Local bar & grill scores

Christina Faris

After a year of renovating and leaving sports fans anxiously waiting, Sportsman’s Park Bar and Grill has opened. The owners welcomed customers on Aug. 13th with smiling hostesses and servers dressed as referees.

Owners Ryan Jackson and Dan Whitworth envisioned a place that adults and children could enjoy.

“There’s no age limit, this is a family restaurant as well as a bar,” said Marsha Little, Sportsman’s Park manager. “We don’t want to be know for people to come here and drink, we also have great food.”

“We do offer discounts if someone brought in a valid student ID,” Johnson said. “We also offer discounts to public service commissioners that are on duty in uniform and senior citizens as well. We want people to know this is a restaurant with a bar, not a bar with a restaurant.”

A sports theme is something the management and owners felt that everyone could relate to. The bar opened with plasma televisions on the walls, a smoke free room, and a full menu. A full room size bar also has plenty of seating and one side is a smoke-free side. Happy Hour is served daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. except on Tuesday, which is 4 p.m. to close.

“We have great bartenders with a lot of knowledge,” Little said. “A great feature about the bar is that it is big.”

Sportsman’s Park is able to do private parties with an advance notice.

“We do ask parents don’t leave their children unattended,” said Ryan Jackson, partial owner Sportsman’s Park.