cafes
Along the cobblestone streets of Rockford, there stands the opulent Franchesco's Ristorante.The amber interiors embellished with purple lights, and furnished with dark sienna tables with fancy silverware resonate the affluent motto of the restaurant. The food served is predominantly Italian from pastas, salads,paninis and mouth watering pizzas A fully stocked bar with a notable wine list is a special feature. Catering and banquet facilities for business meetings, weddings and other private events are also available.
Don't let the demure appearance and unexpected location of this bustling bar fool you. Take 20 is a place where you will find great music, delicious food and all the fixings for a good time. With its laid-back ambiance and friendly atmosphere, Take 20 is a great place to hang out with friends over drinks, or even to enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading to work. Apart from potent cocktails, the bar also whips up a mean chili, scrumptious burgers, juicy steaks, pizza and some of the hottest wings around. While the daily drink specials and the bar's laid-back vibe are plenty to draw in the crowds, Take 20 is best known for the stellar live performances held here. Despite its modest stature, Take 20 has hosted performances by bands like INCITE, Romantic Rebel, Seasons After and The Last Vegas. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on the latest shows and specials.
A petit cafe in downtown Rockford, Katie’s Cup is named after the wife of Martin Luther, Katharina Luther, and was founded with help from the Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries. The decor is charming, with the menu being written on blackboards, with bare brick walls lining most of the cafe. Besides the sumptuously fresh coffee and baked delicacies, the cafe also sells crafts handmade by local artists. Katie’s Cup also rents out its premises for a range of events. See the website for more information.
This local bagel store offers a variety of bagels and other pastries.
Sud’s O’Hanahan’s Irish Pub offers you an authentic Irish experience, whether it be in terms of food, drinks or atmosphere. Live blues, jazz, Irish balad, classic rock and country music events often happen here.