Phil Hillinger's historic landmark, the Cypress Inn, has origins dating back to the late 1800s as one of the first saloons in Northbrook.
Hillinger and Fritz Miller established the Inn in December of 1961. He then became the sole proprietor and began a long tradition of community involvement and sponsorships of local charitable events and athletic teams. In 1988, the Hillinger siblings took over the Inn and now own and operate the 100-plus year-old business.
The Cypress Inn continues to grow with the community offering new menu selections for the light eater, great Chicago blues, and live music down in the Brasskin Room.