May 30, 2019
There has long been a part of Springfield that bleeds blue. Maybe they’re transplants from St. Louis. Or they somehow grow up hockey crazy in the Queen City. Some might be late converts to the sport.
However they became fans of the St. Louis Blues, they are loving life right now. St. Louis is in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 49 years. After a two-game split in Boston, the series moves to St. Louis for games 3 and 4 this Saturday, June 1, and Monday, June 3. Tickets to those games are available, but not cheap. Expect to fork over more than $800 for a seat in the Enterprise Center.
Or you could save your hard-earned cash and find a sports bar to watch the game alongside other Blues fans. Downtown Springfield has several great options. Where will you be when St. Louis hosts its first Stanley Cup Finals game since May 5, 1970?
Head east to join the crew at Dublin’s Pass for every game of the Stanley Cup Finals. They’re offering $4 Jack and Cokes as well as $2 Coors Lights. Dublin’s Pass also has a full menu of pub favorites.
On the west side of the square is Falstaff’s Local. They’ve flown under the radar as a Blues bar for several years. The secret’s out now after the Springfield News-Leader featured their watch parties.
Owner Scott Morris is a lifelong Blues fan and former season-ticket holder. Falstaff’s has drawn fans from as far away as Joplin this playoff season. Get there early for a good seat and enjoy some good eats.
Hockey isn’t exactly Irish, but that hasn’t stopped Finnegan’s Wake from becoming a game day headquarters. Enjoy $2 Bud Lights during the game as well as $2 shots when the Blues Score. Finnegan’s is more than just a bar. You can also eat while you watch the game.
Frank ‘n’ Steins is new to the downtown scene, but they’re making themselves an option for hockey viewing. They’ve offered five choice beers available for $10 pitchers in their #BluesInFive special. Those beers have included Trop Top by downtown’s own Mother’s Brewing Company. Keep your eyes open for food specials, too!
A downtown landmark for years, the building that once housed Har-Bell Athletic Goods is now home to Harbell’s Grill and Sports Bar. They’ve got TVs all around the establishment, great food (including legendary smoked wings) and drinks. Get there early to grab a seat and keep an eye on their social media for watch party details.
This isn’t a sports bar. At all. You might know Missouri Spirits for its incredible products, like bourbon, and an innovative food menu. They caught cup fever, though, and put game 2 on their big screen. Check out their social media for more watch parties.
Everyone needs a little pizza in their life. Pappo’s Pizzeria & Pub is a great place to fill up and grab a few drinks. They had Game 2 playing on their big screens Wednesday night, just like Missouri Spirits.
You might know Skinny Slim’s Public House as the go-to soccer bar for the United States National Team and Sporting Kansas City. They know a little bit about stick-and-puck as well. They’ll have the Blues games on TV to go with their typically stellar beer program.
Not a bar or restaurant, but carGo is another Downtown Springfield business to keep in mind. They offer rideshare, so you can get downtown and then back home safe and sound. But that’s not all. They’ve partnered with incredible, locally-owned restaurants to deliver food to your house. They can also deliver alcohol from local spots like Lost Signal Brewing Company and Missouri Spirits. Download their app through the App Store or Google Play.