WhirlyBall

Sports Bar
285 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 285 Center Drive, Vernon Hills Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM Open All Hours
+18479180800
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97% of 189 customers recommended

A great spot to kick back with a couple cold ones, WhirlyBall is a hidden gem in the heart of Vernon Hills, IL. Sharp turns ahead! The go-karts at WhirlyBall are the perfect place to blow off some steam.

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About this Business

  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    Mon
    11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tue-Fri
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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  • Alcohol
    Available
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Tips

250
73 Tips
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Report | 6 days ago
VH WB is currently under construction so if you don't mind that all is well. Overall easy to use GroupOn, called that morning and set up reservation. Arrived early and they let us start early. Only bad thing was, black carts were super slow compared to red carts but no biggie, we managed. Super great value and would definitely by again. Workers there were cool and efficient getting us back on the court after breaks.
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Report | 6 days ago
Be ready to get swatted with the racquet...
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Report | a month ago
it was great experience
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Report | a month ago
Awesome place!
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Report | 2 months ago
Reservation is required!!!!
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Report | 2 months ago
The laser tag was amazingly fun! Bought this as a family activity for our daughter's 13th birthday. Everybody from 13-50 years old had a great time! Come prepared the most fun workout ever. Will definitely go back!
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Report | a year ago
Fun event
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Report | 2 years ago
Difficult to plan because of the inability to make a reservation sooner than day of when groupon is used
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Report | 2 years ago
It was difficult to try and organize people who wanted to go at the last minute. WhirlyBall only lets groupon holders book time same day. I called first thing in the morning and waited awhile before I could talk to someone to schedule a time.
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Report | 2 years ago
Went to the one in Vernon Hills. It was a great location, friendly staff, and a really fun experience.
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From Our Editors

Sam Elias knows that being cooped up during long winter days can make people stir-crazy. So in 1993, after moving from Florida, land of palm trees and beaches, to Chicago, land of frigid winds and gray slush, he founded WhirlyBall as a way for people to release pent-up energy even as snow was falling outside. During each competitive WhirlyBall game, which combines aspects of basketball, hockey, and jai alai, players zoom across an indoor 50'x80' court in motorized cars called WhirlyBugs. They wield plastic scoops to toss a wiffle ball back and forth to their teammates before throwing the ball through an elevated goal. Refs keep watch during the games, eliminating score arguments that would otherwise end in sunrise duels. To fuel up for a bout, players nibble chicken wings, pretzel bites, and gourmet pizzas, and swig craft beers, which vary by location.

All three WhirlyBall spots boast off-court diversions as well. The Vernon Hills and Lombard locations host video games, pool tables, foosball, and air hockey, and the Chicago and Vernon Hills locations invite guests into multilevel laser-tag arenas, which fill with fog and flashing lights as combatants duck, aim, and invoke Geneva Convention protocols regarding armed conflict.

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WhirlyBall

Sun
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tue-Fri
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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