Ballydoyle opens to the public Feb. 20.
Fans of Ballydoyle in Downers Grove will find the same menu and classic Irish ambiance at the bar's second (and larger) location in Aurora. The bar and stage are both larger than the original, and the owners hope to bring in bigger bands to fill them. Expect a robust lineup of live music and open mic nights yearround. Come summer, the entire back wall of the pub opens up to a large deck overlooking the river.