The Crusens name has been a Peoria tradition for nearly 30 years. It began as a Peoria bar for drinks after work, meeting up with friends or stopping in for lunch. The good vibes, delicious food and excellent live music continue nearly three decades later at both Crusens locations. The War Memorial Drive bar was opened in 1986 by Don, Steve and Terri Crusen. The Farmington Road location followed in 1999.
Crusens Peoria bars are restaurants by day and local hotspots by night. Come by on a Friday or Saturday night to see the best in live music in the area, and take advantage of our daily drink specials. Order from our extensive breakfast menu from 6-11 a.m. every day of the week. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty omelette and biscuits and gravy or pancakes and french toast, we’ve got it cooking every morning. Pick up a pizza, hot sandwich, chicken tenders or a pork tenderloin sandwich for lunch or dinner, and split quesadillas and potato skins with friends over drinks.
Since opening its doors, Crusens has been the go-to place for people from all walks of life to unwind. Friends joining to watch the game, colleagues meeting for an after-work beer and groups kicking off a night of celebrating are our regulars, and we book well-known bands to please any crowd.
Crusens started as a family business and retains that commitment to quality to this day. We are a business that is proud to serve and entertain our community, and give people a place to gather, relax and celebrate.
Check out our menu options and stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy a drink in the bar or on our outside patio.
Cold beer. Cheap drinks. Live music. See you there.