The Illini Inn
is a bar
located at the corner of Fourth Street
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
. This was one of my most favorite
bars, because it offers in large quantity two of my most favorite things, those being beer
. The selection of beer
is of course standard, however the owners of the Illini Inn
kept the bar stocked with five of the latest Bally
pinball games. When a new one appeared on the market, the Illini Inn
would have it. I first played Cirqus Voltaire
there, as well as Medieval Madness
and Attack From Mars
Indeed, Bonnie Jean's, above the Inn, was quite a fine pizza place. When it was 20 below 0 outside, it wasn't that far of a walk from Sherman Hall across the street for some dinner.
I suppose now that Williams and Bally are out of the pinball business, the Inn is much less entertaining these days.