If you are a fan of women’s sports, you have probably found that bars and restaurants are not exactly great about making sure that the games stay on their televisions.
It gets a bit annoying at times, especially when they are willing to show all manner of men’s sports. Meanwhile, if you do happen to choose a sports-themed bar instead, nothing really changes. It ends up being more of the same, in all honesty.
That’s what makes this bar such a special one. The owners have decided that they are going to cater strictly to those who are looking to watch women’s sports and we love them for that. According to Mise Footwear, the vision for this bar came to Jenny Nguyen during the early days of the pandemic, back in 2020. She knew that people were looking for a place like this and decided to bring the dream to fruition.
Eventually, she was able to get the bar off the ground. She even had the perfect name for it: The Sports Bra.
The bar provides women with a place where they can hang out and watch the games, while also serving as a valuable part of the Portland, Oregon community where she resides. The more we learn about the place, the more we like the sound of it.
More communities should have bars like these. “I imagined that it would be a place to watch women’s sports and really celebrate and empower women and girls’ athletics,” Jenny told the outlet. “But now I see that it’s highlighted and uplifted girls and women in so many different ways that is just amazing and beautiful to be a part of. I see now that The Bra brings to the community a sense of belonging, representation and a place to feel seen and safe.”
The menu is easy to navigate as well. The burgers are made from scratch, and there are signature cocktails and a wide range of dairy-free and gluten-free items. There are also salads, appetizers and of course, there is a happy hour. Jenny has also thought of the late-night patrons, providing a menu for them that extends from 8 to 10 PM.
The Sports Bra hosts events as well. A 2021 study that was commissioned by the University of Southern California and Purdue University found that 95 percent of TV sports media is centered around male sports.
Jenny’s idea is considered to be rather niche but that does not mean that it does not work. In case you are wondering, CNBC reported that The Sports Bra grossed nearly $1 million in its first year, turning a profit in the process!SKM: below-content placeholder