Idle Hour | Mt. Morris, Illinois

About us

Idle Hour Owners
Idle Hour  |  Mt. Morris, Illinois

How it all started

The Idle Hour has anchored the town of Mt. Morris for many years; it’s a classic dive bar located in the heart of the downtown.  It has become well known for its live music, cajun potato salad and fresh chicken tenders; three things that haven’t changed throughout the years.


When this bar went for sale, it just fit perfectly with what Jamie and I were doing at The Cave and The Hunt Club.  With six rotating draft handles, an extensive liquor selection and plenty of Busch Light, The Idle Hour is a great place to meet up with family and friends.


The goal is to provide our customers with a great experience.  Whether that is our food, drinks, atmosphere or service, we want to make your next trip to The Idle Hour the best.  We love this bar and the charm of Mt. Morris, we hope you can enjoy it soon.  Cheers!


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.


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.


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Idle Hour

Eat. Drink. Enjoy.

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


Different beers




Draft beers

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