SPORTS • ARCADE • BILLIARDS
Open: 11–12 M–F, 9-12 weekends
Happy Hour: 4–6 M–F
There’s only one reason we go to this former Jillian’s—to watch the Cleveland Browns with the Seattle Browns Backers. The lower floor’s bar area of this two-story establishment becomes the home of transplanted Northeast Ohioans like ourselves and our friend Sam, who joined us again to watch the Browns lose to a team that many considered to be the league’s worst—the Jaguars. Also joining us this evening was our friend Chris who, with Sam, helped us discover our love of playing shuffleboard-to-100 several Sundays ago.
WSG is huge, offering plenty of billiard tables and a fully stocked bar on each floor, in addition to an impressive arcade area that has the newest games as well as the classics. There is no shortage of HDTVs, meaning that you’ll be able to watch whichever team you root for. Beyond that, there’s not much to like about this place; the food, the drinks, the service, and the prices all leave much to be desired. It’s also a mystery as to whether or not you’ll be charged to play shuff—some employees will tell you that it’s free, while others will slap on a fee when you return the washers. On this particular Sunday, we played hours of free shuff. Team Sam Adams (Sam & Adam) bested team Chris-Man-Bear-Pig (Chris & Mandy) in the usual game to 100 before Mandy created some challenging drills to test and improve our shuff skills.
Watch out for an automatic 20% tip added to your tab. There were only four in our group and we’re not sure if they do this for everyone, or if they considered the Browns Backers to be a large party simply because we all showed up for the same event. Either way… totally lame.
WSG offers 20 regional beers on tap, and then some. Beer is surely the way to go, as we weren’t impressed with their mimosas, bloody marys, or coffee drinks.
Each floor has its men’s and ladies’ rooms. If you’ve ever been to a Jillian’s or Buffalo Wild Wings, you’ll know what to expect.
If the Seattle Browns Backers ever decide to find a new home, we would have no desire to come back here. Not even shuff is enough.
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