What’s a better combination than a sports bar and an arcade? A brand-new arcade sports bar is coming to the Quad Cities! On Saturday, February 11 at 5 p.m., The Black Sheep will hold their grand opening at their district location at 1730 2nd Ave in Rock Island. They can be reached at (309) 558-0168 and they are open from 2:00 p.m. till 2:00 a.m. Sunday through Saturday. This fun new locale will include games like Multicade, gorgeous window seating, and drinks such as Doc’s Blondie, Cherrie Bomb Blonde, Lionstone Brewing Back 40, and Two Hearted Ale.

Black Sheep will be an exciting edition to the numerous establishments already in Rock Island including Theo’s Java Club, Bennigan’s, Steve’s Old Time Tap, QC Coffee and Pancake House, Analog Arcade Bar, Monkey Joe’s, and QC Family Entertainment/Frankie’s Sports Grill and Bar, Rookies Sport Bar, Rival Sports Bar and Grill, Hooters, and The Rock Island Brewing Company.

This will help to add to the cultural and entertainment aspect of the Quad Cities. Other companies that the Quad Cities are known for include Whitey’s Ice Cream, Happy Joe’s, Hungry Hobo, Alcoa, Cobham plc, Deere & Company (aka John Deere), Genesis Health System, Group O, Guardian Industries, KONE Inc. (Formerly Montgomery Elevator), Lee Enterprises, Lewis Machine and Tool Company, Modern Woodmen of America, Nestle Purina PetCare, QCR Holdings, Von Maur, and XPAC.


Cheyanne Lencioni is a student at Augustana College and has been writing stories for 8 years. She is on the college’s Equestrian Team and Fencing Club as well as a member of Augustana’s Collegia Classica Classics Language group and wants to be a published Author after graduation.