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FUNDRAISERS

BROKEN OAR IS A PROUD TO HOST OUR ANNUAL FOX RIVER SHIVER BENEFITTING LURIE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL EVERY MARCH IN WHICH THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS GATHER THE WATCH THE FEARLESS COSTUME CLAD PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE COLLECTED PLEDGE MONEY TO JUMP IN THE ICY WATERS OF THE FOX RIVER, AND OUR ANNUAL HOOTER SHOOT BENEFITTING SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION WHICH FEATURES BIKINI CLAD SNOWMOBILE RIDERS THAT COLLECT FUNDS FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY. SEASONAL MEAT RAFFLES BENEFITTING CARY FOOD PANTRY HAVE BECOME A FAVORITE FUNDRAISING EVENT TO MANY LONG TIME OAR CUSTOMERS.

IT IS OUR HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO ALSO PLAY HOST TO MANY OTHER FUNDRAISERS FOR ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. WE ARE HERE TO HELP IN ANY WAY WE CAN TO MAKE YOUR EVENT SUCCESSFUL AND HELP TO RAISE THE MOST FUNDS POSSIBLE TO BENEFIT YOUR 501C3 CHARITY. WE CATER OUR PARTICIPATION TO YOUR NEEDS AND HELP WITH PLANNING AND SUGGESTIONS TO MAXIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR YOUR FUNDRAISER. CONTACT US TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR EVENT AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP.

REUNIONS, PRIVATE PARTIES & WEDDINGS

BROKEN OAR’S SEVEN RIVERFRONT ACRES AND SCENIC LOCATION HAS BECOME A FAVORITE MEETING SPOT FOR REUNIONS AND PRIVATE PARTIES. WE ARE HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR SPECIAL EVENT OR GATHERING YEAR ROUND IN OUR BAR & RESTAURANT, OR SEASONALLY ON THE SKYDECK, IN OUR PARTY TENT OR ON THE LAWN. WE NOW HAVE EXPANDED TO OFFER ACCOMMODATIONS FOR LARGER EVENTS AND WEDDINGS FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS IN MAY, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER. LARGE PARTY OR SMALL, WE OFFER FOOD AND DRINK PACKAGES TO MEET YOUR NEEDS AND HELP YOU TO COORDINATE YOUR EVENT FROM START TO FINISH.

EVERY YEAR THE SUMMER SEASON’S GRAND FINALE IS OUR OARTOBERFEST WEEKEND, THE LAST WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER, IN WHICH THE STAFF DRESSES IN “OAR WENCH” COSTUMES AND THE BEST OF GERMAN BEER AND FARE IS SERVED TO THE THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS THAT ATTEND TO ENJOY THE SUMMER’S BEST ENTERTAINMENT.

THE TURKEY BALL, A HUGE CELEBRATION WITH SOME OF THE AREA’S TOP BANDS THAT PLAY TO THOUSANDS IN A HEATED TENT, IS ON BLACK WEDNESDAY (THANKSGIVING EVE) AND SURE TO TOP THE LIST OF FAN FAVORITE EVENTS AT THE BROKEN OAR.

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ABOUT US

THE BROKEN OAR MARINA BAR & GRILL IS SITUATED ON 7 RIVERFRONT ACRES WITH SOME OF THE MOST SCENIC VIEWS FOUND ON THE LOWER FOX RIVER. IT HAS BECOME A DESTINATION FOR CUSTOMERS FROM ALL OVER THE MIDWEST. IT IS NOT JUST ANOTHER BAR OR RESTAURANT ON THE RIVER, IT IS ALSO A PIECE OF HISTORY. A HISTORY THAT CAN BE HEARD IN THE STORIES OF THE REGULAR CUSTOMERS AND PRESERVED IN THE BAR TOP ITSELF.

THREE GENERATIONS OF PATRONS NOW ENJOY OUR FULL DINNER MENU, PANORAMIC VIEWS, YEAR ROUND RIVERFRONT DINING, THE SPACIOUS SKYDECK, FULL SERVICE MARINA, THE OAR STAGE AND PARTY TENT AND THE LARGEST BEER GARDEN IN MCHENRY COUNTY WITH UNMATCHED OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AND DAILY SPECIAL EVENTS ALL SUMMER LONG. A TYPICAL SUMMER DAY PROVIDES THE BEST PEOPLE WATCHING AROUND – WITH BOATERS, GOLFERS, MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS, TEAMS AND FAMILIES ALL BLENDED TOGETHER TO ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES.

YOU WILL FIND THE OWNER SINCE 1985, MIKE HABER, AND HIS FIANCÉ BONNIE MISKE THERE ON A DAILY BASIS WORKING WITH THE STAFF TO CONTINUALLY IMPROVE THE FACILITY AND YOUR GUEST EXPERIENCE AT THE BROKEN OAR. WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THE “OAR FAMILY” OF STAFF AND CUSTOMERS THAT WE HAVE CREATED AND CONTINUE TO GROW AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL COME VISIT US, EXPERIENCE THE BROKEN OAR AND BECOME PART OF OUR FAMILY!

MIKE HABER & BONNIE MISKE





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