Bulldog Ale House Open for Business in New Lenox

The new bar features 72 beers on tap. Find out more about the newest business in Bluestone Commons.

Bulldog Ale House owner Paul Marrin feels like a celebrity. 

While running errands in New Lenox, everybody seems to know his name. The Bulldog Ale House shirt gives him away. 

"We chose New Lenox because it's a lot like our other towns, Roselle and Carol Stream," Marrin said, of the bar's other locations. "It's a strong community. Everybody's been telling us it's what the town has been looking for. 

The upscale, family friendly sports bar opened April 11 at 2387 Joliet Highway in Bluestone Commons, in space previously occupied by Bluestone Bar and Grill, most recently by Prime Time Restaurant. Marrin calls the new setting "homey, but industrial'—lots of wood with metal accents. Walls have been knocked down to create a more open floor plan, he added. 

The bar boasts 72 beers on tap—all of which are $2 on Thursdays—and the food menu includes items such as cajun chicken pasta, fajitas, macaroni and cheese, and ribs. Friday's specials include $9.99 all-you-can-eat fish fry; Saturday's special features a $6.99 Build Your Own Burger. 

The bar is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more specials and other information, visit the Bulldog Ale House website

Chuck Soukup April 15, 2014 at 06:47 AM
So far all I read was food was cold and overpriced drinks.
local guy April 15, 2014 at 08:33 AM
DJ your analogy with the people that live by Ohare airport is spot on, some people in Bluestone feel the need to bitch and moan everytime a business tries to open up in that mall area. The mall area that was there before those homes went up by the way. They have also complained in the past about the route 30 construction non stop as if they were the only ones affected. Not aiming this at the entire subdivision, I do feel that there is a majority on their homeowners association that give the area a bad name. Just my experience.
Bob Laird April 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM
sitting in santuccis across from midway years back there was an old fart whining about the noise. I asked how long he had lived there. He said he moved in in 1956. I explained that the airport had been there since 1923
New Lenox Mom April 23, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Had a great experience at Bulldog, food was excellent and HOT, servers were great and friendly! Would go back and will be recommending! For those complaining it was noisy.....well the noise level is about as expected in that type of environment! Looks to me like some posters would be gleeful in seeing any business fail that is over there.


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