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Although the vast majority of tailgaters out there are men, we do get quite a few women tailgaters visiting our website. Sometimes we get emails asking us why we don’t include a little eye candy for the lady tailgaters. Well today is the day.

But, we will also continue to pander to our base, the men out there. Today before we bombard you with links of news stories all about tailgating, we have for your viewing pleasure Kenny Chesney for the ladies and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Marisa Miller for the gentlemen. Chesney not only appeals to the ladies but his fan following in the tailgating parking lots prior to his shows is only rivaled by the legendary Jimmy Buffett. And the inclusion of Miller, well, that only needs to be explained by saying, “it’s Marisa Miller in boy shorts and a bra!”. Links follow the eye candy for both the men and ladies.

Kenny Chesney-Marisa Miller

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GoBar Portable Bar

Posted by Dave On September - 21 - 2011

When it comes to tailgating, we all would like to recreate all the creature comforts of a house party while in the parking lot outside a stadium or concert arena. Having a bar set up is rather difficult because of the inherent nature that they are big, bulky and hard to transport. Years ago we discovered the Mobile Tiki Bar but if you are not a Jimmy Buffett fan or you would rather just have a portable bar that is not so tropical, you were out of luck. Now, from the makers of the GoPong Beer Pong Table comes the GoBar. A portable bar that is functional and versatile with three different themes no matter where your tailgate takes place.

GoBar with three skirts

The GoBar with three skirt options

First things first. Just so we are clear, we were not compensated to review this product. We actually purchased this product with our own money so therefore you know our opinion of this product is fair, balanced and unbiased.

Right off the bat, the first thing we noticed when receiving the box was how thin it was. Knowing this was the outter box and we knew the carrying bag inside would make the product even smaller was pretty exciting. Knowing this portable bar would not take up too much room in our tailgating vehicle made us feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. The size of the GoBar when folded up and in the carrying bag is 39″ x 15″ x 3″. The three inches is the key here because you can easily slide the GoBar along side your folding tailgating table or even your beer pong table and you aren’t sacrificing too much space in your vehicle.

Once parked, the GoBar opens to a height of 36″. All you have to do is extend the legs out and place it on the ground. Insert the storage shelf that will hold your bottles, mixers, ice bucket and whatever else you may need and it will also provide extra rigid support for the legs. The storage shelf can hold a maximum of 25 pounds as can the top of the bar. (Honestly, if you have 50 pounds of booze and mixers between the shelf and the bar top, you may need to go to an AA meeting.)

Included with the GoBar are three wraps or skirts. There is the traditional black skirt for possibly a more formal look. There is the Tiki skirt for those Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney concerts. Since it is football season, you can also go with the football gridiron skirt. All three can be attached to the legs of the GoBar and wrap around three sides of it using velcro. They are easily applied and stay on until you are ready to break down and head into the game or concert.

The GoBar literally sets up in about 60 to 90 seconds. I timed myself the first time I took it out of the box and my set up time was around the 90 second mark. The second time I set it up I was right around the 60 second mark because I was more familiar with the way it set up. But honestly, we are talking a difference of 30 seconds to have a portable bar up and available at your next tailgate.

Here are the specs on the GoBar:

  • Size When Open – 39″ x 15″ x 36″
  • Size When Closed – 39″ x 15″ x 3″
  • Weight – 12 pounds
  • Includes 3 interchangeable front skirts – Tiki, Football, and Formal
  • Hidden secondary storage shelf
  • High Strength Aluminum Frame
  • Waterproof MDF Surface
  • Skirt Material: Polyester (not machine washable)
  • Max Weight on Bar Surface: 25 pounds
  • Max Weight on Storage Shelf: 25 pounds

We enjoyed the GoBar so much that we have added it to our personal cache of tailgating gear permanently. It takes up so little room and sets up so quickly, whether we plan on serving a large amount of drinks while tailgating, it will not hurt to have it in the car “just in case”.

Because we think the GoBar is a fantastic addition to any tailgating set up, we have chosen to add it to our online Tailgating Gear store. You can purchase your own GoBar for $89.99 plus $20 flat rate shipping.

To get your own GoBar, visit: shop.tailgatingideas.com/gobar-portable-bar

Video: Kenny Chesney Tailgating At Lambeau Field

Posted by Dave On June - 14 - 2011

Toyota Releases The Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater

Posted by Dave On November - 9 - 2009


When you think of concert tailgating, what musical artists do you think of? For me, Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney immediately leap to mind as the gold standard artists who encourage pre-concert tailgating. But what about Brooks & Dunn? Tailgating? Really?

Apparently the folks at Toyota think that country music fans are big tailgaters and have come out with The Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater by Brooks & Dunn. The truck is a tribute to the legendary country music duo’s career that has spanned over 20 years.

No matter what you opinion on the inspiration, when parked the truck converts into a killer tailgating machine. By sliding out the tailgate which exposes a Grill N Chill cooking area, the pull-out Grill N Chill features a cooking space with counter tops, infrared barbecue, beverage tap and ice chest. An electronically operated tonneau cover lifts to reveal a bed-installed 42-inch flat screen TV and sound system by Kicker. The sound system features a dual subwoofer system and a separate amp, four two-way speakers with tweeters and deparate crossovers and dual two-channel amps with separate equalizers and speaker control units. (They fail to mention if the sound system can only play Brooks & Dunn music.) There are more details on the truck including the types of wheels, custom door handles, leather seats, etc. Instead of listing them all here, you can check out Toyota’s Pressroom web page and check them out for yourself if interested.

Conveniently Toyota fails to mention a price for this fully customized Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater which leads me to assume that it will be quite pricey. Then again, when it comes to price, if you have to ask you probably can’t afford it.

Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #46: Beer Babe Edition

Posted by Dave On May - 1 - 2009

Can you believe it is already May? Baseball season is in full swing and that means hot bartender beer vendors slinging suds and in this case, posing for pictures. Credit to this week’s eye-candy goes out to Phil from the blog Phil Knows Best. He snapped this one recently while attending the Cubs vs Diamondbacks series this past week. Bravo Phil, bravo. And just because I know I will get a few emails asking, no that is not a Flabongo behind her. Links following this epic pic.

Cubs Beer Vendor Girl

(Photo of Cubs Beer Babe courtesy of Phil Knows Best)

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