Greg's Hot List: sports pubs

December 26, 2007 

For some of us, New Year's Day means hoppin' John and collard greens, traditional Southern good luck fare. For others, it's hoppin' tailbacks and green gridirons, traditional football bowl game fare. Here are prime spots for enjoying the latter.

Blinco's 6711 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 785-5060,www.blincos.com

Carolina Ale House 512 Creekside Drive, Raleigh; 2240 Walnut St., Cary; and 11685 Northpark Dr., Wake Forest; see Web site for other locations 835-2222 (Raleigh); 854-9444 (Cary); 556-8666 (Wake Forest) www.carolinaalehouse.com

Dain's Place 754 Ninth St., Durham, 416-8800, www.dainsplace.net

Devine's 904 W. Main Street, Durham, 682-0228

Four Corners 175 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 968-3809

Hi5 510 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 834-4335, www.hi5raleigh.com

Junior's Long Island Pizza 3019 Auto Dr., Durham, 489-5800, www.juniorslipizza.com

Players Retreat 105 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, 755-9589, http://playersretreat.net/

Satisfaction 905 W. Main St., Brightleaf Square, Durham, 682-7397, www.satisfactionrestaurant.com

Stool Pigeons 410 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 831-0400, www.stoolpigeons.biz

Sunset Grille Sutton Station, 5850 Fayetteville Road, Durham; 231 Grande Heights Dr., Cary 544-8585 (Durham); 380-1991 (Cary) www.sunsetgrilledurham.com

Village Draft House 428 Daniels St., in Cameron Village, Raleigh (see Web site for locations of other Draft House restaurants), 833-1373 www.mydrafthouse.com

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