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San Francisco Giants fever sweeps Lodi

Local taverns offer specials — and large-screen TVs — during World Series

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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:39 am, Thu Oct 25, 2012.

Lodi-area watering holes are not only hoping for a San Francisco Giants victory in the World Series, but that a lot of locals celebrate the Giants' good fortune at their establishments.

"We're the self-claiming Giants bar in Lodi, and we're excited," said Sean Guthrie, co-owner of Ollie's Pub on School Street.

Ollie's is staffed by die-hard Giants fans, Guthrie said. The bar is selling orange shirts for the 2012 season and offers discounts on any orange drinks. Giants drinking glasses are free with a drink purchase. During each World Series game, which will be playing on the bar's 100-inch screens, the bar will give out special prizes and glasses.

The Vintage Sports Grill on North Sacramento Street is getting creative for the Fall Classic between the Giants and the Detroit Tigers. For example, during games The Vintage is offering discounted domestic beer for every run the Giants score and drink specials whenever a Giants player hits a double or triple, steals a base or turns a double play.

In Lockeford, Joe's Bar and Grill on Highway 88 is decorated in orange and black streamers. The establishment will have reduced prices for food and drinks, according to events coordinator Jenny Mackey. Joe's will also have garlic fries and $3 chili dogs that Mackey describes as "enormous."

Joe's mixologist is working on an orange Giants drink to celebrate the World Series, Mackey said.

In Galt, Stuckey's on South Lincoln Way will have happy hour specials. And whenever a Giants player hits a home run, the Stuckey's bell will ring announcing a special discount, owner Cheryl Stuckey said.

"Our team is the Giants," she said cheerfully.

Stooges, a bar on West Pine Street, had a bigger and noisier crowd than usual an hour before the Giants' game began on Wednesday, bartender Adolfo Ramirez said. Stooges is offering $2 domestic drafts, $3 imports and microbrews, and $4 bloody Marys.

Garry's Lounge on North School Street will have Captain Morgan drink specials.

News-Sentinel staff writer Sara Jane Pohlman contributed to this report.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:35 pm on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

    advocate Posts: 499


  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:35 pm on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

    advocate Posts: 499

    Mr. Paglia, how sad. This is livable, lovable Lodi, isn't it?

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 6:48 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1882

    I still wear my Tiger gear with pride. May ony be a couple of us but we are loyal despite being deep behind enemy lines.

    And no, I won't be going to the local sports bars to watch any of the games. May not be safe for me [wink]



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