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What the %!@& is WhirlyBall?

It was a beautiful fusion…

Unequal parts of lacrosse, hockey, basketball, and bumper cars. The city of broad shoulders, Chicago. Blind, reckless determination.

They all came together in 1993, when Sam Elias, our founder, moved from Florida to Chicago and opened up what the people were demanding: 4,000 square feet to bump cars, slam dunk, cross check, laugh, eat, drink, and simply…have fun.

A needed release from the daily 9 to 5 grind and Tuesday bowling night, our first location in Lombard, Illinois was so popular, we opened up another factory of fun near downtown Chicago as well as Vernon Hills.

But the people demanded more. So we delivered.

To the delight of adrenaline junkies and lovers of unadulterated fun everywhere, we added laser tag arenas with multiple levels, billiards, bowling, and arcade games. The people were now content. But we aren’t! We are always looking to increase the dopamine level in ALL of our guests! Not only can you get your game on with WhirlyBall, bowling, and other games, you can also get your food and drink on with our inventive cocktails, curated craft beer selection, and elevated bar fare from our chef-driven menu. We also encourage our guests to sit back, relax and enjoy sports and entertainment on multiple TV’s located throughout our space for your viewing pleasure!