Fast Eddie's Bon Air

Illinois Motorcycle Place Information




Place Details

  This is a classic restaurant/bar hang out that is perfectly positioned at the start/end of one of the best motorcycle roads in the St. Louis area (The great river road - They often have live bands and AWESOME food specials (29 cent shrimp, 99 cent 1/2 lb burgers, etc, etc). Here is the rundown from their website: "The Legend begins with beer: Busch beer to be exact. But this was just the beginnin... In 1921 Anheuser Busch decided to open a drinking establishment in the picturesque river town of Alton, Illinois. A yellow brick building known as Bon-Air, was constructed right on the corner of three streets, 4th, Pearl and Broadway. Approximately ten years later, Busch had to sell the tavern due to a change in the statutes, which prohibited breweries from owning drinking establishments. Sam Balaco, and later his son Lotteo, owned and operated the Bon-Air for 50 years. Then in 1981, in a move that would change history forever, Eddie Sholar (alias Fast Eddie) purchased Bon-Air. Things began to change - FAST! In the more than twenty years that Fast Eddie has owned Bon-Air, it has quadrupled in size going from 80 chairs (and a few beer cases) to over 400 chairs. And on the weekends, standing room becomes a premium commodity! Each weekend features the best in live entertainment: Sable, Fantasy, Planet Boogie and Ultraviolets, just to name a few. Until you've played Bon-Air, you haven't played anywhere. Fast Eddie's Bon-Air is like no other. Over 4,000 half barrels of beer and thousands of cases of cans, bottles and liquor quench the thirst of our patrons every year. Some even say that Bon-Air is the #1 volume bar in the world! A food bar, added due to popular demand, serves an assortment of grilled burgers, shish-kabobs, bratwurst and boiled shrimp all sold at the same low prices as when they were added nineteen years ago. So...we now have an establishment that has become the hot spot of the Midwest!"

  1530 East 4th Street, Alton, IL

For more information about this Fast Eddie's Bon Air Motorcycle Place:


  Earn McR Points
No Photos Or Videos Added Yet.