Packers fans congregate in several area bars, including Turtle Creek Pub and Grill in O’Fallon, Mo., but the largest fan base seems to gather at the Hotshots in Ballwin, home to St. Louis Packer Backers.
Marty and Mark Zimmerman of south St. Louis run the club, which can pack up to 150 people in the bar. “It’s not a sea of cheesehead hats, but a sea of green, for sure,” Marty Zimmerman says. “If you wait until game time, you might not find a place to sit.”
She said most members are from Wisconsin or lived there at some time. “They’re so excited to find a place to watch with other fans,” she says.
The club holds raffles for Packer prizes and collects canned food and toys around the holidays. There’s also a regular fan (they call him “The Trumpet Guy”) who plays the “Go Pack Go” song.
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Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill 14051 Manchester Road, Ballwin