Few of us will be inside the Paramount Theatre tonight with Brad Pitt for the premier of Moneyball, the story about the A’s brainy numbers guy who cobbled together a team on the cheap. Only the politicians and wealthy among us will be there even though the taxpayers actually are keeping the A’s and Billy Beane sheltered with subsidies of about $10 million a year for the stadium alone. But really this is all about stars and glamour and enjoying the limelight. Tailgates are setting up right now near the Paramount. And the local bars, lounges and restaurants are jumping on board:
•Pican (2295 Broadway) is offering $5 Pican Pale Ale,Wine and Tennessee Margarita/$6 Shrimp Beignets
• Luka’s Tap Room (2221 Broadway) is offering a $3 Trumer Pilsner, Racer 5 and Guinness. Plus $5 margarita or glass of wine/$1 oysters.
• The Layover, located at 1517 Franklin Street (offering $3microbrew drafts/$4
cocktails/$6 highend wines. Half off if you mention Moneyball.
• Mama’s Vietnamese (365 19th) is featuring 15% off all of their entrees.
And yes that is Brad Pitt as Beane in the publicity photo although only his costar names are shown.
Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2011
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