Category Archives: Featured Events

Premier Event Space

The Moonshine Blues Bar Premier Event Space – Corporate, Rehearsal Dinner, Reception, Cocktail Hour, Bachelorette Party, Holiday Party Moonshine Blues Bar is a premier event space in Historic downtown St. Charles. Located in the basement of the renovated Municipal waterworks building(below Hendricks BBQ), this charming bar and performance venue oozes with honky-tonk charm, and bluesy soul.  From the original artwork & cigar box guitars to the rustic-chic furnishings, and adjacent patio, you’ll love this original, historic space.   Contact Our Events Manager Today! Click and Drag to Navigate the virtual tour below:

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Delicious Slow-Smoked BBQ Eats

You will LOVE our slow-smoked BBQ, served fresh from Hendricks BBQ upstairs. We proudly offer sandwiches, sides, and BBQ nachos from award-winning Hendricks BBQ restaurant.

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Over 350 Whiskies!

You might guess from our name, Moonshine Blues Bar, we specialize in whiskey and moonshine!  We are constantly adding new spirits to the bar downstairs, so even the most experienced whiskey afficionados can always find something new and different at our bar.  

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Cigar Box Guitar

The cigar box guitar is a primitive chordophone that uses an empty cigar box for a resonator. “Guitar” refers to the traditional instrument and to a string bass. The earliest predecessors had one or two strings; the modern model typically uses three or more. Generally speaking, strings are connected between the end of a broomstick or 1″ x 3″ wood slat and to the resonator, the cigar box. Trace evidence of cigar box instruments exist from 1840 to the 1860s. The earliest illustrated proof of a cigar box instrument known is an etching copyrighted in 1876 of two Civil War

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