RJ annual directory of NFL bars accepting submissions

Time is running out for area bar owners and managers to have their establishments included in the 2013 edition of the R-J’s annual directory of NFL bars.

This year’s list will run in the R-J’s Living section (and appear online at on Sunday, Sept. 1. That means bar owners or managers have a deadline of 4 p.m. on Aug. 16 to call us with the info we need.

To be included:

— The bar can show only its team’s games while that team is playing. Our goal is to find places that recreate the feel of watching your favorite team back home, surrounded only by fellow fans of your team and without having to listen to fans of your team’s archrival rooting at the next table.

— For that reaason, we don’t list sports bars, sports books, casinos, bars or rooms inside casinos or anyplace else where other games are being shown while the hometown team’s game is being broadcast.

— And, the bar must be able to show every game its team plays. Right now, that means the bar has to subscribe to the NFL Sunday Ticket satellite game package.

We’ll also be happy to list food and drink specials (with prices) that the bar will be running during its team’s games, as well as giveaways — drawings for caps and footballs, for instance — held during the hometown team’s games (although we don’t list gaming-related promotions).

To repeat: Bar owners must call us by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. We’ll accept calls only from bar owners or managers and take the info we need only via a phone conversation. We won’t accept voice mails, text messages, emails, press releases, letters, faxes or any info delivered secondhand.

The number to call is 383-0280 — if we don’t answer immediately, just leave a phone number and we’ll get back to you ASAP — and we’ll take calls between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, up until the Aug. 16 deadline.

Contact reporter John Przybys at or 702-383-0280.


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