Chicago Illini Club Fighting Illini Watch Zones




Make sure to catch all of the excitement of Illini sports at an official Illinois Watch Zone bar. These Illinois-approved locations are officially recognized establishments are where Illini fans can gather with one another to enjoy Illini sporting events on television with other Illini alumni and fans in the Chicago area!

Official bars for the 2017-2018 season include: 

Schoolyard - Lakeview - Home to the NEW Chicago Illini watch zone mug club!

Joe’s on Weed Street - Lincoln Park

Bars interested in participating in the program should contact the VP of Events at


Join us for all Illinois football games. We will have give aways and the return of the mug club! Each Illini game entitles you to a stamp. 5 stamps/games entitles you to a free beer, 8 stamps and you can take the logo glass home.

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