Date: August 2017 Location: 624 South Lake Street, Mundelein, IL 60060, USA Phone: 1-847-566-5380 Bill’s Pizza & Pub is very well known in the far north Chicago Suburbs as a family owned business that has served excellent pizza and other American ‘pub style’ foods and drinks since 1957. The exterior signage at Bill’s Pizza & Pub Bill’s Northsider pizza In addition to their thin crust and double decker pizza, they are also known for their fabulous ‘Chicago Style’ hot dogs. Bill’s has been consistently ranked in the top 10 ‘pub style’ pizza restaurants in the NW Chicagoland area for nearly a generation. The menu at Bill’s On the inside, Bill’s decor reminds me of a rustic north-woods hunting lodge with its exposed rough wood beams, fireplace, and wildlife ‘trophies’ mounted on the walls. The hunting lodge look The dining area Don’t touch the bear! Before carrying on with this review I want to mention a couple of important points. Bill’s game room was moved from near the rear entrance to the front of the dining area recently. This was done to accommodate the new ‘over 21’ gambling area where the pinball and video games had previously been. If you can’t find the pinball, just ask. Bill’s is one of those places that still serves peanuts in the shell in baskets on the tables and patrons throw the peanut shells on the floor. If you have even the slightest peanut allergy STAY AWAY. Great if you’re nuts for nuts If not, you have been warned Bill’s beverage deals include: Monday $2 Coors Light pints Tuesday $3.50 Blue Moon pints Wednesday $2.00 Miller Lite or Miller Genuine Draft pints Thursday $3.50 Leinenkugel’s or NB Ranger IPA pints Friday $3.50 Samuel Adams pints Saturday $3.00 Lite, Bud Light or Coors Light pints Saturday $2.00 Miller Lite pints Bill’s also has a great selection of craft and macro beers and a full bar. The beer and wine menu Or pick a cocktail instead Bill’s landmark location in Mundelein located on the corner of South Lake Street (State Route 45) and Diamond Lake Road, has only one pinball game – a Williams’ Fish Tales. I found this to be very appropriate for a business that adjoins beautiful Diamond Lake. The Fish Tales pinball The add-on fish tank topper complements Bill’s woodsy dining room decor. The game is playable, but is in dire need of a good cleaning and general maintenance. This unfortunately seems to be a common situation in our area where a game is put in a bar or restaurant- the game owners stop by to collect the money but apparently do little in the way of periodic maintenance. There was a glare on the glass caused by an overhead spotlight, but I was able to reach up and move the fixture to help reduce the glare. Unfortunately then the playfield was quite dark- but it was certainly better than trying to see through the glare. Fish Tales is 50 cents per credit, quarters only. There is a change machine nearby as well as a couple of ‘claw’ games and video games. Claw games in the arcade at Bill’s Another flipper game with some dispensers A kids’ driving video game next to the pinball Unfortunately the game room and the one lonely pinball does not make Bill’s a destination in itself. However, if you are in search of a great pizza and cold beer, Bill’s original location in Mundelein off of Diamond Lake is a top choice.