Jacksonville is for sports fans. The home town of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise is game-day central for everything from the "World's Largest Cocktail Party" at the Florida-Georgia SEC rivalry game, ACC pre-season classics and post-season bowl games to World Cup and NASL soccer and professional golf tournaments. Even if you don't have tickets to the game, you're sure to find a great sports bar in Jacksonville when it comes time for kickoff. Get the play-by-play in this guide to who has the biggest TVs in town and where to go for the best bar food.
The home turf of the Jacksonville Jaguars is an open-air arena with the world's largest HD LED video screen as well as poolside cabanas. It plays host to collegiate football games including Florida vs. Georgia, Navy vs Notre Dame, The TaxSlayer Bowl and the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
The oldest saloon in Florida has been the hometown haunt for locals since 1903. Belly up to the 40-foot-long mahogany bar, order the Pirate’s Punch and sit back and enjoy the game.
The restaurant and microbrewery sports spectacular views of the Jacksonville riverfront and skyline. The dog-friendly brewhouse has a lively happy hour.
The modern biergarten with more than 60 craft beers on tap is a great place to catch the game while enjoying a creative selection of sausage dogs and other Bavarian-inspired gastropub-food.
A funky rock 'n' roll bar with three distinct areas including a downstairs main bar, outside patio bar and upstairs vintage cocktail lounge is a place to drink, eat and be happy while watching the game.
Your destination for drinks before, after or even during the big game, where classic cocktails and craft beer set the mood for a rocking good time.
The Jacksonville Beach "Salt Life" surf-culture phenomenon comes to life at this seaside seafood shack where the game is on TV and an eclectic menu caters to all tastes and personalities.
Specializing in small-batch handcrafted ales since 2010, the Jacksonville, Florida-based craft brewery's taproom is a great place to catch the game while enjoying a local brew.
With one of the biggest beer selections in the world, complimented by an expansive food menu, this historic hangout serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, and features all the biggest games on 20 TVs.