Located in downtown Arlington Heights, Hey Nonny offers an intimate live music experience where great music, scrumptious food, and excellent drinks deliver patrons a bit of that “Hey Nonny Nonny” carefree bliss.
Hey Nonny is comprised of two parts: a music listening room where great musicians engage with the audience, and a farm-to-table Midwestern Bistro.
Tuesday-Thursday: 4 PM – 10(ish) PM
Friday: 4 PM – 11(ish) PM
Saturday: 4 PM – 11(ish) PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 2 PM
Address. Hey Nonny is located at 10 South Vail Avenue in downtown Arlington Heights across from Harmony Park.
Transit. It’s more fun not to drive…take a rideshare, or better yet walk, bike, skateboard, or take public transportation to Hey Nonny. The Arlington Heights Metra station is two short blocks away (Union Pacific Northwest Line).
Parking. Street parking is available and free in the evenings, but can be hard to find. The pro move is to park in the parking garage immediately South of Hey Nonny. The garage offers free evening parking on the 1st, 4th, and 5th levels. Please read signs closely!
For proof, please present your vaccine card, or a photo of your card, or a recognized source of confirmation, like Clear. To find out more about Clear click HERE! Please present a valid ID with your proof of vaccination. A negative test or proof of antibodies will not suffice.
If you want to get vaccinated, you can find a source HERE.
If you want a refund because you’re not vaccinated and don’t want to get vaccinated, we understand. Let us know if you want the refund to your credit card or in the form of a coupon for a future show (when times are better). In order to receive a refund for your tickets, follow this easy 3 question form and it will be on its way. Fill that out HERE.
We understand that children under 12 won’t be vaccinated. We ask that they wear a mask when inside.
No proof of vaccination or mask is required for outside dining at Hey Nonny. We’ve got lots of patio space! We ask that unvaccinated guests wear a mask if they come inside to use the bathroom.
We are requiring that our staff be vaccinated. Nonetheless, we’re asking them to mask up at this time.
This vaccine-required policy is what all of the music venues in the Chicago area are doing. It is the industry-standard at this point. We’re not trying to make or invite any political points. We’re simply looking at the fact that COVID rates are rapidly increasing in Illinois and trying to figure out the best way to do the right thing for our patrons and staff. In a dining/drinking establishment like ours, patron masks don’t do much, because people have to take them off to drink and eat. So, while we know that it will make some of our good friends unhappy, we feel that requiring proof of vaccination is our best alternative.
In The Venue
Hey Nonny is available for meetings, luncheons, celebrations, and other private events. Hey Nonny can cook up a great menu of apps or meals, along with drink packages for any event. Our listening room and Bistro both have large picture windows, allowing for beautiful natural light and scenic views. We will be happy to arrange entertainment.
For more private event information, contact us at Events@HeyNonny.com.
Combined Rooms (with Great Wall up)
Please note: Hey Nonny is first and foremost a music venue, so private events in the venue room on weekend nights will be rare.
What Does “Hey Nonny” Mean?
Old English songs and verse use “Hey Nonny Nonny” to describe a state of cheerful bliss you feel as you let go of your cares. In Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, the song “Sigh No More” reminds women that “men were deceivers ever.” What to do about it? “Be you blithe and bonnie, converting all your sounds of woe into Hey Nonny Nonny.” We also love the Violent Femmes’ 1991 song “Hey Nonny Nonny” in which the singer tries to suppress his “wanton thoughts” inspired by a “beauty bathing” into . . . “Hey Nonny Nonny.”
What Kind of Live Music?
Hey Nonny presents all kinds of live music: rock, pop, reggae, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, country, classical, and more. Hey Nonny isn’t defined by particular styles or genres, but by the intimate nature of the listening experience and the virtuoso creativity of the performers. Because Hey Nonny focuses on creative music, there won’t be a lot of cover bands or tribute bands on our stage.
Can I Just Pop In For The Music?
Hey Nonny shows are all ticketed concerts, with tickets available online at HeyNonny.com. Hey Nonny is small and many shows will sell out, making it hard to "pop in". For a sold out show, you can wait in the Bistro and we’ll let you know if we can make a few extra General Admission tickets available.
Can I Eat In the Venue?
Inside the venue, the Hey Nonny dinner menu is available only at Premier Seats. A limited snack menu is available at Cabaret Seats.
Is The Music Quiet Enough That I Can Talk To My Friends?
Hey Nonny is a “listening room,” which means the music is central to the experience. We hope that conversations are kept to a minimum out of respect for the performers and audience members.
How Long Are The Shows?
Most shows last about two hours with a short break between sets.
Can My Cousin Stevie Play There?
Hey Nonny presents the very best Chicago-based musicians and the greatest up-and-coming touring musicians out on the road. If Stevie’s one of those, she’s in! If you know a great professional musician or band, send info to Contact@HeyNonny.com. Please do not call or drop off materials at Hey Nonny.