CLASEN'S

TAVERN


EST.D 1900

17628 Depot Street
Union
Illinois 60180

Tel: 1-815-923-4164

The History Behind
McHenry County's Oldest Tavern 

Clasen's Tavern, is a quintessential tavern that has been in  existence since 1900 and has successfully prevailed in the small town of Union, Illinois for the last 117 years- Even through the Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920's. 

While the Prohibition affected most Tavern owners and caused most to run dry, Clasen's original owner, William Clasen made sure to keep this tavern fully stocked & his customers well hydrated, in "secrecy". With the disguise of a Post Office and Ice Cream Parlor, Clasen's was able to continue all shenanigans in the Basement. 

After word had spread of Clasen's underground operations, Union, IL quickly became a local sanctuary and has continued to remain a top destination location. Till date the grand and great-grandchildren of our 1900 customers are still regulars here. With the majority of the interior design still in its original state and Stanley the Moose still watching over patrons, Clasen's has matured into a Tavern of historic relic

Food & Drink


From our quarter, half and full one pound burgers, that are always made from fresh ground beef, never frozen and cooked to perfection to our Asian Style Mixed Spring Salad with Mandarins, Butter Toasted Almonds and fresh garden vegetables of the season.
And our varieties of Beers, Wines, and Martinis, you always have a choice.

Food

Drinks

Events


A location destination,  Clasen's Tavern has been entertaining its guests for 118 years!  
William Clasen opened the bar in 1900 so he could play his accordion and piano to entertain his friends.  Clasen's baby grand piano circa 1898, older than the bar itself,  is now a permanent fixture in this historical and original Tavern. 

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17628 Depot Street

Union

Illinois 60180

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OPENING HOURS

MONDAY
11am-9pm
Kitchen closes 8pm

TUESDAY - THURSDAY
11am - 11pm
Kitchen closes 9pm

FRIDAY - SATURDAY
11am - 2:00am
Kitchen closes 9pm

SUNDAY -
11am - 9pm
Kitchen closes at 7pm

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