By Allen Payton
The long wait for the opening of Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill’s second location is over. Opening in late September, at the corner of Lone Tree Way and Golf Course Road in Antioch, Tailgaters features an exciting place to watch your favorite sports teams.
They offer something for pretty much everyone with over 40 flat screen TV’s and 49 beers, wines and mixed drinks (including three Margaritas) and even root beer on tap, plus great food including Saturday and Sunday breakfast and brunch buffets, and two full-size pool tables and a hand shuffle board game, as well as power strips to keep your cell phone or laptop plugged in, and finally, two outdoor dining patios, also with TV’s.
After opening their Brentwood location in 2005 and enjoying success, there, they’ve been working all year to open their new, Antioch location.
They’ve built a $200,000 custom-designed tap room, kept at 29 degrees, so the drinks are served nice and cold.
“The self-contained, walk-in, refrigerated tap room runs on a mix of nitrogen and oxygen,” said Norman Poot, the brains behind its construction. “There’s not one piece of refrigeration equipment under the bar.”
It has glass and mug dispensers and operates “like a well-oiled machine,” Poot added.
The bar features 49 taps in just eight feet of space and another set of 38 duplicated taps for the servers who take care of those eating in the restaurant. The tap handles are all three inches long, which offers a better pour, due to more control.
Their menu includes bone-in, boneless and grilled chicken wings with 16 different flavors. They can handle orders of 10 to 1,000 wings. Be sure to get there for Wing Wednesday when they offer an All You Can Eat special.
Plus, they offer a variety of burgers, sandwiches, sliders, soups, salads, wraps, appetizers, fries, onion rings and soft drinks, as well as a kids menu.
As for sports, you can watch all the college football games on Saturdays and NFL games every Sunday, Monday and Thursday with their DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket, as well as NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball games.
“Every where you look, you can see a TV,” they said.
Plus, any time a Bay Area team scores, they offer a $2 Fan Favorite on drinks.
Their Grand Opening will be tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12 at 11 a.m.. The first 100 guests get free food for a year.
So stop in, today and see what you’ve been waiting for. Tailgaters is located at 4605 Golf Course Road, at the corner of Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Call them for a take-out order at 754-2277 or visit them online at www.TailgatersSportsBars.com. They even offer a Tailgaters app for your Android or Apple iPhone.