Although 94% of the ref’s calls are incorrect, confronting him at his son's birthday party is illegal. Give sportpinions their proper venue with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 ($25 if redeemed between noon and 6 p.m.) worth of drinks and pub fare at Baddeley's Pourhouse in Long Beach. Frequented by sports aficionados and night clubbers alike, Baddeley's saturates thirsty throats with daily drink specials, fuels cheerleading limbs with savory bar snacks, and hosts a marathon four-hour happy hour daily. On Mondays, mosey in for a refreshing Tecate ($3), a potent Hornitos shot ($4), or indulge in Hornitos margaritas ($5). HDTVs emit images of basketball games and people knitting basketballs on Sundays, when friendly bartenders sling Baddeley's infused vodka Bloody Marys ($4). A jukebox, pool tables, and glowing beer signs add to Baddeley's nostalgic interior, forming an environment ideal for reminiscing about championship games of yore and blowing bubbles into beer until it mutates into milk. Click here for a full rundown of the specials.
Of all the things a bar could be well known for, eggs might be low on the list. At Baddeley's Pourhouse, however, pickled eggs become unlikely stars, especially when washed down with iconic crimson, blue, and silver cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon. As patrons cluster in choruses of clinking cans and glasses, games flicker to life on seven high-definition televisions, which helped earn the tavern the No. 3 spot on CityVoter's list of Best Sports Bars in 2011. In a neon halo, a computerized jukebox spills out tunes and secret aspirations of becoming a food replicator on a starship missions. The cinnamon-hued felt of the pool table washes into the colors of red-topped bar stools, where customers perch as they order from the daily specials or discuss forming a synchronized swimming team for sponsorship by the alehouse.