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Tampa Bay's Best Sports Bars

Tampa Bay is arguably the sports capital of the state of Florida and has the sports bars to prove it. No matter the season, there's Tampa Bay Rays baseball, Buccaneers football or Lightning hockey on TV and the locals like to gather and watch the big game together with a beer in one hand and a buffalo wing in the other. Many are located blocks from Tropicana Field, St. Pete Times Forum or Raymond James Stadium, making them perfect places to pregame, postgame or even post-up if you find youself short of a ticket.

Next time you swing into town and want to root for the home team, check out these fan-favorite sports bars for a winning time.

Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City Brewing incorporates the Latin culture and the city's tobacco-making history into its labels, names and recipes. The tasting room has over 20 beers on-tap and is open Su-Th 11 am-11 pm, F-Sa 11 am-1 am. Tours last 45 minutes, run W-Su and are $8. Check website for times.

Hattricks Tavern

This bustling tavern has been a popular spot on the bay since 1997. It's the perfect place to watch your favorite games on multiple high-def TVs while knocking back a couple of craft beers at the beautiful oak bar. L. D (daily).

The Brown Boxer Pub & Grille

Belly up to an extensive menu that includes steak, barbecue pulled pork, cheesesteak sandwiches with entertainment and beer specials everyday. Pet friendly patio, open until 3 am everyday, two full bars with 26 flat-screen, high-def TVs. 

Ferg's Sports Bar

Named Best Hangout in Tampa Bay and one of CNN's Top 101 Sports Bars in the country, Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill is the official gathering spot for Tampa Bay Rays fans.

Peabody's Billiards

The family owned and operated Tampa entertainment complext features food, drinks, NFL, NHL, NBA, college football and basketball and UFC packages at no cover. The 15,00-square-foot facility contains professional pool tables, electronic dartboards, tons of TVs and 10-foot screens for the ultimate sports experience.  

Tapz on Corey Ave

This St. Pete hidden gem fits right into the sizzling craft beer scene in Tampa Bay with 40 local beers on the lineup.   

Caddy's Indian Shores

Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and beautiful water views. Casual American fare—steaks, ribs and pasta—and plenty of seafood choices are served on three outdoor decks. L, D (daily), Br (Su).

Courtside Grille

An arena of a sports bar clad with memorabilia and 24 TVs, plasma monitors and four giant cinemas provides the best seat in the house, plus an appetite-benching menu includes grouper nuggets, sushi, steaks and more.  

Bilmar Station

Close to Tampa's airport and shopping malls, this spacious sports bar has plenty of TVs, 20 craft beers on tap and authentic bar food featuring some of the best wings in town.