By Courtney Mata |Staff Writer|
Craving some good food, but don’t want to have to take out another student loan to afford it?
Students on a budget should check out Sports Watch Bar and Grill (SWGB) located in Highland for some tasty yet decently priced food.
The restaurant is located 12 miles from campus off the 210 freeway and I think it is worth the drive.
With over 50 HD television sets on different channels, sport enthusiasts won’t miss a single play. There’s even a TV in the restroom too!
When it opened in 2011, SWBG wanted its main focus to be about sports; so when you first enter the bar, you are surrounded by sports memorabilia and TV screens filled with sporting events.
Every wall is lined with sports memorabilia, with everything from cool sports equipment to actual signed balls, jerseys, gloves and anything else you’d want to see at a sports bar.
They play all the big games and also like to hold many raffles during the games.
The SWBG was created with the help of San Manuel and is located next to the Hampton Inn. Guests at the Hampton Inn are allowed a free shuttle to the casino and back.
It’s a guaranteed designated driver!
The bar encourages safe driving habits by offering the designated driver free fountain drinks or coffee beverages.
On Fridays and Saturdays the bar either has a live band or a DJ to entertain the guests, unless there is a major sporting event going on then the event gets priority.
On a recent trip to SWBG, another student and I were very pleased with our experience. The general manager even gave us a tour of the restaurant!
The restaurant offers many affordable specials for guests throughout the week.
The lunch special I had was $7.77 and I have no complaints about the food. It was both fresh and delicious.
The special included a choice of sandwich or burger with french fries, a variety of salads, fettuccini alfredo or a teriyaki chicken bowl.
The lunch special is Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The SWBG has happy hour Monday through Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. It includes 69 cent wings and other drink specials.
Lastly, every third Thursday of the month SWBG hosts what they call “Thirsty Thursday,” where all Hangar 24 craft beers are only $1 to $1.50.
The average price for a meal was about $10 on the menu, which I think is a fair price.
The restaurant also has a moderately sized banquet room that can be reserved for meetings, private parties or special occasions.
Sports, food and drinks aside, SWBG said that they like to support the community by hosting fundraisers for schools around the area.
This is a great way to experience a good time, good food, great drinks all while helping raise money for local schools.
If you are craving some yummy food at a reasonable price, then you should grab a friend and head over to Sports Watch Bar and Grill.