Coach’s Grill has been perched on SE Broad Street, near the intersection of South Church, for four years and, as you might expect from the name, it’s indeed a sports bar and grill. But you may not be aware that sports, food and beverages aside, Coach’s Grill hosts some pretty fun weekly events.
Perhaps the most unexpected activity is Bingo Night every Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. Each player receives four Bingo cards per game and a guy with a microphone calls out the letter/number combinations from a stage. If you’ve played Bingo, you know how it works, and Coach’s includes the regular version as well as other variations including covering the whole card to win and creating a letter on your board such as “C” and “H”. Cash and food prizes are awarded to the lucky winners each week.
“We wanted to do something different,” said manager/bartender/server Jenna Basile, who’s been with the place since its opening, “And nobody else in town was doing Bingo, so we decided it was worth a try. It’s really picked up through word of mouth and become a popular night here for many different types of people.”
During college basketball and football seasons, Coach’s Grill hosts the MTSU Coaches Show live radio broadcast each Monday. Open to the general public and beginning at 6 p.m., MTSU coaches sit onstage and answer questions from patrons and callers.
“This event has been really great because it brings in MTSU fans and often the players come to check it out,” said Basile. “Younger kids get to see the players up close, and they just love it.”
Tuesday nights are dedicated to live trivia featuring notorious father and son emcees Bobby and Rusty Howard, respectively. The first game begins at 7 p.m. and the second at 8:30 p.m. The categories for trivia vary, and there’s no limit to team size; one can play solo. Prizes include Coach’s Grill gift cards in the amounts of five, ten and fifteen dollars.
“Bobby and Rusty are great,” said Basile. They are well known for their trivia hosting around town and they’ve been a great draw for us. We see several teams returning and growing in number each week, and it’s been a lot of fun.
Weekends include Karaoke with Tiffany Tilley on Fridays from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., and apparently Tilley likes to include trivia questions in between songs for added fun. Saturday is live music night, sports permitting, with featured local bands, and Basile informed me she’s beginning to book local acoustic acts to perform Friday nights beginning mid-February.
Basile concluded, “These events have helped bring in new and repeat customers. Coach’s appreciates new faces and familiar ones every day and we just hope people enjoy themselves with our food, drinks and entertainment.”
Coach’s Grill is mainly one fairly large open room with plenty of TVs scattered about. The place features a full bar and food menu, and the servers are dressed like sexy referees. Regular food and beverage specials are offered throughout the week and there’s an additional room in the back for busy nights that is available to rent for larger parties.
Keep up to speed on Coach’s Grill happenings at facebook.com/coachsgrillmurfreesboro.