Chicago Illini Club - Fighting Illini Watch Zones


Where Illini fans can gather with other Illini alumni and fans to enjoy Illini sporting events on television in the Chicago area!


Make sure to catch all of the excitement of Illini sports at an official Fighting Illini Watch Zone. These establishments have partnered with the Chicago Illini Club to ensure Fighting Illini Alumni and Fans can enjoy the sights and sounds of Illini Gameday!


Follow the Chicago Illini Club on social media to see where Illini Club volunteers will be staffing game watches each week throughout the season giving away Illini sawg! Post a photo or video of you and your friends at an Illini Club Game Watch and tag the Chicago Illini Club for the chance to win additional prizes!


Official bars for the 2018-2019 season include: 

Budwiser Brickhouse Tavern - Wrigleyville/Lakeview - The Official Watch Zone Headquarters for the 2018-2019 Fighting Illini Football Season! 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.

Bars interested in participating in the Watch Zone program should contact the VP of Programs at