Otto’s offers DeKalb classy entertainment

By Gina Quilici

Otto’s is “one of the classier bars in De Kalb,” said Otto’s manager Chris Como.

Otto’s, 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., has been serving the public for almost four years, consistently offering an entertaining time to all its patrons.

An Otto’s customer can find not only four fully stocked bars inside, but an additional shooter bar and bottled beer bar. Each is strategically located so that a person doesn’t have to fight the crowd crossing the room for a drink.

Otto’s owner Bob Daniels adds that all the liquor stocked in an Otto’s bar is strictly brand name alcohol. No cheap or unheard of liquor is ever served to the public.

In addition to quality drinks, the multi-level nightclub offers a great dancing facility. The DJs play a constant mix of the latest hits as well as special theme mixes.

Sundays feature a mix of the golden oldies, Mondays have great rock mixes, Tuesday is designated New Wave night and Wednesday through Saturday are the dance mixes.

However, Daniels was firm in saying that requests are always taken and played, provided they have the song being requested.

If the loud music gets too much for you, Otto’s has a multitude of other activities available in the basement level bar.

The basement has pool tables, video games, darts and pinball games. Also, the bar in the basement offers your choice from 28 beers on draft.

According to Daniels, Otto’s has “the largest variety of draft beers on tap in the Chicago area.”

Food can also be found at Otto’s. Popcorn is always available and can be located in a machine near the bar’s entrance. On Bears’ game days hot dogs are available, and on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. pizzas can be purchased.

Otto’s committment to please its public may greatly contribute to its popularity.

Como said that Otto’s staff always try to make the customer feel as though they are getting their money’s worth.

Daniels admitted that he and his employees try to adapt the bar and its features to as many suggestions and requests as possible.

Otto’s is open from 12 p.m. – 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday

According to Como, Otto’s attracts quite “a late night crowd in addition to a strong group of regulars.”

Homecoming is right around the corner and Otto’s is offering the public revised hours for Homecoming day.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Otto’s will open its doors for business at 6 o’clock in the morning to offer its drinks, dancing and entertainment for all to enjoy. That is, all over 21. Otto’s adheres to a strict set of rules.