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. Below you’ll find the top self-proclaimed sports bars along with a list of restaurants and bars suitable for watching any game in Nashville.
Top Sports Bars in Nashville
Neighborhood: Green Hills
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 game-day action.
Double Dogs is a family-friendly 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 and smoke-free.
Since 2006, Corner Pub has been a top destination for sports fans in Nashville. After closing its popular Midtown location in 2016, Corner Pub opened a new outpost in Downtown about a block from Puckett’s. Corner Pub also has other locations in the burbs. If you’re Downtown, give this spot a try.
Neighborhood: East Nashville
The Mainstay is a fresh spot on the east side located in the 5th and Main building. They have 23 TVs throughout for watching the game, a sports bar-eclectic menu, and plenty of beer on draft.
With a slogan like “a music venue with a 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 Original Corner Pub
Neighborhood: Green Hills
The Original Corner Pub, which is owned and operated by a separate group from Corner Pub, is located in Green Hills. This spot has been in business for nearly two decades. Find a seat here for the ultimate neighborhood bar feel.
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.
Great Bars for Watching Sports
M.L.Rose is 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 Sylvan Park location has several games and a huge outdoor area featuring the The Golf Garden.
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.
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.
The Ainsworth is a recent addition to the Nashville restaurant scene, offering a more upscale, sports-friendly atmosphere. There’s a nine-screen TV wall and dozens of HD TVs throughout the restaurant. Sit at the central bar or grab a booth for your entire crew. Make sure to get a group photo under the the “Nashville” wall in the front dining area before you leave.
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 there early on Saturdays and Sundays.
Play pinball and arcade games while you watch your favorite team on the 200″ HD projector screen at Headquarters Beercade in SoBro. There are 30 vintage arcade games, pinball machines, a dozen beers on draft, and a creative cocktail menu.
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 drafts. Wraps, sliders, burgers, and a foot-long grilled cheese are just a handful of the menu options.
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