The Gin Mill

The Gin Mill

Video Gaming at The Gin Mill in McHenry, IL

The phrase “Gin Mill” originated in the 1860’s as a slang term for a saloon, neighborhood bar, or tavern. The historical building The Gin Mill in McHenry is located inside of is more than 100 years old. Over time, it has served as an ice cream shop, filling station, and now, a bar that offers gaming and entertainment. When Trish Rivas bought the building May 1st, 2014, she worked diligently to renovate and upgrade the location while maintaining its historical integrity. The Gin Mill opened for business July 15th, 2014.

One of the many reasons patrons love visiting The Gin Mill in Mchenry is the Player PAYBACK™ rewards program. When you sign up for the program and check into this location multiple days in a row you’ll earn $5 in match play. This means you and friends can test your luck on the video slots and video poker machines made by top manufacturers. Along with your $5 match, you’ll also score J&J Gaming points as you play that can be redeemed for free brand merchandise. This is one of the hottest video gaming deals in McHenry!

Food, Drinks, & Entertainment in McHenry

Since it’s grand opening, The Gin Mill has lived up to its name as a friendly neighborhood bar with a hometown feel to it. Often referred to as a dive bar or biker bar, the modernized sunlit, rustic, and wooden interior creates a cozy atmosphere, and their welcoming staff treats all guests, frequent and new, like family. With an intimate staff of few, guests experience a unique familiarity, where folks know each other by name, and bartenders always remember their visitors’ drinks of choice.

Not only do they provide their guests with a quality shot and a beer, guests also enjoy multiple forms of entertainment, as well as delicious Gregorio’s frozen pizza. Home to five video gaming machines, a dart board, pool table, outside deck, and large parking lot that doubles as a patio, The Gin Mill accommodates for everyone. They also throw a great party of their own, hosting Karaoke every Thursday and Saturday, as well as several bike runs and charity events throughout the year. The Gin Mill is a favorite spot for locals to throw birthday parties and other social gatherings.

If you’re looking for a great hideout off the beaten path to have a cold one, make some new friends, and find big wins, The Gin Mill is the place for you!


(224) 357-8739


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

Gaming Promotions:

Player PAYBACK™ $5 Match Play Offer

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