The Publisher

The Publisher

Video Gaming at The Publisher in Bethany, IL

Named in honor of its historic location in Bethany, IL, The Publisher is a bar for people to come and enjoy themselves right in Downtown Bethany. Locals and visitors searching for “video gaming near me” need look no further than The Publisher!

You will be sure to get an enhanced video gaming experience, thanks to their perk-packed programs and high-tech terminals from J&J Gaming. When you sign up for the Player PAYBACK™ rewards program and check in over multiple days, you win $10 in match play! That’s not all though—collect J&J Gaming points so you can redeem them for branded merchandise of your choosing.

Food, Drinks, & Entertainment in Bethany

Originally, this building was the home of the town newspaper called “The Echo.” Now, The Publisher uses this place to support the surrounding community and promote a positive image of what a hometown “pub” should be, and what great service looks like! Please note that this awesome bar is a cash-only place of business. No worries though if you don’t have any cash on you—they have an ATM.

Whether you’re looking for quality drinks, great food, or something fun to do, The Publisher has plenty to offer. Their fully stocked bar has a diverse selection of spirit choices, and some of the coldest beer in the area. Grab your favorite drink, take a seat at one of their video machines, and then try it out with Butch’s pizza, an air-fried appetizer, or some free popcorn.

In addition to outdoor seating, The Publisher houses TVs, pool tables, and darts. Enjoy music from the TouchTunes jukebox, or from one of the live bands performing after trying your luck on the slots! You can even host your own celebration in a private event room, or enjoy one of the many parties hosted by The Publisher. Come check out a comedy show, DJ & Karaoke night, or a holiday party, like the ugly Christmas sweater contest.

Make any night out even better and try your luck at their great video gaming center! Come live a little and let loose at The Publisher.

In addition to an enjoyable patio area, The Place is the only bar around that owns a truck DJ booth! This, along with the see-through flooring and indoor basketball hoop, make for some legendary events. They’ve hosted live bands, packed dance and costume contests, and themed parties such as their Halloween glow night. Their events even extend to cool car shows they’ve hosted in front of their establishment with all types of vintage rides. But they don’t stop there: they also hold fundraisers such as their 13th annual JB’s Memorial Run for Shriners Children’s Hospital. Come to let loose or cruise for a cause!

Ashmore’s bar gem can bring a little more treasure your way with their awesome video slot machines! And the word is they are HOT. The Place is always posting about big cash outs, can’t-miss events, and more. Join the fun and make The Place feel like yours!


(217) 665-4109


Monday-Thursday: 5pm- 11pm; Friday: 5pm-1am; Saturday: 1pm- 1am; Sunday: 5pm- 9pm

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