- Sports bars are a mainstay of American culture, a place where fans can come together and watch the big game, while enjoying classic food and beers.
- We compiled a list of the best sports bars in every state with help from Yelp, based on customer reviews.
- The best bars included those with top-notch chicken wings, plenty of beer options, and flawless sports broadcasting.
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There are plenty of incredible bars all over the United States, and if you enjoy watching the game at a local spot with a casual atmosphere and great food choices, you’ll no doubt have an opinion on the best sports bar in your area.
With help from Yelp, we’ve rounded up the best sports bar in every state. To determine the final list, Yelp looked at establishments in its “sports bar” category and took those reviews and star ratings into account.
Keep scrolling to see the best spots for grabbing a beer and a burger while watching your favorite team.
Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an earlier version of this article.
ARKANSAS: The First Seat, Bentonville
“The fried pork tenderloin sandwich was amazing. I’ll be back for it many times. The French fries (potato planks) are flat and thin and everything you could ask for,” wrote Yelp user Alycia R.
Learn more about The First Seat here.
COLORADO: The Colorado Room, Fort Collins
“The menu items are super creative, well developed and super tasty. They use a ton of locally sourced products and have something for everyone. The sammies are perfect for any level of hunger you might have and the sides (poutine with hand cut fries) are awesome,” wrote Yelp user Ashley C.
Click here to learn more about The Colorado Room.
GEORGIA: The Pirate’s Boil, Smyrna
“We sat at the bar and ordered fried rice, Cajun fried calamari, biscuits, no head shrimp with mild pirates boil special sauce and extra corn. The food was so amazing,” wrote Yelp user Quay F.
Learn more about The Pirate’s Boil here.
HAWAII: TJ’s Pau Hana Hale, Kailua-Kona
“Great drinks! We had the Moscow mule and old fashioned. Both really well done. Tater tot nachos were a delightful surprise. We’ll be back and will be ordering them again,” wrote Yelp user Robin C.
Learn more about TJ’s Pau Hana Hale here.
ILLINOIS: City Tap & Grill, Norridge
“First thing I loved about this place was the atmosphere. There are strong lights all over the walls and the bar is super dim and relaxing. There are many TVs around, and with one larger TV on the back wall,” wrote Yelp user Jessica D.
Learn more about City Tap & Grill here.
KENTUCKY: Harry’s Hamburg, Lexington
“[Their] menu is perfect for the feel of a sports bar. They also have a sushi menu and you can even order from the Malone’s menu. They don’t discriminate so go ahead and get your filet on while watching your favorite sporting game,” wrote Yelp user Tammy Q.
Learn more about Harry’s Hamburg here.
MAINE: Tap & Barrel, Bar Harbor
“Great place to come and have a cold craft beer and watch a soccer game on TV. Very nice service and the food was awesome. The lobster grilled cheese sandwich with onion rings was out of this world good,” wrote Yelp user Michelle F.
Learn more about Tap & Barrel here.
MARYLAND: The Hideaway, Odenton
“I usually like to eat my food with hot sauce but I didn’t even need it after tasting their Carolina sauce! It wasn’t spicy but it gave me that extra flavor I wanted!” wrote Yelp user Monik P.
Learn more about The Hideaway here.
MISSISSIPPI: The Camp, Natchez
“The food and service were awesome! I got the southern melt, and the brisket was delicious. The restaurant itself is very welcoming and neat. Great stop after touring the historic homes of Natchez,” wrote Yelp user Aimee C.
Learn more about The Camp here.
NEVADA: Scenic Brewing Company, Las Vegas
“Now the beer was amazing, but there’s one item on the menu that my husband and I can’t stop talking about, which is their root beer. It had to be the most flavorful, delicious root beer I’ve ever had,” wrote Yelp user Kayla R.
Learn more about Scenic Brewing Company here.
NEW JERSEY: Blue 42, Elmwood Park
“I don’t think I could say enough good things about Blue 42. I love them. I love the wings. I love the fries. I love the vibe of the bar. I love the staff,” wrote Yelp user Chyna M.
Learn more about Blue 42 here.
NEW MEXICO: Boxcar Bar and Grill, Santa Fe
“Two weekends in a row we hit this place. This is by far the greatest, most well managed, friendliest sports bar/restaurant I have ever been to. It feels very local but has tons of people from out of town,” wrote Yelp user Thomas L.
Learn more about Boxcar Bar and Grill here.
NORTH CAROLINA: Foggy Rock, Blowing Rock
“This mountain town pub/restaurant serves up some top notch cooking in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Take a seat at the bar and you’ll be making new friends in no time,” wrote Yelp user Linda G.
Learn more about Foggy Rock here.
OKLAHOMA: Kat’s Tavern, Oklahoma City
“There’s something about Kat’s that’s special — can’t put my finger on it, but it’s a fun hangout spot to catch the game — its a cozy spot — great winter bar. It’s dive bar meets Cheers kinda place. Everyone is welcome,” wrote Yelp user Mary Margaret M.
Learn more about Kat’s Tavern here.
OREGON: Cully Central, Portland
“They serve local beers, ciders, wines, and all sorts of juices. They also have an in-house restaurant called Khao Niew that serves flavorful Lao street food along with wings, tots, and fries,” wrote Yelp user Paolo B.
Learn more about Cully Central here.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Dagwood’s, Surfside Beach
“Discovered Dagwoods while looking for a local spot to watch football with good eats and have been coming ever since. Lots of TVs for any sporting events, trivia nights, awesome patio with porch swing booths, jukebox for late nights,” wrote Yelp user Mallory L.
Learn more about Dagwood’s here.
VERMONT: The Reservoir, Waterbury
“Our table shared the poutine, and I ordered the firehouse burger which I got with a side [Caesar] salad. All of the tastes that I had at this restaurant were unique and full of flavor,” wrote Yelp user Ryan S.
Learn more about The Reservoir here.
WASHINGTON: Hellbent Brewing Company, Seattle
“Wow! Amazing beers and environment! They played really good music and had games like pool and arcade games. We have been to a lot of breweries and this one is #1 on our list when it comes to overall brewery vibe,” wrote Yelp user Trang T.
Learn more about Hellbent Brewing Company here.