So you’re in town because your company’s participating in a conference at Purdue University, which is perfectly lovely for the day, but now you’re wondering what on earth there is to do at night in Lafayette, Indiana! You could always seek refuge at the Tippecanoe Mall, but if you are a social bug or a sports fan, you would be better served at a place like Rookies Sports Club.
With large screen TVs, open seating, and a welcoming bar, you have plenty of options to relax, mingle with the locals, and watch your favorite team. No matter where you’re from, there is bound to be a game you’re interested in because sports bars frequently have satellite service with special sports packages so they can get games from all over, not just what would be shown in the local market.
Sports pubs are also great because they are not just bars. You can go in for your favorite treats like hot wings or pizza, or try something unique like catfish nuggets. A lot of places have daily $5 specials so you can stick to your per diem. You should also ask your bartender if there are any special brews to try. An unaffiliated sports pub may carry beers from multiple local breweries, so you can really get a taste of that local flavor.
If you’re in Lafayette for several days, you may even get to know some of the regulars. Since a lot of sports bars also have billiards or foosball, you can spend time chatting, playing, and having a great time. Just remember to watch the clock, because bars in Indiana don’t close until 3:00 a.m., and you wouldn’t want to wake up late and miss that morning seminar!
The old adage, of course, is not to mix business with pleasure, but when the day’s business is complete, do you really want to eat room service alone at your hotel or read trade magazines at a lonely diner? Make the most of your trip by finding great food, local beer, and friendly people at an establishment like Rookies Sports Club.