Bully’s Vs. Sneakers
I have previously visited and reviewed a Bully’s location and a Sneakers location in Reno and since they serve similar fair, and promote a comparable atmosphere I’ve decided to pit these two restaurants against each other in order to find out which one wins for atmosphere, price, taste, and service.
Both of these locations support a sports bar theme. They both have memorabilia on the walls and TV’s to watch the games. The Sneakers I visited has just a peppering of decorations and if I remember correctly they only had three TV’s. The Bully’s on the other hand so many TV’s that there wasn’t a wall without one; if you’re a sports fan you are sure to not miss a thing because every sporting event being televised is up on at least one of Bully’s TV’s. Bully’s also had a lot more sports related décor. Basically, Bully’s wins this category.
Price is pretty comparable for both locations. Sneakers has a $5 daily special and the rest of their items are around $10 or less. Bully’s has happy hour special from $6 and the rest of their items are also around $10 or less. This category is definitely a tie.
So now it’s time to measure taste, which is really the most important category in my opinion. Sneakers had really excellent food. I tried the $5 burger which was cooked perfectly and I had a Turkey, bacon Swiss melt which was delicious served with a side salad. At Bully’s I tried pepper poppers, zucchini sticks and their sliders; the fried fare was all good but my sliders were dry and they consisted of a regular hamburger patty cut into four pieces. I also ordered a salad with my sliders which was good. The salad at Bully’s actually had a mix of lettuces and the one at Sneakers had strictly iceberg which is a pet peeve of mine since iceberg lettuce is almost completely devoid of nutritional value. Due to the dryness of my burger (and the fact that the only food there that was good was that which was fried; red my review of Bully’s here), I’m going to have to claim Sneakers the winner of this category.
The service at both places was OK but I felt there were times at Bully’s that the waitress could have been faster so this category goes to Sneakers as well.
Overall, Sneakers is going to claim the victory on this one; they won both taste and service which is really the two most important categories for any restaurant. If you’ve eaten at both these place tell me what you think! Would you vote the same way?