Stark After Dark Sports Bars

Candi and Bob Malcolm bought Puckers Sports Pub & Grille in 2009 and promptly spruced up the decor and improved the menu. Puckers features the typical widescreen TVs of a sports bar and a variety of specials. “We’re known for our burgers. We have $5 burger day every Thursday,” said Candi Malcolm.

Puckers Sports Pub & Grille


Candi and Bob Malcolm bought Puckers Sports Pub & Grille in 2009 and promptly spruced up the decor and improved the menu. Puckers features the typical widescreen TVs of a sports bar and a variety of specials. “We’re known for our burgers. We have $5 burger day every Thursday,” said Candi Malcolm. Tuesday is our day for 45-cent wings.” Food is prepared in a quality-conscious manner, she said. “Our burgers are fresh, and our soups are handmade.” We asked the owner a few other questions:

Q. What’s the clientele of Puckers?
A.
“We have a lot of business people in for lunch and families at dinner. A lot of young people come in for the football games. But, it’s a nice mix of young and middle-aged people.”

Q. Which sports draw a crowd?
A.
“We have a lot of Buckeyes fans. People love their Buckeyes. And they come in for Browns games. Then during the high school football season, we get people in after the North Canton and Lake games.”

Q. How did you think of the name Puckers?
A.
“We were trying to pick a sports name. And I thought of hockey and hockey puck. It’s been Puckers ever since.”

MORE SPORTS BARS

Jerzee’s Sports Grille

Visitors to the nearby Pro Football Hall of Fame frequently visit Jerzee’s for food and a side of sports. Friendly service was noted by one out-of-town visitor. Another noticed there are lots of TVs on which to watch your favorite team. Burgers and other sandwiches no doubt are mainstays, but plenty of appetizers and such fare as pizza also are on the menu.

Fox and Hound Sports Tavern

Lunch and dinner menus are offered at Fox and Hound Sports Tavern in the Belden Village area. The bar calls itself unpretentious, casual and relaxed, “with good grub and a huge beer list,” states its website. “We’re not trying to be everybody’s bar,” the site notes. “Just yours.” Talk at the tavern, the site says, is about games—either played or watched. The dining fare is tasty, too, “in case eating qualifies as one of your favorite sports.”

Game Time

Game Time is the self-proclaimed place “where food meets sports.” Televisions surround diners, so no seat is a bad one at Game Time. Menu items are multiple, as well, with both large portion appetizers and sandwiches that are a meal among the offerings. In fact, Game Time bills itself as a “family friendly” restaurant that features “wall-to-wall sports.”

wings_beerLegends Sports Pub and Grille

Buckets of beer. Buckets of wings. Flatbread pizza. Those are some of the specialties of Legends Sports Pub and Grille of Green. Craft beer helps quench visitors’ thirst, and such appetizers as mozzarella sticks, potato skin cups, fried pickles, pretzel rods and loaded homemade chips help satisfy their hunger. More than 40 HD TVs and three HD large-screen projectors feature the best that sports channels such as the Big Ten Network, NFL Ticket and pay-per-view events have to offer.

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StarkAfterDarkIconDrinks with friends. An after work meet-up to dissect the day’s work. Throwing back a pint or two during the big game. Romantic moments over a bottle of fine red. Saturday night dance parties. Acoustic riffs and raucous crowds. Celebrating with a bottle of bubbly.

Whatever the occasion, Stark County’s watering holes are as diverse as their patrons.

As the sun goes down and you begin your search for killer cocktails, handcrafted selections, expert whiskey slingers or lively entertainment, let Stark After Dark be your essential guide.

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