Best places to book your Fantasy Football Draft

by: Jeff Cavanaugh
August 26, 2014

No matter where your league plans to hold their fantasy football draft, there will most likely be beer, hot wings, magazines and cheat sheets scattered about. So instead of worrying about tables, chairs, coolers, cleanup and the reliability of your home wi-fi network, why not move your fantasy football draft to a local bar?

There are dozens of bars in central Pennsylvania that would be more than accommodating for your fantasy football draft, but only a few are trying to reel in the fantasy football crowd with steep specials on beer and wings. The best deal for drafters thinking outside the garage is definitely Arooga’s. And with eight area locations, I’m fairly certain everyone in the area is within a cheap cab ride from at least one Arooga’s.


Co-founder Gary Huether, Jr. wasn’t too far off when he said, “There is no better place on earth to hold your Fantasy Football draft than Arooga’s.” (OK, he might be exaggerating a little bit — I’m sure a fantasy football draft at Hef’s mansion would probably be a hell of a time … but in central Pa., Arooga’s deal is hard to beat.)

If you book a draft party with at least eight members through Aug. 31, Arooga’s will give each league member one free drink and a coupon for 10 free wings for a future visit. They’ll also provide draft boards, draft kits and free wi-fi. All draft participants will also receive a chance to win free wings for a year or a 32” HDTV.

If you’re a smart draft party, you’ll book your draft on a Wednesday or Thursday night so you’ll be able to couple the draft with Arooga’s awesome wing night or boneless wing night. And if you’re a really smart draft party, you’ll start the party on Wednesday or Thursday around 4:30 so you get a full two hours of Arooga’s hard-to-beat half price happy hour — which basically equates to a buy-one-get-one for any drink, draft, craft or shot!

And not surprisingly, Arooga’s isn’t the only local wing place trying to woo fantasy football commissioners. The two Harrisburg area Buffalo Wild Wings locations will be offering up the official 2014 Pepsi Fantasy Football Draft Kit for leagues that book drafts at either the Mechanicsburg or Colonial Park location.

In addition to the draft board and player stickers, all members of the drafting leagues at Buffalo Wild Wings will also receive $100 worth of coupons that could be redeemed throughout the season.

The draft is usually the one time of the year that your whole fantasy football league gets together and has a good time — so make sure your commissioner considers all of your options and bars like Arooga’s or Buffalo Wild Wings!

If you have any other suggestions for great bars to hold your fantasy football draft, leave a comment and let us know.

One thought on “Best places to book your Fantasy Football Draft

  1. Ryan on said:

    Any new ideas outside the box for drafters that like to get wild?

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