Local Business Spotlight: Uncle Bob’s Sports Bar & Grill
Like a lot of sports-loving Americans, longtime Temecula resident Bob Craig and his son Ryan had the very ambitious dream of opening the perfect bar and restaurant for their community to sit, relax and watch their favorite teams. But, as opposed to those who never follow through with their foodie fantasy, the father and son team worked for years to turn Uncle Bob’s Sports Bar & Grill from dream into reality.
“(Uncle Bob’s) was a concept that Ryan and I had, and we both saw a great need for that concept on the south end of Temecula,” Bob Craig said during a recent interview. “We began the long process and we went through many potential locations with many disappointments. With the advantage of hindsight, we are both so happy that we ended up in the location that we did.”
Once the perfect Temecula Parkway location was chosen, the Craigs and their team began to get to work building their dream from the ground up.
“With the help of friends, Ryan and I did all of the designing, framing, digging, plumbing, and everything in between; working seven days a week from six in the morning to late into the night,” Craig said. “It was a hard process that took over a year, but we are proud to say that we literally have our own blood, sweat, and tears poured into Uncle Bob’s and that is something we are extremely proud of.”
Serving what they refer to as elevated bar food, Uncle Bob’s Sports Bar & Grill puts their own special twist on bar classics like nachos with chicken or slow roasted pork and the Farm Team Burger, which is a grass fed all beef patty with prosciutto, pesto aioli, grilled onion, avocado, grilled tomato, mozzarella, and a fried egg. All ingredients on the Uncle Bob’s menu are fresh and locally grown, if possible.
By offering seasonal specials, raffles, giveaways and other events and entertainment, Craig sees Uncle Bob’s Sports Bar & Grill as a way for his family to give a little bit of fun and good food back to their friends and neighbors.
“Ryan and I both have a passion for what Uncle Bob’s represents and the community of people that we get to meet on a daily basis,” Craig said. “It is a magical feeling when you have a successful day and send hundreds of people home happy.”
ADDRESS: 32483 Temecula Parkway Suite E112, Temecula 92592
Sunday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am – 12:00 midnight
Saturday: 11:30 am – 12:00 midnight
PHONE: (951) 303-0800
OWNER: Bob Craig, Ryan Craig
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: Sports bar fare made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, like nachos, chicken wings, sandwiches, salads and pastas, including the fan favorite mac and cheese, local and imported beers and a full bar; all in a festive sports-themed setting.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “Everything matters to us, from what is on the TV’s and the walls to how cold your beer tastes and what is served on your plate,” Craig said. “When someone decides to spend their hard earned money at Uncle Bob’s, we take that very seriously.”