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Alcohol-based entertainment businesses like taverns and bars can be treasure troves for the right entrepreneur. That's why many are often on the lookout for successful bars for sale. Today’s taverns can be small gathering places for regulars and friends to grab a drink, or large establishments with dances floors, live music, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting. If you're looking for a bar business that might be for sale, there are a number of options for you, or if you're looking for something a little more extravagant, check out our selection of nightclubs available.

Often, these tavern and bar businesses are financially successful mom-and pop-establishments with few employees and low payrolls. When you buy a bar, it will usually include the liquor license and all the equipment necessary to start making money after the ownership change.

To ensure your new business has the best chance of success, it's good to make some plans in advance. If you don't want to maintain the existing atmosphere, modernize it or update it to your style. Variety in music and entertainment options for patrons is a must. Keep up with customer demand, and your bar or tavern business will thrive. Browse the BizQuest website now to find a great tavern for sale! Hide description Read more

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Contact Broker View all IL Brokers Mr. Tracy A. Burnidge - Illinois Business BrokerIL
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We have agents in the industry with 60+ years combined experience working with mainstreet USA companies throughout chicago land. If your looking to sell your business or looking to buy a business, you have our commitment to help you reach your goal. call us, you will be happy you did.
$19,900
Chicago, IL 
Chicago Breathalyzers In Bars All you do is replace straws and collect your money

Only requires eight hours a month and machines are already placed in busy bars. We do the selling, marketing, and installation. Customers place money into the machine to see how intoxicated they are- both for fun and to prevent drinking and driving.The property is owned.This is a homebased business opportunity. More info

$2,900,000
Cash Flow: $1,200,000 
Chicago, IL 
HI VOLUME LIQUOR STORE FOR SALE HI VOLUME LIQUOR STORE FOR SALE

This is a great hi volume liquor store with $4,000,000 plus yearly sale first time become available to purchase. The buyer can purchase the property same time or can have an option to purchase later More info

$478,000
Chicago, IL 
Greatest Bar EVER Profitable, Well Established Bar in Old Town, Chicago

3 AM Tavern LicenseOld Town Staple & Chicago's Hidden GemUnique Underground Cocktail LoungeTurn - Key Business Opportunity`High End FinishesEstablished Customer BaseOperating Business. Do Not Disturb Employees More info

$599,000
Cash Flow: $314,052 
Waukegan, IL 
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Popular Bar/Nightclub With Video Gaming Lake County - Huge Profits!

Currently operating as an upscale bar, nightclub, social event and gaming venue. The bar/nightclub operates every weekend with DJs, bands and artists. Additionally, the space is open for gaming and drinks 7 days/week: Mo-Th 10a-10p & Fr 10a-2a & Sa 9a-2a & Su 9a-7p. Well done spacious interior with cool vaulted and exposed ceilings. Long bar able to accommodate high volumes. Huge dance floor with state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Second floor office space with large viewing window overlooking the bar and dance floor. Ample and convenient parking. Cover charge. Dress code strictly enforced. Video gaming was added in 2014. Five video gaming machines are situated near the entrance. More info

$50,000
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Mantle Coffee Featured Franchise

FDD and brochure available with only qualified candidates, pre-screening and NDA will be required. More info

$379,000
Chicago, IL 
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343 W. Erie dba Brunch - Business For Sale

River North Restaurant with Corner Location at Erie & Orleans. Transferable Corporately Held Incidental Liquor & Retail Food Licenses. Total of 8,549 sq. ft. on One Floor. Assignable Net Lease with Options = 17 + Years. High Grossing Sales. Fully Equipped. Complete Turn-key. All FF&E Included. DX-7 Zoning. Proof of Funds is Required Prior to Scheduling a Showing. DO NOT DISTURB EMPLOYEES.***BUSINESS -ONLY*** More info

$249,000
Chicago, IL 
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Hot Wicker Park Location! Price Reduced! Turn key restaurant for sale.

Awesome design by 555 International (Girl and the Goat, GT Fish & Oyster, Deuces and Diamonds) Beautiful 30' reclaimed barn wood bar, hickory wood flooring, butcher block high top tables, 17 custom build bar stools, stunning multi tiered crystal chandeliers, piano and 10 flat panel TV's included. Internal Occupancy 99 seats. FF&E included in purchase price. Transferable licenses included Incidental liquor, food and sidewalk cafe. All licenses current and clean. Cross streets Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenue. Numerous successful well established restaurants nearby including Big Star, Links Taproom, The Revel Room and Taxim. Parking available in the back. 7 years remaining on the lease term More info

$150,000
Chicago, IL 
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The Tankard - Business Sale

The Tankard is a neighborhood bar and restaurant located in Chicago's growing Wicker Park neighborhood. The Tankard features upscale bar cuisine paired with a well curated bar program in an intimate and comfortable setting. Perfect neighborhood location to have a great meal or sit back and watch a game. More info

$60,000
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Lean Kitchen Company Featured Franchise

Simply put, our mission is to make people healthier! More info

$125,000
Chicago, IL 
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Restaurant Adjacent To Western Ave Blue Line

Take advantage of more than 1.6 million passengers with this like new 2,300 square foot restaurant at the entrance to the CTA's Western Avenue Blue Line Station. Price includes all furniture, fixtures, and equipment, including a double hood with two separate black iron duct systems allowing for maximum cooking flexibility essential to contemporary menus trends. Great opportunity for a wide range concepts including fast casual, coffee and tableside service. Outdoor patio space along Cortland offers quiet respite from the bustle of Western Avenue. Tremendous exposure with 50' of floor-to-ceiling glass storefront. Licenses include incidental liquor, retail food, and outdoor patio. More info

$1,650,000
Chicago, IL 
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901-03 W. 35th dba Damenzo's Pizza - Business w/ Real Estate

Corner location in the heart of Bridgeport's business district directly west of Guaranteed Rate Field. Mixed use building with 4 large apartments generating $7,850 per month. Double lot (49 ft. X 147 ft.) Impeccably appointed, fully equipped, restaurant with transferable Incidental Liquor & Retail Food Licenses. Capability for wrap-around Sidewalk Cafe' License. Business square footage: 3,528 SF. Building square footage: 10,584 SF. Land square footage 7,233 SF. All FF&E included. C2-2 Zoning. Proof of Funds is Required Prior to Scheduling a Showing. DO NOT DISTURB EMPLOYEES.***BUSINESS with REAL ESTATE*** More info

$75,000
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Le Macaron Featured Franchise

Say “oui” to an exceptional opportunity! Discover our delightful concept that has almost no direct competition. More info

$149,000
Chicago, IL 
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The Boundary Tavern & Grille

This hybrid sports bar/tavern is a neighborhood favorite for games, interactive social activities and local sports excursions. A new owner-operator can take advantage of recent infrastructure upgrades and improvements in 2015. The classic bow-truss building design allows for an open floor plan with high ceilings. This business is being sold for a small fraction of the buildout cost. This is a business sale only and does not include the real estate. More info

$309,000
Chicago, IL 
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Price Reduced! In Wicker Park on Division- Sports Bar with Kitchen

In the heart of Division street amongst manyother restaurant and bars; Black Bull, Mana,Boundary, Bangers and Lace, Via Carducci,Milk and Honey café, Smoke Daddy, Boundary, No Rhyme or Reason More info

$80,000
Chicago, IL 
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Bohemian House - Business Only For Sale

Impeccably Appointed, High Grossing, Fully Equipped, River North Restaurant. Transferable Incidental Liquor, Retail Food, & Sidewalk Cafe' Licenses. Total of 5,540 sq. ft. (4,200 sq. ft. on the 1st floor with 1,340 sq. ft. in the basement). Assignable Net Lease with Options = 16 Years. DX-7 Zoning. All FF&E Included. Proof of Funds is Required Prior to Scheduling a Showing. DO NOT DISTURB EMPLOYEES.***BUSINESS -ONLY*** More info

$285,000
Chicago, IL 
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Prominent Andersonville Restaurant

Premier Restaurant/Bar location for sale in the heart of Andersonville. The subject restaurant contains approximately 3,800 square foot of grade level restaurant space together with a 2,000 sf fully finished basement and five parking stalls in the rear of a two-story mixed-use building. The restaurant features 40’ of frontage along Clark Street with a spectacular storefront. The restaurant was purpose built just over three years ago and is handicap accessible. The property is zoned B3-2.The first floor of the restaurant has an existing occupancy placard allowing for 82 interior seats and 20 sidewalk café seats. A significant amount of additional seating can be added to the south half of the More info

$139,000
Rogers Park, IL 
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Revival Social Club

1,900 SF restaurant facility for sale in the heart of Edgewater. Floor plan includes seating for 76 individuals inside, with outdoor patio seating for another 26 individuals. The space features an updated kitchen, 4 tap lines, walk-in cooler, reach-in freezer, manager's office, and two handicap accessible bathrooms. The current restaurant build out can easily service a wide array of restaurant and hospitality concepts. Currently an operating business, please do not disturb employees. Local tenants include Whole Foods, LA Fitness, Walgreens, Orange Theory, Subway, Aldi, Chicago Mosaic School, Ann Sather, Loyola University, and many more. Space is steps away from the Granville 'El' stop with More info

$150,000
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Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops Featured Franchise

The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops is the largest soda pop and candy shop franchise in America. Have fun while making money. More info

$1,175,000
Chicago, IL 
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Lindy's - Business w/ Real Estate For Sale

Transferable Tavern & Retail food licenses just West of Midway Airport. Buyer can retain the Lindy's franchise or not. Turn-key business (2,400 internal square feet) with many extras; all FF&E is included. The real estate is a mixed use building with two 2nd floor apartments three bedroom and two bedroom. Lot size: 82 feet X 125 feet (10,250 SF). Parking for 14 cars which is included with the commercial lease. Zoning B3-1. This listing is for sale two ways: 1) business with real estate; OR 2) business-only with a 5-year Net lease with options. Proof of funds is mandatory prior to scheduling a showing. Do Not Disturb the Employees. More info

$175,000
Chicago, IL 
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Lindy's - Business Only For Sale

Transferable Tavern & Retail food licenses just West of Midway Airport. Buyer can retain the Lindy's franchise or not. Turn-key business (2,400 internal square feet) with many extras; all FF&E is included. The real estate is a mixed use building with two 2nd floor apartments three bedroom and two bedroom. Lot size: 82 feet X 125 feet (10,250 SF). Parking for 14 cars which is included with the commercial lease. Zoning B3-1. This listing is for sale two ways: 1) business with real estate; OR 2) business-only with a 5-year Net lease with options. Proof of funds is mandatory prior to scheduling a showing. Do Not Disturb the Employees. More info

$1,200,000
Chicago, IL 
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Leadway Liquors & Cafe - Business w/ Real Estate For Sale

The seller has 100 % equity and may consider owner financing to qualified buyers with a substantial down-payment. Corner location in the Bowmanville neighborhood with transferable Tavern, Retail Food, & Sidewalk Cafe' Licenses at Damen & Farragut which includes a wrap-around sidewalk cafe. Two story mixed use building with 61 feet of frontage by 58 feet deep. 3 apartments on the 2nd floor which are composed of two 2 bedroom and 1 studio. Land = 3,596 SF. Building Square Footage = 6,148 SF. Zoning: B1-2. All FF&E Included. Proof of Funds is Required Prior to Scheduling a Showing. DO NOT DISTURB EMPLOYEES***BUSINESS with REAL ESTATE*** More info

$195,000
Chicago, IL 
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Duffy's Tavern & Grille

Often referred to as Chicago's Big House this spacious, high capacity sports bar/restaurant has been a home away from home for Michigan fans for boozy brunches and game days. PPA (entertainment) license allows for cover charge for live entertainment and karaoke and DJ's. This is a business sale only and does not include the real estate.Duffy's Tavern & Grille is located on Diversey Parkway just steps from Lincoln Park and Diversey Harbor. This location benefits from strong household and spending demographics. This restaurant is surrounded by high rise residential developments and heavy pedestrian traffic. More info

$195,000
Chicago, IL 
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Durkin's Tavern

One of the oldest establishments on Chicago's North Side in operation since 1933. The former speakeasy is one of Chicago's original Steeler's bars. During Hockey and Baseball season Penguin and Pirate fans fill this lively tavern. This is a business sale and does not include Real Estate. Please do not contact employees or management. More info

$200,000
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Wings Etc. Featured Franchise

Wings Etc. is carving a unique niche in the dynamic sports bar segment. The strategy is an unmatched combination of Good Food and Great Times, without the seven figure investment requirement that is increasingly common. This franchisee-friendly concept is part of a commitment to financial success that has evolved over 25 years of careful planning. More info

$249,500
Chicago, IL 
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Wrigleyville Corner Bar & Grill

Classic Wrigleyville Bar & Grill for Sale. Amazing Lakeview location, boasting corner site and strong demographics. Contact Listing Broker for more information.THIS IS A STOCK SALE. More info

Not Disclosed
North Chicago, IL 
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Popular Neighborhood Gastro Pub & Gaming Venue-Downtown North Chicago!

A friendly neighborhood gastro pub for adults to enjoy an ice cold beverage, delicious food, watch their favorite sports team and enjoy some gaming. Beautiful full bar with 8 craft beers on tap. Boasts over 5 dozen varieties of beer in all, in draft, bottle and can. Offers unique beers that no one else has. Also a large selection of wine and beer cocktails such as Cheladas, Corona-Rita’s, Angry Moons and Angry Mimosas. Their simple menu includes a cheese board, salads, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, wings, soups and more. Customer favorites: Guinness infused bratwurst, beer brushed Bavarian pretzel and a hard root beer float. Four large screen TV’s to watch sporting events and the More info

$200,000
Chicago, IL 
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Confidential Lakeview Restaurant & Bar For Sale

Full service Lakeview restaurant & bar for sale situated at a signalized intersection in Chicago's burgeoning Lakeview neighborhood. The restaurant space is fully equipped and can be easily adapted into a variety of restaurant and hospitality concepts.Located to the north of downtown Chicago, Lakeview is home to a wide array of restaurant, retail, entertainment, and sporting offerings, making the dynamic neighborhood desirable for the many Chicagoans who call it home. Lakeview is also serviced by a variety of CTA train and bus options, and is also accessible via Lake Shore Drive. Nearby tenants include Floyd's 99 Barbershop, 7-Eleven, Domino's, Starbucks, The Roost, and many more.This is a More info

$80,000
Chicago, IL 
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Corner West Town Restaurant For Sale

Price reduced!Prominent West Town Corner Restaurant For Sale. Corner Restaurant Located In Chicago's Rapidly Growing West Town Neighborhood. Well-Maintained and Fully Fixtured Restaurant. Favorable Long Term Lease. Proven Location that Can Easily be Adapted to a Variety of Different Restaurant Concepts. Perfect Location for Owner Operator. Additional Lower Level Space for Storage and Office. Great Mix of Retail and Residential Tenancy in Surrounding Area. More info

$300,000
Chicago, IL 
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Restaurant w/ Real es 6966 W North Ave. Must see beautifully detailed

The restaurant and bar are very well detailed with dark wood and in excellent condition. The previous owners have a catering kitchen in the back that is larger than the kitchen for the restaurant. There is plenty of room to expand the restaurant by removing one kitchen, or to run a catering busines.Great opportunity to own a business and the real estate. It is being sold as a package! More info

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