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Catch the Game at Phoenix’s Finest Sports Bars

Where to find beer, wings, and plenty of flatscreens

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Watching sports at home often doesn’t have the same appeal — there’s (likely) no beer on tap, fewer people to share your excitement with, and only one screen. Sometimes, it’s simply the better move to go to a favorite sports bar with flavorful wings, cold beer, and a crowd cheering (or lamenting) alongside you. With March Madness, and baseball season kicking off soon, these are the Valley’s top sports bars to help you find your next favorite spot.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Lakeside Bar and Grill

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At first glance, you might have some reservations about a surf-themed tavern serving everything from burgers to fish frys to fajitas and pasta, but this first-rate neighborhood grill masters it all while offering something for even the pickiest eaters. Lakeside Bar & Grill has been a West Valley staple for over a decade, and recently underwent a remodel to make it even more comfortable for sitting back and watching your favorite team beat the competition.

Bevvy Uptown

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If you want a party atmosphere with a side of sports viewing, you’ll want to become a regular at Bevvy. And while the Old Town Scottsdale location offers a noticeably rowdier environment, you’re sure to have just as much fun at Bevvy in Uptown Phoenix. Plus, the pub-style lounge almost always has a drink deal, so you can enjoy the game with a couple of mixed shots in hand.

Zipps Sports Grill

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Zipps Sports Grill is an Arizona institution, having been a family owned and operated go-to casual restaurant since 1995. These days, there are more than a dozen locations around the Valley. In addition to plenty of TVs, you’ll find games, classic bar food and the legendary Zipparita. What exactly is in the drink remains unclear, but there’s a reason you can only have three in a sitting. Make sure you make the most of your three and try one of the delicious flavors which include watermelon, blue curacao, and Chambord.

Majerle's Sports Grill

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You can’t go wrong with a sports bar established by a sports legend. Majerle’s, named after Phoenix Suns icon Dan Majerle, has been a Valley mainstay for 30 years. The restaurant has two Phoenix locations in downtown and Desert Ridge, with each offering plenty of TVs to watch your favorite sports, as well as half-pound burgers, wings, potato skins, and other favorite game day snacks.

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

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The name says it all: Cold beers and cheeseburgers are the perfect companion to any sports game, especially when surrounded by over 30 high-def TVs. Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is all about going above and beyond, so in addition to the near wall-to-wall screens, customers can also find over 150 beers, more than a dozen half-pound burgers, and a variety of other bar food favorites.

The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen

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The Lodge is a one-of-a-kind gem in the heart of Tempe that offers the cozy feeling of being at your favorite hunting lodge while still being modern and hip with unforgettable food. Start with the cheese curds, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, or fried pickles before diving into one of the inventive burgers. And if you want to bring a group to celebrate a team win with you, you can opt for the party pitcher of margaritas that’s boozy enough for four.

Kelly's at Southbridge

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Steps away from the loud music and bright lights of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district is Kelly’s, which serves as a speakeasy-style sanctuary with more than 24 TVs, plush couches, bar games, and comfort food. Kick back, grab a beer and burger, and settle in for the big game. And if things don’t your way? Head to the back for a game of darts to take your mind off the score. 

The Porch

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The Porch is a go-to, trendy neighborhood hotspot for patio dining and yard games, that also delivers lively energy on game days. While the Porch has lots of go-to dishes like chicken wings and soft pretzels, the bar also offers lighter options like bowls and salads. And, if beer isn’t your thing, the cocktails are a good choice. Try the Jungle Juice with vodka, peach, amaretto, cranberry, and orange juice.

Lakeside Bar and Grill

At first glance, you might have some reservations about a surf-themed tavern serving everything from burgers to fish frys to fajitas and pasta, but this first-rate neighborhood grill masters it all while offering something for even the pickiest eaters. Lakeside Bar & Grill has been a West Valley staple for over a decade, and recently underwent a remodel to make it even more comfortable for sitting back and watching your favorite team beat the competition.

Bevvy Uptown

If you want a party atmosphere with a side of sports viewing, you’ll want to become a regular at Bevvy. And while the Old Town Scottsdale location offers a noticeably rowdier environment, you’re sure to have just as much fun at Bevvy in Uptown Phoenix. Plus, the pub-style lounge almost always has a drink deal, so you can enjoy the game with a couple of mixed shots in hand.

Zipps Sports Grill

Zipps Sports Grill is an Arizona institution, having been a family owned and operated go-to casual restaurant since 1995. These days, there are more than a dozen locations around the Valley. In addition to plenty of TVs, you’ll find games, classic bar food and the legendary Zipparita. What exactly is in the drink remains unclear, but there’s a reason you can only have three in a sitting. Make sure you make the most of your three and try one of the delicious flavors which include watermelon, blue curacao, and Chambord.

Majerle's Sports Grill

You can’t go wrong with a sports bar established by a sports legend. Majerle’s, named after Phoenix Suns icon Dan Majerle, has been a Valley mainstay for 30 years. The restaurant has two Phoenix locations in downtown and Desert Ridge, with each offering plenty of TVs to watch your favorite sports, as well as half-pound burgers, wings, potato skins, and other favorite game day snacks.

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

The name says it all: Cold beers and cheeseburgers are the perfect companion to any sports game, especially when surrounded by over 30 high-def TVs. Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is all about going above and beyond, so in addition to the near wall-to-wall screens, customers can also find over 150 beers, more than a dozen half-pound burgers, and a variety of other bar food favorites.

The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen

The Lodge is a one-of-a-kind gem in the heart of Tempe that offers the cozy feeling of being at your favorite hunting lodge while still being modern and hip with unforgettable food. Start with the cheese curds, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, or fried pickles before diving into one of the inventive burgers. And if you want to bring a group to celebrate a team win with you, you can opt for the party pitcher of margaritas that’s boozy enough for four.

Kelly's at Southbridge

Steps away from the loud music and bright lights of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district is Kelly’s, which serves as a speakeasy-style sanctuary with more than 24 TVs, plush couches, bar games, and comfort food. Kick back, grab a beer and burger, and settle in for the big game. And if things don’t your way? Head to the back for a game of darts to take your mind off the score. 

The Porch

The Porch is a go-to, trendy neighborhood hotspot for patio dining and yard games, that also delivers lively energy on game days. While the Porch has lots of go-to dishes like chicken wings and soft pretzels, the bar also offers lighter options like bowls and salads. And, if beer isn’t your thing, the cocktails are a good choice. Try the Jungle Juice with vodka, peach, amaretto, cranberry, and orange juice.

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