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 $5, you get $10 worth of burgers and drinks at Oscar's Pub and Grill on State Street.
Boasting more than 14 HDTVs—including a 120-inch leviathan—Oscar's pleases sports fans and pub fans alike with a broad menu of hearty pub fare. Appease rumbling stomach deities with an offering of Philly cheesesteak nachos ($8.99), or munch crunchily on a side Caesar salad ($2.99) before moving on to a grilled ahi tuna steak sandwich ($8.49) or classic Reuben ($7.99). Pizzas can be decorated with an array of adornments, from jalapeño and ham to bacon and garlic ($7.99 for a 12-inch pie, plus $1 for each topping), and half-pound burgers (starting at $6.49) are formed by hand rather than by the slow process of erosion.
As Oscar's panoply of high-tech televisions broadcasts the athletic antics of professional and college sportsters, wireless speakers allow jersey-clad customers and game-day groupies to follow along with the game of their choice from the privacy of their own table. Dance divas can pump their fists to a DJ’s tuneful melodies on Friday and Saturday nights, and skittish marine biologists can study aquatic life at the pub's large fish tank without fear of being attacked by plankton.
5980 E State St.
Rockford, Illinois 61108