Last Update: Oct 10th, 2011
Neighborhood sportsgrill

Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill

6450 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton FL, 33487
(561) 241-6081
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Hours: 11am-2am 7 Days
Attire: Casual
Parking: Private Lot
CC: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Prices: Moderate
Outside Dining: Yes
Reservations: No
Happy Hour: M-F 4-7 PM & 10PM-CLOSE; 1/2 off well drinks, drafts, and house wines.

Critic's Review

A few years ago, when it was much more difficult to find a bar with Sunday Ticket, there was the Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill in Boca. I remember the first time I walked into the place and I felt like I had been transported back to Long Island. There were more people watching the Giants and Jets than the Dolphins. They were best known for their Wednesday Ladies Nights, where women could eat for free and you could always expect a large volume of well-heeled moochers. Two years ago they place went out of business.

Last year they re-opened under new ownership and it appears they've purchased the whole kit and caboodle. Physically, there are only 2 differences from the old place: The pool tables are gone and has been replaced with a stage and dance floor, and the wall of TVs in the front bar has been replaced with a giant projector screen.

Players Sports Lounge Bar Area

What I liked about this place was that the TVs are pretty low and close. There are a lot of TVs, so you could position yourself in front of a TV and watch your game, while watching another couple of games simultaneously. On Sundays they had their famous all-you-can-eat wings and pizza buffet. It was a chest-beating sports-watching dude's paradise. Worth the 25 minute trip from Fort Lauderdale.

Players Sports Lounge Main Room

They also have a large outdoor patio which used to be a mecca for smokers; today it wasn't even opened.

Players Sports Lounge Patio

A year later, this place is one of the most mis-managed Sports Bars in the area. On a Sunday where the Dolphins have a bye, the place is dead empty at 1pm. There is 1 small set with the Giants game one; the main projection set is on the Buffalo-Eagles game and there's one guy watching it. (The picture here was taken on a previous visit). There are no published specials. They have no web site; just a facebook with no posts since June. They've done nothing to promote what should be their biggest days of the year.

They have reduced priced beers and drinks, which is better than the bucket-only specials they had when they first opened. There are no food specials; or at least no sign of it. No little cards on the bar, no menus; no offer of a menu when I arrived or any time during the hour and a half or so that I was there. Whoever owns this place has no understanding of how to run a food business.

Of the 20 or so people in the bar, most of them were Eagles fans. So what happened to the Giant's fans? This is Boca, where New Yorkers rule. I'm guessing that most of them make the trip up US1 to Delray. Maybe they don't even know this place is open?

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