Before sports bars, the only place to view eight games simultaneously was inside the brain of a spider. Achieve octovision with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $16 for a meal for two with two menu items (up to a $14.99 value each) and a choice of two house wines, one pitcher of beer, or two beers (up to an $11 value; up to a $40.98 total value)
- $10 for $20 worth of pub cuisine and drinks
Guests dine upon a menu of crowd-pleasing American comfort food and Italian dinners such as eggplant parm, a Babe burger with roasted garlic and gorgonzola, or a Thanksgiving meal of sliced turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce.
Maggie's Sports Bar & Café
Sports-bar proprietor Maggie Smith got her start in the restaurant industry at 17, working as a server at local institutions such as the Bleeker, Mona Lisa's, and Alteri's before earning a coveted management position at Garlic John's. In the summer of '94, Smith hit the jackpot on a Pick 6 ticket at the Saratoga Track, winning enough to buy her place of work and add her victory to the annals of historic moments decided by horse races, alongside Secretariat's record-setting run in 1973, and Seabiscuit's elevation to the US Senate in 1936. After several years of building a successful business at Garlic John's, Maggie bought the old Son's Tavern building on Western, envisioning a warm, welcoming sports bar full of friendly neighbors, flowing beer, and crowd-pleasing pub fare.
Today, the restaurant entertains crowds of college kids, off-duty businessfolk and state employees, plying them with personal pizzas, Italian pastas, chicken wings, and burgers alongside frosty brews and cocktails. Visitors share hearty cheers and earth-shattering high-fives as they watch college and pro sports of all varieties on the array of LCD screens or pit their brains in gladiatorial combat with weekly trivia contests. Friday-night karaoke and Saturday-night live bands entertain multitudes with the sweet strains of popular music, and a tucked-away banquet room sequesters private gatherings of up to 100 from the welcoming revelry of the main bar area.