Local restaurants and bars excited for afternoon Browns game, avoiding curfew

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Because of Ohio's curfew last week, fans could only stay out until 10 p.m. for the Browns wildcard match up against the Steelers in primetime

(WKBN) – Bars and restaurants across the Valley are excited for the Browns playoff game, but they’re more excited it’s an afternoon game.

Because of Ohio’s curfew last week, fans could only stay out until 10 p.m. for the Browns wildcard match up against the Steelers in primetime.

This weekend will be a little different.

‘Riser Tavern and Grill’ says they’ve had a good turnout this football season, but last weekend’s games really impacted business.

“Even the 8 o’clock games haven’t been too bad for us at Riser Tavern because they weren’t important games, but those two games, the Ohio State and Browns/Steelers game definitely slowed us down because people wanted to stay somewhere and watch the game,” said Riser Tavern owner, Lisa Lorelli.

Along with their drink specials, the bar held a Brown’s Playoff Plinko, giving out raffle tickets and prizes.

“Win or lose, everyone should be proud of what they accomplished this season. It’s going to be an exciting day,” said Haley O’Connor of Riser Tavern.

“People are always really into it, cheering along and getting excited every play. We always have the sound on for the games, so we have it loud in here and everyone is just supporting their teams,” said Angela Gennaro also of Riser Tavern.

The Browns fells to the Kansas City Chiefs, 22-17.

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