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If you want sports, Tennessee has what you're looking for. Nashville is one of the biggest sports hubs in the state, with the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Nashville Soccer Club, who play at Geodis Park, calling the city home. Memphians assemble in the FedExForum to catch the NBA Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis Tigers. You can hear the roar of NASCAR in Bristol. And, Knoxville natives gather to watch beloved University of Tennessee football and basketball. Whether you’re supporting the local favorite, repping your hometown or just there to watch the action or have a drink, these stadiums and sports bars with TVs, great food and high-energy atmosphere are great places to get into the game.
Professional Sports Stadiums in Tennessee
FedExForum is known as a premier NBA arena being the home of the Memphis Grizzlies. The arena has hosted 10 NBA playoff series and major college basketball tournaments. Additionally, you can also see major boxing events and tours like World Wrestling Entertainment, Professional Bull Riders and UFC.
You can catch the NFL Tennessee Titans during their seasons at Nissan Stadium. The premier entertainment destination hosts a wealth of other sports, too, from Monster Jam to major soccer games and supercross racing. It's also home to CMA Fest night concerts.
Home to the Nashville Soccer Club, Geodis Park is the newest stadium constructed in Nashville. The 30,000-seat stadium is located in the city's Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood and is the largest soccer-specific stadium in the U.S. and Canada with a 360-degree canopy, 65-foot-wide shared concourse and a safe standing supporter's section. With just 150 feet from the last row of seats and the touchline, you're guaranteed to be as close to the action as possible.
At Bridgestone Arena, seeing the NHL Nashville Predators' fanbase interact with the team is just as exciting as the game itself. The stadium roars with the sound of thousands of cheering fans. You'll love the chants, stomps and cheers as the Predators battle for victory on the ice. Get tickets to a game to experience the high-energy hockey action.
You can hear the roar of NASCAR and stock cars as they whiz around the world's fastest half-mile in Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway, known as The Last Great Colosseum for its action-packed events and Roman-like architecture. The speedway is among the largest sporting venues in the world. In addition to the speedway, Bristol has a .25-mile dragstrip that hosts an annual NHRA event, the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Nicknamed Thunder Valley due to its location and scenery, the dragstrip hosts all three additional national touring NHRA series, plus other weekly and monthly events.
Sports Bars in and Near Nashville
Just a few blocks from Nissan Stadium and Bridgestone Arena, this sports bar is in the center of the action in downtown Nashville. Located inside the upscale Omni Nashville Hotel, Barlines has everything you love about sports bars with an elevated twist. Catch your favorite team on one of its 22 jumbo flat-screens while you chow down on its elevated bar food. It also has an extensive selection of craft beers, spirits and handcrafted cocktails. In addition to premium game coverage, Barlines features live music during breaks between big games. Sports lovers with a sweet tooth should definitely try one of its adult milkshakes, made with classic Tennessee treats like Goo Goo Clusters and MoonPies.
This popular beer hall is a craft beer lover’s paradise. With a selection of more than 100 beers, Noble's specializes in local brews while featuring the best craft from all over. If liquor is more your style, Noble’s offers delicious cocktails, including the signature moonshine sangria made with Ole Smoky Moonshine. With large beer hall-style tables and a patio, it’s the perfect place to watch a game with a big crew or take a large group for a postgame celebration. Noble’s also has an extensive classic bar fare menu and plenty of TVs to keep any sports fan happy for hours.
Stop by Jonathan’s for one of the best sports bar experiences in the state featuring 55 flat screens, great food, and relaxed atmosphere. Jonathan’s Grille was established in 1999 and has been providing excellent service, tasty food and an elevated TV sports viewing experience ever since. Enjoying delicious appetizers and entrees while watching and cheering on your favorite teams provides a fun and memorable outing for friends and family alike. There's even an outdoor sports bar area for those warm weather days. With a variety of drink and food specials like 2-for-1 beers and $6 apps, Jonathan’s delivers as one of the best sports bars (and grilles) in the state. Check out one of the eight locations across Tennessee to experience this all-star sports bar.
A staple of Nashville, Tailgate Brewery is a proudly independent craft brewery with three locations – a main location in West Nashville and taprooms on Music Row and in East Nashville – that have been creating uniquely experimental brews, blends, and gourmet pizza here in Music City since 2014. Tailgate’s East Nashville taproom location not only offers a great “brewery atmosphere” but also offers a number of TVs with sports on to enjoy. Featuring their renowned craft beer (for which there are 24 rotating taps) and delicious pizza, the menu also includes some fan favorites like “Garlic Knockers” and Mac n’ Cheese Fries, one of 12 different varieties of fries available. Tailgate is sure to please! Quick tip: Parking for the East Nashville location is free for 4 hours and is located in a small lot left of the building.
Known affectionately as “Germantown’s Bar with a Ballpark,” Third and Home, an outdoor sports bar, provides you with one of the most unique sports bar experiences in the country. Offering perhaps the best patio view in Nashville, take in the city’s beautiful skyline and views overlooking the third-base sideline of First Horizon Park where the Sounds, Nashville’s very own Triple-A baseball team, play. Move inside the 7,000 sq. ft. restaurant space with 28+ TVs and enjoy a wide variety of classic food selections with favorites like the stuffed garlic bread sticks, strawberry almond salad, and hot chicken waffles. Pair your meal with one of their top-rated cocktails, draft or bottled beer and seltzer, and medley of decadent wines. Visit Third and Home and experience for yourself why so many are saying that this sports bar is a home run. Quick tip: Check out the Sounds’ schedule from April to September before heading to Third and Home; the beer patio is the perfect place to watch a game.
Home to the legendary 25 oz. “Bloody Larry” cocktail, Neighbors Nashville is the among the best spots to watch your favorite teams play in Middle Tennessee. As an official Nashville Predators approved location for watch parties, Neighbors brings the heat with their full menu featuring signature in-house smoked pork, turkey, brisket, and chicken accentuated by delicious dry rubs. Not only does Neighbors have a bunch of TVs showcasing the best games, but the bar is also adorned in authentic sports and entertainment memorabilia that you can appreciate and enjoy while sipping an ice-cold draft beer. Join your sports bar-loving neighbors and visit this widely celebrated Nashville venue.
Sports Bars in Kingsport, Johnson City, Smokies, Knoxville, Chattanooga
As the oldest craft brewery in East Tennessee, Smoky Mountain Brewery now stands as one of the most recognizable and beloved hangouts in the region. With six fan-favorite, in-house brewed beers always on tap along with four seasonal brews available, there will always be refreshing and tasty craft options to pair with your meal. Alongside top-notch burgers and hand-tossed pizzas and calzones, the food at SMB is guaranteed to delight. And with a number of TVs mounted around the dining areas and bar, you can watch the big game while enjoying the delicious food and drinks. Fun for friends or the whole family, Smoky Mountain Brewery features live music and games like SINGO (song BINGO) and trivia. Visit one of four East Tennessee locations (Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Maryville and Knoxville) to experience the widely celebrated brewery for yourself. Quick tip: If you are interested in live music, make sure to check the calendar to see when and where artists will be playing; also, check out the swag on your way out, they have some great shirts.
The Sports Mill is a premier sports bar and attraction in downtown Kingsport and one of the coolest places to watch your favorite sports games. Not only do they have numerous TVs throughout the space, but you can also try your hand at more than 30 virtual sports on two 13’ simulator screens. Guests can sign up for simulator time online or by phone. For big games like the Super Bowl or a Tennessee rivalry game, these simulators are also turned into TVs. The Sports Mill bar serves domestic and craft beers on tap, seltzers, food. And, don't miss the vintage slushie machine from the old Wallace News Stand for a little bit of Kingsport nostalgia. The Sports Mill is designed for guests of all ages and is an excellent family or group activity. Enjoy a lounge area, corn hole setups and an outdoor patio space.
Yee-Haw Brewing Company - Johnson City
If you want to have a good time on game day, head to Yee-Haw Brewing Co. in Johnson City to sample their vast array of local, craft beer. Catch the game while sipping on the award-winning Dunkel, a German-style lager, their crisp take on a Pilsner, Cerveza, a Mexican lager infused with locally sourced malts and flaked corn, and Eighty, a Scotch ale that leans toward the dessert end of the flavor spectrum.
Watch your favorite sports games and play your own at Tiebreakers in Johnson City. Tiebreakers is the only attraction in the city that offers Hyperbowling, a game of bowling with new challenges at every level and an advanced scoring system. It's the most interactive bowling you'll experience. An arcade, axe throwing, virtual reality games, a full menu of handhelds, wings, salads, pizza and more and, of course, beers, wine and cocktails round out the fun.
Widely recognized as one of Knoxville’s “hidden gem” sports bars, Skybox provides amazing food, great people, and an inviting atmosphere. With some of the city’s best wings and fries, ordering at Skybox can be a challenge with all the incredible menu items from which you can choose. Recommended for family and friends alike, this acclaimed sports bar is tucked away in the heart of downtown Knoxville and the perfect place to stop in and watch a game. Quick tip: Headed to a UT game? Skybox is only a 15-minute walk from Neyland Stadium.
Ever hear of a bar that has recliners in front of a massive TV screen that shows up to 4 games at once? Look no further than Fieldhouse Social, a Knoxville-based sports bar featuring American craft food, beer, cocktails, and a sitting area with leather recliners positioned perfectly to relax and watch your favorite teams play on a huge, movie theater-style screen with friends and family. With numerous other TVs scattered around the bar, you can be sure to enjoy delicious food prepared with locally-sourced ingredients while not missing a kick-off. Enjoy such dishes as the Applewood Smoked Chicken Wings or the Fieldhouse Burger as well as top-rated desserts like the White Chocolate Salted Caramel Skillet Cookie. Located just a few blocks from the University of Tennessee, college football is a short walk away following your visit to Fieldhouse, which is certain to become your go-to sports bar in Knoxville.
Kick back and watch your favorite sports team at the veteran owned-and-operated Bud's Sports Bar in Chattanooga. You'll find huge TVs, cold drinks and delicious food. Smoking and non-smoking seating as well as a dog-friendly patio are available. The menu is extensive, offering vegetarian options, wings, prime rib, sandwiches and burgers. Local beers, wines and seltzers are offered as well as weekly specials like Happy Hour every Monday-Friday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., $1 oyster nights every Thursday and taco nights every Wednesday.
Sports Bars in Memphis and Jackson
For soccer fans and pub lovers alike, Celtic Crossing in Memphis provides an authentic Irish tavern atmosphere including an outdoor sports bar area you’re sure to enjoy. Catch every free kick, yellow card, and goal on one of the many TVs showing the most anticipated matches. If soccer isn’t your thing, Celtic Crossing also has a variety of other sports on throughout the bar that you can watch as well. Try some fan-favorite entrees including scrumptious soups and light and crispy fish and chips with house made tartar sauce along with an unmatched selection of over 100 Scottish and Irish beers and whiskeys. Come and visit Celtic Crossing for an Irish sports pub experience unlike any other in Tennessee. Quick tip: You can catch great live music on weekends.
At 731 Sports Bar and Grill in Jackson, you'll find a fun and family-friendly environment that celebrates and showcases the athletes that come from the 731 area code. Great food, drinks and sports make this an enjoyable sports bar in West Tennessee. Visit during Freedom Hour Monday to Saturday 2-6 p.m. for specials on domestic and craft drafts, margaritas and cosmos; and, half-price appetizers Monday to Friday 2-6 p.m.
Owned by former Memphis Grizzlies player Mike Miller, Let It Fly is a favorite go-to bar in Memphis to watch games and enjoy some great food. With tons of TVs placed around the bar and an extensive selection of locally brewed beers, this pub is truly a slam dunk. Featuring lively dishes like delicious chicken and waffles, the extra cheesy mac and cheese burger, hot and tender ribs, and juicy pulled pork, there is something for everyone at Let It Fly. Not to mention bottomless mimosas and top-of-the-line Full Swing golf simulator bays that are available for reservation.
Standing as the oldest tavern in Memphis, The Green Beetle has been serving folks, including the likes of Elvis Presley, Dezi Arnez, and Hank Williams Sr., great beer and their famous Green Beetle Burger since 1939. A few blocks from the Orpheum Theatre and Beale Street, The Green Beetle is known as one of the best hangouts on South Main, and for good reason. A number of TVs playing a variety of sports surrounding the bar and indoor and outdoors seating lends to the comfortable, welcoming, and relaxed atmosphere. The food is legendary and menu features favorites like the Catfish Plate, Cajun Chicken Tots, and of course the Green Beetle Burger are guaranteed to please.
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