What You'll Get
Now that you've mastered the first half of being a pool hustler (hiding the fact that you're good at pool), you'll need to master the second and some would say more important half (actually being good at pool). Today's deal will get you there, and makes sure you won't get there hungry: for $10, you get $20 worth of American pub fare and drinks at Side Pockets in Papillion. Today's Groupon also gets you unlimited free pool on any of Side Pockets' 25 tables if you're using it between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. (typically $8 per hour per table), so you can practice your bridge shot with the quiet encouragement of comfort foods and quality beers whispering to your brain.
Side Pockets is the perfect place for those who can only digest food while watching sports on the tube. The growing franchise boasts 16,000 square feet of space with multiple big-screen TVs, darts, tri-weekly poker, and a menu that's full of finger food for fingers stained blue with pool-cue chalk. Tiptoe these "hand-cues" to the toasty corners of toasted ravioli (stuffed with spicy beef, $6.99) or to the edge of a half-pound mushroom Swiss burger ($7.99). A hearty Reuben ($7.99) will improve your ability to second-guess the referees on the TVs, as will a chicken Caesar wrap ($8.29) or country-fried steak (with home-style mash, $9.29). And from Side Pockets' taps flow standards such as Miller Lite, Bud Light, and Boulevard Wheat, though you can also pop open a bottle of Blue Moon and many other domestic and imported beers.
Now that a crummy job market has transformed your den back into your oldest child's bedroom, having a dependable place to kick back with sports, an ice-cold beer, and a slick quesadilla is crucial. Side Pockets will give you all three at almost any hour you need them. The Papillion location opens for kitchen orders every day at 11 a.m., and it closes at 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and midnight Thursday through Saturday, but the bar remains open until 1 a.m. daily. Everyone can buy up to three Groupons and can combine two for parties of four or more.
The Omaha location is still waiting for more reviews, but two Insiders Pages users give the Kansas City location five stars:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 4 or more. Valid at Papillion location only. Valid for food and alcohol only. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.