Though the view of the 18th green and fairway remains, the dining room at Shadow Lakes Golf Club has been recently transformed from restaurant to sports bar. Now called 19 Sports Bar and Grill, the new setup includes expanded menu offerings, a full bar, nine big-screen TVs and a full audio system so patrons can enjoy any game on TV.
“We have every sporting package that they offer,” said Amy Short, food and beverage coordinator for the club. “Every broadcast game, we can get.” Diners may request games to watch when they enter to enjoy a meal or a drink. Sports memorabilia adorns the walls to complete the athletic theme, and most of the pieces are available for sale. “I saw a need for us to let our guests enjoy themselves a little more,” said General Manager Tim Eldridge. “Bringing in the memorabilia and the TVs gives it more of a festive feel.”
The bar and grill, which is open to the public, serves popular items from the previous restaurant menu, such as the Tri Tip Beef French Dip sandwich ($8.95), as well as newer items. The Diablo Burger ($9.95), topped with bacon, barbecue sauce, cheese and onion rings, is a popular choice, and the homemade soup is $4.95. For those looking for lighter fare, Short’s personal favorite is Amy’s Cobb Wrap ($8.95), featuring chicken, bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomatoes with a balsamic blue cheese vinaigrette.
Thursday nights highlight specialty burgers ($9.95), including the Teriyaki Salmon Burger and the Hearty Chili Cheeseburger. Diners can create their own burger for $7.95, choosing from toppings such as bacon, sautéed mushrooms, guacamole and a variety of cheeses. Those with a hankering for heat can pit their palate against “The 9th Circle” Burger ($9.95), made with the ghost chili, one of the hottest peppers in the world. The bar offers six beers on tap, 10 wines and a full selection of drinks, including specialty cocktails such as the Broken Down Golf Cart ($8). Orders can be called in ahead and picked up to go – a nice option for those on lunch break.
Events are held to celebrate big games, especially when local teams are playing, and the staff plans to show several channels of the Olympics this summer. Other future plans include hosting a live jazz band on Friday and Saturday nights, themed dinners such as seafood or barbecue ribs, plus nights for couples and nights for families with kids to enjoy a round of golf and a tasty meal.
Short encouraged locals to stop by for lunch, a drink and a game. “They don’t have to be a golfer,” she said.
19 Sports Bar and Grill, located at 401 West Country Club Drive in Brentwood, is open Mondays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bar is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hours will extend seasonally. Call 925-516-2837, ext. 8 or visit www.golfinbrentwood.com. On-site catering options are available.