NFL: Best place to watch NFL in Ankeny

Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by Cyientist, Sep 7, 2013.

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Where is the best place to watch football on Sundays?

  1. Jethro's

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. 34's

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  3. Sports Page

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. Benchwarmers

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Okoboji

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Old Chicago

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. None, I'm staying home

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. Cyientist

    Cyientist Member

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    NFL Sunday is almost here, with that said where is the best place to watch football on Sundays?

    Criteria I’m considering

    • Quality and line of sight to TV’s
    • Number of games shown
    • Service
    • Atmosphere
    • Beer specials/selection

    I'm a toss up between 34's (if they are still open, haven't been there since last season) and Jethro's. I like the projection screen and tv's labelled with which game they are showing at 34's. Jethro's seems to have a better feel inside and I have had great service there. Today, I am leaning towards Jethro's.
     
  2. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    34's is still open.
     
  3. Cyientist

    Cyientist Member

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    Good to hear, love the MNF there with the projection screen and audio!
     
  4. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    Next on Unsolved Mysteries...
     
  5. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    #5 chuckd4735, Sep 7, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013
    Old Chicago has a nice setup where they have every single NFL game on a different TV, plus they have the best selection of beer on Ankney, so you have that.
     
  6. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Ihop is my favorite thing in ankeny.
     
  7. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Love game day at OC, although I've never been to the one in Ankeny. And unfortunately the one here in the Detroit metro is completely across the metro area from where I live. I like OC, but I'm not driving an hour just to get there.
     
  8. Cyballz

    Cyballz Well-Known Member

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    Do they have invisible customers? There hasn't been a car parked outside 34's in weeks.
     
  9. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    That is the only place on my Ankeny 'do not go' list.
     
  10. JD720

    JD720 Active Member

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    There was a sign outside 34's a couple of weeks ago saying they were closed, but that they may reopen (I can't remember specifically what the sign said, but that is the impression I got).
     
  11. 2020cy

    2020cy Well-Known Member

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    Just go to Best Buy. all kinds of big screen TV's there.
     
  12. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    I guess I have not been there in about a month. They must have closed recently. I prefer benchwarmers because the food is better.
     
  13. JMCato

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    Bdubs isn't horrible either.
     
  14. Cyientist

    Cyientist Member

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    Yeah, I forgot about BWW somehow.
     
  15. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    Heard Croz Nest is moving into 34's.

    I like the Old Chicago bar in Ames more than Ankeny, dunno why really, maybe it just seems bigger (TWSS).


     
  16. Cyientist

    Cyientist Member

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    Agreed on OC, there are never enough seats in the bar area and even less with a good view of a tv.
     
  17. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    i liked Benchwarmers a lot, but their tvs and tv placement need improvement. Slightly improved when they reopened, butneed more.
     
  18. aeroclone

    aeroclone Well-Known Member

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    Service is awful though.
     
  19. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    BYOB
     
  20. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    Yeah I love to pay twice the price for a beer as any local place. Support local places like Benchwarmers.
     

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