560 Crescent Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-474-0932

COMMON GOOD

COCKTAIL HOUSE

Mon–Thurs: 5pm–11pm

Fri–Sat: 5pm–1am
Sunday: closed

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Refreshing Cocktails [$14]

EARNEST'S EARNED CLARITY

Novo Fogo Aged, Mizu Green Tea, Masala, Maraschino, Clarified Grapefruit, Lime

“Write drunk, edit sober” he said... Usually, it takes us a centrifuge to achieve that level of clarity.

(Light-Spice, Refreshing, Autumn-Afternoony)

GOLDEN LEAF LEI LOVER

Singani, Kikusui Sake, Saffron, Vanilla, Pineapple, Lime, Grapefruit, Egg White

One last chance to get lei’d.

(Luxurious, Soft Saffron Pillows, Light Fruity Notes)

FRENCH BLISS '75

Apple Brandy, Amer, Green Apple-Shiso Shrub, Lemon, Sparkling Red

A playlist full of Daft Punk and L’Imperatrice and windows down in your Renault so you can smell the crisp autumn air as you drive to The Glen to catch a screening of The Intouchables.

(Salty, Baking Spice, Robust)

SHOCHU? I HARDLY KNOW YOU.

Shochus, Elderflower, Lemon, Genmaicaha Shrub, Whit Beer

Let me introduce you to shochu, I think you’d hit it off!

(Savory, Tart, Funky, Light)

TRACKSUIT PIRATES OF MYRTLE BEACH

Jamaican Rum, Malibu, Amaro, Aperitivo, Rosemary Grenadine, Lime, Pineapple

The scent of sunscreen wafting in the air during aperitivo hour.

(Bittersweet, Tropical, Herbaceous)

YOU KNOW I HAD TO DO IT TO EM

Tequila, Malort, Creme de Cacao, Guanabana, Orange, Clove, Lime, Grapefruit

A cocktail with malort? As counterintuitive yet classic as pink shorts and a matching pink oxford shirt!

(Tart, Fruity, Citrus Pith, Bitter Finish)

UNTREADIN' TRODDEN TRAILS

Sotol, Mezcal, Charanda, Carrot, Cranberry, Green Cardamom, Lemon, Grapefruit, Milk Stout

Here we have been sipping tequila for a long long time… but this has so much to say, so much to say, so much to say about the broader world of Mexican spirits.

(Rich Fall Flavors, Crisp Autumn Morning Air)

STRESS DREAMS DON'T COME TRUE

Bourbon, Cardamaro, Lemon, Ginger-Vanilla-Sarsparilla Black Tea, Soda Water

Being a beginner can sometimes induce stress but stick to your guns, soon you’ll be running the joint.

(Gulpable, Gram-Cracker, Dry Finish)

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY

Reposado Tequila, Cardamaro, Lemon, Demerara, Egg White

A lush drink to help you remember simple things are good and slowing down helps.

(Gentle, Caramel, Warming)

FAINT FINAL GLOW (UP)

Sotol, Mugi, Imo, Pear, Ginger, Genmai, Maple, Lemon

When the last ditch attempt gives you the most joy…

(Roasty-Toasty, Fire-Pitty, Refreshing)

WHERE ROSEMARY GOES

Blended Malt Scotch, Averna, Cherry, Rosemary, Demerara, Vanilla, Lemon

Life is always better with a Little Rosemary.

(Juicy, Stone Fruit, Peat)

DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO CHAI

Chai Shochu, Cinpatrazzo, Lemon, Grapefruit, Spiced Blend, Egg White

Feel the Force all around you with this Dagobah classic - this spiked drink is the perfect post-training beverage for an aspiring chosen one.

(Creamy, Spiceful, Aromatic)

A RATHER BLUSTERY NIGHT

Scotch, High West Campfire, Spiced Jaggery Caramel, Pomegranate, Grapefruit, Lemon

Sometimes you have to struggle through strong winds to find your Thoughtful Spot.

(Spiced, Dark, Stormy)

THOSE WHO READ & THOSE WHO PLAY

Scotch, Rum, Ebo Lebo, Fig, Cacao Nib, Hazelnut, Honey, Lemon, Grapefruit

They say good things come in threes, but sometimes they arrive as a quartet and remind us that the “things without meaning are the most beautiful ones.”

(Subtle Fruit, Dark Chocolate-y, Literary)

HOEKED ON A FEELING

Five + Hoek Coffee Infused Mezcal, Amargo, China-China, Demerara, Lime, Grapefruit

Of all the feelings to get hooked on, a caffeine cocktail buzz is a good place to start.

(Coffee-Bitter, Chocolate-y, Velvet)

THE MANATEE HAS BECOME THE MENTO

Single Barrel Rye, Amari, Turmeric, Pumpkin + Spice, Lemon, Egg White

It turns out he was the one teaching me all along. This one’s for you E.

(Pumpkin Pie, Baking Spice, Dry Finish)

Slow-Sipping Cocktails [$14]

DEEP BREATHS

Bacanora, Suze, Fino Sherry, Amaro Cassoni, Elixir Végétal

An ode to moments of solitude whether you're alone or among a crowd.

(Balance, Depth, Contemplative)

DIRTY BIRD CITY

Rum, Arak, Apertivo, Fino Sherry, Bitters, Ginger

“Tweet, tweet; chirp chirp; ku-kaw ku-kaw.” Translation? “Foolish, flightless, bipedal humans… drink this cocktail or we shall peck your eyes out!”

(Aromatic, Fresh, Humid)

LANDLOCKED GREEN FLASH

Sazerac Rye, Centerba Forte, 25yr Armagnac, Zucca

Search no longer, your treasure is found. Combines high and green notes of rye with deep notes of oak.

(Strong, Greeny, Suspicious)

SHILOH'S CHUBBY CHALICE

Single Barrel rye, Kombu Toki, Centerba, Bonal, Cocchi Torino, Benedictine, Mulassano Red Bitter

A complex decadent slow sipper fit for a king.

(Savory, Rich, Bittersweet)

ANOTHER LAP AROUND THE SUN

Common Good Barrel Select Maker’s Mark First Lap, Brovo Aperitivo, Bonal, Cardamaro

For our 1st anniversary, we designed a barrel of Maker’s Mark. Four years in, we are making brown-and-stirreds with our second barrel of it.

(Classic, Satisfying, Stoic)

JAMIE'S BACKYARD CALYPSO VOYAGE

Rum, Aguardiente De Caña, Amaro, Vermouth, Fernet

A passionate deep dive into rum, in the comfort of our own backyard.

(Complex, Rich Fruit, Vegetal)

PEANUT BUTTER BUDDIES

Sotol, Suze, Aperitivo, Americano, Creme De Cacao

For real, it tastes like nutter butter cookies and I’m here for it.

(Nutty, Dry, Velvety)

BREAKFAST AT MIDNIGHT

Bourbon, Quinquina Rouge, Ginger-Vanilla-Sarsparilla Black Tea, Bitters

The perfect sipper to pair with your late-night pumpkin pancake craving as you dance around in the refrigerator light.

(Classic, Maple, Dry Finish)

GOA'N HAVE A GOOD TIME

Paul John Indian Single Malt, Solera Sherry, Punt E Mes, Aperitivo

Just the right amount of sweetness and strength to give you every confidence you have chosen well.

(Seductive, Rich, Mature)

OLDIE BUTTER GOODIE

Booth’s Aged Gin, Amaro Noveis, Miso-Caramel-Brown Butter Maraschino, 15yr Madeira, Quin Quina Rouge, Bitters

Sometimes you play around with classics, sometimes they play around with you.

(Martinez-Family, Rich, Savory)

I ALWAYS FALL IN LOVE

Sherry, Punt e Mes, Barrel Aged Gin, Shochu, Barrel Aged Malort, Amaro

Malort and Gin hold you in their arms whispering “you’re safe with us” and you think “I didn’t know love could feel this good”.

(Expressive, Bitter, Roasted)

FREEZING ON THE BEACHES

Bourbon, Rum, Madeira, Heering, Saline, Angostura

It’s time to give up warm beach days and embrace chilly beach campfire nights.

(Stone Fruit, Robust, Salt-ish)

HEIST AT THE LOUVRE

Bourbon, Curacao, Creme De Cacao, Krauterlikor, Bitters

As Pablo Picasso once said “good artists borrow, but great artists steal”...little did he know that applies to cocktails.

(Spiceful, Chocolate-y, Zesty)

Dessert Cocktails [$14]

A LITTLE BIT ALEXIS

Coffee & Vanilla Infused Rum, Bourbon Cream, Orange Curacao, Frangelico, Fleur de Sel, Orgeat (nut allergy)

“I’m a hieroglyphic, I’m an open book; I’m a little bit cray-cray if you steal my look.”

(Silken, Sexy, Intoxicating)

BLOCK ISLAND FERRY JOYRIDE

Scotch, Coffee Liqueur, Curacao, Coco Lopez, Orgeat (nut allergy), Lime

As refreshing as a beachside Yohoo! as you watch the last ferry leave.

(Rich, Nutty, Complex, Tropical Treat)

Collaboration Cocktails [$14]

TERRA LUX

Spirit To Match The Sky, White Vermouth, Besk, Strega, Sage, Bay Leaf, Clarified Lime

Made in collaboration with interdisciplinary artist David Wallace Haskins, and inspired by his new sculpture— Image Continuous, on view now through December 2022 as part of his ongoing exhibition and residency at Mies van der Rohe’s iconic glass home, the Edith Farnsworth House in Plano, IL.

For video and more info click here.

PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY CALLED IT REFRESHING

Bourbon, Apple Cider, Wasabi Powder, Ginger, Juniper, Lemon, Maple

Jenny Booth Potter is a creative producer, storyteller, and writer of her debut book Doing Nothing Is No Longer An Option: One Woman’s Journey into Everyday Antiracism — launched at Common Good on 10/25!

In collaboration with Jenny, a portion of proceeds from these cocktails will be donated to Black Mamas Matter. 

For more info click here.

Free-Spirited Cocktails [$8]

FRONT LOBBY PROTEST (WHAT ARE YOU DURIAN?)

Durian, Cherry, Pomegranate, Grapefruit, Lime, Palm Sugar, Black Cardamom, Green Cardamom

Be Infamous.

(Funky, Fruity, Spiced)

CALDERONE'S REVENGE

Tonic, Mint, Lime, Hoshizaki Water

Vice has no jurisdiction over this concoction.

(Herbaceous, Citrusy, Mojito-esque)

ITALIAN SWIMTRUNK LOUNGER

House Made Aperitivo Tonic

No Campari? No Problem… just remember to sun both sides.

(Bitter, Citrusy, Robust)

FOREST FAIRY DISCO

Strawberry Balsamic Shrub, Lemon, Hoshizaki Water

Playtime is nightime for winged things.

(Rich, Jammy, Popping)

Japanese-Style Highballs

CLASSIC HIGHBALL

Jim Beam Bourbon, Lemon Oil

[$6]

GENEPY HIGHBALL

Genepy, Lemon Oil

[$9]

CORSICAN SODA

Botanivor, Corsican Aperitif, Herbs

[$8]

HIGHBALL DU JOUR

Ask server for details!

[$8]

GIN & TONIC

Roku Gin, House Made Tonic, Lime

[$8]

House Classics [$14]

OLD FASHIONED

Michters Sour Mash, Bitter-Cherry-Orange Syrup, House Bitters

MANHATTAN

Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Evan Williams Bonded, Carpano Antica, House Cherry-Walnut Bitters (nut allergy), Lemon Twist

BLACK MANHATTAN

Elijah Craig Rye, Averna, Cynar, Sibona, House Bitters

BOULEVARDIER

Bardstown Fusion, Berto Red Bitter, Campari, Carpano Antica

SAZERAC

Rittenhouse Rye, Cognac, Peychaud Bitters, Jade 1901 Absinthe

WHISKEY SOUR

Maker’s Mark, Lemon, Sugar, Egg White, Lemon Oil

DAIQUIRI

Select Blend of R(h)ums, Lime, Sugar

MARTINI

Hendricks Neptunia, Old Tom Gin, Bravo Witty, Orange Bitters

NEGRONI

Castle & Key Kentucky Gin, Glendalough Wild Foraged Irish Gin, Grace Greek Gin, Campari, Gran Classico, Carpano Antica

Reserve Classics [$16]

RESERVE ROB ROY [$40]

1991 Auchriosk 23yr Cask Strength Single Malt, Carpano Antica, Aromatic Bitters

RESERVE OLD FASHIONED

Maker’s Mark “Lap it Up” (CG Private Select), Benedictine, Black Sugar, Maple, House Bitters

RESERVE SAZERAC

Starlight Calvados Finished Rye (CG Barrel Select), 25yr Armagnac, Peychaud Bitters, Jade 1901 Absinthe

RESERVE MANHATTAN

Starlight Indiana Straight Rye (CG Barrel Select), Carpano Antica, Bitters (nut allergy)

RESERVE BOULEVARDIER

Starlight Double Oaked Bourbon (CG Barrel Select), Berto Red Bitter, Campari, Carpano Antica

RESERVE WHISKEY SOUR

Maker’s Mark “First Lap” (CG Private Select), Lemon, Sugar, Egg White, Lemon Oil

Common Good Barrel Selections

MAKER'S MARK PRIVATE SELECT

Common Good "First Lap"

Kentucky Bourbon, 108.2 Proof

[$8/$16, Bottle: $75]

MAKER'S MARK PRIVATE SELECT

Common Good "Lap it Up"

Kentucky Bourbon, 108.2 Proof

[$8/$16, Bottle: $75]

1792 FULL PROOF

Common Good Barrel Select

Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 125 Proof

[$8/$16]

ELIJAH CRAIG FULL PROOF

Common Good Barrel Select

Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 129 Proof

[$11/$22]

STARLIGHT DISTILLERY

Double Oaked Bourbon Common Good Barrel Select

Straight Bourbon, 114 Proof

[$8/$16]

STARLIGHT DISTILLERY

Indiana Straight Rye Common Good Barrel Select

Indiana Straight Rye, 114 Proof

[$8/$16, Bottle: $55]

STARLIGHT DISTILLERY

Calvados Finished Rye Common Good Barrel Select

Indiana Straight Rye, 114 Proof

[$9/$18, Bottle: $72]

Beer

LA FIN DU MONDE [$10]

Belgium Tripel, 9%, 16 oz Can

Pair with a shot of:

Old Forester 100p ($3) or Old Rip 10 ($16)

GAFFEL KOLSCH [$7]

Köslch, 4.8%, 16 oz Can

Pair with a shot of:

Larceny ($3) or Larceny Barrel Proof ($6)

VIRTUE ROSÉ [$8]

Cider, 6.7%, 12 oz Can

Pair with a shot of:

Russel’s Reserve 10yr ($4) or Knob Creek 15 ($15)

OFF COLOR APEX PREDATOR [$9]

Farmhouse Ale - Saison, 6.5%, 16 oz Can

Pair with a shot of:

Benchmark ($2) or Blanton’s ($9)

STEIGL GOLDBRAU [$8]

Lager, 4.9%, 16 oz Can

Pair with a shot of:

Four Roses Small Batch ($4) or EH Taylor Single Barrel ($9)

MAPLEWOOD FAT PUG [$9]

Oatmeal Milk Stout, 5.9%, 16 oz Can

Pair with a shot of:

Weller Special Reserve ($5) or Single Barrel ($20)

ST BERNARDUS WIT [$7]

Witbier, 5.5%, 11.2 oz Can

Pair with a shot of:

Heaven Hill BiB 7yr ($6) or Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend ($24)

VOODOO RANGER JUICY HAZE IPA [$8]

IPA, 7.5%, 12 oz Can

Pair with a shot of:

Evan Williams 1783 ($3) or Elijah Craig Barrel Proof ($9)

Wine

SPARKLING

BODEGAS ENGUERA, ENGUERA IN A BUBBLE

Cava, Spain

(Chardonnay, Macabeo)

[$12]

TENUTA SANTOMÉ, SANRICHARD CUOR DI RABOSO DRY SPUMANTE ROSSO

Italy

(Raboso)

[$16]

WHITE

BARRA OF MENDOCINO, CHARDONNAY ESTATE GROWN MENDOCINO

California, US

(Chardonnay)

[$15]

ROSE

TENUTA SATOME, PROSECCO TREVISO ROSÉ BRUT

Veneto, Italy

(Glera, Pinot Nero)

[$12]

EOLA SPRINGS, LIMITED ADDITION GRENACHE ROSÉ

Eola-Amity Hills, US

(Grenache)

[$21]

RED

JOHANNESHOF REINICH

Thermenregion, Austria

(Pinot Noir)

[$13]

PATRICE COLIN, COTEAUX DU VENDÔMOIS PIERRE FRANCOIS

Loire Valley, France

(Pineau d'Aunis, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc)

[$16]

DOMAINE DE L'ECU, TRINITY

France

(Grenache, Cinsault)

[$17]

ROSE & SON, CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Santa Ynez Valley, California

(Cabernet Sauvignon)

[$20]

Food

SNACK PACK

Choose 2 . . . $6

Choose 3 . . . $8

Served with Pan-Fried Onion Dip from Blackberry Market.

Dot’s Pretzels - V
Kernel Dan’s Kettle Corn - V, GF
Great Lakes Parmesan + Ranch Kettle Chips

* non-dairy Great Lakes regular wavy cut chips substitute upon request

PICNIC PACK [$15]

All of below, served with an assortment of crackers.

Greek Olive Mix - VG

(olives, water, red wine vinegar, sea salt, sunflower oil, spices, citric acid)

Sourced from Marché

Mahon Cheese - V, GF

(pasteurized cow milk, salt, rennet)

Sourced by Marché from Mallorca, Spain

Haute Porc Dry Salami - GF

(pork, sea salt, wine, spices, dextrose, celery juice powder, lactic acid starter culture)

Sourced by Marché from Mundeline, IL

Piquillo Marmalata - VG, GF

(roasted piquillo peppers, vinegar, brown sugar, salt)

House-made from Marché

Brown Butter Sea Salt Rice Krispie Treats - GF, V

(marshmallows, butter, sea salt)

House-made from Blackberry Market

LIL DONKEYS BURRITOS [$7]

Carne

(shredded brisket in salsa morita, pinto beans, rice, crema)

Puerco “Cochinita”

(slow-braised pork shoulder in achiote, potatoes, pinto beans, cured red onions, habanero)

SAVORY CRUST EMPANADAS [$7]

Served with blackberry hoisin ginger sauce.

Spinach Feta

(chopped spinach, parmesan & feta cheese, diced onions, and a dash of nutmeg)