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Willie Lills has earned its reputation as the number-one destination for Iowa Hawkeye football fans in the Windy City. On game days, the atmosphere at Willie Lills is nothing short of electric, with the venue adorned in black and gold, and the air filled with the spirited chants of “Go Hawks!” The bar’s dedication to recreating the Iowa City experience in Chicago is evident from the moment you step in. The walls are adorned with Hawkeye memorabilia, and a giant replica of Herky the Hawk, the university’s beloved mascot, stands tall, welcoming patrons. Whether you’re a lifelong Hawkeye fan or an alum far from home, Willie Lills offers a warm and vibrant space where you can revel in the camaraderie of fellow fans while cheering on the Hawkeyes.

At Willie Lills, watching an Iowa Hawkeye football game is an immersive experience like no other. The bar boasts an array of big screens strategically placed so that every seat is the best seat in the house. As the game kicks off, the place erupts with excitement, and the Hawkeye fight song fills the air. Whether you’re celebrating a touchdown or collectively groaning at a fumble, the energy at Willie Lills is infectious, making it the ultimate haven for Hawkeye enthusiasts in the heart of Chicago.

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