Area restaurant owner excited about NFL season and what it means for business


A local bar and restaurant owner is thrilled with the start of the NFL season.

Matt Komsa, co-owner of The Goat Tap and Eatery in LaSalle and Lakeshore as well as The Bull & Barrel Urban Saloon in downtown Windsor, says the NFL season means sales of draft beer and chicken wings are starting to explode.

He expects a surge of activity during the football season.

Komsa also anticipates that more people will come to watch the games as there are no more COVID-19 restrictions in place.

“We certainly see a significant increase in business during the football season.”

He says his establishments are seeing good attendance at every game.

“I think there’s a little more, more spice this year just for the simple fact that last year we were still having COVID and border crossing issues, but I feel like ultimately everything is open and it’s back to business.

He says he feels the buzz and excitement of the football season.

“I think in Windsor you see fans from all 32 NFL teams and I think it’s great for the NFL that there’s such a diverse fan base and obviously everyone’s wrong if they are not Lions fans, but every game is a good turnout,” Komsa said.

COVID-19 restrictions were in place for bars and restaurants during the 2020-21 season and the 2021-2022 season.

The NFL season kicked off Thursday night with the Buffalo Bill taking on the defending Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams.

The Detroit Lions begin their season at home Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Eagles.


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