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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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$2,300,000
Chicago, IL 
River North Nightclub with Real Estate - 710 N. Clark River North Nightclub with Real Estate - 710 N. Clark

The Transferable Corporately Held (BS & JL, Inc.) Late Night, Tavern, PPA, Retail Food, and Sidewalk Cafe' Licenses Are Not Affected By The River North License Moratorium. River North Nightclub with Real Estate is Adjacent to the Future Site Of The 190 Room Hotel Which has BROKEN GROUND. The Brand "Underground Wonder Bar" Is Not For Sale. 4,060 Internal Square Feet On Two Floors. Lot Size Is 2,200 Square Feet (20' X 110"). 2016 Real Estate Taxes Are $46,066.60. Proof Of Funds Is Required Prior To Scheduling A Showing.DO NOT DISTURB EMPLOYEES.***BUSINESS with REAL ESTATE*** More info

Chicago, Illinois Bars and Taverns for Sale
$290,000
Mount Prospect, IL 
Downtown Mount Prospect bar/restaurant Downtown Mount Prospect bar/restaurant business established in 9300sqf of space

Downtown Mount Prospect bar/restaurant business established in 9300sqf of space, distinctively remodeled with exposed brick, cement floors, custom backlit Chicago skyline bar sign & industrial lighting and ceiling fans. Multilevel event venue space, lofted along with a private/inclusion party room w/dk wood floors complete with 2nd floor bar & elevator. Outdoor patio-fenced & furnished. Fully equipped: custom beer tower 24 taps, more efficient draft lines, 28 flat screen TVs, TV matrix system, sound system, DJ booth, Soft Touch P.O.S. 7 stations+1 host, 5 booths, 21 tables, 8 tables private room. Kitchen equipped: 18' hood, 3 deep fryers, flat top & charcoal grills, 6 burner stove, stone More info

Mount Prospect, Illinois Restaurants for Sale
$399,000
Cash Flow: $110,000 
Chicago, IL 
Turn Key NorthWest side of Chicago BAR w/ MILLION Dollar GROSS SALES Easy Million Dollar++ Annual Revenue

I built this bar/restaurant 6 years ago and spared no expense on 2 custom Mahogany bars, custom finishes, kitchen equipment, sound system, over 20 televisions, reclaimed barn wood, fireplace, etc. It is top of the line! It cost 1.2 million to build and furnish. Roll up glass patio doors open to one of the 2 beer garden/patios. Private parking lot, 2 beer gardens, directly next to the METRA train station and PARK for OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVALS!! on one of the busiest streets in Chicago, private party room, fire place, band stage, roll up glass panel doors, Amazing built up regular customer base already in place and reliable work staff... OPTION TO BUILD AMAZING 3RD BEER GARDEN INTO PARK! WOULD More info

Chicago, Illinois Bars and Taverns for Sale
$379,000
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
$250,000 Checkers Drive-in Restaurants Featured Franchise

Checkers and Rally's has been a pioneering force behind the American "Hamburger Nation". A bold brand for those that Live It Big! More info

Illinois Food & Restaurant Franchises 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
$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
$549,000
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

$190,000
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TCBY Featured Franchise

Be a Part of Something Great More info

Illinois Food & Restaurant Franchises for Sale
$179,000
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

$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

$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
$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

Illinois Food & Restaurant Franchises for Sale
$349,000
Chicago, IL 
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Studio 31 - 5147 S. Archer Ave.

Corporately Held Tavern & PPA Licenses with Real Estate has a corner location in the Archer Heights neighborhood of Chicago. Occupancy is 293 persons. This iconic nightclub has 50 feet of frontage on Archer Avenue. Total Turn-Key Operation. All FF&E Included. B3-1 Zoning. 2016 RE taxes are $5,585.68. Includes a 3 bedroom apartment. Two car garage. 5,915 land square footage; 5,040 building square footage; 4,040 business square footage. Proof of Funds is Required Prior to Scheduling a Showing. DO NOT DISTURB EMPLOYEES.***BUSINESS with REAL ESTATE*** 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 Oakton 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

$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.Feel free to stop by the location.  More info

$282,500
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Daphne's Featured Franchise

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

Illinois Food & Restaurant Franchises for Sale
$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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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