• Fast Eddie's Bon Air - Alton, Illinois

      Photo by Michael Roth
      A classic American roadhouse, Fast Eddie's Bon Air offers cold beer, live music, and dirt-cheap food to hundreds of people every day. The bar was originally opened in 1921 by Anheuser Busch, who was forced to sell it because of a law forbidding breweries from owning taverns. Today, it's best known for serving up food like the "Big Elwood" Steak on a Stick, $2 burgers, and 39-cent peel and eat shrimp.

      If you go:
      The bar is cash only and no one under 21 is allowed, even with parents. Because of the extremely low food prices, customers must also order a drink and no carry-out food is allowed.


      1530 E 4th Street
      Alton, Illinois 62002 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Fast Eddie's Bon Air
      +1 (618) 462-5532