New Garden City Beach sports spot has happy hour on the game plan

July 9, 2013 

THE LOCALE | Icons Sports & Spirits

THE LOWDOWN | Sports fans have a new place to go watch a game, enjoy a drink, or both. Icons Sports & Spirits recently opened in Garden City Beach, and that's where we went for happy hour this week.

Icons Sports & Spirits is located in the Oasis Shopping Plaza off U.S. 17 South in Garden City Beach. It's a laid back bar with a dozen TVs, darts and a pool table. There's a small bar in the back and a number of high and low-top tables scattered throughout the establishment.

If the name didn't give it away, as soon as you step into Icons Sports & Spirits you know it's a sports bar. You also can guess an Ohio State Buckeye fan had an influence on the decor. The walls are scarlet and gray and the gray concrete floor is splatter painted with those team colors, as well. But the owners don't discriminate. From top to bottom, the interior has sports memorabilia supporting a number of teams and players, including photos, jerseys and team flags. The menu also reflects a wide variety of sports appreciation, offering dishes such as Pittsburgh Salad Nachos, Bills Buffalo Wings, Boston Garden Beer Battered Onion Rings, New York Pizza Fries, Old Green Bay Potato Chips, Panthers Pulled Pork Dip and more.

Speaking of food, Icons Sports & Spirits offers daily food specials. On Mondays you can snag 30-cent wings. Five dollar all-you-care-to-eat pasta is offered on Tuesdays, and on Wednesdays you can enjoy a 10-ounce New York Strip for $11.95. On Thursdays a burger and fries will run you $5, and on Fridays $6.95 will get you fish tacos and rice. On Saturdays you can order a half-rack of ribs for $7.25 or order a full rack for eleven bucks. Head to Icons on Sundays for the Prime Rib special.

Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Drink deals include $2 drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $2 house liquors, $4 wines, and oyster shooters for less than two dollar bills. As far as appetizers go during happy hour, wings, spinach artichoke dip or steak & chicken rolls cost less than $5. Veggie quesadillas or cheese bites will run you $3.95.

TIPS | Icons Sports & Spirits is smoke -free, but you can light up at the outside tables.

FIND IT | 2520 U.S. 17 South, Garden City Beach. Cal 947-0799.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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