The Cave | Byron, Illinois

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The Cave Owners
The Cave  |  Byron, Illinois

Come join us any day of the week!

The Cave is Byron’s number one fun bar with small-town charm and a laid-back approach which provides the ideal backdrop for any type of crowd.  Matt & Jamie purchased this bar in March of 2013 and it is common to find them hanging here with friends.  Matt’s dad hung out here back in the day so when it came for sale it was a no-brainer to grab.  It is the perfect dive bar to grab a shot and a beer and catch up with family and “bubs.”  Our food is simple with Cave Burger’s anchoring our menu along with several quick appetizers.  We sell about 900 Busch Lights a week and pour a little less than a case a week of Leroux Blackberry Brandy.  So it that’s your thing; you found your home.   The Cave has a habit of turning strangers into friends and that is what we like to hang our hat on.  Cheers, let’s have a Busch Light soon.


  • – 60” flat screen T.V’s
  • – 2 Dart Boards
  • – 2019 Golden Tee
  • – Slot Machines
  • – Full Bar and Food Menu
  • – Private Parties
  • – Daily Food and Drink Specials
  • – Dart Leagues
  • – Free Wi-Fi

Matt & Jamie Pendergrass, Owners

Matt and Jamie were both born and raised in the Rockford area, and opened The Cave in the Spring of 2013. In addition to The Cave, the couple owns Aero, Hunt Club, Rural on Tap, and Idle Hour. You will often find them working the bar themselves, or visiting with local patrons. Matt and Jamie understand how hard work is the foundation of small businesses, and how small businesses are the foundation of communities.

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Soon to be known for the areas best selection of ciders and ales, we also feature an expansive draft and bottle menu as well as a great selection of classic cocktails.

Hunt Club Bar Food


Our daily menu includes hearty burgers and traditional “pub & bar” inspired items. All of our dishes are prepared entirely from scratch, and use local ingredients when possible.

Hunt Club Slots


Enjoy the latest in video gaming and get the biggest bang for your buck in our casual atmosphere. Play your favorite slot machines, all with incredible payouts.

The Cave

Eat. Drink. Enjoy.

We offer new American, high-quality pub fare, craft beers, custom created and classic cocktails in a fun and casual atmosphere.


Different beers




Draft beers

the cave hamburger


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