Ladies’ Night Out: Restaurants for Fun and Frolic

Grab a group of girlfriends and head out to one of these fun spots for adult beverages, fun atmosphere and tasty eats.

It’s Ladies’ Night! Live it up a little!

Arlington Heights

La Tasca, 25 W. Davis St., 847-398-2400
Tapas are always festive! The original small plates concept, and sangria to boot.


Allium, 120 E. Delaware Place, 312-799-4900
So artsy, comfy couches, flattering lighting, plus great food. It’s happening!

RPM Italian, 52 W. Illinois St., 312-222-1888
Über hot, so make your reservations now for whenever they’ll take you and then organize your friends.


Wildfish, 730 Waukegan Road, 847-317-9453
Sushi rolls and sake bombs. Get it!


The Cellar, 820 Clark St., 847-425-5112
I’ll have a mini burger and a Cosmo, please. I’m on a diet.

Found Kitchen & Social House, 1631 Chicago Ave., 847-868-8945

Fun and funky vibe here with fantastic cocktails, mismatched retro living room furniture to make you feel at home, and stunning food by Chef Nicole Pederson. Owner Amy Morton knows how to keep the fun going.

Union Pizzeria/SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., 847-475-2400
Fantastic wood-fired pizzas and salads; grab a bite and head into SPACE for the live music. Feel so hip.


Guanajuato, 72 Green Bay Road, 847-242-0501
White Sangria and their fish tacos are my choices. And avocado ice cream for dessert…


El Jardin, 1831 Tower Drive, 847-729-9888
You’re going to get the pool-sized margarita and a ride home.

Flight, 1820 Tower Drive, 847-729-9463
Impressive breadth of wine flights and really nice small plates.

Highland Park

Bluegrass, 1636 Old Deerfield Road, 847-831-0595
A little BBQ, a little bourbon, and we’ll call it a night.

La Casa de Isaac, 431 Temple Ave., 847-433-5550
Their Bloody Mary is a knockout, and the food is authentic…and kosher!


Miramar, 301 Waukegan Ave., 847-433-1078
Salad Nicoise and a glass of dry rose…make that a bottle.

Lake Forest

Market House on the Square, 655 Forest Ave., 847-234-8800
We love their recent facelift, and they’ll be glad to see yours!


Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., 847-362-6688
Fun atmosphere, great burgers.


Wildfire, 235 Parkway Drive, 847-279-7900,
Check out their famous Happy Hour.

Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, 847-499-5000,
Great music venue; wear leather.


Di Pescara, 2124 Northbrook Court, 847-498-4321
It’s Ladies’ Night all day here…lots of lunching and the drinking starts kind of early!

Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Road, 847-480-2323
Bocce, bowling, wonderful outdoor space, and decent Italian food make for a fun evening.


Happ Inn, 305 Happ Road, 847-784-9200
Why are you not already here? Everyone else is.


Tokio Pub, 1900 E. Higgins Road, 847-278-5181
Exotic cocktails, noodles and sushi. A winning combo!


Libertad, 7931 Lincoln Ave., 847-674-8100
They make the most of Hum liqueur, and I like it! Amazing food, by the way.


Depot Nuevo, 1139 Wilmette Ave., 847-251-3111
Our office parties often start (and end) here. Love that Pomegranate Margarita!


Trifecta Grill, 501 Chestnut St., 847-441-1700
Whether you choose the wine room or Blueberry Mojitos at the bar, you’ll be happy. Warning: noise can be deafening!


Pete Miller’s, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., 847-243-3700
Red meat. Red wine. Friends. Ahhh.

Saranello’s, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., 847-777-6878
Wines on tap, yummy pan pizzas and tiramisu. I call that an evening well spent.

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