The Cottage Tap

The Cottage Tap

Video Gaming at The Cottage Tap in Gages Lake, IL

The Cottage Tap, established in the 1950s, is at a historic building that’s been standing tall since the 1920s in Gages Lake, IL.

The Cottage Tap may not be new, but that doesn’t mean the video gaming here is antiquated. Although the establishment itself is historic, it contains some of the latest and greatest as far as video slots and poker machines in Gages Lake, courtesy of J&J Gaming. Video gaming aficionados should recognize that these machines come from big-name manufacturers such as Scientific Games, WMS, Spielo International, IGT, Novomatic, and more.

The Cottage Tap also brings in a nice treat for its loyal customers by partnering with J&J Gaming and their exclusive rewards program, Player PAYBACK®. Sign-up, check-in, and start earning points towards your tiered rewards level to maximize your chances at winning big!

Food, Drinks, & Entertainment in Gages Lake

With its building dating back to the 1920s, and The Cottage Tap’s operations beginning as early as the 1950s, it’s no surprise that this old-timey bar and video gaming spot has become a longtime community staple. It’s beloved for its historic charm and vintage bar feel. Owners Wendy and Lou work hard to maintain this because they’re fully aware of how The Cottage Tap has become a second home to locals.

Feeling hungry? The Cottage Tap offers yummy pizzas and soft pretzels. A warm soft pretzel and a cold brew—is there a better duo? Aside from Wendy and Lou, of course. The ice-cold beer selection is their pride and joy, and it’s something guests can always count on after a long day at work. They even have all the fan-favorite bar games, including pool tables and darts, and are the perfect host for bags and pool tournaments.

We saved the best for last: the bar’s nice size gives you plenty of room to try your hand at video gaming. Let’s see if you can use the good vibes here to your advantage and finally achieve that big win you’ve been dreaming of.

This spaciousness also means that they’re the perfect venue for private parties and large public benefits. When the weather is more favorable, their outdoor bar opens, and guests can kick back at the picnic tables too. No matter what time of the year, you’re sure to find savory bar food, cold beer, exciting video gaming, and friends both old and new at The Cottage Tap.


(847) 223-0160


Monday-Thursday: 1:00pm-1:00am; Friday: 1:00pm-2:00am; Saturday: 12:00pm-2:00am; Sunday: 11:00am-1:00am

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