The Hippo


Jul 22, 2019








Tasty tailgating 

If you’re attending a live sporting event or just want to watch the game at home with some friends, Ipswich Clambake (196 High St., Ipswich, Mass.) offers special football tailgate party catering for the southern New Hampshire region. The tailgate menu features traditional New England clambake and classic barbecue food. Packages are available for pickup for a minimum party of 12, or full catering for a minimum party of 20. Call 978-356-7201 or visit for more information. 

Game on 2016
Where to find food and drink specials during NFL season

By Angie Sykeny

 With the first New England Patriots game of the season airing this Sunday, Sept. 11, many area sports bars and restaurants are rolling out their game day food and drink specials, from $2 drafts and beer bucket deals to 35-cent chicken wings and discounts on appetizers. Some places have fun challenges that determine what the specials will be, and there are even a few football parties to kick off the season. Grab your jersey and some friends and head to one of these eateries to watch the game.  

Auburn Pitts (167 Rockingham Road, Auburn, 622-6564, is having a free, all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet to celebrate the first Patriots Sunday afternoon game on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. For all Patriots games, there are 25-cent chicken wings and $5 draft pitchers. 
Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill (34 Tarrytown Road, Manchester, 622-3644, has beer specials during NFL games including $2 Bud draft, $2.50 Bud Light draft, Bud Light pitchers for $9.50 and Bud Light super tubes for $18.50. There’s also a Patriots kickoff party on Sunday, Sept. 11 that will feature the beer specials plus other promos and giveaways.
City Sports Grille & Spare Time (216 Maple St., Manchester, 625-9656, offers a domestic draft and four chicken wings combo for $5 during Patriots games. 
Club ManchVegas (50 Old Granite St., Manchester, has $2 Coors Light drafts, $5 Jack Daniel’s featured specials and 50-cent jumbo chicken wings beginning one hour before sports games. 
The Derryfield (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880, has discounted baked pretzels, pulled pork sliders, personal pizzas and cheeseburgers, plus 39-cent wings during Patriots games. Additionally, every time the Patriots score, a restaurant staff member will spin a wheel, with each number on the wheel representing a different food or drink special. The winning special will be in effect until the next Patriots score and wheel spin. 
The Dugout (1087 Elm St., Manchester, 206-5599, is having a grand opening party on Sunday, Sept. 11, to kick off the beginning of the Dugout’s Football Sundays. Every Sunday and during Monday and Thursday Patriots games, specials will include $2 Bud Light and Coors Light drafts, $7 pitchers, $3 wells, $10 five-bottle beer buckets (Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite or Coors Light), a $20 beer bucket and 15 chicken wings combo, 10 chicken wings or a Dugout burger for $6.99. For the first four weeks of the season, during which Jimmy Garoppolo will be starting in Tom Brady’s place, one patron will receive 25 percent off his or her entire bill every time Garoppolo throws a passing touchdown. 
The Farm Bar & Grill (1181 Elm St., Manchester, 641-3276, offers pulled pork sandwiches for $5.99, bloody marys and mimosas for $5, four-bottle beer buckets for $10 and mini kegs for $25 during Sunday games. 
General Sports Bar and Grille (840 S. Stark St., Weare, 529-3663, will offer beer and appetizers specials on game days. More details TBA. 
J. Michael’s Family Sports Pub (57 Rockingham Road, Windham, 894-0066, has 50-cent chicken wings and $2 drafts during Patriots games. 
Killarney’s Irish Pub (9 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua, 888-1551, offers game-day specials including $2.50 Bud and Bud Light drafts and $5 buffalo or barbecue chicken wings, buffalo chicken dip, pub chips topped with chili and cheese, jalapeno poppers and traditional nachos. 
Kimball’s Cav’ern (351 Pembroke St., Pembroke, 485-7777, offers specials during Thursday and Sunday games including $12 Bud Light aluminum buckets and $2 drafts of Bud, Bud Light or Coors Light on a rotating schedule. 
McGarvey’s (1097 Elm St., Manchester, 627-2721, will offer specials on appetizers, cocktails and draft beer imports, crafts and domestics during all NFL games. More details TBA. 
Murphy’s Taproom (494 Elm St., Manchester, 644-3535, offers $2.50 Bud and Bud Light bottles and Harpoon IPA and UFO White draft beers during Patriots games. 
O’Brien’s Sports Bar (118 Main St., Nashua, 718-8604, offers a five-bottle domestic beer bucket for $13 during games and, during the first half of Patriots games, a $4 Jameson shot with every beer purchase. 
The Pint Publik House (1111 Elm St., Manchester, 206-5463, has specials on Sundays and Thursdays during NFL games including $2 Bud Light and Miller Light drafts, 50-cent wings, bottomless boneless wings and a special taco, which is different each week. On Sundays only, there are also $3 mimosas and bloody marys. 
Romano’s Pizza of Litchfield (27 Colby Road, Litchfield, 424-0500, has $2 drafts for all Patriots games and $5 appetizers in the lounge during all NFL games. 
Seasons Tickets Sports Bar (554 Front St., Manchester, 623-5757, offers $2 domestic drafts and appetizers for $5.99 on game days. 
The Wild Rover (21 Kosciuszko St., Manchester, 669-7722, offers $4 Harpoons and half-priced chicken wings during Patriots games. 

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