Banks, Smith Open Longshots Sports Bar

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Owner Trabien Banks pours a signature drink at Longshots.
Owner Trabien Banks pours a signature drink at Longshots Sports Bar & Billiard.

Trabien Banks and Kelly Smith held a soft opening of Milford’s newest watering hole, Longshots Sports Bar & Billiards on Friday, May 31. Located at 207 NE Front St, in the Riverwalk Center, Longshots hopes to become the hangout for sports fans in and around the Greater Milford Area.

Milford native Trabien Banks is well known in the local community for his athleticism as a young man at Milford High School. Competing in soccer, wrestling and track, Trabien achieved second place in the state of Delaware on the wrestling mat. Graduating Milford High in 1995, he attended the University of Delaware where he was a walk-on athlete for the Blue Hen football team under Delaware sports icon Tubby Raymond. While there Banks studied Business.

“I have been into sports my entire life and I wanted to share this love with my community,” commented Banks. “Milford is growing but I noticed there was not a venue committed just to sports. I want Longshots to be a quality experience for all sports fans.”

Before opening the doors, Banks and Smith refurbished the inside of the location with new floors, tables, chairs and pool tables. Serving a variety of signature drinks, the pub also offers a lounge area where patrons can order food from La Ortolana Pizza & Ristorante, located located next door. Longshots also looks forward to carrying local brews highlighting Delaware’s craft brew industry.

“I love Milford, this is my town,” commented Banks. “I want Longshots to become a place where people can come to relax and get away from life for a little while.”

The Grand Opening for Longshots is expected to occur on Saturday, June 22. Their doors are currently open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 4pm to 1am and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 1am. The owners of Longshots encourage individuals to stop by to join the experience at 207 NE Front St, in the Riverwalk Center, or call 302-725-5917.