You can buy pay-per-view for Saturday night’s big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao for almost $100. Or you can save some money and watch it in one of the local restaurants and bars screening the 8 p.m. fight for patrons. They have to pay, too, so they’re charging for seats. Here’s what a few have planned:
Hooters, 3151 N. Rock Road, 316-687-9464: The sports bar is offering reservations for $30 per person, but they must be made by Friday. If any seats are left, they’ll sell them first-come, first-served for $20 apiece on Saturday. Those who pay the $30 will get an order of free fried pickles. Everyone who pays will get $20 worth of coupons to use at a later date.
Twin Peaks: The west-side Twin Peaks at 7325 W. Taft is now selling $20 tickets to the fight, but people must come in person to get them. The east-side Twin Peaks at 8310 E. 21st St. N. is selling seats for $20 on Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 7 p.m. Patrons at both locations will get a $5 coupon good toward a future purchase.
Fox & Hound, 1421 N Waterfront Parkway, 316-634-2123: This bar and restaurant will charge a $25 cover starting at 6 p.m. Those who want guaranteed seats can reserve them for $50 in advance. They’ll also offer samples and other promos during the event.
O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 2405 W. 31st St. S., 316-260-2562: This bar is charging $10 a head starting at 5 p.m. and expects the bar to be full by 7 p.m. They’ll offer food and drink specials throughout the evening.
Rock Island Live, 101 N. Rock Island, 316-303-9800: Fight fans can purchase a seat for $25 by visiting the bar any time between now and when the fight starts on Saturday. Availability is limited. The bar also will have giveaways and $3 Coronas during the fight.