12 Bar Lounge
Food & Drinks
The Chefs at Edge Restaurant curate and cook all of the delicious food you will find at The 12 Bar Lounge. Enjoy high quality ingredients on our small plates, our fresh ground burgers, chicken sandwiches, seasonal salads, craft cocktails, beers, and more! Oh, and did we forget to mention that we offer the most extensive whiskey and bourbon menu in the entire state of Illinois.
At Twelve Bar Lounge both inside and on the outdoor rooftop (open depending on weather), you experience the opportunity to enjoy art of combining locally sourced food ranging from the best burgers in town, uniquely crafted chicken sandwiches, fresh salads with house made dressings with a wide variety of live music. Craft cocktails with house made syrups are crowd pleasers and keep you patrons coming back!
Enjoy live bands and musicians at The 12 Bar Lounge on a regular basis. We have a space in our rooftop seating area or indoors when the weather is cooler. You will experience a wide variety of live music from bands all across the region. To cover the costs of live music, there is a $5 cover charge on live-music nights.
If you want to see upcoming live music or are interested in performing at 12 Bar, click here.
Soulful. Artistic. Memorable.
12 Bar and Lounge is the more casual side to Edge. Using the same great Farms and local suppliers, we have yet again artfully elevated the ingredients to create a casual dining experience. And there is no better place than the 12 Bar – both our inside and rooftop Lounge!
With the help and knowledge of Chef Jessica Stevenor a new menu has come to life that is memorable, soulful, and artistic. While 12 Bar has been known for a changing menu, we recognize that many of our customers return to find their favorites on the menu - so we are going to stick to a consistent menu for the foreseeable future. We plan to add specials when Chef Jessica is inspired by seasonal ingredients to create a fun and unique dish.
12 Bar is also known for its Craft cocktails using homemade syrups and mixes. We are also keeping all your favorites and transitioning in a few new seasonal cocktails to compliment the ones you have grown to love!
We feature six beers on tap! We will continue to rotate these to bring our customers new craft beers, but as your favorites emerge, we will continue to keep them on tap.
We offer the most extensive Whiskey, Bourbon, Tequila and Scotch selections in all of Illinois- enjoy them by the glass or ask for a custom flight - our Bartenders will be sure to make a memorable flight for you!
At 12 Bar we remain committed to our local musicians! From Songs & Stories, hosted by Michael Allen on the First Wednesday of every month to weekend music on most Friday and Saturday nights from May - November you will be sure to find some new artists and songs to love.
A word on inflation - We are committed to trying to keep our price points affordable for all. Inflation is real. We have raised all of our employees' pay to ensure they have a living wage. Our food and liquor prices are on the rise. We are doing our best to source from local suppliers that provide us competitive prices and create an artfully elevated menu with you and your budget in mind. We know inflation is hitting us all and despite all of these business challenges we face, we are going to begin offering regular special events on Tuesday - Friday to help stretch your budget:
- Wednesday - $7 glasses of house wine
- Thursday - Select $8 specialty cocktails
- Friday - Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. - $5 Draft Beers | $7 Titos | Select ½ priced Appetizers
12 Bar Food Menu
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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites$12
fried cauliflower and house made buffalo sauce
Clock Shadow Creamery Cheese Curds$13
with housemade ranch
mixed nuts in spicy sweet seasoning blend
breaded oyster mushrooms and garlic aioli
Pulled Pork Nachos$16
pulled pork, beer cheese sauce, blackbeans, red onions, pickled jalapeños
12 Bar Wings6 for $12 | 12 for $22 | 24 for $41
traditional or breaded | SAUCES: Buffalo, chipotle bbq, whiskey bbq, teriyaki, hot honey, lemon pepper dry rub
Chicken, Caramelized Onions, Pickled Jalepenos
HOUSE-MADE DRESSINGS: Ranch, blue cheese, mustard vinaigrette, citrus vinaigrette, Caesar
mixed greens, egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, cucumber, onion. Add chicken (grilled or fried) +$6 or shrimp +$8
mixed green with rotating toppings that include: seasonal berries, paired with artisan cheese, nuts and other specialty toppings. Ask your server for details.
Sandwiches & Chicken
Includes fries and house salad +$2
smoked brisket, white cheddar, spicy mayo, caramelized onions
Pulled Pork Sandwich$14
chipotle bbq sauce, marinated onions, pickled jalapeños
Crab Cake Sandwich$17
crab cake, lemon aioli, lettuce, tomato
Black Bean Burger$15
white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, garlic aioli
Caprese Chicken Sandwich$15
grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, tomato jam, basil mayo, arugula
Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich$15
fried chicken, hot honey, spicy mayo, pickled onions
Music City Chicken Tenders$14
homemade buffalo sauce, ranch, pickles
Includes fries and house salad +$2
Old School Burger$15
american cheese, caramelized onions, dijonaise
BBQ Bacon Burger$16
american cheese, black pepper bbq jam, fried onion strings
seasonal jam, artisan cheese paired with specialty toppings. Ask server for details
Build Your Own$15
Fresh Kilgus Burger Patty or Chicken Breast with up to 3 toppings
Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
Gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or greater
+3% processing fee for credit card payments