Nellie’s Lounge

(Decatur, IL)

Scooter’s 832nd bar, first visited in 2010.

Nellie's Lounge, Decatur

This was a bonus bar, that we spotted across a highway behind Curly’s as we were getting ready to leave. It looked divey enough, so we walked over to give it a visit.


FINALLY, a coveted 10-oz pour. We love the 10-oz pour. Not only are you able to enjoy all the beer before it warms up or begins to go flat, but this is the ideal size for marathon barhopping. It is almost impossible to get full on these.

Normally 10-oz pours are common in dive bars, but they had been strangely rare so far on this trip. But from this point onward on this trip, they would prove to be the norm.

Nellie’s had a pool table and video poker machines, and also served the same Butch’s pizza as Curly’s. The web site also mentions a beer garden but we didn’t notice it.

For the majority of our visit, the bartender was standing nearby us ranting to one of her friends about candles.

Nellie's Lounge, Decatur

Nellie's Lounge, Decatur

2717 North Main Street
Decatur, IL 62526
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(217) 877-5742

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