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    Benchwarmers Ankeny

    Just moved to Ankeny not to long ago, haven't had the opportunity to stop into Benchwarmers yet. Will this be a good place to catch the game tomorrow while having a few brews?



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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    It's ok. Food is mostly good, beer is reasonable. Waitresses are usually young and attractive. It's certainly better than some other places.


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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    It's good. Locally it would be top 3 sports bars. Sports page is good, too.

    BWW is always good (not local, a chain)


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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    Benchwarmers is pretty good local food. Great pizza and service.



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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    I'm pretty new to the area too, Altoona though. Anything here? Or those Ankeny places my best bet?

    EDIT- I want to say Sports Page is the bar I went too once, besides the obvious BWW. Wasn't for a game, but it looked like it would be great for watching games at.


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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    Not familiar with Altoona very well. Yes those 3 listed above are a safe bet. All have good food and will be showing the game.



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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    BWW is very crowded though. Great atmosphere on Gameday. Haven't had a Gameday at sports page but the food is good. And I was at the ISU/Iowa football game at Benchwarmers and it was good food with good atmosphere.

    but BWW has a Jamaal Tinsley jersey and that does it for me.


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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    I'm pretty new to the area too, Altoona though. Anything here? Or those Ankeny places my best bet?

    EDIT- I want to say Sports Page is the bar I went too once, besides the obvious BWW. Wasn't for a game, but it looked like it would be great for watching games at.
    Lots of good TVs at Jethros. Kippy's in Eklhart is the shizzle.



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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    Second on jethros for Altoona.



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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    Benchwarmers is the place to go to. Good bar food, cold beer, good waitresses. Probably my favorite bar in Ankeny.



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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    Quote Originally Posted by IState08 View Post
    Just moved to Ankeny not to long ago, haven't had the opportunity to stop into Benchwarmers yet. Will this be a good place to catch the game tomorrow while having a few brews?
    Yeah it would be a good place. The only issue is they dont have a single massive tv for games like this. But there are tons of smaller ones. Good food and pretty good beer prices. They revamped it a year or so ago, and it is much much better than the old benchwarmers. Plus it is a good local business. Don't go to BWW.


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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    Second on jethros for Altoona.
    Third for Jethros. Never watched a game there, but they have a tv's all around the perimeter. More importantly awesome wings, bbq, and 32oz mason jars of beer (don't worry, no Aggies in sight).



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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    Do not get to Ankeny/Des Moines area often where is this place and The Sports Page located? Thanks in advance.



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    Quote Originally Posted by scyclonekid View Post
    Do not get to Ankeny/Des Moines area often where is this place and The Sports Page located? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Benchwarmers Ankeny

    SPortspage is just south of 18th street on HWY 69/ANkeny Blvd/NE 14th st in Ankeny. Just north of the old HS (now a middle school) but on other side of road.

    I like both Benchwarmers and SP. Pizza is better at BW but the other food is better at SP. Get the St Mary's melt and thank me later.

    There are a couple spots in BW where it can be harder to see the TV where in SP there is not a bad spot in the place. I did like the "character" of the old BW better though. Just not the same when I don't leave there anymore with the overwhelming stench of their grease permeating from my clothes.
    Free popcorn at BW which is a plus when watching a game.


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