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How to Score with Fantasy Leagues

Group of male friends eating at a sports barWhat was once a fun game between friends has now turned into a multi-billion dollar business. Fantasy sports leagues are increasingly popular with hardcore and casual sports fans all across the country. Fans will make an online selection of real players and “draft” them into their fantasy team. The online database then compiles the game-statistics of each player to determine which team is doing the best out of friends and family in the fantasy league.

Whether it’s time for fantasy football, baseball, or other sports, there are a variety of ways your local sports bar can cater to fantasy players.

Drafting Parties

Drafting your fantasy team is half the fun, so make it even more enjoyable by putting together your team with excellent drinks and food. Bring your family and friends to draft your teams together and also meet new people to compete against in the upcoming league.

Compete with the Bar

If your local pub in La Grange, IL, is running their own team, you can compete with your local hangout to win some gift cards, drinks, or other prizes.

At our pub in La Grange, IL, we are always looking for new ways to incorporate fans of all sports, fantasy, and reality. If you are a fantasy league player, visit Kenny’s Irish Pub for great food, drinks, and fun.

How a Pub Can Use Video Games to Bring in Revenue

Video game controller buttonsMany of those who grew up with video games in the 80s and 90s are now at the age where they can enjoy a drink at a bar surrounded by their friends. By adding video game nights into the mix, any pub in La Grange, IL, can find success. Offering an arcade or video game themed night provides simple entertainment for all; great food, great drinks, and an enjoyable time playing with their friends.

A video game night can be a great way to bring in additional revenue to your bar, as the more enjoyable and competitive the games, the longer people will stay and continue ordering. One great way to get people to stay engaged is to offer a variety of sports games alongside the appropriate season. Offer Madden tournaments during football season or FIFA while the soccer pros are facing off. You can incentivize the tournaments by offering a free meal or gift card to the winner(s).

Offering gaming tournaments is also a great way to boost your slower nights. If Tuesday nights are generally slow, schedule a racing game tournament to bring people in on days they may usually not frequent the bar. Not only is this a great revenue boost, but it provides people with something exciting to do on the usually boring weekdays.

Aside from offering more complex games for tables, you can also set up older, simpler games directly at the bar. This provides consistent entertainment for those who may be a few drinks in, as the controls are much easier to grasp than those of a complicated Xbox game.

If you are interested in playing video games at a pub in La Grange, IL, contact Kenny’s Irish Pub today to ask about when our next gaming night or tournament is being held.

The 3 Drinking Buddies Everyone Has

Happy friends drinking in a pubGoing out for drinks with your friends can be a great way to kick off the weekend or celebrate a special event. When visiting your local pub in La Grange, IL, you may have a set group of friends that you go out with. Everyone drinks and acts differently, and you most likely have at least one of these three drinking buddies in your friend group.

  1. The Enabler

Everyone has that friend who is continually buying shots, another round, or pushing others in the group to do so. If you are out with the enabler of your group, you are in for a long, blurry night. Drink a lot of water and have a nice meal before the drinks start coming your way to help stave off the effects of what the enabler places in your hand.

  1. The Speed Drinker

The speed drinker is always the first one done with their beer and is likely a round or two ahead of everyone else in the group. If they are a lightweight, this is a recipe for disaster. However, if your speed drinking friend can hold their alcohol, then they can be the life of any party!

  1. The No Volume Control

The more they drink, the louder they get. Pub atmosphere can be a little chaotic on a busy night, but no matter where this person is, they keep getting louder and louder as the night goes on. A few rounds in and you will be able to hear them from a mile away!

The History of Irish Pubs, Part 1

Sepia photo of an Irish pub in DublinPub culture in Ireland has a long history full of camaraderie and friendship, and pubs have been a social and community center. The Irish pub is not only a place to drink, but a place where people can meet friends, neighbors, and create new relationships in a casual atmosphere.

The oldest pub in Ireland was established in the 10th century and resides in Athlone, County Westmeath. In the 19th century, Irish pubs needed to adapt to the declining spirit sales and developed a “spirit grocery” system. Pub owners would combine their business with other business aspects, such as a grocery or hardware store. This trend continued until the introduction supermarkets and grocery store chains in the 1960s.

Irish pubs first began serving food in the 1970s and have been associated with a variety of great writers in Irish culture. James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Oscar Wilde have all written stories centered within an Irish pub. Irish pubs are also a host of great music experiences, and their inclusive atmosphere allows musicians of all types to come together and play for customers.

Irish pubs can create a pleasant atmosphere between friends and strangers who visit. If you are looking for a pub in La Grange, IL, with the look and feel of a traditional Irish pub, visit Kenny’s Irish Pub today.