Little Unofficial activity at campus bars

By Daily Illini Staff Report, Staff Writer

Because of stricter regulations, bar business slows for Unofficial weekend. Lines outside Kam’s and Red Lion stretched only across the side of the bar, while no line was visible outside of Joe’s.

“On a Saturday night, [the line] is usually longer than this. The bars are 21 [and over] today, so a lot of people who aren’t 21 are just at house parties,” said Camille Gay, senior in LAS.

Business is slow for most campustown bars at the moment, with the exception of KAMS, where a handful of students are lining up at the door.

“I’d say [no line] is pretty typical, especially this early on,” said Max Kalinowski, staff at Joe’s. “It’s definitely a lot less than a typical Friday night. As far as Unofficial goes, it’s not really a big bar scene compared to other big weekends like Mom’s Weekend or Homecoming.”

Most bars have notices stating the entry age is 21 for Unofficial weekend.

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Bar influx is expected to increase as the day progresses.

No Line at Lion

The Red Lion on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day for March 3.

Red Lion

Happy hour 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

$1 well vodka

$1 well tequila

$2 long islands

Looks like people need their morning joe before heading to Joe’s. No line in sight.

No line at Joe’s Brewery on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day March 3.

Firehaus is not “fire” at the moment.

Emma Li
Firehaus is not as popular as it would be on a regular night during Unofficial on March 3rd.

No crowd at The Clybourne

Emma Li
Clybourne is generally crowded during Unofficial on March 3rd.

Happy Hour 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

$1 well vodka

$1 well tequila

$2 long island

Not even the Irish pub can attract Unofficial participants this early.

Unofficial deal’s no cover.

It’s Brothers, it’s empty.

Brian Bauer
Brother’s Bar & Grill experiences a relatively low turnout for Unofficial 2017 on Friday.

Brothers Bar & Grill: No unofficial deals — normal friday deals

$3 Three Olives Specialty Drinks

Orange Krush – Grape Ape – Blue Lemon Drop

$2.50 wells

$3 domestic drafts

$4 craft drafts

$4 Vegas Bombs

$5 original long islands

KAMS appears to be the busiest of the Campustown bars at the moment.

Brian Bauer
People celebrate Unofficial in Kam’s on Frida, March 3. Kam’s was one of the few bars that did not experience a low turnout this year,

Though they have no bar deals.

Can’t leave out the Illini Inn… or can you? Little to no crowd at the Illini Inn currently.

Ryan Fang
Students walk past the Illini Inn on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.

They also have no bar deals.

Legends is maintaining its reputation as a levelheaded bar. There are people inside, though there is little commotion.

Angela Kerndl
Students walk down Green Street in green to celebrate Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.

No deals, but they are serving Green beer.