How the Sports Lounge got its groove back

by Marissa-Ellen Patterson
86th Force Support Squadron marketing assistant

The 86th Force Support Squadron recently took over management of the Sports Lounge located in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center.

For those of you who were hesitant to visit the Sports Lounge, it’s time you tried their new menu. Within three weeks of new management, the Sports Lounge is providing more efficient service, better quality of food and a more enjoyable atmosphere. 

It’s a great place to socialize after work, on the weekends or for hanging out with friends while enjoying a burger, beer and, of course, the game on one of their 16 televisions.

The most popular item on the menu is the fresh (never frozen) handcrafted burgers. The burgers are paired well with sides like shoestring french fries, coleslaw, potato salad or Jack Daniels baked beans.

“The burger was yummy, service was friendly and timely, and the atmosphere was good. I would definitely eat here again,” said customer Bridget Driver.

If you are craving something besides burgers, try their chicken wings. Topped with sauces, these variations include mild, hot, barbecue and southern fried chicken wings.  

“I was greeted by a staff member right away, who was very nice. The quarter pounder and pulled pork sandwich were very good. The barbecue sauce on the sandwich was wonderful and I love the coleslaw,” said customer Dee Dee Trigilio.
The Sports Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy German or American beer on tap while lounging in one of their comfy couches.

Enjoy watching sports games such as football, basketball, baseball, local soccer and even racing? Here, you will feel as if you’re in the comfort of
your own home.

Patio seating is available and is recommended for a scenic view of the flight line. The sports-themed atmosphere makes the Sports Lounge a fun place to be. Diners can also enjoy shooting pool while watching sports or just relaxing with friends.
Further enhancements for the Sports Lounge include transitioning to a European pub theme with a new name, further expansion of the menu, and the addition of live entertainment. 

The 86th FSS will be soliciting feedback from customers on possible names for the operation and other menu items they would like to see added.   
The Sports Lounge is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

The bar is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

To make large party reservations at the Sports Lounge, call 478-1587 or visit