Your promotions can run the gamut, from traditional beer and food beverage specials during a particular team’s games, to outside-the-box sporting events featuring guests participating in less-than-traditional games. In fact, because sports bars tend to become social hubs for a large portion of the communities in which they’re located, your bar can also be a venue that gives back by hosting charity events.
Here are 7 excellent sports bar promotions we hope inspire you to create and host successful events.
Clevelander South Beach, Miami Beach
The Clevelander in South Beach wants you to make their Jack’s Sports Bar and POOL + PATIO bars your NCAA football and NFL destinations all season long. Taking a different approach to football viewing parties, the Clevelander’s bars aim to be the best way to watch football on the beach. There are their iconic body paint models, a 20-foot LED screen, more than 40 TVs, and Sunday football food and beverage specials. Guests can take advantage of $5 bottles, $18 pitchers, and $20 buckets of Bud or Bud Light, $5 shots of Jack Daniel’s Fire or Jack Daniel’s Honey, and specials on mega loaded nachos during all NFL games. What are mega loaded nachos? White truffle yucca fries with truffle oil, fresh garlic, fresh parsley, parmesan cheese, pico de gallo, jalapeños, black beans, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and homemade beer cheese sauce; wonton chips with pico de gallo, jalapeños, black beans, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and sriracha ranch sauce; and tri-color chips with pico de gallo, jalapeños, black beans, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and beer cheese sauce. Feel free to add ground beef, chicken or shrimp to any of those mega loaded nachos, for a small price.
Ping Pong Death Match
Century Bar, Portland
A Ping Pong Tournament & Party during which Ping Pong gladiators do battle in Century's Stadium! What’s up for grabs? Swag, honor, and prizes, of course. Metal and other tunes will be spun by DJ Ray Pasado. This event is brought to Century’s patrons by Out of Service and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Sports & Whiskey
Thomas Magee’s, Detroit
What’s better than an old school sports bar that airs every sport, every game and every fight, all with great beer? An old school sports bar that airs every sport, every game and every fight, all with great beer and your favorite whiskeys. Thomas Magee’s happy hour goes from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, Monday through Friday, and features $2 domestic bottles, $3 well drinks, $3 Brooklyn Summer Ale, and (coming soon!) the whiskey of the month. This classic sports bar boasts packages from the Big Ten Network, EPSN GamePlan, NFL Sunday Ticket, and opens early on Saturdays and Sundays for English Premier League football (that’s soccer), airing all EPL and UEFA matches. Wisely, their website has links to the schedules of every professional Michigan sports team, the Michigan State University Spartans, and Liverpool FC.
Patriots Watch Party
The Harp, Boston
The Harp is excited that football is back, and their guests will be too when they check out the details of their Patriots Watch Party. On Sunday, September 11 at 8:30PM, the New England Patriots will take on the Arizona Cardinals. The Harp will have plenty of TVs and projection screens showing the game, along with giveaways and prizes from Samuel Adams (of course). The big prize? VIP Game Day Package, which includes tickets and a tailgate party!
Let’s Go Broncos
Butterfield 8, NYC
Butterfield 8 proudly proclaims themselves the number one Broncos bar in Manhattan. During every Denver Broncos game, for the duration of each game, guests can score unlimited wings and domestic beer for $45. This bar also has Broncos merchandise raffles all season long.
Take Me Out to Butterfield 8
Butterfield 8, NYC
Major League Baseball is in full swing, and the playoffs start in October. Butterfield 8 extends their happy hour prices during all Yankees and Mets games. That means $4 domestics, $5 imports, $5 house wines, and $6 well mixed drinks.
Martinis for Mammograms, a Pink Tie Affair
Himmarshee Public House, Ft. Lauderdale
Not only does Himmarshee Public House have a knack for celebrating Sunday football in style during their Famous Weekend Brunch (10:00AM to 4:00PM, $15 bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys), they also have a penchant for charity events. Proving that not every sports bar or tavern promotion has to center around a game or match, JEY Hospitality Group is presenting an evening of live music, culinary treats, libations, raffles, a silent auction and plenty of giveaways on October 6 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Pre-sale tickets are $20 online, $25 online after September 20, and $25 the day of the event. Tickets grant the holder 2 adult beverages, hors d’oeuvres, one raffle ticket, and more. A portion of the proceeds and 100% of the auction will benefit Glam-a-Thon which, in conjunction with Strut, benefits Broward Health Foundation with proceeds benefiting local breast cancer patients. Make a difference in the community!