Talking about sports, like winning the lotto and undergoing surgery, goes better with a cold beer. Make every hour happy hour with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of classic pub grub and libations at Bunkers Sports Bar and Grill in Vandalia. This Groupon can only be used toward alcohol when food is also purchased, and cannot be used toward Tuesday- or Thursday-night food specials.
Layer a bib over the Buckeye jersey tattooed to your body and head to Bunkers for some serious chewing, cheering, and debate over which 18th-century president was tops. The extensive menu of delectable pub fare encourages diners to push taste buds to their flavor-holding capacity. To ensure that no one pulls a muscle during the main course, warm up masticating muscles with an order of jalapeño poppers, cheese sticks, or potato skins ($5 each). Sandwich options sprint the gamut from the southwestern burger with fire-roasted onions, peppers, and pepper cheese ($5.50) to the fancy, French-speaking chicken cordon bleu, served with your choice of grilled or fried poulet, sliced ham, cheese, and a mustache of Dijon. The New York strip dinner is a house recommendation, served with seasoned potatoes, a small side salad, and Texas toast ($9). If you seek something a bit lighter, opt for the grilled birdie salad, marinated in your choice of mesquite, Cajun, or lemon-pepper seasonings and tossed with cheese, onions, tomatoes, and a hard-boiled egg ($6.50).
In addition to a long list of tempting noshes, Bunkers boasts 22 beers on tap, ranging from domestic standbys such as Miller Light and Budweiser to less-common microbrews such as Founders Red's Rye and water with lemon. Slurp down some cold suds with friends as you watch the big game of your choice on one of Bunkers' 15 TVs, which are regularly tuned to the NFL Network, the Big Ten Network, and the NFL Sunday Ticket package. To restore spirits after witnessing the defeat of your favorite chess star, head out to the patio, where fresh air and occasional breezes make tears dry faster.
- Bunkers was a place we hadn't heard of before, but we're definitely making a trip. The Vandalia eatery (est. 1995) was near the top of our rating for meatiest and hottest wings. Lots of flavors, including terikayi [sic], and "Matt's Homemade Specialty Sauces," of which we enjoyed the "Firecracker" and "Morning After. – Ron Rollins, Ray Marcano, and Laura Dempsey, Dayton Daily News
893 E National Rd.
Vandalia, Ohio 45377Get Directions