Tom’s Watch Bar Strives for Premium Sports-Watching Experience

Tom’s Watch Bar builds around the pitfalls of other sports bars, said cofounder Tom Ryan.It strives to be the ultimate sports-watching entertainment experience. The restaurant is known for its 360-degree viewing rooms, meaning dozens of television screens at every turn. Central to all of those options is an oversized stadium screen, which is “first and foremost the feature of how [...]

Tom’s Watch Bar Finds A Financial Partner And Is Growing Rapidly

In 2014, Tom Ryan, one of the co-founders of Smashburger, saw an opportunity in the bustling sports bar category, and co-founded Tom’s Watch Bar at the entertainment complex La Live in Los Angeles. At the beginning, it was self-capitalized.Ryan says Tom’s Watch Bar drew on “changing demography, viewing choices, fan engagement and gender balance.”How could Tom’s Watch Bar compete against [...]

Tom’s Watch Bar, the new Gameday Headquarters for all sports super-fans, opens in downtown Minneapolis

Tom's Watch Bar, the ultimate sports-watching experience at 6th Street & Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis, blocks from Target Center and Target Stadium, will open October 10th. Breaking the mold of the traditional sports bar, Tom's Watch Bar will provide guests and fans with an elevated 360-degree viewing room complete with personalized audio at every table, dozens of tap beers, craft cocktails and [...]

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