Welcome to P.R. Nye's Lock 27!
Casual Pub Dining
This "lock level" tavern has been a favorite "gathering spot" for canal boat captains and travelers for many years.
Some say, late in the wee hours of the night you can still hear someone singing Captain Nye's popular canaltown songs. For those who can't, you can still enjoy live music on the weekends, daily drink specials. multiple televisions for watching sports and games, digital internet jukebox and electronic games including Golden Tee 2010.
All this and the legendary food and fun of the "The Steak n Stein"!
So come join us at a place where great canalboat captains would gather; share their poetry of the canal era, write and enjoy good song and music and of course the camaraderrie of the "canaltown tavern."
Lock 27 Tavern
Captain Pearl R. Nye was born on a canalboat February 5, 1872 as one of 18 children. His family boat was known up and down the canal as "Bill Nye's Circus." Singing was a popular passtime back then and P.R. noted that "song and music were used as a mind developer." Many of the over 400 songs written by Captain Nye were greatly requested at these singing get-to-togethers.
When the canals closed in 1913, Captain Nye burned his boat and took up shorelife at Lock 27, near
Roscoe Village. Life was never the same for this "scrapper" and the last of the canalboat captains. His colorful life provides the perfect namesake for our "canaltown tavern."
The Lock provides a place to enjoy the things this great canalboat captain loved; the poetry of the canal era, writing and enjoying good song and music and of course the camaraderrie of the "canaltown tavern."
King Charley's Tavern
Legend has it that when the original proprieter of the first Roscoe Village Tavern, Charley, would hear visitors and bar patrons toast "God Save the Queen," he would promptly and physically escort them out of his tavern, proclaiming "I am the King of my Tavern! Patrons were required to call him "King Charley" especially since it was his tavern and not the Queen's. Anyone not recognizing him as the King in is kingdom was expeditiously expelled from the establishment.
IT'S GOOD TO BE THE KING!
Join Us For Great
Spirits and Fun!
YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAILS, BEER, WINE AND DRINK SPECIALS 7 DAYS A WEEK!
We offer your favorite beers (6 on tap), spirits and wines from the world.
Choose from our selection of Great Lakes Beers, import favorites, microbrews and locally produced wines.
We have live music and more!
Warehouse Steak n' Stein and P.R. Nye's Lock 27 is proud to offer the best in Live Music, Televised Sports and Electronic Games like Golden Tee 2010.
Join us on Saturday nights and you can enjoy the songs and live music of favorite local musicians like
Reb & Tim, Soul Simple, Big Fat Dog, The Angels. Left Of Center, HiFi Rendevous and Half Moon to name a few!
You can listen to some of these musicians on our online juke box located on this page!!! Keep checking back for new music!