25 Years Of Winners Pub & Casino Fun
December 28, 2022 | View PDF
Twenty-five years ago, local business owners Arnie and Lola Hansen had a vision for the community by opening a sports bar that emphasized not only professional sports but celebrated the accomplishments of local sports athletes and teams. The Winner’s Pub Sports Bar and Casino is the result of that original idea that has grown into a must-stop place for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in local sports memorabilia and the latest in sporting events. From July 8-10, the owners and staff excitedly to celebrated 25 years of serving the community.
Originally located in the former FuHao Restaurant, the Pub opened providing cold beer and wine, stadium foods, and TVs on every wall playing all types of sports programming via local cable and satellite. In 2006, the opportunity to expand by purchasing the old Exxon station at 804 S. Central Ave. arose, and after some extensive renovations, the new larger location opened to provide over 20 TVs and a separate gaming area for the enjoyment of their customers. Since the move, the Winner’s Pub has not stopped providing the best entertainment available by adding advancements in state-of-the-art sound systems that can be received via cell phone and updated 85” TVs for the clearest pictures. Satellite offerings including the NFL Sunday Ticket and MLB Extra Innings ensure that customers can watch their favorite teams play anytime. Fantasy Football and the 28 Club are football staples for many years, and the Montana Sports kiosks are available for all wagering prospects. Their popular “After Game Munchers” nights after weekend Sidney Eagle sporting events are attended by fans, coaches, and officials who enjoy the camaraderie and nostalgic atmosphere featuring hundreds of pictures of area athletes from all eras that adorn the walls and tables. It’s easy to see why the Winner’s Pub was voted “Best Sports Bar” in northeastern Montana in 2019.
Longtime employees Kevin Johnson, who’s been there since the beginning, and Traci Berglund will be on hand along with Lisa, Ashley, Jen, Lauryn, Jed, and Janna to celebrate all three days with prize giveaways, food specials, new product introductions, and their fun Sunday Bingo at 2 pm. The Winner’s Pub Sports Bar and Casino is open 7 days a week, 8-2 a.m., and is located at 804 S. Central Ave., Sidney.