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
Third and Home
Third and Home is “Germantown’s bar with a ballpark,” which overlooks First Horizon Park. The sports bar and restaurant span over 7,000-square-feet, making it one of the roomiest places to watch a game. They also list the channels they offer so you can see if your team’s game will be on one of the 28+ flatscreens. All ages are welcome.
Neighborhood: 12 South
Bottle Cap, located in the heart of the bustling 12 South neighborhood, offers numerous TVs throughout the space, pub grub, and a lively atmosphere. They have the Sunday NFL Ticket and every UFC pay-per-view event, so you won’t miss your favorite team or fight.
Double Dogs is a family-friendly bar and restaurant in Nashville with locations in Hillsboro Village and Sylvan Park. 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 for all ages and smoke-free.
Neighbors is a neighborhood bar with two locations in Sylvan Park and Germantown. Neighbors is known for its laidback atmosphere, pub grub, happy hour specials, and plenty of beers on draft.
Jonathan’s Grille is a family-owned sports bar with more than enough TVs to catch any game while enjoying fresh food and local brews. The food menu is one of the most expansive options in town, with everything from pizza to burgers to tacos.
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 Nashville 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 for game watching, a sports bar-eclectic menu, and a variety of beers 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.
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.
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.
Great Bars for Watching Sports
Sit under the massive “Famous” marquee while you watch your favorite team at Famous Nashville in Downtown Nashville. This expansive space allows for plenty of elbow room for you and your crew to mingle. Be sure to head up to the rooftop for some incredible views.
M.L.Rose is a casual place to meet your friends and grab a burger and a beer. There are televisions throughout each location, but make sure your game is on before heading there. The Sylvan Park location has several games and a huge outdoor area featuring The Golf Garden.
City Tap House
If you’re in the 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 the hot honey chicken sandwich and Korean short rib tacos.
Acme Feed & Seed
Acme Feed & Seed’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 a group of chairs to mingle with friends. Make your way to the rooftop for great city views and a bunch of TVs.
The Ainsworth offers 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.
Play pinball and arcade games while you watch your favorite team on the 200″ HD projector screen at Headquarters Beercade. There are 25+ vintage arcade games, pinball machines, a dozen beers on draft, and a creative cocktail menu.
Hopsmith Tavern is a multi-floor neighborhood gathering spot. 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 of tables where you can pour your own drafts. Wraps, sliders, and burgers are just a handful of the menu options.
BoomBozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse
Neighborhood: East Nashville
For pizza, beer, televisions, and a playground (yes, a playground), head over to East Nashville’s BoomBozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse. Enjoy the game and brews while the kids get some exercise outside on the slides.
Fleet Street Pub
Neighborhood: Downtown | Printer’s Alley
Fleet Street Pub is one of Nashville’s few British pubs, so you can expect this underground watering hole to fill up during football (soccer) games. The beverage menu has British beers on draft, Scotch Whisky, and a variety of local and foreign options, too. Popular food menu items include the Liverpool Street Lamb Burger and Arsenal Breakfast. Fleet Street is strictly 21 and over only.
Another British-inspired destination: The Pub. If you’re looking for a place to watch a soccer game with the kids, this hotspot in the Gulch is open to all ages. Expect English pale ales on draft, fish and chips, and an on-brand atmosphere.
This hidden gem in the SoBro area is definitely not a sports bar, but it’s easily one of the most popular destinations to watch a European game on a single screen. Pack in at Bar Sovereign if you want an energetic experience and cocktails for comfort.
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