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Cask ‘n Flagon: A Sports Bar on Steroids

The restaurant’s latest Massachusetts location includes over 100 TVs and customer-controlled keypads at every booth.>

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The end result is an incredibly warm atmosphere that would please even non-sports fans and families.

However, it’s still an insane number of TVs, with 88 speakers and killer controls to match. The staff can access the building’s audio and many of those TVs via several Ashly Audio controllers sprinkled throughout.

That said, the place does offer something with a more personal touch. After all, what could be more personal than having your own remote?

The Hago Group came up with the idea to install RTI keypads at every booth. It’s actually one that came up for the Boston location a while back, but the logistics just didn’t work out. However, Van Fleet says this particular feature has been a huge hit, allowing customers to choose any of the games available through the restaurant’s 30 DIRECTV satellite receivers. There’s also an icon on the keypad’s main menu with a selection of children’s options, which includes stations like Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network.

In the future, Hagopian says that the booth-side TVs will feature digital signage, displaying nightly specials and events to arriving customers. Once customers sit, they can view the messages and opt to change the channel.

The Cask ‘n Flagon is truly an MVP amongst sports bars, adding design and warmth into the typical sports-bar experience.

“Even if you’re not into the sports, it’s lively and social,” says Van Fleet. “It’s the type of place that forces people to interact a little. It has an upbeat atmosphere that allows you to mingle and maybe even meet other people.”