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7 of the best places for watching sports in Phoenix

We’ve found the best spots for big screens, cold beer, and game day fun.

You don’t need to go to a stadium to cheer on your favorite team here in Phoenix: Game days are a blast at tons of bars, restaurants, and casinos in the Valley.

Whether you want to watch Spring Training, March Madness, Final Four, hockey, soccer, tennis, or other sports, here are a few of the best spots for big screens, great food and beer, and legendary camaraderie. Most have excellent happy hours and daily deals; check the websites for details.

Bonfire Craft Kitchen and Tap House

Tempe and Surprise

Bonfire has all the trappings of the usual neighborhood sports bar, including scores of screens and framed jerseys and banners (note the Michigan theme) but the wood-fired aroma wafting from the premises promises carnivorous delights that transcend mere pub grub. The pulled pork shoulder is renowned and is even better in the green chili mac and cheese. The smoked wings are impossibly crispy outside and moist and tender inside. Other treats from its scratch kitchen include baby back ribs, beef brisket, pizzas, and hearty sandwiches. The tap list is also a cut above, featuring eponymous beers brewed by local partners and standouts like Wren House Spellbinder in 16 and 32-ounce pours.

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers

15 Valley locations

CB & CB” started in Scottsdale in 2011 and has spread to almost every area of town and beyond because it lives up to its name and then some. Screens are squeezed into every inch of space, so it’s ideal for catching any game you want. The burgers are top-notch, too: The menu boasts 18 varieties of half-pound burgers dressed up with everything from PB&J to pastrami and Swiss along with a build-your-own, vegetarian, and vegan option. This fan favorite also stands out for its impressive and extensive beer list featuring stalwart domestics and dozens of local and national craft pours on draft and in cans and bottles.

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The Hub Grill and Bar

4 Valley locations

An East Valley mainstay with three locations in Mesa and one in Ahwatukee, The Hub takes the sports bar to the next level. It has numerous screens, a convivial atmosphere, superior service, and plenty of taps featuring an array of brews. Its spirits and cocktail list are solid, too, and its crazy big menu offers something for everyone, from the Iowa Pork Sandwich to the Korean BBQ Steak Bowl. And how many other bars offer more than 20 sides for their burgers and sandwiches, including garlic Cajun HUB chips, loaded mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and more?

Majerle’s Sports Grill

Phoenix and Scottsdale

The downtown Majerle’s — named after owner and Phoenix Suns legend Dan Majerle — opened in 1992 in the city’s oldest commercial building dating from 1885. Locals and visitors alike delight in the historic digs and frequently packed patio, where people always seem to be in a jolly mood, often while wearing team jerseys. Both the downtown and Desert Ridge locations have a chummy ambiance and well-executed bar food with fun names that nod to other sports figures like Jared Dudley’s Chicken sandwich and Joe Kleine’s Chicago Bleu burger.

BetMGM Sportsbook at Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Santan Mountain


If you want to immerse yourself in sports, a casino sportsbook is the place to go, and this one is the biggest in the state at about 7,000 square feet. It’s loaded with screens, including a massive 129-foot LED display along the main wall and screens above the bar. The space gets packed when big games or fights are on, so plan far ahead if you want to reserve a booth. The casino is worth a visit even if you’re not a gambler thanks to a light, bright design, local artwork, and outdoor desert garden areas. A few dozen domestic and craft beers are on tap, and you can grab food at the Upperdeck Deli and other casual concepts along with Honey + Vine, offering upscale cuisine with a subdued-glam aqua-and-gold ambiance — try the exceptional rotisserie half-chicken or a burger topped with bacon and tomato jam.

Santisi Brothers Sports Grill


Far north Phoenix’s Santisi Brothers lands on nearly every “best sports bar” list for its eye-popping walls of over 100 screens as well as its phenomenal food. It features slow-cooked meats (baby back ribs, chicken breast, and pork chops), an array of pasta made from family recipes, hand-tossed New York-style pizza, made-to-order wings, soups and salads, subs and other sandwiches, and of course, burgers. It’s also worth your business for its devotion to supporting animal charities.

Zipps Sports Grill

14 Valley locations

This family-owned local business, launched in 1995, has become synonymous with “neighborhood sports bar” for a reason. All have tons of screens, plenty of tables, friendly service, decent food and drinks at fair prices, and a fan-friendly ambiance where loud cheering is the norm. There’s something for everyone at Zipps: The menu includes soups, a dozen salads, a range of appetizers, a dozen half-pound specialty burgers along with a build-your-own option, tacos, burritos, pizza, focaccia and regular sandwiches, and desserts. A smattering of domestic, premium, and craft beers are offered. The tap list varies based on location, but one thing you can get at all of them is the famous Zipparita in nine frosty flavors.

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Fans cheering on the home team at a sports bar

Bring your game face to these awesome Atlanta sports bars

No matter who you root for, these are the best sports bars in Atlanta.

Whether you’re an Atlanta sports fan (go Hawks/Falcons/Braves/ATL United!) or a transplant whose heart belongs to their home state, the thrill of cheering on your team is undeniable. Luckily, Atlanta boasts a diverse range of sports bars perfect for watching any big game. From cherished dives with longstanding charm to upscale establishments offering a more elite experience, the city’s sports bar culture ensures there’s a perfect spot for every fan. So gather your crew – or make some new friends – at any one of these spots next game day.

Park Tavern 

500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Are you an Atlanta Falcons and/or Georgia Bulldogs fan? If so, there’s a perfect bar for you. Nestled at the edge of Atlanta’s famous Piedmont Park, Park Tavern hosts events and watch parties for the Falcons, Dawgs, Braves, and more. They’re even an Atlanta United Pub Partner, showing every game. With 25 big screen TVs between the indoor bar area and outdoor patio, it’s the perfect spot in Midtown to root for your favorite team.

Brewhouse Cafe 

401 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

As soon as you walk into Brewhouse Cafe in Little Five Points, you’re hit with those unmistakable soccer vibes – scarves everywhere, and TVs scattered like confetti, all tuned into the game. This place is a haven for soccer fanatics, no doubt. They’ve got 27 screens, so you won’t miss a beat of the action. And they’re not just about soccer – keep tabs on their online schedule for a mix of college football, NFL, MLB, and NHL, too. Between the cold beers on tap and a menu with bites for everyone, it’s no surprise they snagged the “Best Sports Bar” title in Atlanta Magazine’s Readers’ Choice 2022. 

Meehan’s Public House

2810 Paces Ferry Rd NW, Vinings, GA 30339

200 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303 

With one downtown Atlanta location (set within the old Macy’s landmark building known for its unique architecture) and another in the heart of Vinings, Meehan’s Public House is a classic sports bar with an elevated twist. Picture polished wood, moody lighting, and authentic Irish charm. They’ve got plenty of screens for game-watching, plus traditional American bar food like house-made potato chips, pretzels, fried pickles, and buffalo wings.

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Fado Irish Pub

273 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

933 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

For over 20 years, Fado has been offering soccer fans (and sports fans in general) an authentic taste of Ireland’s pub culture with gleaming wood bars, tons of big screens, dozens of international and local beers, and a boisterous crowd on game days. Their made-from-scratch menu features delicious Irish standards like corned beef rolls, fried goat cheese, Guinness mac and cheese, and classic shepherd’s pie. Fun fact: Their Buckhead location was featured in the film Captain America: Civil War

Der Biergarten

300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Der Biergarten draws inspiration from traditional German beer gardens, serving up a delightful selection of German beers and cuisine. Feast your eyes and taste buds on menu highlights such as Reibekuchen mit Apfelmus (potato pancakes with applesauce), kassler rippchen (pork chops and sauerkraut), reuben rolls, and hearty wurst plates. Whether you’re cheering on your team in the nostalgic indoor atmosphere or catching the game al fresco on the patio, prepare to be transported from downtown Atlanta to an authentic Biergarten experience.

Black Bear Tavern

1931 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Calling all Chicago transplants: Black Bear Tavern is your ultimate team headquarters. This cozy bar is the go-to spot for fans of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls, equipped with plenty of TVs for optimal game-watching from every angle. Forget the standard bar fare; Black Bear Tavern takes it up a notch with mouthwatering signature dishes. Regulars can’t resist returning for their stellar burgers, the aptly named “Big Ass Fish Sandwich” (yes, that’s what it’s called on the menu), and an extra foot-long chili dog that’s a fan favorite. Swing by for the game, indulge in some irresistible bites, and wash it all down with an ice-cold brew. Maybe just leave the Atlanta sports gear at home.

The Midway Pub

552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Overflowing with a generous list of beer options, The Midway Pub in East Atlanta Village is the ultimate spot for a laid-back evening of game-watching. With multiple TVs and projectors, you won’t miss a moment of the action, even if there are multiple games on. Pair your brew with their mouthwatering burgers and tacos, catch some fresh air on the patio lit up with cozy string lights, or drop by while you’re hopping between bars in the iconic East Atlanta Village.

Stats Brewpub

300 Marietta St NW Ste 101, Atlanta, GA 30313

Discover why Stats Brewpub proudly claims the title of “Atlanta’s ultimate sports bar.” Situated in West Midtown, just steps away from iconic attractions like Mercedes-Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena, and Centennial Olympic Park, this upscale bar sets the stage for an unforgettable game day experience. Boasting over 70 screens and taps right at your table, Stats offers a diverse range of craft beers to enjoy while cheering on Atlanta’s home teams. You’ll definitely want to try standout dishes like their short rib poutine, chicken and waffles, and a mouthwatering barbecue brisket burger. 

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Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DFW

Grab your green garb and get ready for a day of shamrocking fun.

If you’re ready to paint the town green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DFW, we’ve got you covered. From lively block parties to family-friendly parades, the region offers a diverse array of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations guaranteed to delight revelers of all ages. Whether you’re dancing in the streets at the Lower Greenville Block Party or enjoying a pint of Guinness at a local pub crawl, there’s no shortage of ways to embrace the Irish spirit and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in style. So, grab your green garb and get ready for a day of shamrocking fun.

Lower Greenville Block Party

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Looking for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Look no further than the Lower Greenville Block Party! This annual event is known for transforming Lower Greenville Avenue into a sea of green, complete with live music, street vendors, and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day festivities. From traditional Irish food to green beer flowing freely, this raucous celebration is a must-visit for anyone looking to kick off St. Paddy’s Day in style. The official event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Lower Greenville Avenue between Vanderbilt and Vickery. Admission to the event costs $20 and is cash only. Make sure to don your favorite green outfit and join in on the fun. And if you’re not ready to call it a night, don’t worry – the bars along the strip will be open until 2 a.m., so the party never has to end.

Cowtown Goes Green

Saturday, March 16, 2024

If you’re looking for a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a unique twist, head over to the Fort Worth Stockyards for Cowtown Goes Green. This annual event, now in its 23rd year, offers a perfect blend of Irish and cowboy culture with festive food, live music, and an Irish-Western parade that will surely delight visitors of all ages. From pony rides to dance troupes, this one-of-a-kind celebration promises a memorable St. Paddy’s Day experience for the whole family. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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Dallas Shamrock Stroll – St. Paddy Bar Crawl

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Join the sea of green at the Dallas Shamrock Stroll, a spirited bar crawl through the city’s most popular drinking destinations. With drink specials, themed cocktails, and a lively atmosphere, this St. Patrick’s Day celebration is perfect for revelers looking to mix and mingle with fellow partygoers. Whether you’re sipping on green beer or indulging in Irish whiskey, the Dallas Shamrock Stroll promises a festive and unforgettable St. Paddy’s Day experience. 

St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

For those looking to kickstart their day with some exercise before diving into St. Patrick’s Day fun, lace up your running shoes and hit the Dash Down Greenville Race. This annual 5K race takes runners through the vibrant streets of Greenville Avenue, culminating in a post-race party featuring live music, food trucks, and plenty of Irish-themed fun. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a casual jogger, this spirited race offers a healthy way to start your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans: DFW St. Patrick’s Day Party

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style at the DFW St. Patrick’s Day Party hosted by Texas Live! This exciting event offers a chance to enjoy live music, delicious food, fun games, and more. Whether you’re up for a friendly game of cornhole or looking to sample some tasty Irish-inspired cuisine, this festive gathering promises an unforgettable St. Paddy’s Day experience. The event starts at 1 p.m., and tickets are available for $10 or more. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Dallas Official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl

Sunday, March 17, 2024

The Dallas Official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl is the perfect event to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You can hop from one Irish pub to another with your friends and enjoy drink specials, festive décor, and live entertainment along the way. Whether you’re an experienced pub crawler or a first-timer, this event promises to be a night to remember (or forget?). So, gather your friends and embark on a pub-hopping adventure through some of Dallas’s best watering holes.

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