Sports bar serves the community

By: Laura Newell Telegraph staff writer
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FLB Sports Bar and Casino won multiple Best of the Best awards. FLB Sports Bar won for Best Night Spot, Best Sports Bar and Kevin Kindlespire won Best Bartender. Dan Dreher has owned the facility with his family for 30 years and said the secret to success is keeping the customers happy. “Unlike the other bars in town, we constantly reinvent our bars,” Dreher said. “We have upgraded to high definition televisions, go through bar training and continually work with our bartenders and staff to ensure that we provide the best quality of entertainment.” He said the number one goal is to make people comfortable. “We are always focusing on making the place better and giving back to the customer,” Dreher said. Kindlespire, bar manager, said he is honored to have won best bartender. “I’ve been here for 11 years,” Kindlespire said. “I’m the bar manager, but I love being behind the bar.” He said the key to his success is networking with his customers. “I just love my job, and I think people can tell,” he said. He said after working at FLB Sports Bar for 11 years, he has been able to watch a lot of young bowlers from the Folsom Lake Bowl Family Fun Center grow up and start joining the 21-and-older crowd in the bar. Now, he also works closely with the barbershop customers as well. “My favorite part about my job is interacting with the customers,” Kindlespire said. “You never know why someone is coming into the bar. That’s the neat thing about meeting someone new; you never know what their story is.” He said the bar staff always work to keep the bar customers safe. “We run a very responsible business, we are also a family fun center, so we want to ensure everyone is safe while having a good time responsibly,” Kindlespire said. “I’m absolutely honored to have received this award again, I’m very humbled.” The sports bar and the Folsom Lake Bowl Family Fun Center are hosting this year’s Best of the Best party at 5 p.m., Aug. 4. * * * BEST SPORTS BAR, BEST BARTENDER, BEST NIGHT SPOT Winner: FLB Sports Bar & Bartender Kevin Kindlespire Address: 511 E. Bidwell St., Folsom Phone: (916) 983-4411 Online: