Please join us for food, drinks, fun and football by attending an official Fighting Illini Watch Zone at Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern located at 3647 N. Clark Street,

Chicago, IL 60613. The Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern is the official watch zone headquarters for the 2019-2020 Fighting Illini football season! There will be free Illini swag giveaways for those attending an official Fighting Illini Watch Zone


The Chicago Illini Club will also host Fighting Illini Watch Zones at Joe's on Weed Street and Orange and Brew in Downers Grove. Fighting Illini Watch Zone dates TBD.


Follow the Chicago Illini Club on Facebook to see where the Illini Club volunteers will be staffing game watches each week throughout the season. Please post a photo or video of you and your friends at an Illini Club game watch and tag the Chicago Illini Club for a chance to win prizes! 


Chicago Illini Club Fighting Illini Watch Zones: 


Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern - Wrigleyville/Lakeview - The Official Watch Zone Headquarters. Located just outside Wrigley Field! 

Joe’s on Weed Street - Lincoln Park - This Chicago Institution is owned by a fellow Illini Alum! Joe's on Weed St. is a great place to see a concert or watch the Fighting Illini on gameday. 

The Weather Mark Tavern - South Loop - Whether you are stopping in for an 11 AM Illini Game and brunch, or a bite before the Chicago Auto Show, this Illini owned and operated, sailing themed bar is a one of a kind in Chicago. 


Orange and Brew Bottle Shop and Tap Room - Downers Grove - This Illini Alum owned craft beer joint is perfect for every beer lover, and is a great venue to stop by for a drink, grab a 4/6 pack, or spend the afternoon!


Click here to view the 2019-2020 Fighting Illini football schedule.


Bars, Pubs, and Restaurants interested in participating in the Watch Zone program should contact the Vice President of Programs at