410 6th Street
Charleston, IL 61920
- Daily Specials
- Scotch Whiskies
- Hank O'Day Sprint Car
- Daily Events
- Full Bar
- Gourmet Menu Items
Established in the Early 1900s
For years, The Blackfront was among the most patronized illegal gambling houses in downstate Illinois. But now, you'll find only great friends, food and beverages.
We are proud to maintain the area's finest selection of
SINGLE MALT WHISKIES OF SCOTLAND.
Single Malts by Region
Single malt scotch flavors are influenced by their origins, much like wine.
The region (highlands, lowlands, or islay of Scotland), distillery, soil, water, barley, fermentation, distillation, wood cask and the maturing (aging) process all play a role in pronouncing a distinct flavor profile unique to it alone.
These differences in each "Label" make for an interesting exploration of spirits and scottish pride in a complex craft practiced since the early 1400's.
These are some of the fine Scotch's we handle.
The Hank O'Day Sprint Car
Hank was the former owner of The Blackfront Tavern and Restaurant in Charleston, Illinois. Joie Chitwood became Hank's favorite driver. In his autobiography, Joie says, "In the midwest, Charleston is known as a wide open city with the Blackfront featuring illegal gambling and slot machines." Hank's race car was the centerpiece of the tavern as well as his pride and joy. When he wasn't racing, the car was proudly displayed at the front entrance of the tavern.