It’s been a while since a local sports team was involved in any sort of nationally televised championship scenario, so naturally the furor over the Oregon Ducks battling the Auburn Tigers for the Bowl Championship Series title has reached a fever pitch. I would just like to remind everyone that it’s also an opportunity to drink beer, carouse, and carry on with your comrades. After all, the Ducks are in the Fiesta Bowl, and as we all know, "fiesta" means "party." So here’s a list of possible places to pass the time during the pigskin pageant along with a few notes on specials designed to further entice the game-day patron.
Buffalo Gap Just by showing up you have a chance to win a new Budweiser kayak. If you stay home to watch the game there will be no kayak for you. Bud Light pitchers $6, 30¢ buffalo wings.
Champions A Samuel Adams rep will be present to distribute Sam Adams (the beer, not the mayor) swag to fortunate attendees. Tailgate party food menu and pints of Sam Adams $3.25.
Cheerful Tortoise A Jameson’s whiskey rep will be present to distribute Jameson’s swag (glasses, T-shirts, hats) to fortunate attendees. Jameson’s by the glass $4.50-5.
Chipotle Stop by wearing Oregon Ducks gear and you’re entitled to a buy-one-get-one-free burrito special.
Grand Central Bowl Just by showing up you have a chance to win a new Bridgeport Brewing snowboard. If you stay home to watch the game there will be no snowboard for you. Happy Hour prices, $2.95-4.95 food menu, during first hour of the game.
Hollywood Theatre Will be showing the game. Doors at 4:30, no cover, and kids welcome.
McMenamins Theaters The Mission, the Bagdad, and St Johns Theater and Pub also will be showing the game. Doors at 4:30, no cover, and kids welcome.
Nick’s Famous Coney Island: Happy Hour prices all day; three sliders for $2.50, 50¢ chicken wings. Glasses and T-shirts will be distributed.
On Deck Sports Bar & Grill: A Smirnoff’s vodka rep will be present to distribute Smirnoff’s swag (glasses, T-shirts, hats) to fortunate attendees. Smirnoff’s drink specials TBA.
Spirit of 77 Food and drink specials and custom-made beer cozies for lucky guests.
39th St Sports Pub (Tom’s) A Pabst rep will be present to distribute Pabst swag (glasses, T-shirts, hats) to fortunate attendees. Pabst pints $2.
Triple Nickel Tacos are a measly 50¢ each.