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Self-Serve Beer and 33 Flat-Screens in Penn Qtr

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The NFL. The NHL. The BWF (that’s the Badminton World Federation).

Following it all can be daunting. What you need: a place that does all the score-gathering for you. Also: a place that lets you pour your own beer.

We know of such a place: Redline, a Vegas-y new sports bar overlooking the Verizon Center, soft-opening on Friday.

Rising from the ashes of IndeBleu, this second-floor brick and mahogany haven is like a mash-up of a gastropub and the NFL Network studio—33 TVs (including an 11-foot projection screen) show every game, while 28 speakers ensure that you cannot escape the dulcet tones of Al Michaels. A 22-foot LED ticker scrolls the day’s scores, while two giant scoreboards throw in stats, lines and even Vegas-style proposition bets.

You and your pals (they call you “The Greek”) will want to grab a seat at one of the eight tables with self-serve beer taps. Once you hit your over-under (we mean pints, not points), it will be time to dip into elevated pub fare like Kobe hot dogs and spicy meatloaf.

In coming weeks, expect a dedicated tequila bar at the top of the stairs with more than 40 selections.

Which makes us think of another use for the scoreboard.

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