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About the St. Nicholas 

Since the 1800's, the St. Nicholas Hotel has been a landmark in Du Quoin, Illinois. After a devastating fire, the owners reconstructed The Hotel in 1879 at its original location at 12 Oak Street. For the next 125 years The Hotel served the people of Southern Illinois providing rooms, food, drink, and entertainment. Its location, situated near the train station, provided an ideal hub for travelers and residents. 

By 2005 The Hotel was closed for business and abandoned. A piece of Du Quoin history was at great risk of being demolished, but The Hotel was identified as a historic site and the importance of "saving" it was recognized throughout the city. In 2009, renovations began toward the next phase of the building, the St. Nicholas Brewing Company. Years of neglect meant layers of wear had to be removed. The façade has been restored and the building has been structurally reinforced. After years of work, the St. Nick is ready to be a focal point in Du Quoin once more. The St. Nicholas Brewing Company opened its doors in August 2014  as a microbrewery and restaurant. All of our beer is  brewed in house and paired with your favorite pizzas and sandwiches. We are so happy to share our  love for craft beer with the rest of Southern Illinois!

The owners of the St. Nicholas Brewing Company share a love beer, bicycles, and great food. Our logo brings the past and the present together. We are committed to creating a fun and unique dining experience while honoring the history of the St. Nicholas.  We hope you can join us for fun, great food, and great beer. 


Getting Here

We are located in the heart of Du Quoin, just half a block off of Main Street on the East side of the railroad tracks. 


Du Quoin

12 S. Oak Street

Du Quoin, IL 62832


The St. Nicholas Express

Historically, the St. Nicholas Hotel was the choice stay for those traveling by train. We are fortunate to be located across the street from the existing DuQuoin Amtrak station and would love for you to visit us by train!

The DuQuoin station is served by both the Illini and Saluki train routes daily. Below are the times from our closest train neighbors, Carbondale and Centralia! Tickets are available online from 


Carbondale (CDL) --> DuQuoin (DQN)

Departs 4:15 PM Arrives 4:36 PM 


DuQuoin (DQN) --> Carbondale (CDL)

Departs 8:39 PM Arrives 9:35 PM

Only $5 round trip!


Centrailia (CEN) --> DuQuoin (DQN)

Departs 12:16 PM Arrives 12:49


DuQuoin (DQN) --> Centralia (CEN)

Departs 4:36 PM Arrives 5:08 PM

Only $10 round trip! 


Carryout Pizza and Growler Special Every Wednesday! 

1 specialty pizza w/ 32oz growler $20 ($18 for pizza and refill) or 1 specialty pizza w/ 64oz growler $28 ($24 for pizza and refill).  Add an additional pizza for just $10!

$10 Sirloin and Fries!

8oz King Kut Sirloin served up with our crispy french fries. Dine in only



At the St. Nick, we love brunch. You should too.

Every Sunday 11am-2pm

You can always count on us to have 10-15 items for brunching but they change constantly. Check our Facebook page every Saturday or Sunday morning to find out exactly what we will be serving. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations recommended for parties of 6 or more. 

Please be aware that we have limited seating and will ask that you use an 1.5 hours time slot when eating the buffet so other customers can get in to dine. Bar space is available to continue drinking!

Regular Brunch - $9.99 (for adults) includes: catfish, eggs, bacon, mac n cheese, biscuits and gravy, green salad, fruit salad, potato casserole, baked goods and sometimes soups, gumbos, BBQ, etc. 

Deluxe Brunch - $15.99 (for adults) also includes all you can eat prime rib. 

Kid's Brunch - $5 (for anyone under 10)

Bottomless Brunch - $25 includes deluxe brunch and bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary bar, or both!



Southern Illinois Beer Trail

We are proud members of the not-for-profit entity made up of 16 breweries from Alton to Cobden.

Check back for more information and events coming soon!