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.
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.
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.
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!
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12 Bar Food Menu
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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites$12
fried cauliflower and house made buffalo sauce
Clock Shadow Creamery Cheese Curds$13
with housemade ranch
mixed nuts in spicy sweet seasoning blend
breaded oyster mushrooms and garlic aioli
Pulled Pork Nachos$16
pulled pork, beer cheese sauce, blackbeans, red onions, pickled jalapeños
12 Bar Wings6 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, Caramelized Onions, Pickled Jalepenos
HOUSE-MADE DRESSINGS: Ranch, blue cheese, mustard vinaigrette, citrus vinaigrette, Caesar
mixed greens, egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, cucumber, onion. Add chicken (grilled or fried) +$6 or shrimp +$8
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
smoked brisket, white cheddar, spicy mayo, caramelized onions
Pulled Pork Sandwich$14
chipotle bbq sauce, marinated onions, pickled jalapeños
Crab Cake Sandwich$17
crab cake, lemon aioli, lettuce, tomato
Black Bean Burger$15
white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, garlic aioli
Caprese Chicken Sandwich$15
grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, tomato jam, basil mayo, arugula
Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich$15
fried chicken, hot honey, spicy mayo, pickled onions
Music City Chicken Tenders$14
homemade buffalo sauce, ranch, pickles
Includes fries and house salad +$2
Old School Burger$15
american cheese, caramelized onions, dijonaise
BBQ Bacon Burger$16
american cheese, black pepper bbq jam, fried onion strings
seasonal jam, artisan cheese paired with specialty toppings. Ask server for details
Build Your Own$15
Fresh Kilgus Burger Patty or Chicken Breast with up to 3 toppings
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