The 13 Best Sports Bars in America

Taps, comfy seating and TVs in every nook and cranny make these hotspots tops for watching sports.

There's no better place to feel the camaraderie of celebrating your favorite team than at a sports bar: it gives you the chance to kick back in comfortable surroundings with TVs at every angle and free-flowing pub grub and suds. Cheer on your favorites at these over-the-top destinations where sports fans want for nothing. 

STATS sportsbar in Atlanta

STATS: Atlanta

At STATS, you don't have to wait on servers to come to you—suds it on up with beer handles conveniently located at your very own table. But if you can't get a table, take heart—there are five bars on-site. The 16,000-square-foot space has 70 high-def TVs, so you won't miss a moment of the action. 

Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill: Boston

Red Sox legend Tony Conigliaro parlayed his success on the baseball diamond into a successful chain of sports bars. In addition to its 90 high-def TVs, his 11,000-square-foot Somerville location has a Jumbotron and a wrap-around bar with 40 beers on tap. 

Tony C's Somerville
Tony C's Somerville location is 11,000 square feet of sports nirvana. (©Regan Communications Group)

Society Sports and Spirits: Denver

This home to Broncos, Steelers and Texans fans can play sound for seven games at the same time thanks to its private seating and multiple rooms; the owner, who's a Texans fan, makes sure every Texan game is shown on the biggest screen. The downtown Denver fun zone has 18 taps of local brews in addition to a full back bar.  

Stadium View Sports Bar & Grille: Green Bay

Stadium View is one block away from Lambeau Field and has been named as Forbes' "No.1 Sports Bar in the Nation" for two years running. Its tailgating parties are legendary, and the sports glitterati who have come through its doors include Terry Bradshaw, Dan Dierdorf, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Chris Carter. 

Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo
Emeril Lagasse takes pub grub to a new level. (©The Venetian/The Palazzo)

Las Vegas: Lagasse's Stadium

Emeril Lagasse got his hands on a sports bar and BAM! This happened. NFL matchups get their own menus inspired by each city's cuisine, fans can watch the game in stadium-style seats—where the walls broadcast the sports odds available at the book outside—or in private game rooms. More than 100 TVs means you're seeing sports everywhere you turn, even in the bathrooms.

Los Angeles: Goal Sports Cafe

You'll find all the big-ticket games on view at this sports haven—up to 80 out-of-market games across all sports are broadcast here in addition to local Los Angeles games. Chef Jonah Johnson once played personal chef to Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Gisele Bündchen. 

Manning's in New Orleans
The VIP section at Manning's features leather recliners. (©Manning's)

Manning's: New Orleans

Football icon Archie Manning knows how to kick back and watch a game. His New Orleans fan cave has 30 flat-screen TVs, a centerpiece mega-screen, sports desk, personal memorabilia and VIP section with leather recliners. The Creole-style menu includes selections such as alligator sausage dogs and crab sliders.

Wreckers: Orlando

There are big screens, then there's Wreckers' screens. Voted "Best Place to Watch a Game" by Orlando Sentinel readers, its pièce de résistance is a two-story, 37-foot-tall TV wall. In all, there are 50 high-def TVs and a great list of craft beers.

Chickie's & Pete's: Philadelphia

A Philly institution since 1977, Chickie's & Pete's now has a dozen locations across Philadelphia and New Jersey and was voted ESPN's "No. 1 Sports Bar on the East Coast." Don't leave without trying the signature "Crabfries," a menu item unique to the chain. 

Spirit of '77 in Portland, Oregon
Portland fans are full of pride at Spirit of 77. (©Natalie Puls Photography)

Spirit of 77: Portland, Oregon

So named for its 1977 NBA Championship win, good cheer is always on tap at this oversized tavern with an exposed ceiling, wooden rafters, a basketball arcade and multiple TVs that show any game you desire. Its title is also apt given the bar's raucous atmosphere.

Quality Athletics: Seattle

Known for its cuisine as much as it is for being a sporting paradise, Quality Athletics serves up Korean rice bowls, fried chicken with honey and a Seahawks brunch you won't want to be late for. The indoor/outdoor space has an Astroturf back bar, fire pits, booths and communal seating and a "locker room" private event space.

Quality Athletics in Seattle
Quality Athletics is a Seahawks fan's home away from the stadium. (©Quality Athletics)

The Wheelhouse: St. Louis

The Wheelhouse's grand design was carefully crafted by local artisans. Its 10,000 square feet of space houses 41 TVs, a VIP mezzanine and stage, outdoor patio and two bars that serve up handcrafted cocktails and local beer selections.   

Ferg's Sports Bar: St. Petersburg, Florida

This mega-bar is sprawled out over two city blocks. Although it's the official gathering spot for the Tampa Bay Rays, baseball fans also flock here; opening day crowds have topped out at 17,000. More than 90 TVs can be found throughout.