Last night The Big Blue Road Trip stopped in Northern Kentucky to hang out with the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Alumni club at Dickmann’s Sports CafÃ©. We knew we were in the right place when we walked up to the front door and were greeted with a sign that read “Welcome Wildcat Fans.”
The doors pushed open easily, and we walked into a sports fan paradise. Seriously, when you look around, you see more TVs than you do wall. If there ever comes a time when you need to watch 30 different games at once, head over to Dickmann’s. We sat with a couple of other UK fans in front of a 60-inch TV playing the UK game. On each side were two smaller TVs, one playing Monday Night Football, and the other, a UFC fight. (There was a television off to our right playing another college basketball game, although this one was marked by irrelevancy. Looking at you, Tom Crean.)
Even though Illinois State isn’t a huge game, there were still a good amount of UK fans in the building; most of the people there were wearing blue and cheering loud (and offering Tyler Ulis their arms to get him back quicker).
The beer selection was great too. They had Bud, Miller, all the classics, but also beers from local breweries. I indulged myself in a Crankshaft by Braxton Brewery, a new company that opened up in Covington, KY recently. Dickmann’s real calling card, however, is their award-winning chicken wings. If you watch the video below, you’ll see a couple of us trying the Honey JalapeÃ±o, which were very good.
Since the alumni club covers a pretty big area, Dickmann’s is one of a couple different watch party locations. They’re sometimes hosted at Tin Roof in downtown Cincinnati and Drake’s in Florence. If you’re interested in watching a game with them sometime, check out their Facebook page to find out where they will be and when.
Check out our video from the stop!