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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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$309,000
Chicago, IL 
Sports Bar & Restaurant. Money Maker! Totally Turnkey! Great Condition Price Reduced. Great Buy.

Well established and popular neighborhood sports bar. Located between trendy Lincoln Square and Andersonville, close to L station. Sidewalk cafe with 14 tables. Upscale atmoshphere includes exposed beams and brick, handcrafted woodwork, 25' bar has 24 beers on tap, skylights, 2 fireplaces, 17 x 40" to 50" plasma TV's with surround sound and 4 games - dart and golf. 7 parking spaces available in rear, 2 garage spaces available at $100 each. Very little nearby competition for a sports bar in this popular neighborhood. Great opportunity with instant cash flow. More info

Chicago, Illinois Bars and Taverns for Sale
$175,000
Chicago, IL 
***PRICE DROP from $195K to $175K!*** Working Urban Chicago Winery Perfect gift to get for someone who has everything!

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
$85,000
Mc Cook, IL 
Motivated Seller!! Established Wine/Paint Studio - In Schaumburg, IL Seller is willing to negotiate on pricing!!! Financing available

Bottle & Bottega is the nation's premier paint and sip studio. The brand name is also growing rapidly, because Bottle & Bottega offers a unique service with one part artistic adventure and one part cocktail party.Bottle & Bottega paint and wine parties are perfect for individuals, couples and groups of all sizes for a variety of personal and professional occasions. This powerful brand is known for being able to bring out the creative side of anyone no matter their skill or ability level. This franchise resale offers many different revenue streams by providing services for different events like: Nightly Studio Painting Parties /  More info

Mc Cook, Illinois Other Food and Beverage Businesses for Sale
$250,000
Cook Co., IL 
bar and restaurant in buisness since 1973 buyer will be trained in italian food and pizza

I am in a high traffic area. nice bar with upstairs you can do banquets or a music venue or used for additional seating. this also can be equipped with a full kitchen and all cooking equipment will be donated from me no charge. includes 2 ovens, and all equipment. plus you can take advantage of learning the food and pizza business from some one that has been involved in this business for 50 years. I have been opened in this location since 1973. this will be a great opportunity for someone. More info

chicago,il 60657, Illinois Bars and Taverns for Sale
$190,000
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Mrs. Fields Cookies Featured Franchise

Mrs. Fields Cookies are well known for warm, freshly baked cookies right out of the oven. A legacy brand loved by customers for over 40 years. More info

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$599,000
Lake Zurich, IL 
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Package Deal - 4 Popular Neighborhood Gastro Pub & Gaming Venues

Four friendly neighborhood gastro pubs for adults to enjoy an ice cold beverage, delicious food, watch their favorite sports team and enjoy some gaming. Beautiful full bars with craft beers on tap. All boast 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 yet outstanding 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. Large screen TV’s to watch sporting More info

$129,000
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

$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

$190,000
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TCBY Featured Franchise

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$199,900
Cash Flow: $70,000 
Round Lake Heights, IL 
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Popular Neighborhood Pub & Gaming Venue - Round Lake Heights, IL!

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 14 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

$10,000
Warrenville, IL 
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Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar With Brick Pizza Oven - Warrenville, IL

Formerly an Italian restaurant and bar with an exposed brick pizza oven to the dining room.Restaurant also features a full bar, private banquet room and huge kitchen with black iron, walk-in cooler and more. Prime retail space in a neighborhood strip center on Route 59 just south of Batavia Rd and north of Butterfield Rd in Warrenville. Surrounded by many residential neighborhoods. Also in close proximity to the area’s large retail corridor. Huge traffic volume with over 33,000 vehicles per day. Other popular tenants in this 15,000 sqft shopping center include a convenience store, fireplace store, ice cream place, day care, and more. Ample parking.Confidential listing. Showings by More info

$125,000
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Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Featured Franchise

A Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise perfectly meets the demand of todays consumers for freshness of ingredients, speed of preparation, consistent and outstanding quality, and a great dining experience. More info

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$399,000
Chicago, IL 
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Wrigleyville- Redmond's Ale House - Business For Sale

3,800 SF Wrigleyville Bar and Restaurant on Southwest Corner of Sheffield & Roscoe with 50’ of frontage on Sheffield. Transferable, corporately held Tavern, Retail Food and Sidewalk Café Licenses. Sidewalk café has legal occupancy of 72 persons on wide sidewalk adjacent to Roscoe. Total interior & exterior occupancy is 171 persons. Assignable modified gross lease, fully equipped, turn-key operation. All FF&E included in sale. Minimum 48-hour notice required for showings. Proof of funds mandatory prior to showing. DO NOT DISTURB EMPLOYEES***BUSINESS-ONLY*** 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

$900,000
Cash Flow: $58,000 
Chicago Ridge, IL 
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40 plus years as a Neighborhood Favorite

Established Pizza /Catering/ Pub business complete with Video Gaming. Owner is retiring making this your chance to own the business and real estate. All equipment and real estate is included as well as the ongoing business just waiting for you to add your own style. Plenty of opportunities to increase sales. Opportunity in the menu, hours of operation and location. Location has its own parking as well as outdoor seating and an enclosed patio area. Completely Turn Key operation. One of three Pizza places in town - the other two chains. More info

$369,000
Chicago, IL 
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Established Restaurant & Bar with Music Venue in Hip Wicker Park

Located In the happening area of Wicker Park, near Division and Damen. Turnkey entertainment venue with dining and drinking. 4,244 SF first floor plus mezzanine with office space and storage included. FF&E included with asset list. Great business opportunity! More info

$400,000
Chicago, IL 
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Confidential High Volume Sports Bar / Lounge

High-end sports bar/ lounge business available. A neighborhood favorite for sporting events and private parties. Full kitchen and large outdoor seating area.For additional information on this opportunity please complete the attached confidentiality agreement and return via email or fax. This is a business sale only and does not include the real estate. More info

$200,000
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Wings Etc Inc. Featured Franchise

Founded in 1994, Wings Etc. is a family-friendly Grill & Pub, with a diverse menu featuring our Award-Winning Jumbo Buffalo Wings, Ribs, Burgers, Sandwiches, SaladsCold Beer and other drinks, great atmosphere, and that good-old-fashioned "vibe" that makes people want to come in and hang out. More info

Illinois Food & Restaurant Franchises for Sale
$125,000
Chicago, IL 
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North Side Neighborhood Tavern Business

Neighborhood storefront tavern business with below market, long-term lease. Perfect for the first time entrepreneur or experienced operator. Current operators have enjoyed serving neighborhood regulars for twenty years. This is a business sale only and does not include real estate.Located steps from The CTA in one of Chicago's Northside neighborhoods.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

$250,000
Chicago, IL 
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Confidential Edgewater Restaurant For Sale

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. Local tenants include Whole Foods, LA Fitness, Revival Social Club, 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 25,000 weekly pedestrians.The subject property More info

$229,000
Chicago, IL 
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Wriglyville 4,200 SF Fully equipped Tavern / Restaurant

Heart of Wriglyville on Clark St. TURNK KEY Tavern / Restaurant with Rare clean License More info

$399,000
Chicago, IL 
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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

$850,000
Des Plaines, IL 
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Excuses Bar & Billiards | Priced to Sell

* Excellent Opportunity to Acquire a 5,000 SF Freestanding Building w/ Outdoor Patio Setting Area on 1.13 Acre Lot.* Outstanding Turnkey Operation Opportunity or Bring your Own Concept.* Real Estate & All FF&E Included in the Sale.* Excellent Site for Commercial Redevelopment Opportunities.* Ample Parking.* Monumental Street Signage.* Highly desirable location in dense Suburban Trade Area of Chicago.* Numerous National and Local Retailers in the Area such as Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, Jewel-Osco, McDonalds, Aldi, Dollar Tree, and Chase Bank to name a few.* Site offers Outstanding Frontage, High Visibility, and Easy Access on Highly Traveled Oakton Street.* Strategically positioned on More info

$150,000
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Paisano's Featured Franchise

$1,518,009 average franchise unit volume and $1,000+ sales per square foot in 2016. 19 years of continual operations and never a store closure! More info

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$275,000
Ravenswood, IL 
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North Side Of Chicago Neighborhood Bar & Grill For Sale

Well-Established Bar & Grill For Sale. Prominent North Side Neighborhood Bar and Grill. Well Established Location For Over Ten Years. Surrounded By Major Demand Generators. Fully-Fixtured Location With Corporately Held Licences. Long Term Favorable Lease. Space Can Accommodate Numerous Hospitality Concepts. Great Area Demographics. Close To Public Transportation. More info

$175,000
Chicago, IL 
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Fifolet Restaurant 1942 W Division in desirable Wicker Park

Turn Key , Sale of business available with lease assignment. 9 years in business. High traffic area. Location close to many successful bars and restaurants. 4 Years remaining on lease with 5 year option. Landlord willing to entertain longer term with the right tenant. Incidental liquor and food license active and clean. FF&E included. Sidewalk cafe 10 to 12 tables with 46 seating. Full useable basement. 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

$349,900
River Grove, IL 
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River Grove Turn Key Bar / Lounge For Sale on Grand Avenue

Property consists of 2 PINs, including 1,636 Sq Ft recently renovated bar / lounge and 4,550 Sq Ft parking lot. Situated at corner of Grand Avenue & Clinton in downtown River Grove central business district, 2 blocks east of Thatcher, in high-visibility location with average traffic of over 20,500 vehicles per day. Located directly between Indian Boundary Golf Course and Oak Park Country Club (within one mile of each), just 2.3 miles from Triton College. Option to transfer liquor license--currently offering live entertainment, DJ booth, flat screen TVs & dance floor--also available. Includes 2 bathrooms, black iron and all existing equipment (i.e. walk-in cooler & additional inventory in More info

$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

$995,000
Chicago, IL 
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Rest. w/Real Estate in Andersonville on Corner property

Rare opportunity restaurant in 2 story building in high traffic stand alone corner property, to lease or purchase. 1st floor restaurant 1,800SF. Rear out door patio 18’x 24’=432 SF and large sidewalk cafe 56’ x 11’ = 616 SF, operable basement 1,500SF and and 2nd floor 2 bedroom apartment.Building currently is being remodeled , Landlord will deliver a licensed restuarant with Incidental Liquor and food license. And ready to rent 2 bedroom apartment.You can lease the restaurant space for $6,500 a month rent + $692 property taxes a month.2nd fl 2 bedroom apartment with parking space is also available for rent $1,900 a month 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

$249,000
Chicago, IL 
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Real Estate with Tavern Business For Sale

Real Estate Sale with Business includes Tavern License (currently active and clean) Stand Alone Building, One Story Building with Usable Basement, Lot Size 125' x 125', Current owner is retiring More info

$119,500
Lincoln Park, IL 
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Bricks Chicago in Old Town For Sale

Price Reduction!20 year old, successful bar/restaurant available in Old Town! This long standing business was a pioneer in the re-development of the neighborhood and remains a well known and popular go to spot still today. Offering an intimate/quaint setting with a nice size bar with 6 tap lines and seating for 10. Sitting below grade, the space is ideal for a Speakeasy or any bar/restaurant re-concept. More info

$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

$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

$399,000
Chicago, IL 
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Duffy's Tavern - 420-22 W. Diversey Parkway

5,300 SF East Lakeview / Lincoln Park Bar & Restaurant located in affluent, high density area. 50 of frontage on Diversey. Transferable, Corporately held Incidental Liquor, Retail Food, & PPA Licenses. Total Occupancy is 283 Persons. Assignable Gross Lease, Fully Equipped, Turn-Key Operation. All FF&E Included in sale. Minimum 48-hour notice required for showings. Proof of Funds Mandatory Prior to Showing. DO NOT DISTURB EMPLOYEES.***BUSINESS ONLY*** More info

$399,000
Chicago, IL 
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Durkin's Tavern - 810 W. Diversey

Iconic Lakeview / Lincoln Park Tavern That Has Been A Staple Of The Neighborhood For Over 40 Years. 2,300 SF Bar With 25 Of Frontage On Diversey. Transferable, Corporately Held Tavern License. Total Occupancy Is 412 Persons. Assignable, Modified Gross Lease. Zoning: B3-2. Fully Equipped, Turn-Key Operation. All FF&E Included In Sale. Minimum 48 Hour Notice Required For Showings. Proof Of Funds Mandatory Prior To Showing. DO NOT DISTURB EMPLOYEES.***BUSINESS ONLY*** More info

$699,000
Cash Flow: $140,000 
Chicago, IL 
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Sports Bar/Tavern, Package Lic., R.E. Included, NW side of Chicago

* This is an opportunity to become owner of a bar that has a license that is becoming very rare these days. This license these does not require you to sell food though they do have tailgate style barbecues in the parking lot attached to the business for fun during bears games and other sports events. Very popular place to watch games and just chill in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Chicago. This is a great bar that is easy to manage with low overhead in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Chicago. This has become a new trendy area for people even outside the area to come to hang out in and have pre-game parties or to tailgate with this bars owner/customers in this bars More info

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