Good Sports Bars are Important to Traveling Fans

In the summer, fans have a hard time leaving behind satellite TV MLB (major league baseball) channels. I’m a St. Louis Cardinals fan who is addicted to watching my team play every night during the baseball season.

Thus, finding a good sports bar has become an essential part of summer vacation travel for us.That means looking for one as soon as we hit vacation destinations. It also means searching the Internet ahead of time for possibilities in the area we are visiting. chicken wings medellin

Earlier this summer, when we did a timeshare exchange into Bonita Springs, FL, I was thrilled to discover Big Al’s Sports Grill. The food was good, the service excellent, and they put my game on the wide screen TV each night while we were there. This sport bar not only features dozens of television screens on the walls, but it also has screens embedded in the entrance floors so that those fans waiting for tables can watch games as well.

When we have a chance to travel to Sedona, AZ, we head to Steak & Sticks at Los Abrigados. The restaurant has a great menu and plenty of TV screens. Last summer, while I was promoting my book, Eagle Rising, set in Sedona, we visited Steak & Sticks several times. The owner was following the trade his son, Paul Lo Duca, to a new team, so, besides watching the Cardinals play, we learned firsthand from him about Lo Duca’s career.

Every September, we drive down to Hilton Head Island, SC where we own a timeshare at Island Club. Both my husband and I are tennis players, and we bought at Island Club because we think it has the best all around tennis facility on the island. (Excellent pros, available courts, no fees for owners.) We spend our days on the courts and our nights at Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille. The food is good, and there are 40 TV sets for following my team.

Trips to Boone, NC revealed Geno’s Restaurant & Sports (which was closed on Sunday last time we were there). We also discovered a nice family sports bar on Blowing Rock Road that closes at 11 p.m. which is far too early if you want to see the end of games played in the Midwest and the West.


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