A really good bar to watch sports can be hard to find. Some distinguish themselves as “sports bars” while others just have a great vibe and a bunch of TVs ideal for watching sports. It took a lot of sports watching and drinking to come up with the list of the best sports bars in Nashville, but someone had to do it.
All of these locations have great beer selections, numerous televisions and cozy seating. You better not pre-game for too long to get a spot at these top sports bars — they fill up quickly on game days.
Good luck to whatever team you may be supporting. Cheers!
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Top Sports Bars
Crow’s Nest is a two-story sports bar located in Green Hills that’s always packed with fans on game days. With TVs, bars and seats throughout, it’s set-up for some action.
Double Dogs is a newer bar and restaurant in Nashville with locations in Hillsboro Village and Sylvan Heights. They have plenty of TVs, a large projection wall for popular games and individual audio boxes for each table so you can listen to any TV. This place is all ages, family-friendly, and smoke-free.
Beyond the Edge
Beyond the Edge in East Nashville is an awesome sports bar with 25 HD televisions. They also have over 125 beer options with 25 on draft. Located right in the heart of the Five Points area in East Nashville, you can walk to several different bars and restaurants before or after you watch your favorite team.
Jonathan’s is another great, local place to catch a game. It’s a wonderful sports bar with five locations including Green Hills (pictured below), Cool Springs, Bellevue, Spring Hill and Mt. Juliet. There are approximately 45 televisions at each location. The food is really good, too!
Bailey’s Pub & Grille
Bailey’s located in Downtown Nashville is a fun place right on Broadway. You can catch a game inside or on their open-air courtyard on nice days. Plus, right after the game, you can easily get to all the honky tonks, if that’s your thing.
With a slogan like “a music venue with sports addiction,” Dawghouse Saloon is always a good time. There isn’t a seat in the house that you can’t see a big screen TV. And on those nice Nashville days, you can grab a spot on the patio where they have a TV for you to keep up with the score.
The Mainstay is a newer spot on the east side located in the 5th and Main building. They have 23 TVs throughout the bar for watching the game, a sports bar-eclectic menu, and plenty of beer on draft.
Great Bars for Watching Sports:
Acme Feed & Seed
Acme located on Broadway has a second floor perfect for sports watching. There are TVs everywhere and open seating instead of tables. You can grab a big booth or group of chairs to mingle with friends. Also, there’s a huge rooftop bar with a bunch of TVs and great views of the city!
M.L. Rose is a neighborhood pub that’s a perfect place to meet your friends and grab a burger and a beer. There are televisions throughout both locations (Melrose and West Nashville), but make sure your game is on before heading there. The Melrose location has plenty of arcade games to keep you busy during halftime while the West Nashville location has a huge outdoor area with giant Jenga.
Head to Tavern in Midtown for delicious food and an upbeat atmosphere. Tavern has 14 TVs for sports enthusiasts, plus some of the best food in Midtown for those wanting something better than typical bar food. Important Tip: Tavern’s brunch is one of the most popular in the city, so get their early on Saturdays and Sundays. Post-brunch, guests can enjoy the Game Day Favorites menu from 3pm to close.
South is a fun bar located on Demonbreun Street. They have TVs above the bar and throughout the restaurant for game days. Get there early and you might be able to snag a table on the patio where they have another couple of TVs. They also have great menu options, which never hurts!