Tavern, lounge, and tap, if the bar you're hanging out at has one of those words in the name, chances are it's the friendly kind of place where everyone might know your name.

It's where you go when taking your date to meet your friends, it's where you go when she breaks up with you. It's your joint for celebrating a child's birth and a fallen comrade's life. It's where you want to be to feel a sense of community—a comfortable place to be yourself and enjoy life, a good meal, and some delicious drinks.

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If you're of the generation who spent Thursday nights watching Must See TV on NBC, you wanted a place to go like the bar in the show, Cheers... A place they refer to in the theme song as,

[...] the place where everybody knows our name.

Pardon me Charles Dickens fans, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and those times call for being amongst my friends having a few drinks, and sharing some joy.

Around the Rockford area (northern Illinois) these are the Cheers-like places that people love to be in the most. If you want a good neighborhood, unpretentious spot, you can't miss visiting any of these establishments. Pick the one closest to you and don't forget to make arrangements for a ride home if you kept the bartender busy filling your glass.

We asked you to tell us the friendliest bars in the area.

These 22 Bars Are The Friendliest in Northern Illinois
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These were the places mentioned most often

There's no way we got them all, hard to get to EVERY neighborhood bar (although that could be a nice goal). Please tell us about the place that should be on this list that isn't.

These 21 Bars Are The Friendliest in Northern Illinois

Tavern, lounge, tap, if the bar you're in has one of those words in the name, chances are it's the friendly kind of place where everyone might know your name.

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