Benchwarmers, formerly know as Dive Bar and Sussex Place Sports Bar, has been serving up beers and cocktails in its spacious venue since 1995. The bar changed its name to Dive Bar in 2011 to rebrand itself with new managment. It did so again in April of 2012 to Benchwarmers.
Benchwarmers' big draw is its year-round sand volleyball leagues, with both indoor and outdoor leagues for adults of all ages and abilities. There are also pool and dart leagues. The bar itself is huge, with 33 chairs, nine booths, and four large tables for big groups. Food is served all day.
Half price wings and free pool 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
$1 tacos, $2-off nachos
$1-off all burgers, Double Bubble night (9 p.m. to close), 2-4-1 rail mixers and domestic drafts
$5 tall mixers of Bacardi/Jack/Captain
Ladies night 9 p.m. to close
$3 Bombs, $5 Malibu Long Island Buckets
$6 Absolut Loaded Bloody Marys, $6.50 Bud Light Pitchers, $5 BW Brew Pitchers, $1 BW BREW Drafts, Bags Tourneys every Sunday at 1 p.m.
Classic car shows begin in May on Fridays.
4 p.m. indoor/outdoor volleball, pool, darts
Chef: T.J. Knihtila
General Manager: Sue Powers
Bar Manager: Mike Sturbaum
- Hours: Mon – Thu: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Sat: 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Sun: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
- Handicap Accessible: There is a ramp.
- Founding Date: 1995
- ATM: Yes
- Cover charge: No
- Dress code: Streetwear/Casual
- Features: Dance floor, Happy hour, Live music, Outdoor seating, Private parties, Private room
- Payments accepted: Cash, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Parking: Free lot
- Food/drink: Yes
- Alcohol served: Yes
- What makes this community special?: "The people in Sussex are loyal to their town and their bars." -Kathy, bartender
- Private events: Yes
- Bar type: Dive Bar, Live Music, Sports bar
- Bar Specialties: Beer, Cocktails
- Bar Features: Big-screen TVs, Darts, Jukebox, Pool table
- What's your specialty drink?: Pabst Blue Ribbon
- Beer Types: Domestic, Imported, Microbrew
- Coin-operated tables: Yes
- Felt color: Green
- Services: Leagues/tournaments
- Sports played: Volleyball
- Competition level: Amateur
- Genders: Mixed