Tag:Sports Bars
Posted on: June 22, 2011 2:44 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2011 3:32 pm

Longhorns bar opens in Pakistan

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Yes, you read that correctly. The country of Pakistan can now be known as not only the former home of Osama Bin Laden, but the new home of a Texas-themed sports bar.

I'm sure Texas fans will love seeing their school mentioned in the same sentence as Osama Bin Laden.

Seriously, 25-year-old Texas alum Shanil Ali opened up a sports bar in Karachi, Pakistan six months ago with a Longhorns theme.
Ali’s Longhorn Sportsbar is decked out completely in orange and white and features the longhorn logo prominently. The food also has a Texas connection: it combines Tex-Mex flavors with Pakistani dishes. Ali is a huge basketball fan, so many of his dishes feature the names his favorite players.

“I attended UT Austin and I became a fan of their basketball and American football team,” Ali explained to The Express Tribune. “After a while, I became a typical ‘longhorn’ and wanted to share their lifestyle and their love for sports.”

In addition to the offer of good food and a sporty atmosphere, the Longhorn Sportsbar also invites guests to play X-Box and Playstation games on two large, flat screen TVs. Play has thus far been free, but once the bar gets through its three-week soft opening stage, they will begin charging 100 rupees per hour, which is about $1.20, for use of the gaming equipment.

The article goes on to state that the menu ranges from buffalo burgers to a Pakistani yogurt drink called lassi. There is no word on whether the bar will carry the Longhorn Network. Either way, you have to think this is somewhat worrisome for coach Mack Brown.

Having Texas fans stateside who are upset with him is one thing, but what happens when Al-Qaeda is upset you didn't go for it on fourth down? 

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