People who are serious about watching sports in bars will tell you that a good sports bar must have these things: plenty of screens with multiple games, including news and score updates; attentive servers or bartenders; good beer at low prices; decent food; and an atmosphere amenable to you freaking out when your favorite team makes an impossible 3-point shot or completes a 95-yard fumble return. Located about 12 miles from the Truman Sports Complex, Ameristar Casino contains the granddaddy of sports bars: Amerisports Brew Pub. It has 52 screens (including 32 plasmas and 13 boothside touch monitors); a board with up-to-date scores, stats and tournament odds; $4 23-ounce drafts of any of its brewed-on-site beers; a full menu (served until midnight on the weekends) to please even the pickiest fanatics; and a staff that will accommodate all channel requests. So, yeah, Amerisports Brew Pub is hard to leave, even when it's cool to ask for a to-go cup for your pint of Faceoff Pale Ale or Knock-Out Blond.
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