- October 7, 2019
Local sports bar caters to diverse crowd.
Located on a busy stretch of Route 724 in Sinking Spring, All American Sports Pub is more than your average sports bar. This local hotspot is connected to a popular bowling alley, hosts ample sports-viewing parties and is home to some of the best wings in Berks County. Heady Times sat down with the team that keeps All American on top of its game to find out what makes it so unique.
Heady Times (HT): Can you tell us a little about the history of All American Sports Pub?
Brad Bixler (BB): It used to be Gilligan’s Taproom, which was a nightclub, but I bought it with the intention of turning it into a sports bar. I took out the dance floor, extended the bar and added 26 TVs. A few years later, we added the outdoor patio, which we changed a few times until the arrangement best suited our customers.
HT: How has your customer base evolved?
BB: It used to be mostly a late-night crowd. While we still have people here late, we have much more activity throughout the day and the crowd is much more diverse. We host everything from corporate functions to college parties to families.
HT: What on the menu sells well?
Nina Albrecht (NA): Everything! We have great handmade burgers; I encourage everyone that comes in to try one. We also have great brisket and award-winning wings.
HT: What is the beer selection like here?
NA: We always have the big domestics like Coors and Miller, but we also keep a lineup of craft beers that sell really well from breweries like Dogfish Head, Sam Adams and Evil Genius.
HT: What sets you apart from other sports bars in the area?
BB: For one, we are connected to the bowling alley. So, if you come for a few games, great food and drinks are right next door. We cater to a variety of customers; there is something here for everyone. In addition to the everyday things, we also host parties for big sporting events and UFC fights. With all our TVs, there’s not a bad seat in the house.
HT: How has Origlio helped with the success of All American?
BB: Origlio has been very helpful to us. We always have access to the products we need and have them delivered in a timely manner.
AllAmericanSportsPub.com • 3190 Shillington Road, Sinking Spring • 610-678-6331