INDIANAPOLIS – The National College Soccer Championship is over the weekend, and bars across Indianapolis are ready to greet Alabama and Georgia fans.
The Tap . District downtown Indianapolis told WRTV they ordered four to five times more beer than a typical weekend.
“It will be huge. We are ready for it; We’ve been looking forward to it all year,” said general manager Jeff Huron. We are fully staffed and ready to go. We ordered beer; we are looking forward to it and make some money,”
Huron starts stocking early Friday morning and shipments will continue through the weekend.
Through, By Kilroy, are also preparing.
“I think the weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday is going to be the real test,” said Steve Kelly, regional director. “This isn’t the first time we’ve made this clear given the major events that have happened to Indy.”
Kelly says there will be “more beer, more staff, more everything.”
Kilroy bartenders like Yvonne Rodriguez are ready to welcome the extra crowd.
“That’s exciting, I mean that’s why I work in a sports bar, you like people getting excited about their team,” said Rodriguez.
With more than 100,000 fans Expected to hit downtown in the next few days, COVID-19 safety precautions have been put in place for Kilroy’s and District Tap.
“I always worry about my employees – they always come first. Every table has hand sanitizer, they are always welcome to wear a mask,” Kelly said.
District Tap will reopen after temporarily closing for three days this week as a precaution to keep employees healthy and in tip-top shape this weekend.
“We will make sanitizer available to everyone just like everywhere else – anyone is free to wear a mask if they want to. Obviously, my crew is mostly vaccinated,” said Huron.