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Crane Alley was founded in 2003 and has been a local cornerstone in Downtown Urbana going on two decades. Serving an eclectic GastroPub style menu and the areas largest craft beer selection, Crane Alley creates a unique and comfortable atmosphere enjoyed by all walks of life.  

Crane Alley offers an eclectic food menu that satisfies everyone from Burger lovers to Vegetarians.  All of our items are cooked to order and most have plenty of substitution and add-on options. Our Beer List is the largest in the area and includes 23 Drafts that rotate continuously, providing our more discerning guests ever-changing options.  Our World Wide Beer Tour takes those options to the next level, by tracking tours for guests and earning prizes along the way. Add to that our extensive list of single malt scotch, small batch bourbon, cocktail, and martini lists, there is always something for every taste at Crane Alley.

Our private mezzanine is perfect for bridal showers,

U of I department parties, business luncheons, holiday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and so much more!  Buffet style or off-menu options are available, enabling a wide variety of parties and events.  

Crane Alley also provides plenty of outdoor seating if you enjoy dining or libations while taking in the downtown atmosphere.  Three 8-foot professional Diamond pool tables are also available in the bar for your entertainment. 

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