Tuesday, November 12, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Sports Bar
When it comes to sports, November promises to be a month to remember. Fans can watch football, basketball, and hockey seven days a week. But if you can't get to the games-- the next best thing-- root for your team at a sports bar-- and our viewers know where to find the best.
(WSVN) -- Dolphins... Marlins... Heat... and Panthers.
Sports fans in South Florida know their teams.
But they may not know where to watch their teams.
"If I were to watch a sport - Dolphins, whatever - this is the place I would come."
So forget spending hundreds on a scalper... we have your tickets to the best seats in the house.
"You can take a look at three different big screens plus the TV right in front of you"
And you can always look for a good time at our bronze medalist - Champps in Ft. Lauderdale.... where not only do they big screens but big portions.
"Huge portions, a little pricey, but you get what you pay for."
"Food is our key to success."
That's right, the game plan at Champps is pretty simple: take these delicious edibles from the kitchen, bring them to the table, and offer up more than any human can possibly eat.
"What is that saying my mother always said: you have to eat it or take it home."
You'll also need a doggy bag at our silver medalist - Flannigans on Biscayne in North Miami.
We have the best food in South Florida."
That food includes barbeque ribs that are always a hit.
"Our ribs are excellent."
Plus a TV angled in every direction for every customer.
"Everywhere you go there's a TV."
"If they don't have it playing, they'll change it for you."
And what goes better with hot ribs and some heated competition than chillen' with friends over cold beer.
"Here you can bring your wife, have a conversation with your wife while you're looking somewhere else. Ya baby, that's right."
"Its a place where the music isn't too loud so you can communicate with your friends without screaming."
But you'll have reason to scream about our gold medalist - Hooligans in South Miami where they claim to be Miami's first sports bar ever.
"It was based on a neighborhhood concept where everybody knows each other."
And everybody knows the score thanks to 6 dishes, 15 receivers, and 44 TV sets.
"You can watch ten games at once if you like."
Plus where else can you go for free drinks?
That's right, if you're feeling lucky, all drinks are free on Sunday night.
When the waitress places your order, all you have to do is guess heads or tails.
"And if you guess right, you drink for free."
And if you're really feeling lucky, then try playing a game of pool in the back.
"Iwouldn't go anywhere else."
"If there's ever a place to go, Hooligans is the place."
Next week, it's never too early to start your Christmas shopping.
We'll where show you where to find South Florida's Best Toy Stores.
Also, don't forget to place your vote for the Best Chinese Restaurant in town.