Metal Monkey Brewing

Dan, Brandi and Jason opened Metal Monkey with 20 years of homebrewing experience under their belt, a dream, a shit-ton of determination and a little bit of..... well, no clue what they were in for!  ; )

A very tight budget means we opened with a very small 3bbl system and did a lot of the buildout ourselves.  We recently upgraded to a 10bbl system which has increased our capacity and allowed us to start packaging and distributing more!

Our tap-room has seating for over 60 with a laid-back and comfortable atmosphere and usually 16 different beers on tap.

Come on out, bring some friends, and try some of our many in-house brews, from light to dark, hoppy to not, and more than likely, one or two with an unexpected twist..  

While you're here feel free to enjoy a game from our top notch game shelf, one of our classic video game system games, or just relax in the lounge. 

We also host a trivia night every Thursday and some of the Chicago area's finest food trucks, so keep an eye on our schedule!


Elder Brewing Co

A small and cozy spot off of a busy one way street into Downtown Joliet, IL welcomes you. If you are looking for quality craft beer, free popcorn, and a plethora of board games free to play, you have found the right place. On a regular day, local musicians, artists, business owners, and old and new friends alike, sit at the bar enjoying a 10 oz. pour. Weekends are filled with events and live music. If beer isn’t your drink of choice, ask for a pour of Intelligentsia Cold Brew Coffee on nitro.

Kona Ice

We’re mobile.  We’re fun.  We’re stocked with the most delicious flavors you’ve ever tasted.  Need a moment of pure bliss? Kona Ice has you covered.  Come visit us, let our sweet tunes sweep you away to an island in the middle of the ocean.  And while you’re there, kick up your feet and enjoy a nice cup of our premium shaved ice.

Go Doggy Run

Go  Doggy Run Cart is hot dog mobile cart serving the people in the greater  downtown Chicago. We decided to open this cart to service the people  with options of veggie and turkey based products which wasn't accessible in the downtown area. We are here to assist patrons with great customer  service experience, tasty food and snacks that will captivate your taste buds.


Ta Canijo

On a very cold Dec 22nd, 2016 day Tacos R Us was opened on the corner of McDonough and Route 6. An idea inspiring to sell the best tacos to the Joliet community at a great price with quick service, friendly attitude, authentic flavor and incomparable quality. Within a year we were made aware (by a Giraffe) that our establishments name was trademarked….. talk about a difficult/messed up situation. Which created ‘Ta Canijo’. 

Our new name is what inspired us to follow our dream of having a taco truck on every corner. So look for a Ta Canijo on a corner near you!