Every time Iíve been to The Village Tavern, itís been the night before Thanksgiving and weíre hanging out with friends who are back in town for the long weekend. Itís a corner bar in the northeast suburbs, so itís that kind of place. Itís big, but crowded on weekend nights. The food is average. The service is average. The atmosphere is average. The beer list is below average, and I wouldnít have added it here. But in the spirit of inclusion Iíll rate it and be a good sport. Itís mostly macros, and a few local and national crafts. Nothing you canít find at any other bar. Not really worth the trip unless you have no choice.