Rock Island Public House was opened by Jen and Dave Brown in 2013. We live in Blue Island and believe in this town, our neighbors, and the power of craft beer to build a community of individuals that support all things local. RIPH is a celebration of hard work and putting it all on the line to make it happen.


We are dedicated to finding the best beer and supporting craft brewers. We admire their independent spirit, ingenuity, pride and commitment to quality.
We named our bar in honor of the Rock Island Railroad, a “mighty fine line” that first steamed in to Blue Island in 1852. The Rock Island’s tracks still run behind the bar and continue to serve.


We like to think that our Public House would have been the saloon of choice for all that helped make the Rock Island run. We are proud to carry on its tradition and invite you to join us.

What’s On Tap

We’re a craft beer bar.  It’s only fitting that we feature the best in craft beer – supporting small brewers with a focus on the Midwest.

To see an updated list of what we have on tap…

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Wine & Spirits

Our selection of wine and craft spirits.

Malort, anyone?

View Our Selection of Wine & Spirits


Ah, pinball…  Some call it the beautiful game.  Well, at least we do.  In fact, we love it so much we make sure to vary up our selection as often as possible to feed the need for the silver ball.
Our Current Pinball Selection


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    Santa’s Little Helpers

    Come on out to the RIPH on November 27 for a good cause!  Bring a toy, clothing, or gift card for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and rec...

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    Record & Craft Fair

    December 6th from noon til 6pm…  Get some holiday shopping done and enjoy a few drinks!  We’ll have record sales, craft sales...

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    Dino Smores Release Party

    Join us on December 11th from 7-10pm as we celebrate the release of Dino Smores – a Russian Imperial Stout from Off Color Brewing!...

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    These Old Men, They Play Records

    On Saturday, December 26, These Old Men will be spinning their sweet songs the way they were meant to be heard – on vinyl.  The gro...



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These Old Men They Play Records
Car Show

Dave & Jen’s 10th Anniversary



At Rock Island Public House we take our beer seriously: just like you and the amazing breweries we feature on our 16 tap handles.

We strive to feature small local brewers with a focus on Midwestern beers. We work directly with breweries to get a beer in your hand that is unique and represents the highest “craft” in the beer world.

Our tap lines feature a glycol cooling system, ensuring your beer is poured at the perfect temperature in the perfect glass. Our attention to detail is inspired by the hardworking brewers and our hardworking customers, who deserve nothing less than our deeply earned respect.

What's On Tap


We want to hear from you. Find Jen or Dave on twitter: @JenErfftBrown and @DrCrainfist or with our hashtag #RIPH

Email Jen – jen@rockislandpublichouse.com

Email Dave – dave@rockislandpublichouse.com

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