With the official first day of summer finally here, outdoor festivities are the sure way to go when it comes to celebrating the season. But of course, our locations and their patrons want to game during the summer as well. Luckily for them, we have waterfront locations along the Chain O’Lakes to keep them gaming all summer long.

Chain O’Lakes is a recreational waterway consisting of 15 lakes, including the Fox River and other channels. Just about an hour away from Chicago, it attracts tens to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the weekends and holidays.

AHG Waterfront Locations

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Port Edward Restaurant
20 West Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102
Fox River

You can call this gaming location seafood heaven. With Friday night international seafood buffets, champagne Sunday brunches, live weekend music, and daily specials, this waterfront location is sure to please. They were even rated “Five Forks” by the food critic show, Check, Please. This is a Platinum Players App Rewards location.

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Hermann’s Bar and Grill
300 Center St. Port Barrington, IL 60010
Fox River

Established in the 1950s, this cozy, family-owned gaming location is a neighborhood favorite. Whether gamers like to enjoy the summer weather boating, fishing or cooling off playing darts, Hermann’s Bar and Grill has enough to keep them busy all day long. And if gamers get hungry, they can enjoy pizza and hot pretzels all day, with burgers until 5pm.

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Broken Oar
614 Rawson Bridge Rd. Port Barrington, IL 60010
Fox River

Broken Oar Marina and Bar offers the most gorgeous, scenic views. Featuring a skydeck, full-service marina, an oar stage, and a party tent, this location is known for keeping its visitors entertained during the summer months. If gamers get thirsty, they can visit the beer garden, which just so happens to be the largest in McHenry County. This is a Platinum Players App Rewards location.

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Kief’s Reef
3505 S Wright Rd. McHenry, IL 60050
Fox River

This mom and pop tavern right off the Fox River welcomes boaters and gamers alike. Since 1987, this gaming location has offered great food and low prices. With fresh fish and daily specials, gamers are sure to leave both full and entertained. Visitors can park their boat in one of the eight boat slips (or park their car) at Kief’s Reef for some good summer fun.

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Oak Park Lounge
801 Oak Grove Rd. Johnsburg, IL 60051
Pistakee Bay

Being the oldest bar in the Chain O’Lakes, this gamer location always aims to please with its scenic views and outdoor events. From their spectacular 4th of July fireworks show to occasional live bands, Oak Park Lounge is a great spot to relax on a summer night. They make a mean Bloody Mary, too.

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Cabana’s on the Chain
614 W Bald Knob Rd.
Pistakee Bay

From the savory, one-of-a-kind kabobs to their over-the-top Bloody Mary, Cabana’s on the Chain doesn’t disappoint. The scenic views from the outdoor patio paired with the cozy decor and good company easily makes this a lounging favorite. This is a Loyalty Punch Card Rewards and Platinum Players App Rewards location.

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Aquarium Bar & Grill
139 Arthur Ave. Fox Lake, IL 60020
Nippersink Lake

With a name like Aquarium, it’s should come as no surprise that this water-themed bar offers their now infamous “minnow shots”, which include a small fish inside of them. Featured on Wild Chicago, ESPN, and Mancow, this off-the-lake gaming location welcomes both neighborhood regulars and visitors far and wide to check out their minnow aquarium or indulge in authentic tacos on Thursdays. This is a Loyalty Punch Card and Platinum Players App Rewards location.

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Squawbar Bar & Marina
800 Rollins Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60041
Squaw Creek

Enjoy an evening on eight acres of property off Squaw Creek at this gaming location. The perfect venue for parties and events, Squawbar offers plenty of game play options from video slots to volleyball, pool tables, darts, and even horseshoes. This is a Loyalty Punch Card Rewards location.

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Haling’s Resort
26365 W Lotus Rd. Antioch, IL 60002
Grass Lake

With a rich history stemming from the four generations of Haling’s family owners, this resort is a perfect gaming location for gamers to wind down. The year-round saloon within the resort offers five video gaming machines, and visitors can participate in swimming, fishing, and boating for outdoor fun. This is a Loyalty Punch Card Rewards location.

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Bridgeport Inn
42411 N Converse Rd. Antioch, IL 60002
Fox River

Gamers can enjoy a delicious burger, hand-cut french fries/potato chips, and Taco Tuesdays at this lakefront bar. For entertainment, pool tables and sand volleyball are available. This is a Loyalty Punch Card Rewards location.

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Sandbar Bar & Grille
42411 N Converse Rd. Antioch, IL 60002
Lake Marie

This boat and fisherman-friendly gaming location is the perfect place for bar food favorites and daily specials. When they’re not enjoying the latest Chicago sports games on the huge selection of TVs, patrons can enjoy the summer weather on the bar’s large deck and huge patio. This is a Loyalty Punch Card Rewards location.

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Nor Shore II
25164 North Ave. Antioch, IL 60002
Lake Catherine

This “true neighborhood bar” is a classic, simple spot for a casual drink and video gaming. Gamers can feel free to test out the jukebox, play darts, or reminisce through pictures of the bar in its swing days. This is a Loyalty Punch Card Rewards location.

Looking for more summer fun? Check out the rest of our gaming locations. Also, be sure to download our Platinum Players App to earn exclusive rewards when you game.

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