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One thing about Bossanova Restaurant and Lounge, you're always going to find something new.

On this site we'll keep you up to date on our menu, new drinks in the bar, new items to come out of our kitchen...and more.

We'll also give you the first word on our specials, a page to download a monthly coupon, and a heads up on special events happening here and in the Downtown Alton area.

Visit Spectators Bar at Bowl Haven and try your luck on one of our new video poker machines! Comfortable, private setting and great food & drink. 

Chez Marilyn is a classy yet comfortable Restaurant Lounge and Bar featuring your favorite drinks and casual Fine Dining right in the heart of Downtown Alton Illinois. Voted Best Lounge by The Riverfront Times and made the list of 101 things to do in St. Louis for 2011.

Chez Marilyn offers the Best in Live Music on the weekends.  Wednesday nights in the spring and summer, be sure to get your spot on the patio for live music and the best seat in town! We have plenty of room to accommodate private parties and special events so give us a call to reserve your special day.

Our menu has a variety of items from our succulent crab cakes, fresh tossed salads, flat bread pizza, to our Sicilian steak skewers. Soups and Desserts are made fresh daily! Stop in for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or an evening out. Be sure to ask about our Wii Bowling Leagues! Chez Marilyn is a place you will come back to every time!

OPEN for lunch and Dinner!

7 days a Week!!

We do Take Out!

The new location is owned and operated by family members Brooke Miller, Jean Geiger, Gary Bellm, Ashley Knight, Shannon Knight and Dean Schmitt. Miller, Geiger and Bellm first learned about Rib City while dining at the barbecue chain’s corporately owned location in South Fort Myers.

“They loved the food and found out the company was franchising into other states,” said Schmitt.

Schmitt serves as general manager and his wife Shannon Knight serves as business manager. Schmitt and Knight previously worked in the restaurant business including positions with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc. in Chicago before moving to Alton.

“We have missed the restaurant business and are very excited to bring Alton Rib City’s famous fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs,” said Schmitt.

ABOUT THE SMOKING PROCESS

To achieve that real backyard barbecue flavor, meat must be cooked slowly over just the right wood fire. At Rib City®, choice cuts of meat are basted with our signature barbecue sauce and smoked over selected hardwoods - including Red Oak - carefully balancing heat and cooking time to seal in that distinctive Rib City® Barbecue taste!

All of our meats are slow cooked to perfection in our wood-burning smokers! Select from Award Winning Imported Baby Back Ribs; St. Louis Spare Ribs by the plateful; lean Beef and Pork sliced thin; plump, juicy Chicken; delicious Smoked Turkey Breast or tender Riblets. Top our meats with one of our four secret recipe signature Barbecue Sauces - Sweet, Tangy, Hot or Carolina Mustard.

The pink coloring and ring in our Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey and Ribs is due to our barbecue cooking process and basting sauces. Look for the pink smoke ring to ensure you are eating REAL smoked barbecue!

RIB CITY ® – REAL BARBECUE & AWARD WINNING RIBS!

HOURS:

Monday-Saturday 11-9
Sunday 11:30-8

Alton Sports Tap is a sports bar located in Alton, IL featuring renowned food and drinks to the Greater Alton area. We have the best chicken wings in all of Madison County along with burgers, pizza and many other lunch and dinner options including a wide range of beers. Our Gaming area is now available as well! We have specials every day, so call today!

Alton Sports tap offers the following features:

*  Covered Porch & Outdoor Area With Fire Pit
*  Caribbean Style Patio
*  Outdoor Sand Volleyball Leagues
*  Separate Gaming Machine area!!
*  Special Events and Karaoke Nights!
*  Weekly Lunch & Drink Specials
*  Carry Outs
*  In-House Catering
*  Banquet Room Available - Seats up to 180! 
*  WiFi
*  TVs
*  Illinois Lottery Available 

Come on down to Airport Bowl and take part in one of our many activities. We have Youth, Men, Women and Mixed bowling leagues. We also do birthday parties - parents can let the kids have a ball and we'll do the cleanup. If that isn't enough, we also have a full snack bar and special night time rates.

Gentelin's on Broadway, located at 122 E. Broadway in historic Alton is the newest in fine dining restaurants in the area.

Owned and operated by Ryan and Sarah Gentelin, the restaurant features a relaxed atmosphere, along with rich colors in the dining room where patrons have an incredible view of the Alton Bridge.

Featuring a full menu ranging from appetizers and sandwiches to pasta, steak and seafood there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.In the bar enjoy one of the many flavors of martinis, or for the wine lover Gentelin's offers an extensive wine list, by the glass or the bottle. The restaurant also features a private room, and a banquet room that seats up to sixty guests.

*Reservations accepted, but not required. *Gift certificates available.

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local bands
Concert calendar
8-27 8:00 PM Gateway Arch Riverboats Blues Cruise
Gateway Arch Riverboats St. Louis, MO
8-28 6:00 PM NIGHTLIFE BAND PERFORMING OLDIES, R&B AND MOTOWN
Wild Pickins Winery Chesterfield, IL
8-28 6:00 PM Mondin @ The Dock
The Loading Dock Bar & Grill Grafton, IL
8-28 7:00 PM Open Mic Night at Piasa Pub & Winery
Piasa Pub & Winery Grafton, IL
8-28 7:00 PM Harvest Drive - Rock Your Taste Buds Concert Seires @ Shivers
Shivers Frozen Custard Godfrey, IL
8-28 9:00 PM Haggard Haynes Read @ Elijah P's
Elijah P's Alton, IL
8-28 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
8-29 9:00 AM Cosmic Cowboys @ Elijah P's
Elijah P's Alton, il
8-29 3:00 PM Ivas John Band
Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, il
8-29 3:00 PM Acoustic Asylum @ Grafton Winery & Brewhaus
Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, il
8-29 6:00 PM Mars Needs Guitars @ Piasa Winery and Pub
Piasa Winery and Pub Grafton, il
8-29 6:00 PM Jake's Leg @ The Loading Dock Bar & Grill
The Loading Dock Bar & Grill Grafton, IL
8-29 8:00 PM The Dixie Dudes @ Old Bakery Beer Co.
Old Bakery Beer Company Alton, IL
8-29 8:00 PM Dogs of Society
Wildey Theater Edwardsville, IL
8-29 8:00 PM NIGHTLIFE BAND PERFORMING R&B, MOTOWN, AND CLASSIC ROCK
Chez Marilyn Alton, IL
8-29 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
8-30 1:00 PM Tim Buck Two @ Piasa Winery and Pub
Piasa Winery and Pub Grafton, IL
8-30 2:00 PM Jim Stevens & Rocky Mantia @ Grafton Winery & Brewhaus
Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, il
8-30 3:00 PM Jorrells @ The Dock
The Loading Dock Bar and Grill Grafton, IL
9-04 7:00 PM Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater
Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater Alton, IL
9-04 7:00 PM DD REVIVAL at Alton VFW Post 1308
Alton VFW Post 1308 Alton, IL
9-04 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
9-05 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
9-11 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
9-12 2:00 PM When I'm Sixty-Four, Nothing But the Beatles Festival
Prairietown Firemen's Park Prairietown, IL
9-12 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
9-16 12:00 PM Brown Bag Musical Event - Tim Fischer/Guitarist
Lewis and Clark Community College - Ringhausen Music Building Godfrey, IL
9-18 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
9-19 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
9-19 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
9-21 7:00 AM Organ Spectacular VI
Lewis and Clark Community College - Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel Godfrey, IL
9-24 8:00 PM Gateway Arch Riverboats Blues Cruise
Gateway Arch Riverboats St. Louis, MO
9-25 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
9-26 8:00 PM Ladies of the 80's
Wildey Theater Edwardsville, IL
9-26 8:00 PM The Great Artist Guitar Series featuring Johannes Möller
The Ethical Society St. Louis, MO
9-26 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-02 7:00 PM DD REVIVAL at Alton VFW Post 1308
Alton VFW Post 1308 Alton, IL
10-02 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-03 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-09 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-10 6:15 PM the Owlz classic rock band at St Mary's Octoberfest
Allton , IL
10-10 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-15 8:00 PM Gateway Arch Riverboats Blues Cruise
Gateway Arch Riverboats St. Louis, MO
10-16 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-17 8:00 PM Stone In Love
Wildey Theater Edwardsville, IL
10-17 8:00 PM The Brasil Guitar Duo Douglas Lora and João Luiz
The Ethical Society St. Louis, MO
10-17 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-23 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-24 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-30 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
10-31 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
11-06 7:00 PM DD REVIVAL at Alton VFW Post 1308
Alton VFW Post 1308 Alton, IL
11-06 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
11-07 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
11-13 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
11-14 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
11-20 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
11-21 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
11-27 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
11-28 8:00 PM Silver Bullet STL
Wildey Theater Edwardsville, IL
11-28 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
12-04 7:00 PM DD REVIVAL at Alton VFW Post 1308
Alton VFW Post 1308 Alton, IL
12-04 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
12-05 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
12-11 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
12-12 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
12-18 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
12-19 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
12-25 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
12-26 9:00 PM Karaoke at Lily's Lounge
Lily's Lounge Alton, IL
1-23 7:30 PM Bandini - Chiacchiaretta Duo - Giampaolo Bandini and Cesare Chiacchiaretta
The Sheldon Concert Hall St. Louis, MO
2-13 8:00 PM Chinese Classical Guitarist Xuefei Yang
The Ethical Society St. Louis, MO
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