Downtown needs a sports bar
Original post made by jeremy on Jul 28, 2011
Last night, we went to Web Link in Livermore - it was packed on a Wednesday night - not with drunks but with young people having a nice dinner and drinks. They were having a good time and spending money. More importantly, the downtown looked alive. I've been to Pleasanton on a Wednesday night - it's a ghost town.
It's not just Livermore that has a sports bar - you can find great sports bars in most downtown areas - Palo Alto, Mountain View, Danville, Lafayette to name a few.
I talk to parents all the time who are asking for the same thing - a family-friendly place where you can get good food and some great drinks - there's clearly a market.
Let's rethink some of the restrictions we have and think differently about what goes into downtown. We already have a Quiznos, it's time to get a sports bar.
on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:28 am
Main Street needs a sports bar ... yea! I'd be there for every game.
on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:30 am
It would likely attract more bikers, which would discourage the entitlement groups from hanging out and selling drugs to our kids. I'm for it too!
on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:49 am
I don't know about a sports bar. There are numerous restaurants downtown now. BUt there is a lock of shopping to bring people down to Main St. Palo Alto, Burlingame, Livermore all have a mix of retailers including chain stores. Trouble seems to be those on Main St. now don't want competition from anyone, let alone the Gap, and I don't know that those at the mall want to add to downtown. Seems to me the Cheesecake Factory and PF Changs are always packed because people come to shop and stop to eat. We go to Main St. only if we are eating out and want what is there; otherwise, we shop at the mall and stay if we are eating.