After one week, Catalina Sports Bar & Grill of Phoenix, Arizona, has taken a commanding lead in the Oakland Raiders sports bar challenge.
Peter Dillons of New York City is in second, followed by the Public Bar in Washington, DC.
Dave and Busters of Ontario and Ricky's of San Leandro are the only two California sports bars to make the top five, coming in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Big Daddy's of Austin, Texas, is the only other sports bar to get votes in the double digits, coming in sixth.
Legends of Las Vegas, Nevada, Fast Eddie's of San Antonio, Texas, Players Billiards of El Paso, Texas, and Buffalo Wings of Chula Vista, California, round out the top 10.
Rising Like a Phoenix …
So how does it feel to be in first place after one week? Just ask the President of The Phoenician Raiders Booster Club.
"PRBC Cabinet & our Members are extremely EXTREMELY grateful for the world wide support!!!," says Myke Smallwood, President, The Phoenician Raiders Booster Club.
" 'The Dark Side' Presence is strong in the Desert Southwest!' "
And this is what John Lauro, Bartender at Peter Dillons, had to say when he learned that they were in second place: "Great news! Thanks for the update!"
How They Stack Up After One Week
1. Catalina Sports Bar, Phoenix, Arizona – 59% of the tally with 3,014 votes.
2. Peter Dillons of New York, New York – 22% of the tally with 1,113 votes.
3. Public Bar of Washington, DC – 14% of the tally with 702 votes.
4. Dave & Busters of Ontario, California – 2% of the tally with 97 votes.
5. Rickys of San Leandro, California – 1% of the tally with 74 votes.
6. Big Daddy's of Austin, Texas – 1% of the tally with 59 votes.
7. Legends of Las Vegas, Nevada – 0% of the tally with 6 votes.
8. Fast Eddies of San Antonio, Texas – 0% of the tally with 5 votes.
9 – 10. Players Billiards of El Paso, Texas – 0% of the tally with 4 votes (tie).
9 – 10. Buffalo Wings of Chula Vista, California – 0% of the tally with 4 votes (tie).
Vote Early and Vote Often!
After one more week, we will eliminate the sports bars getting the fewest votes – and add any that you nominate.
We will continue to eliminate the sports bars getting the fewest votes (and adding new nominees) until we have an absolute winner.
You will find a complete list of the current 22 nominees – listed in alphabetical order – to the right.
If your favourite sports bar hasn't made the top 10, don't despair. VOTE!!! And tell your friends to do the same. Remember: vote early and vote often!