With nail biting, on the edge of your seat cheering, heart racing, superstitious curse mumbling, and all that’s in between, venturing out to watch your favorite sports team play should not be a game in itself. In order to help ease the trouble of finding the perfect spot to cheer for your team, we took the liberty of finding 8 great sports bars around the country that will surely become your game winning favorites!
Game 7 Bar & Grill
Opened by self-proclaimed sports fanatics Ben and Von, Game 7 Bar & Grill has quickly become a fan favorite in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. With daily Happy Hour food and drink specials (Monday- Friday, 5pm- 8pm) there is no need to throw a yellow flag down to figure out why this bar is so popular. Boasting an array of specials such as $5 Appetizers and Drafts, $3 Fireball shots, and $4 Stoli drinks, this place is not to be missed. Whether you’re a local Chicago resident, or visiting on vacation, be sure to stop at Game 7 Bar & Grill for a game winning good time.
OC Tavern Grill & Sports Bar
Located between Del Mar Race Track and Los Alamitos Race Track, the OC Tavern Grill is the only sports bar in California offering satellite wagering on horse racing and live betting. With a private room filled with more than 30 flat screen TVs, this is the place you want to be when you’re feeling lucky. Not only does OC Tavern Grill offer live Horse Racing, there is also a large arcade room filled with 2 pool tables, 8 arcade games, flat screen TVs, and more!
If watching sports isn’t your thing, pass the time with delicious burgers, pizzas, and amazing Happy Hour Specials, Monday through Friday (4-7pm), such as $4 Vodka, Rum, and Bourbon drinks, $9 Don Julio shots, and $2 tacos. When you’re in the San Clemente area, make sure OC Tavern Grill & Sports Bar is on your game day schedule.
Sponsoring youth and adult sports teams since they opened their doors, Benchwarmers has become a local fan favorite for offering more than just a beer and good time. With locations in Stockbridge and Atlanta, Georgia, people of all ages swing by Benchwarmers to catch a game on one of the dozen TVs they have lined up on the walls inside. From college level to pro, UFC, and golf, no matter what your team fandom is, there is always something to cheer for at Benchwarmers.
If being competitive is more your thing, try your hand at the multiple games offered like dart tournaments, team trivia, poker, and karaoke nights. Following the fun, slide right into one of the many tasty offering on their menu such as their monstrous, Belly Buster burger ready to strike out even the hungriest of customers. With two huge burger patties, cheddar cheese, bacon, onion ring, and BBQ sauce, this juicy burger is a homerun paired with an ice cold brew.
Free Agents Sports Grill
Established during the spring of 2015, Free Agents Sports Grill is a family friendly, full service, bar and grill offering great comfort food and a place for you and your family to enjoy a game together.
One of the many perks about bringing your family here is that kids eat free when you purchase a regular priced meal. Your wallet will be thanking you at the end of the night as you score great dine in daily Happy Hour specials like $5 burger and beer, chicken pesto sliders, $1 off any drink in the bar, and more! With outdoor seating, large group accommodation, and a casual atmosphere, be sure to put Free Agents Sports Grill on your list!
Ocean’s 8 Sports Bar and Grill
Highly regarded as Brooklyn’s #1 Entertainment Center in New York, Ocean’s 8 Sports Bar and Grill offers over 15,000 square feet of sports loving amusement. Located 2 blocks away from the Barclays Center, this venue has it all. From their delicious signature Buffalo wings, flavorful burgers, 24 beers on tap, and several large screen projectors, Ocean’s 8 is sure to have something for everyone. Not only does this sports bar have tantalizing food and drinks, but also amazing group packages like their $15 a person, 3-hour play time for billiards, ping pong, and air hockey.
No matter the occasion, come on in and see why Ocean’s 8 Sports Bar and Grill is so popular with the New York natives and tourists alike.
Bobby V’s Sports Gallery Café
Considered by many as one of the “busiest sports dining destinations in the country,” Bobby V’s Sports Gallery Café is every sport collector’s home away from home. From signed jerseys and baseball bats, to football helmets and cleats, Bobby V’s is a must stop when you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Started in the 1980s by baseball legend and former Texas Rangers manager Bobby Valentine, it’s no wonder why this sports bar has gained national and international fame.
In 2008, Bobby Valentine sold this location to Dennis Stanczak who has enjoyed the privilege of keeping this an Arlington, Texas fan favorite. Make sure you bring your game winning appetite as Bobby V’s serves up an array of mouthwatering classics like the house special sirloin, Major League burgers, gourmet pasta dishes, country fried steak, and so much more. If that alone isn’t enough to excite you, how about enjoying one of the 50-plus HDTVs scattered throughout the bar. So come on in and bring the whole family because you’ll never miss a game changing play at Bobby V’s.
Callahan’s Sports Bar Deluxe Grill
At Callahan’s Sports Bar Deluxe Grill, there are a bunch of reasons why this has become Hilton Head’s #1 sports bar. Take a walk inside and find 27 TVs streaming various sports games, one enormous 10’ big screen TV, 6 pool tables, arcade games, and countless other activities that will keep you entertained all night long.
Hungry? Try Callahan’s perfectly seasoned wings, with sauce choices ranging from mild to hot and zesty to barbecue. You’ll taste why these are named the “Best Wings on the Island.” Callahan’s is also a proud Steelers Headquarters location, so you know their Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are a major touchdown with the locals and tourists alike. Make sure you check out some of their great sports packages like NFL Sunday Pass, MLB Extra Innings, and Nascar Dual Racing Experience. If sports is what you live for, then come on down to Hilton Head’s own Callahan’s Sports Bar Deluxe Grill and be prepared to have the time of your life.
Man Cave Ultimate Sports Bar
Opened by Eddie Earl in October of 2013, Man Cave Ultimate Sports Bar has quickly grown into Los Angeles premier sports destination spot. Located just outside of Hollywood in an area known to locals as “NOHO,” Man Cave is the place to be on any given night. If you’re one of the lucky few that still have their NCAA March Madness brackets intact (or like most who don’t), finding every nonstop action game on one of their 40 TV screens has never been easier. Opened until 2 a.m. daily, Man Cave delivers all your sports, food, and drink needs. Chow down on some seriously good eats like their World Famous Manly Burgers, Angry Man Pizza, Spicy Buffalo Wings, Burgundy Steak Frites, BBQ Chicken Salad, and more.
Also, ladies, don’t let the name Man Cave fool you. This bar hosts more than just sporting events. Come on in Wednesday nights to watch the Fox hit show “Empire” with cast and crew, as well as enjoy Ladies Night every Thursday. Plus, with all the hype that surrounds this bar, celebrity athletes, actors, singers, directors, producers, and talent agents are always roaming around this bar. With events happening every night, be sure to check out their website so you never miss anything Man Cave Ultimate Sports Bar has to offer.
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