Before sports bars, the only place to view eight games simultaneously was inside the brain of a spider. Achieve octovision with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American pub fare and drinks at Downtown 28 in Hollywood. This Groupon is valid for specials.
Seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., Downtown 28 fuels its motley mob of sports fans, pool sharks, and hookah-huffers with a menu of sizzling American pub grub accented with Tex-Mex flourishes. Nibble on zesty chicken wings ($7.95 for 10) or join jalapeños, bacon bits, sour cream, and inch-high mountaineers in an attempt to summit a heap of Texas cheese fries ($5). Large flat-screen TVs awash with stunning home runs and brutal croquet brawls keep diners enthralled as they wait for shrimp ceviche ($8) and Smokehouse burgers topped with bacon, barbecue sauce, and onion rings to converge on their table ($8). More voracious appetites may seek out the half roasted chicken, a rare breed of one-legged, one-winged bird typically found nesting in onion rings or fries ($14). A full bar drenches dry esophagi throughout an extended happy hour (noon to 8 p.m.) that generously bestows tequila to shot glasses ($3) and overflows tankards with import drafts ($3).
Cheerful red-painted walls dotted with brick lend Downtown 28's pool tables a gritty-chic backdrop, and an outdoor patio gives competitive hookah smokers plenty of sunshiney space to blow elaborate smoke fractals ($18 for a small). The atmosphere stays festive with specials every day of the week, including Wednesday mojitos ($5) and a free buffet at the bar on Friday nights.
1828 Harrison St.
Hollywood, Florida 33020