102 N. Main Street - Smithton, IL
Joe and Stephanie Schmitt, known for serving up shaved ice treats from their Kona Ice Trucks, decided to expand and open a bar in Smithton, taking over the lease from the American Legion in town. Located in the American Legion, they have done many things to improve the place. New floors, bathrooms, exposed the brick, and put up outdoor lights.
"People don't just come here to drink and go home," said Joe, 50. "They come and sit outside, have an evening out and socialize with neighbors and friends." There is live music multiple nights a week, with Sunday afternoon shows often pulling in the largest crowds. Schmitty's also hosts volleyball games and dart leagues, and has lots of outdoor seating with an outdoor bar.