PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This evening’s playoff game between the Phillies and the Cardinals is likely to draw big crowds at area bars.
The first pitch is scheduled for 5:07pm, just as most people are getting out of work (see related stories). So the dilemma is, should I go home or catch the early part of the game and take advantage of happy hour?
Tavern owners and managers expect a lot of people to hang around.
“It’s probably going to be a little busy in here, but it’s going to be all good,” says Chris Ineson, manager of the Wishing Well, in the Bella Vista section of Philadelphia. He’s offering a number of Phillies’ playoff specials:
“Three dollar Kenzinger and Sunshine Pilsner drafts. And then dollar-fifty oysters and 75-cent wings.”
There are deals to be had all over town.
Irish Pol, in the Old City neighborhood, offers two-dollar lagers and dollar hot dogs during the game.
In center city, Tom Kreiger is manager of Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes:
“Two-dollar draft beers. We have four-dollar house drinks, Five-dollar you-call-it shots, and then we have half off select appetizers.”
The Piazza at Schmidt’s has barbecue and food vendors set up, along with contests and giveaways.
Reported by Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio 1060