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Score big at the EndZone

Don't worry, a trip to The EndZone Sports Bar & Grill doesn't require any excessive physical exertion beyond an enthusiastic "cheers."

You could easily be fooled, though. The bar, set inside an old gymnasium next to the Johnston Mill Lofts in Bibb City, instantly brings to mind images of cheerleaders and home teams.

And you'll get that — while watching the many TVs that line The EndZone's interior.

Even though the party spot just celebrated its official grand opening last weekend, it has already made headway in carving out a niche among local sports fans.

But the bar is just as appealing to patrons who can't differentiate between a touchdown and a field goal. In addition its emphasis on sports, The EndZone hosts plenty of theme nights. Happy hour, which includes drink specials, is every day from 3-7 p.m.

Wednesdays are poetry nights, Thursdays are margarita nights and patrons in the military get discounts on Fridays. More promotions are slated for the future, from karaoke to blue-collar night.

Daily hours are 11:30 p.m. to midnight, and for lunch and dinner the party spot is just as friendly to children, offering Saturday and Sunday discounts for kids' meals.

THE ENDZONE SPORTS BAR & GRILL

3201 First Ave., 706-507-1220

Cover: Usually none, but you'll have to pay for special nights like sports events and live entertainment.

Dress: Casual, but you won't be out of place if you're dressed up. And don't forget those sports jerseys!

Drinks: The bar offers the usual variety of mixed drinks, and guests often opt for the many varieties of beer.

Music: You'll hear recorded Top 40 tunes that span rock and pop. Live music is expected to be offered regularly in the future.

Crowd: There's a diverse crowd during the late-night hours, and families regularly dine in for lunch and dinner. Private parties can use the free MVP room.

Of note: This Saturday, the bar will host Elvis night from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. An Elvis impersonator will perform. Admission is free, but donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be accepted.

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