We just need to get our drink on with Santa.

Sure there are bars in Rockford that are hanging lights and getting festive, but we need an all out Christmas bar in the Forest City!

We all knew Rockford was awesome, but all of the sudden everyone else is beginning to realize the amazingness.

From Reader's Digest to the Chicago Tribune, it's clear the world is ready for Rockford to get even bigger and better.

So let's start with a Christmas bar!

Here are the five reasons Rockford needs a Christmas bar:

  1. To take Insta-worthy photos. Duh.
  2. Because candy canes are gross unless their stirring cocktails
  3. Mistletoe
  4. Clearly everyone will come to your bar and spend money
  5. Another excuse to wear your Christmas sweaters

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