Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant is a new spot in Greensboro, NC to enjoy watching a sports event with friends or family while enjoying great food and a wide alcohol selection. I recently attended the private gala opening of Bleachers. The newly renovated building’s atmosphere is accommodating to both the bar crowd and family gatherings. Most impressive of all is the diverse menu; Bleachers features more on the menu than simple, fried bar food. With their 21 TV screens and four huge projector screens, you won’t miss a minute of sports action.
Located at the corner of Spring Garden and S. Holden, Bleacher’s is in the building formerly known as JP Looney’s. I’ve only eaten at Looney’s once and it was a terrible experience. Among my many complaints about Looney’s was the dark, crowded, seedy interior. I was delighted when I first entered Bleachers and experienced how warm and inviting the new renovations are. The front end is a well equipped bar setting that will please the traditional sports bar and college crowd. The rear of the house is comfortable and open, with huge projection screens; a great setting for a family meal.
Bleachers food impressed me immediately. Sports Bar food is familiar fare, fried appetizers that pair well with beer, burgers, wings, fries, and the like. The menu at Bleachers offers uncommon items that are really tasty and a good value. Choices include menu items that accommodate those with dietary restrictions such as vegetarian and gluten-free options.
House-made fried potato chips are a standard option at a lot of sports bars, but Bleachers get’s them right. The potatoes are cut lengthwise, making larger, crunchier chips that are perfect for dipping. For a person avoiding wheat and gluten, Bleacher’s menu hosts some fantastic options. The Pork Tenderloin sandwich, served open face on Texas Toast is a good choice for those with wheat sensitivity.Chicken lettuce wraps are another unusual and healthy option.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps are also a good choice for avoiding gluten, but the true masterpiece is Bleachers “Big Poppy.” These unique jalapeño poppers were a godsend. I love jalapeño poppers, but since starting a wheat free diet I’ve missed a variety of fried foods. Bleacher’s Big Poppy is a serving of 8 jalapeño halves, cut lengthwise, filled with a blend of cheeses, and wrapped in bacon. If you’re a fan of poppers these are not to be missed.
Bleachers alcohol selection goes beyond the normal sports bar standards. There are ten wines available on the bar menu, as well as 17 beers on tap and 18 bottled selections. You’ll find something to love at Bleachers.
The rear house’s spacious floor plan features special events after the typical dinner hours. Karaoke, live music, and trivia tournaments are all on the schedule for night time events. The owner tells me Beer Pong may even be in the works as a social event. They also feature a variety of physically active video games, including golf, bowling, and power punching.
“Good Seats! Good Eats! Good Times!” is Bleachers motto, and they are certainly prepared to deliver. When was the last the last time you enjoyed the big game at a sports bar that featured above average food and a family friendly atmosphere? You’ll feel welcome at Bleachers; come welcome them to the Greensboro landscape and enjoy some great food and fun.