Make Reservations
12 Bar Lounge

12 Bar Lounge

Food & Drinks

At the 12 Bar Lounge, we invite you to embark on a culinary adventure where every bite and sip is a celebration of quality, creativity, and indulgence. Explore our menu featuring a delightful array of offerings, from meticulously crafted small plates to our signature fresh-ground burgers, succulent chicken sandwiches, vibrant seasonal salads, and an impressive selection of craft cocktails and beers. And if that's not enough to entice your palate, allow us to proudly declare that we house one of the most extensive whiskey and bourbon menus in Illinois.


Welcome to 12 Bar Lounge, where a remarkable culinary and entertainment journey awaits you. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled experience at the #3rd best rooftop bar in Illinois! Each visit is a chance to savor a symphony of flavors, featuring locally sourced cuisine accompanied by the vibrant notes of live music. Indulge in the perfect blend of exquisite dishes and live performances, all set against the backdrop of our extraordinary venue. 12 Bar Lounge invites you to elevate your dining and entertainment expectations, ensuring each visit is an unforgettable celebration of taste, music, and ambiance.

Culinary Delights

At 12 Bar Lounge, we take pride in curating a menu that celebrates locally sourced ingredients. From the juiciest and most mouthwatering burgers in town to uniquely crafted chicken sandwiches that tantalize your taste buds, we offer a diverse range of options to satisfy every palate. Our commitment to freshness extends to our vibrant salads featuring house-made dressings that elevate the dining experience.

Live Music Vibes

Immerse yourself in the soulful tunes and energetic beats that fill the air at 12 Bar Lounge. Our commitment to providing a unique live music experience enhances the atmosphere, turning your dining moments into unforgettable occasions. Whether you're enjoying a quiet dinner or joining us for a lively night out, the soundtrack at 12 Bar Lounge sets the stage for a truly memorable visit. But the magic doesn't stop there. In addition to our exceptional live music vibes, we've also curated an experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Elevate your evenings further as we introduce the talents of skilled DJs to our lineup. Feel the rhythm, experience the energy, and let the beats carry you through the night, enhancing the overall atmosphere and ensuring that every visit to 12 Bar Lounge is a dynamic fusion of culinary delights and vibrant entertainment.

Craft Cocktails

Indulge in the artistry of mixology with our crowd-pleasing craft cocktails. Our skilled bartenders craft each libation with precision, using house-made syrups and premium spirits to create drinks that not only refresh but also leave a lasting impression. Elevate your beverage experience and discover new favorites that will keep you coming back for more.

Rooftop Oasis (Weather Permitting)

Take your experience to new heights on our outdoor rooftop (open depending on weather). Bask in the open air as you enjoy your favorite dishes and drinks against a backdrop of the city skyline. The rooftop at 12 Bar Lounge is the perfect retreat for those seeking a breath of fresh air while savoring the vibrant energy of our venue.

At 12 Bar Lounge, we invite you to join us for a culinary journey, a live music experience, and a celebration of crafted cocktails. Whether you're a local or just passing through, our vibrant atmosphere is ready to welcome you. Come and discover why 12 Bar Lounge is not just a destination; it's an experience.

Our Story

Welcome to 12 Bar Lounge, a distinctive rooftop haven nestled in the heart of Peoria Heights. Our journey began with a vision—to create a unique space where the vibrant energy of live music, delectable cuisine, and expertly crafted beverages converge to offer an unparalleled experience.The concept of 12 Bar Lounge was born from a desire to elevate the social scene in Peoria Heights. We envisioned a rooftop bar that transcends the ordinary, a place where patrons could escape the everyday and immerse themselves in a sensory journey of taste and sound.

Whether you're a local seeking a new favorite spot or a visitor exploring Peoria Heights, 12 Bar Lounge invites you to become a part of our story. As we continue to evolve, our commitment remains unwavering—to provide an atmosphere where every visit is not just an evening out, but an immersive experience.

Join us at 12 Bar Lounge, where live music, culinary excellence, and crafted libations come together to create a unique narrative—one that unfolds with every beat, bite, and sip. Experience the heights of Peoria in a way you've never imagined. Welcome to 12 Bar Lounge—your destination, your experience.


At 12 Bar Lounge, we believe in making every visit special, and our weekly specials are designed to elevate your dining and imbibing experience. Join us from Tuesday through Saturday as we unveil a tempting array of seasonal delights and crafted libations.

Tasty Tuesdays: Burger and Fries Extravaganza

Kick off your week with our Tasty Tuesdays, where we present a mouthwatering deal on our signature burgers and fries. Enjoy the perfect pairing of a succulent burger and crispy fries at a discounted price, making Tuesdays the ultimate treat for burger enthusiasts.

Wine Wednesday: Sip, Savor, and Delight

Wednesdays are for wine lovers at 12 Bar Lounge! Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of our curated house wines with our Wine Wednesday specials. Elevate your midweek experience with the perfect pour and let our selection of house wines enchant your palate.

Thirsty Thursday: Cheers to Specialty Cocktails

Celebrate the approaching weekend with Thirsty Thursday, where our specialty cocktails take center stage. Join us for discounted prices on these handcrafted libations, each sip a journey into the art of mixology. Expand your palate and discover a new favorite concoction with our Thursday specials.

Happy Hour Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday (5-7 PM)

As the weekend approaches, join us for the Happy Hour Extravaganza every Friday and Saturday from 5-7 PM. Enjoy great deals on pitchers, buckets, and draft beers, creating the perfect atmosphere for unwinding after a long week. Pair your drinks with delectable appetizers at special prices, adding an extra layer of indulgence to your evenings.

At 12 Bar Lounge, we invite you to explore the flavors and enjoy the camaraderie with our specially crafted specials. From discounted burgers and wine to tantalizing cocktails and Happy Hour delights, there's something for everyone to savor. Join us each week as we transform your evenings into culinary and mixological adventures. Cheers to making every day at 12 Bar Lounge extraordinary!

** Specials are subject to change, to keep up to date on weekly specials please follow us on facebook (insert facebook link)**

12 Bar Food Menu

View 12 Bar Menu

12 Bar

Bar Bites

  • Charcuterie Board


    Cef selection of meats and cheeses paired with acutermants

  • Fried Jalepenos


    Hand breaded and fried jalepenos served with ranch

  • Philly Tots


    tater tots, queso, shaved steak, grilled onions and peppers.

  • Buffalo Bites


    fried cauliflower and house made buffalo sauce

  • Cheese Curds


    hand breaded and fried cheese curdes served with ranch

  • Trufle Parmesan Fries


    fries tossed in black truffle oil and parmesan served with aioli

  • Hummus


    roasted red pepper hummus served with bread and veggies

  • Pretzel bites


    soft pretzel bites lightly fried and serve with queso

  • Pulled Pork Nachos


    pulled pork, white queso, blackbeans, red onions, pickled jalapeños

  • Caprese Salad


    tomatoes, mozzerella, basil, balsamic and olive oil drizzle served with foccacia bread

  • 12 Bar Wings

    6 for $12 | 12 for $22 | 24 for $41

    traditional or breaded | SAUCES: Buffalo, chipotle bbq, whiskey bbq, teriyaki, hot honey, lemon pepper dry rub

  • Chicken Quesadilla


    Chicken, Caramelized Onions, Pickled Jalepenos


HOUSE-MADE DRESSINGS: Ranch, blue cheese, mustard vinaigrette, citrus vinaigrette, Caesar

  • Grilled Chicken Caesar


    romaine, pecorino cheese, house made caesar dressing

  • Seasonal Salad


    mixed green with rotating toppings that include: seasonal berries, paired with artisan cheese, nuts and other specialty toppings. Ask your server for details.

Sandwiches & Chicken

Includes fries and house salad +$2

  • Brisco Melt


    smoked brisket, white cheddar, spicy mayo, caramelized onions

  • Pulled Pork Sandwich


    chipotle bbq sauce, marinated onions, pickled jalapeños

  • Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich


    fried chicken, hot honey, spicy mayo, pickled onions

  • Chicken Bacon Wranch Wrap


    grilled or fried chicken, bacon, cheese, lettus and ranch wrapped in a flour tortilla with fries.

  • Music City Chicken Tenders


    homemade buffalo sauce, ranch, pickles


Includes fries and house salad +$2

  • 12 Bar Build Your own Chicken


    Grilled or fried with your choice of toppings

  • 12 Bar Build Your Own Burger


    Two 1/4 lb patties or Vegan Patty with up to 3 toppings


  • Churro Nachos


    fried tortilla chips, chocolate sauce, icing

  • Flat Top Cookie


    chocolate chip cookie

  • Cheesecake


    Vanilla cheesecake served with seasonal berries

Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or greater

+3% processing fee for credit card payments


12 Bar Lounge

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Friday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. & 4:30 to late

Sunday: Brunch 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fusion 45

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 5 to 10 p.m.

Sunday: Closed


4500 N. Prospect | Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 692-3343