New restaurant coming to space formerly occupied by Main Street Pub in St. Charles

The Hive Tavern and Eatery is making a beeline for the space that formerly housed Main Street Pub in downtown St. Charles.

At the St. Charles City Council meeting Aug. 2, the majority of aldermen approved a liquor license application as well as a 2 a.m. late-night liquor permit for The Hive, 204 W. Main St.

Prior to Main Street Pub opening in the space in May 2017, the space previously was home to The Beehive Tavern and Grille. Hive owner and manager Christina Barrutia, who was born and raised in St. Charles, had worked at The Beehive for several years. She has 14 years of experience.

According to a city memo, the Hive’s menu will focus on healthier and higher quality food options.

“The Hive Tavern and Eatery will bring a more refined tavern feel to the west side of the river in downtown St. Charles,” its business plan states.

The restaurant’s menu will include grilled shrimp, cajun pasta, burgers, tacos, Italian beef and salads. Beer and cocktails also will be offered.

The Hive will have an outdoor patio on the building’s north side. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.

Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf covers St. Charles and writes entertainment stories for the Kane County Chronicle.