A top-notch sports bar can be hard to find. Some distinguish themselves as “sports bars” while others just have a lively vibe and a bunch of TVs showing all the games. It took a lot of sports watching and beer 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 lengthy 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.
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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 relatively new 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 a solid 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 local place to catch a game. It’s a wonderful sports bar with seven locations including Green Hills, Cool Springs, Bellevue, Spring Hill, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro and Hendersonville. There are 55 televisions at each location. The expansive food menu is sure to satisfy any palate, 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. Every seat in the house offers a view of 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 fresh 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‘s second floor is a top destination for sports watching due to its open seating and standing area. 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 casual place to meet your friends and grab a burger and a beer. There are televisions throughout each location (Melrose, Sylvan Park, & Capitol View), 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.
Kung Fu Saloon
This watering hole is part vintage arcade, part sports bar and part late-night party zone. Once your team is down by 21, Kung Fu Saloon‘s free Skee Ball and 20 vintage arcade games will help clear your mind. The two dozen draft beer options may come in handy, too.
The George Jones
The George Jones, located right off Broadway in downtown Nashville, is a spacious spot to watch the game on over 20 HD TVs. Enjoy views of Nissan Stadium and the Cumberland River from the rooftop patio, which is heated and partially covered during the colder months. On fall game days there’s even giant beer pong and other fun drinking games on the rooftop.
Midtown’s Hopsmith Tavern is a multi-floor neighborhood gathering spot next to Slider House. Grab a booth with your crew, roll solo at the bar or take a seat on one of the outdoor patios. Draft beers are flowing here, including a couple tables where you can pour your own beers. Wraps, sliders, burgers and a foot-long grilled cheese are just a handful of the menu options.
City Tap House
If you’re in the downtown/SoBro area, City Tap House has an exceptional craft beer list in addition to many TVs, including a 15-foot LCD video wall. This is an American pub and restaurant based out of Philly. Expect elevated pub classics like Maryland-style crab cakes and Korean short rib tacos.
With three concepts in one location, you know there will be plenty of viewing options at Germantown Depot. The Trolley Bar and Germantown Bar both offer many TVs, draft beer and bites. If it gets crowded, head outside to the beer garden for some fresh air. Even better — get an outdoor cabana with your own TV.
South is a popular 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 a couple of TVs.
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