Picture this: It is Friday and payday at the same time, and you cannot wait to clock out from your office and hang out with the guys. You have been looking forward to spending the night at the local pub, where you can sit back and enjoy a pint of lager while your bartender shows the biggest football match on their big TV. Years go by and you have witnessed your favorite place close down for some reason. Where would you be hanging out now at the end of your workweek? You can spend your time at home helping your college kid scope out some jobs for gap year students or doing some house chores. Or you can dream of having your own sports pub at home. Do you think it is impossible? Hardly. Here are some things you need to know if you want to build that in your home.
Furnishing the Space
Building out this pub could be a quick project. The first thing you have to do is decide on which area or room to use for this. It should be a space in the house that is not used much. As an example, a lot of people use their basements for this purpose because that is mostly used as a storage room where people just dump their old stuff, never to be looked at again. That stagnant space will be given life now. Where do you put all the stuff then? Take this as an opportunity for you to sort out everything that is in there and throw away what you do not need. You can worry about whatever you have leftover later. You will surely find a place for them elsewhere around your house.
The next major task is for you to furnish the space. You may need a couch and a few extra chairs or stools. To cool your refreshments, you of course need to have a freezer chest or a refrigerator. Install some decorations that will add to the pub atmosphere, like sports memorabilia and posters.
Stocking up on Goodies
When game night is on, you want to make sure that you have enough stock of your goodies. Head on to the supermarket early in the day and get boxes and cases of your favorite beers. Store them in their designated coolers right away when you get home, so they are properly chilled in time for the start of the event. It does not hurt to grab some crisps and finger foods along the way, or you can cook some snacks yourself.
Fun and Games
The great thing about pubs is the number of stuff that you can do. A lot of them have billiard tables and dartboards. The former would require a decent amount of space. If you happen to have that, you can consider getting one for your makeshift sports pub. Darts are pretty much easy to install anywhere and would only need a narrow playing space. Music equipment is pretty common in any household, so you can just grab whatever extra it is that you have or you can just get yourself a new sound system. Of course, this will not be complete without a television for you to watch the biggest sports matches. These are the things that will keep everyone busy enjoying themselves.
This just goes to show that with enough effort and passion, you can transform any area of your house into your favorite pub. You no longer have to worry about this one closing out, for as long as you are alive this will be up and running. You and the blokes will surely have a great time having a few pints while enjoying watching and rooting for your favorite football club or basketball team.