Is there really anything better than getting together with your friends to watch the big game, have a few cold ones and grab a bite to eat?
I enjoy it so much that during football season I’m basically at a different sports bar every night. This past week I headed to Suncoast in Summerlin to check out the new sports bar – The Game. It went into the space that was formerly occupied by TGI Friday’s, next to the movie theater.
Living on the other side of town I don’t get out to Summerlin that often, but with the setup of The Game that just might change.
To have a successful sports bar you need three main ingredients.
First, if it’s a Saturday or Sunday I’m coming to watch many games at one time so we need plenty of TV’s. I want to have a different game on every TV. Yes, I’m that much of a sports junkie.
Nothing is more aggravating than going into a bar and seeing 10 TV’s with only two games on because they can’t mix and match the way their system is set up. At The Game that will never be a problem with over 25 big TV’s throughout the bar, tuned to the game of your choice.
If you are locked into one particular game check out one of the side booths that have their own wall TV with your own command center to choose the channel you want. There are volume controls to listen to the game as well. A pet peeve of mine is going to a sports bar and not hearing the game because they don’t turn the sound on or are playing music. Hey, if you are playing music you are not a sports bar. There the TV setup is absolutely perfect.
The Game has a fine selection of cold brews. Beer is not my thing but the selection has my approval. So what’s left for a successful sports bar is good food to enjoy while watching the games. There are all the traditional bar food offerings such as wings, burgers, cheesesteaks and nachos.
We enjoyed the wings for starters, featuring several flavors. They also have chicken tenders for those not wing fans. They had an item I haven’t seen before on a bar menu called Fried Chicken Legs. I think I will be trying those on the next trip.
I ordered the Philly Cheesesteak and my friend had the Angus Burger. The bun can make or break the sandwich and these definitely made it.
When spending a couple hours watching the games it’s important to have a fun and attentive staff and our waitress Rachel was the best. She had us laughing and kept our glasses full all night.
There are specials during the football games but the prices are very reasonable to start with as it is. When I’m in the area and want to catch a few games I’ll be stopping by. I give The Game a rating of 3.50 forks.
Marco D’Angelo is a Race Horse Owner & Breeder, Professional Sports Handicapper & Bettor. You can find Marco at WagerTalk.com and by following him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas @MarcoInVegas. You can contact him at [email protected].