Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Sports Bar Ann Arbor Keeps You Happy during “March Madness!”

Are you fanatical about the NCAA tournament?

Do you keep a close eye on your bracket at all times? 

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement, especially when the University of Michigan is riding on top of the Big 10! 

Michigan’s success has made The Sports Bar Ann Arbor a very HAPPY place!

In fact, we want to spread our joy by offering HAPPY HOUR all day March 20-23.

That right!  You can stop by to watch all the opening NCAA tournament games,  Thursday through Sunday, and enjoy Happy Hour ALL DAY LONG!


We’ve got 22 screens and a kick ass sound system to catch every play, plus, a wide variety of domestic and imported beer, wine, and mixed drinks, not to mention some of the best burgers Ann Arbor has around.  They’re made with prime sirloin and topped with a variety of delicious ingredients to satisfy your craving! 

Stop by The Sports Bar Ann Arbor to watch a game or two and get HAPPY during “March Madness!” 

          NCAA 2014 Tournament Schedule

          March 16 – Selection Sunday

          March 18 & 19 – First Round

          March 20-23 – Second and Third Rounds

          March 27, 29 – South Regional & West Regional

          March 28, 30 – East Regional & Midwest Regional

          April 5 – National Semifinals

          April 7 – Championship Game

Please see your local listings for game times…Or better yet, stop by The Sports Bar Ann Arbor.  We’ll have 22 screens to watch, happy hour Specials opening weekend, and the best burgers Ann Arbor has to offer!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Get Your Green On This St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at the Sports Bar Ann Arbor Westside!

Are you planning your Saint Patrick’s Day celebration? 

Do you and your friends want to celebrate at a fun, festive sports bar and grill in Ann Arbor?

Look no further than The Sports Bar Ann Arbor – Westside.  Starting Friday through St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll find green beer and great drink specials on Guinness, Jameson’s and Dublin Ice Tea.   We’ll also be serving up delicious corned beef and cabbage!

St. Patrick's Day Specials!

A few fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day: 
The traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage holiday meal did not originate in Ireland.  It actually became popular in the 19th century by impoverished Irish immigrants living on the Lower East Side of New York City.  At the time, corned beef from Kosher butchers was cheaper than Irish bacon. 

The ancient Celts considered the shamrock to be a sacred symbol of spring.  When England ruled Ireland in the 18th century, they forbade the Celtic/Irish language to be spoken and outlawed Catholicism.  Irish nationalists adopted the shamrock as a symbol of their heritage.  This is also why the color green is worn to celebrate being Irish. 

Leprechauns were not associated with St. Patrick’s Day until after 1959 when Walt Disney premiered the movie Darby O’Gill and the Little People.  According to Celtic folklore, Leprechauns were small fellows who were usually cranky tricksters.  It took Disney’s version of friendly, green-wearing, gold-sharing, small people that tied Leprechauns to St. Patrick’s Day. 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend at The Sports Bar Ann Arbor – Westside.  We’ll have everything you need including corned beef and cabbage, green beer, drink specials, and more. 

Our wide variety of appetizers, entrees, drinks, and 22 screens playing sports all the time, also make us an excellent choice for every-day meals at a sports bar and grill in Ann Arbor.

You’ll have more fun than you can shake a shillelagh at!

**shillelagh pronounced shi-Lay-lee, is a wooden Irish walking stick.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Celebrate Detroit Tiger Spring Training at The Sports Bar Ann Arbor!

Are you looking forward to spring training? 

I know I am! I am ready to get out of this funk caused by snow piles and slush.  Some call it a beautiful winter wonderland.  I don't know about you, but I'm happy when the thermostat gets above 30 degrees these days. 

Major league spring training opens on February 13, 2014. Since the Detroit Tigers have gone through many changes in the last few months, it will be interesting to see how this season plays out.   

Some of the Detroit Tiger player roster of 2014 includes:

  • Ian Kinsler 
  • Austin Jackson 
  • Miguel Cabrera 
  • Torii Hunter 
  • Victor Martinez 
  • Andy Dirks 
  • Alex Avila 
  • Nick Castellanos 
  • Jose Iglesias 
  • Justin Verlander 
  • Max Scherzer 
  • Anibal Sanchez 
  • Rick Porcello 
  • Drew Smyly

Which Detroit Tiger is your favorite? 

Can you look into a crystal ball and see a 2014 World Series Championship win in our future? 

Instead of cozying up to a T.V. at home watching spring training, why not enjoy the best burger in Ann Arbor by visiting us! The Ann Arbor Sports Bar is the perfect place to meet old friends and make new ones. You’ll rally with other fans to cheer on your favorite teams and players!

The good news is that with spring training starting that means baseball season is upon us....with warm weather coming soon thereafter!

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Sports Bar Ann Arbor asks, "Did Super Bowl Commercials Increase Your Consumption of Food?"

Were your eyes glued to the T.V. during the Super Bowl?
Were you watching it for the game, or for the commercials?

The commercials receive so much attention excitement nowadays that some fans look forward to them more than the actual game. In 1967, Super Bowl ads cost only $42,000, however in recent years the sticker price has gone up to $3 million for 30 seconds of air time!

When you check out the numbers below, it makes you wonder if Super Bowl commercials make people extra hungry?  According to Fox News, there are some compelling statistics about heavy consumption of food during Super Bowl Sunday they include:
14 billion hamburgers will be served
1.23 billion wings
69.6 million pounds of guacamole
11million tons of chips
4 million pounds of pretzels
2.5 million pounds of nuts
3.8 million pounds of popcorn
49.2 million cases of beer are sold every year on the day of the Super Bowl, with about 6 percent of Americans calling in sick for work the next day 

Join us at The Sports Bar Ann Arbor-Westside to watch your favorite games including football, basketball, hockey or baseball.  No matter the season, we’ve got 22 screens broadcasting sports, with an amazing sound system that adds to excitement!  Plus, we have a full menu available including some of the best burgers Ann Arbor.  You don’t have to settle for just chips and dip, or pizza delivery anymore!

So, we’re curious.  What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Top Eight Reasons Why You Should Watch the Super Bowl at The Sports Bar Westside!

Don’t throw a Super Bowl party - the time, expense, and mess are not worth it!  

The Sports Bar Ann Arbor – Westside will be open for the Super Bowl. Here’s why we think you should watch the big game with us:

1. You won’t have to spruce up your place, or clean up the mess afterwards.
2. We’ve got 22 TV screens.  We also have an excellent sound system so you won’t ever miss a ref’s call. 
3. You won’t have to order pizza or cook to impress your guests.  We offer one of the best burgers in Ann Arbor and a variety of appetizers and entrĂ©es to fill your belly. 
4. Your friends are cool and all…but wouldn’t it be even better to make a few new friends, or get a date?  You can still bring your friends along, maybe they’ll buy you a drink or two!
5. It’s happy hour all day Sunday with 23 oz domestics at $3.50 each and house wine at $3.25 a glass.
6. You’ll enjoy the energy from the crowd as you cheer, groan, laugh, or cry during the stupid commercials … not to mention the game!
7. We have plenty of parking and you won’t have to shovel your sidewalk or driveway!
8. When the game’s over you won’t have to kick your guests out.  You can go home and go to bed, or keep celebrating with us until closing time. 

Stop by The Sports Bar Ann Arbor – Westside to Eat Sports, Drink Sports, Watch Sports, and Talk Sports! 

Check out our menu  http://the-sportsbar.com/menu

Monday, December 16, 2013

Are you shopping for a sports lover? The Sports Bar Ann Arbor offers some suggestions!

Are you doing some last minute shopping for a sports lover on your list?
Here are a few resources you may want to check out!

The website Gifts.com has a variety of suggestions: sports calendars, autographed helmets, personalized art, or bobbleheads, and capsules that hold dirt from all 30 ballparks in the big leagues! 

If your sports lover digs unique items, the company Uncommon Goods is a great choice.  Their offerings include: a ticket stub diary, cufflinks made from stadium seats, BBQ tools that look like hockey sticks, and much more.  

If the sports lover on your list enjoys reading and movies, Amazon has their suggestions too!  You gotta love that Amazon!

Of course, we’re partial to The Sports Bar Westside logo hoodies and glass pints.  Pair them with a gift card for a delicious dinner and you’re sure to please the sports lover on your list! 

Stop by The Sports Bar Westside Ann Arbor to take a break from the last minute rush of the holiday season.  You deserve to treat yourself too!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Michigan Football: From Elation to Heartbreak in Two Plays! The Sports Bar Ann Arbor Welcomes You To Share Your Disappointment!

The pinnacle of elation, transformed into the definition of heart break, in the span of two plays!
    Did anyone else feel this way when Michigan scored the game tying touchdown in the last minute of Saturday's game? There wasn't one person in the country that thought this Michigan team, which has done nothing but regress since week 2, would hang with the juggernaut that is THE Ohio State University. OSU, coming into the game with a 23 game winning streak and a number 3 ranking in the BCS, had every intention of rolling over said Michigan team on it's way to their first Big Ten Championship game. Out of nowhere the home team stunned everyone with a performance that simply stated, "no matter what the world thinks, we're going to show them what this team is made of".  In an instant classic, The Buckeyes escaped 42-41 when a 2 point conversion pass by Devin Gardner was intercepted in the end zone. Which if converted, would have been an upset matching 1995, 1996, even the epic 1969 24-12 game. 
    The question of the day throughout The Sports Bar after the game was, do you agree with the call to go for 2, or see what happens in overtime? The overwhelming consensus was, Wolverine Nation agreed with the decision to go for the win in regulation ( but hated the actual play call), for a myriad of reasons. 
  • 1. At 7-4 (3-4 in the B1G), what is there left to play for?
  • 2. The defense was getting shredded in the second half.  It would probably have been more of the same had the game gone to overtime. 
  • 3. Devin Gardner could barely walk by the end of the game after spraining his ankle in the third quarter.  That being said, he displayed extreme toughness and heart on Saturday. 
    In conclusion, it's been an extremely painful and frustrating season from a fan's perspective. Every year, every team has a goal to improve every week, this team did the exact opposite from game 2 through game 11. This team somehow found a way to play their best game of the season at the time they needed it most, they just came up one play short. But this game has fans wondering, when it comes to play calling and performance, where was this all season? Fans have been begging for staff changes, most notably a change at Offensive Coordinator. Head Coach Brady Hoke announced Monday that there would be no staff changes, so we will have to see if this epic performance can carry over and inspire a young team and coaching staff to avoid another 5 loss season next year. With games at Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Ohio State, that will be tough to avoid. The development of the players and the identity of this team is squarely on this coaching staff, and if there are no improvements next year, change will be on the horizon come next off season.
We hope you will share some of your thoughts below or stop by The Sports Bar Ann Arbor to Eat Sports, Drink Sports, Watch Sports and Talk Sports!