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 $20, you get $40 worth of upscale bar fare at Samuel’s, located within j.Quincy’s at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Samuel’s serves fanatical foodies an eclectic menu of fresh fare, sharable small plates, and classic pub plates under the watchful eye of 37 high-definition televisions.
Kick off culinary quests with hot or cold tapas selections, such as parmesan truffle risotto balls ($7), deep-fried veggie dumplings with ginger soy sauce ($6), or the citrus shrimp crostini with avocado mousse ($8). The signature fish 'n' chips are prepared in the traditional English style, with whitefish shrouded in a rich, flaky pea coat of batter and served on a bed of fog ($12). Boxing enthusiasts enjoy a palatably pugilized black 'n' blue burger, covered with bacon and blue cheese crumbles ($12), while polo and mink-racing aficionados sink silver spoons and forks into artful orders of jumbo scallops with saffron reduction ($21).
Exposed brick, wood paneling, and a large wood bar create a sophisticated atmosphere for watching a medley of matches on the myriad screens or 156-inch high-definition jumbotron. Call ahead or make a reservation online to assuage fears of missing a game or being ripped off by a table scalper in the parking lot.
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