Bars and Taverns for Sale

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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

Chicago, Illinois Vending Machines Businesses for Sale
$309,000
Chicago, IL 
Price Reduced! In Wicker Park on Division- Sports Bar with Kitchen RECENT PRICE REDUCTION! Financing available

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

Chicago, Illinois Restaurants for Sale
$145,000
Chicago, IL 
***PRICE DROP from $175K to $145K!*** Working Urban Chicago Winery Winery plus equipment, licenses, and inventory.

This is a fully licensed and bonded winery in the city of Chicago and is only 1 of 3 licensed by the State of IL to manufacture wine in the city. EQUIPMENT:- Two (2) 3,300 ltr variable capacity stainless steel fermentation tanks- Four (4) 1,100 ltr stainless variable capacity steel fermentation tanks - One (1) 3" 5 horsepower pneumonic pump with hoses and connections for 1.5' conversion- One (1) 60 gallon wine press- One (1) 50 plate wine filter- Six (6) 240 gallon macro bins w/covers- Three (3) wine bottling machines- Numerous other wine making equipmentINVENTORY:- 2014 Vintage in bottles: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Barbera - 2015 Vintage in fourteen (14) 60 gallon french oak barrels: More info

Chicago, Illinois Bars and Taverns for Sale
$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

$60,000
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Proven Retail brand with NO upfront license fee. We have more than 60 locations and decades of experience. Ask about availability in your area. More info

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$175,000
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

$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

$90,000
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$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

$25,000
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The premier delivery system for healthier eating choices for people on the go. With several different levels of investment available, you can become an independent owner of these artfully nationally branded machines! More info

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$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

$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

$2,650,000
Chicago, IL 
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Prime Wicker Park Restaurant Property For Sale

The subject property consists of a multi-level restaurant (ground, lower and mezzanine plus several storage sections) in a four-story, built circa 2007 mixed-use condominium building. The spaces are divided fee simple interests and consist of three levels and several unfinished storage rooms containing a total floor area of 6,300± square feet (of which it is estimated that 1,480± square feet is unfinished and used for storage or mechanical equipment). The entire building is situated on an 8,734± square foot site zoned B3-3, Community Shopping District in Chicago, Illinois.The average price per square foot for market comparable sales of retail/mixed-use/restaurant buildings along Wicker More info

$250,000
Chicago, IL 
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Rockit Burger Bar - Restaurant For Sale

Well-known and established Restaurant/Bar on the hot corner of Wrigleyville is available for sale directly across the street from Wrigley Field. Bi-level space with a full service bar on each floor, upstairs is ideal for private parties and/or live entertainment. Huge sidewalk patio with seating for 75. The space features a modern/rustic/industrial decor and can be easily adaptable to fit any re-concept. Rare opportunity to take advantage of an existing site in the heart of historic Wrigleyville and the millions of people who come to see the nation's beloved Chicago Cubs. More info

$829,000
Chicago, IL 
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The Bad Apple - Business for Sale

Corner Location for this High Grossing (3 M+) with Substantial Positive Cash Flow, Fully Equipped, North Center / Lincoln Square Restaurant. The Bad Apple's Brand, Famous Recipes, and Custom Burger Blend Provided from the Pat La Frieda Wholesale Meat Company Are Included with the Sale. Transferable Incidental Liquor, Retail Food, & Sidewalk Cafe' Licenses. Total of 5,000 sq. ft. (2,500 Sq. Ft. on the 1st Floor with 2,500 Sq. Ft. Prep-Certified Basement). Internal & External Occupancy = 218 Seated (162 Inside; 56 Sidewalk Cafe'). Assignable Modified Gross Lease with Option = 9 Years; More Options are Available. B1-2 Zoning. All FF&E Included. Proof of Funds is Required Prior to Scheduling a More info

$250,000
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Bonchon is a rapidly growing franchise that specializes in Korean fried chicken. In less than 10 years, Bonchon has opened up over 150 locations spanning across 13 countries. More info

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$399,000
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

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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

$299,000
Chicago, IL 
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Hot Wicker Park Location! 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

$299,000
Chicago, IL 
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The Boundary Tavern & Gille

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

$300,000
Chicago, IL 
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High Volume Wrigleyville Sports Bar Business

Confidential Wrigleyville Sports Bar/ Restaurant for sale. Highly visible location with ample outdoor seating and high occupancy. Perfect venue for live music concept, brewery or entertainment concept.All prospects and their brokers are required to execute a confidentiality agreement before receiving additional information on this opportunity. Please print and sign the attached NDA and return to our office via email or the fax number provided. This is a business sale and does not include the real estate. More info

$125,000
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$145,000
Chicago, IL 
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Americano 2211

Well-appointed restaurant facility in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park Neighborhood.Approximately 1,250 square feet on the ground floor, approximately 1,000 square feet in the lower level for storage, coolers and office space and a 800 square foot outdoor patio. Holds Incidental Liquor, Retail Food and Outdoor Patio licenses.This is a business sale with lease assignment. 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

$99,000
Chicago, IL 
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Bucktown Restaurant Site for Sale

Impeccably Designed Bucktown Restaurant Facility For Sale. Perfect for an experienced Owner/Operator. Approximately 3600 Square Feet Above Grade, Including The Ground Floor And Second Floor Plus A Finished Basement Space For Storage, Prep and Refrigeration. Long Term Below Market Lease. Completely Rehabbed Restaurant (2016). Open Kitchen Concept. Great Separation Of Dining Room And Bar. Finished Second Floor With Legal Occupancy. Ability to Add Unique Outdoor Dining Component. This is an Asset Sale with lease assignment. More info

$275,000
Chicago, IL 
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Prominent Wrigleyville Corner Bar and Grill

Well-established Wrigleville bar and grill for sale. This is a business sale only with a lease assignment. This prominent corner bar and restaurant concept is located in the heart of Wrigleyville. Please contact broker for exact address. 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

$190,000
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$269,000
Chicago, IL 
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Est. Restaurant & Sports Bar Lawrence and /Broadway

Availbale immediately. Owner is retiring. Turn key establishment located in north side of Chicago in Broadway Avenue's entertainment area. Sidewalk cafe. Existing 15 year lease available. 36 parking spaces across the street available. Loading zone. Existing clean licenses: Tavern, PPA and Food. Potential for a 4:00 AM license. 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

$100,000
Chicago, IL 
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Lakeview Bar and Restaurant Concept for Sale

Well-recognized Lakeview corner restaurant concept for sale. Sale to all furniture, fixtures and equipment in addition to a transfer of the entity that holds the licences.Exceptional Corner Location | Large Outdoor Dining Area | Corporately Held Incidental Liquor & Retail Food Licences | Space Can Easily Be Adapted To Suit Numerous Hospitality Concepts | Long Term Favorable Lease Terms | Fully-Equipped Restaurant Facility More info

$165,000
Chicago, IL 
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Logan Square Restaurant Concept For Sale

Great opportunity to purchase a fast casual concept. Newly renovated space with all furniture and equipment included. Front dining area includes custom built high top tables providing seating for 36 in a comfortable and modern setting. Large workable kitchen area that open to the front dining area. The back area is currently home to a large smoker, walk-in refrigerator, and dishwasher. This area is also used for prep and storage. There is room here to expand this concept and add your own equipment. Additionally, there is attached garage space with rear access that could be used for a food truck base/addition. Great space with tons of upside to go along with a below market long term More info

$95,000
Chicago, IL 
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Confidential University Village Restaurant For Sale

Impeccably Maintained University Village Restaurant Facility For Sale. Exceptional Assumable Lease. Below Market Rental Rate. Fully-Equipped Location. Corporately Held Licences Including Retail Food and Incidental Liquor. Additional Outdoor Seating. Space Can Accommodate Numerous Hospitality Concepts. Great Area Co-Tenancy. Strong Day And Evening Population.In order to receive more information regarding this property, interested parties must review, sign and return Non-Disclosure Agreement form found in marketing brochure. More info

$282,500
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Daphne's Featured Franchise

Healthy, fast-casual Mediterranean with a 30-year history. More info

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$350,000
Evanston, IL 
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Confidential Evanston Bar and Grill

Established Neighborhood Bar and Grill in Evanston. Corner Location With Great Street Visibility. Numerous New Residential And Commercial Developments In the Immediate Area. Strong Day and Evening Population.This business is located in Evanston Illinois. Evanston is located approximately 12 miles North of the City of Chicago. It is home to Northwestern University as well as numerous national and local retailers and hospitality users. Evanston has seen huge growth in residential developments and has become a destination area for dining and shopping.In order to receive more information regarding this property, interested parties must review, sign and return Non-Disclosure Agreement form found More info

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