Back Door Lounge

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Perched on a bluff high above the scenic Illinois River Valley is this laid-back bar. Try one of our seasonal cocktails or enjoy a craft beer, made just for us by Leinenkugel and Tangled Roots Brewery. Lunch and dinner are served daily.

Not Just
a Bar

Craft Beer & Cocktails

Check out our fun fall cocktails. Warm up with a hot drink (Morticia’s Nitecap, “I Like it a Latte” or Uncle Matt’s Coco). Or, choose one of our seasonal cocktails like “Pumpkin to Talk About” or “Black Widow.” If you’d rather have a glass of Craft Beer in the Back Door Lounge, we have Starved Rock Signature Ale on tap. Made for us by Leinenkugel, this is a cross between English-style amber ale and a pale ale. Our other guest favorite is Lodge Lager (produced locally by Tangled Roots Brewing in Ottawa, IL). Starved Rock Lodge is proud of our local partnerships with August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Company (Utica, IL), Garrison Brothers Distillery (Hye, TX) and Mississippi River Distilling Company (LeClaire, IA).

Menus & Hours

  • Lunch

    Monday-Friday from 11:00AM-5:00PM (Bar menu on weekends)


  • Dinner

    Sunday-Thursday: 5:00- 11:00PM (Food service ends at 9:00PM)
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00-12:00PM (Food service ends at 9:00PM)


  • Grill/Bar Menu

    Outdoor Dining with a great view (Seasonal). Grill/Bar Menu on the weekends.



Bar Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00AM – 11:00PM*
Friday & Saturday: 11:00AM – 12:00AM*
*Food service ends at 9 pm

Enjoy one of our new, seasonal cocktails.

Celebrate Autumn with a Seasonal Cocktail!

Live Music

Live Music (Seasonal)

Live Music takes place on the Veranda during the warmer months.


Other Dining Options

  • Lodge Restaurant

    Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations required.

  • The Veranda

    Outdoor dining (11am-8pm, seasonal & weather permitting)

Trailheads Snacks

Open Daily from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

The Starved Rock Café

Serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and sweet treats. Souvenirs, beer and wine also available.

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