Monday, January 02, 2006

Hey Irish! Hey Buckeyes! You Guys Can Party...

Football fans drink Mill Avenue bar dry of 2 beers

Jan. 2, 2006 12:00 AM

The Fiesta Bowl already is a big success long before kickoff. It's hard to imagine, but Rula Bula, an Irish Pub on Mill Avenue in Tempe, actually ran out of bottled beer on New Year's Eve.

"It was a perfect storm," said Steve Goumas, the bar's managing partner. "You have two schools that travel real well" and party as hard as their teams play.

Rula Bula ran out of Bud Light and Coors Light. Suppliers couldn't restock until New Year's Day, when Mill Avenue reopened for traffic after the Tempe Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Block Party, Goumas said.

So who drank more, Ohio State Buckeyes' fans or Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans? Goumas said: "We're an Irish pub, what can you say?"

Source: Arizona Republic

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