Shanty South

Shanty South

Video Gaming in Wadsworth

Video Gaming at Shanty South in Wadsworth, IL

Shanty South is a “culinary village.” For over 100 years, Shanty South has been a place for the community to come together and enjoy themselves. Created from repurposed antique barn wood, the Shanty is a place comprising a 50-seat bar, 100-seat surrounding bar area, 24-seat wine room, 40-seat balcony, 24-seat outdoor deck overlooking the forest preserve, and different cellars and private event spaces. To top it all off, Shanty South offers incredible dining options and premium video gaming.

In a private dedicated gaming area, you’ll find different video gaming terminals brought to you by one of the biggest names in the gaming industry, J&J Gaming. They have been a gaming partner since 1929, bringing high-quality games to establishments like Shanty South. When you play any of these games, you’ll experience the thrill of the latest and most popular gaming technology. The gaming terminals at Shanty South are manufactured by industry leaders like WMS, Spielo, Bally, and Novomatic.

For even more incredible perks, you can participate in the Player PAYBACK® program. This tiered rewards system is designed to give you points every time you check in to game. Rack up location points and redeem them for a $5 matchplay offer. Take a spin on the wheel to earn J&J Gaming points, redeemable for exclusive merchandise and other prizes.

Food, Drinks, & Entertainment in Wadsworth

Just like their video gaming, the dining experience at Shanty South is also of the highest caliber. The dining spaces in Shanty South are curated to evoke an old-world timeless feel with the goal of preserving the original charm of this historic restaurant. So you’ll be surrounded by an incredible atmosphere while you enjoy all the delicacies this restaurant has to offer. Try the whiskey shrimp or organic goat cheese wontons to start—both have been awarded by Food Network. For the main course, you’ll have endless options—seafood, burgers, steaks, chicken, pastas, and soups. Wash it all down with a hand-crafted cocktail from their talented bartenders.

No matter the dish you choose or the game you play, one thing is certain: your time at Shanty South will be incredible. Don’t wait any longer—stop by today.


(847) 249-3770


Mon-Thurs: 11am-11pm; Fri: 11am-1am; Sat: 8am-2am; Sun: 8am-11pm

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