Review: Score with food, fun during Hooch & Blotto’s Sports Bar

Torn between dining out and throwing a vast diversion on Sunday? Hooch Blotto’s Sports Bar Grill competence be an easy solution.

When your group hasn’t done a singular Super Bowl appearance, we learn to balance into some-more critical things — good times and good food.

But if we wish to keep an eye on a vast diversion Sunday, Hooch Blotto’s Sports Bar Grill is a intelligent play. In fact, with dual walls of TVs — including dual 120-foot projector screens, a dozen 70-inch and 80-inch prosaic shade TVs and a special new sound complement — you competence indeed feel like you’re during Super Bowl LI.

The playbook here is expansive, with salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza and entrees. The Starters Bar Snacks appetiser territory includes wings, duck tenders, Bavarian pretzels, nachos, quesadillas, boiled provolone, bacon-wrapped beef skewers, potato skins, buffalo shrimp, plight fries and walleye bites. The Tater Tot Mountain — a bruise of Tater Tots surfaced with bacon, cheddar Jack cheese, jalapeno, scallions, diced tomato and green cream — is adequate to feed a whole team.

Our family opted for a Triple Play Sampler with hand-breaded duck tenders, pretzel sticks and potato skins. The duck tenders are a must-try with vast hand-cut pieces of duck boiled in a delicate, seasoned batter. The pretzels were cut into bite-sized pieces, ideal for dunking in cheese and popping into your mouth.

For a subsequent play, we was prepared to run with a Carolina-style pulled pig tacos surfaced with kale slaw and chimichurri sauce, though called an heard when it came time to order. Instead we interconnected a tiny Greek salad with Hooch Blotto’s eminent Tater Tot soup. The soup, that took a tip esteem in a Sarah Reed Children’s Center Souper Bowl in 2016, didn’t defect — each spoonful was filled with rich, tawny bottom and pieces of bacon and crispy tots.

Burgers are never a bad call. Hooch Blotto’s tops a patties, served on a brioche bun with fries, 7 opposite ways, from classical cheese to a some-more surprising mac and cheese. Younger son Max opted for a candid sliders from a kids menu.

My comparison son, Chet, couldn’t conflict a pizza, that can be done in a accumulation of ways: margherita, beef lovers, supreme, Hawaiian, duck grill or customized with your favorite toppings. No matter how we tip it — Chet went with plain cheese — count on copiousness of genuine cheese and a membrane that is not too thick, not too thin.

If you’re in a mood for an snack dinner, you’ll find steak, chicken, shrimp, salmon and pasta along with classics such as meatloaf. Husband Doug chose a Cheesy Stuffed Chicken, filled with mozzarella and pepperoni, afterwards wrapped in bacon and served with a side of garlic roasted potatoes and broccoli. Although a multiple of flavors was not to my taste, Doug enjoyed each bite.

I call that a win for a whole family.

QUICK BITES: Hooch Blotto’s Sports Bar Grill

What to know: 8071 Peach St., 217-1140,

Price range: Appetizers and wings: $4.99-$17.99; salads: $3.99-$9.99; burgers, sandwiches and panini: $9.59-$10.99; pizza: $6.99-$19.99; dinners: $9.99-$19.95.

Hours: Sundays by Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to midnight

Reservations: Not for dining, though call-ahead seating is available. Do call forward and haven a bowling lane, as they fill adult fast.

Credit cards: Yes

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Child-friendly: Yes. Kids dishes come with a nominal cookie duster (aka mustache). Kids eat giveaway on Wednesdays with an adult plate purchase.

Gluten-free options: Some equipment available; ask for details.

Also notable: Free Wi-Fi. Super Bowl splash specials and $10 one-topping pizzas. There’s also a kid-friendly, eight-lane tiny bowling lounge; let is $34 per line per hour.


Hooch Blotto’s Sports Bar Grill, located adjacent to Splash Lagoon, facilities a fun Roaring ’20s, Prohibition Era thesis and copiousness of sports memorabilia. With dual 120-foot projector screens and a dozen 70-inch and 80-inch prosaic shade TVs, it’s a good place to locate a game. On Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m., anyone with a ’stache can money in and get 50 percent off their categorical plate (real, timeless mustaches only).

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