Best Sports Bars in Niagara Falls

10 Best Sports Bars in The Niagara Region, Get Into the Spirit of Sports

The Niagara Region is known for its dedicated, over-enthusastic fans when it comes to any sport. What really gets the locals rilled up is when they watch a game of hockey, Canada's all-time favorite sport, at their local sports bar. If you're looking to become chummy with the local sports fans, step into any one of these bars, and if you're wearing a jersey you're likely to be called family by the end of the night. Take to Boston Pizza's chilled out atmosphere or The Keg's more sophisticated bar to watch whatever game may be on the massive television screens that are displayed throughout any of these Top 10 Sports Bars. 

No matter which sports bar you find yourself in, the beer will be flowing, the cheers and screaming matching at the TV will occur, and the food will be a nice accompaniment to keeping yourself overly occupied during the second overtime of the semi-finals hockey game that you just couldn't miss. Grab some friends, your jerseys of the team you grew up loving, head on over to Niagara Falls for the weekend, and explore how the locals in Niagara Falls celebrate the art of sports. We truly know how to celebrate our teams winning, no matter what sport it is!


Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill

Johnny Rocco's is the perfect combination of sports bar mixed with a quaint little restaurant that is the backbone of good old Italian food. Whether you're here for just a second to check the scores, or you want the full Johnny Rocco's experience, traditional Italian food included, you'll be happy to know you've come to the right spot. The beauty of Johnny Rocco's is that you can indulge in a delicious meal, all the while rooting on your team. No matter what night of the week it is, a whole slew of games will be on, so go on, get your cheer on.

Local Expert tip: Free on Thursdays? Head over to Johnny Rocco's for tapas and watch your team crush the other in no time at all!

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Hard Rock Cafe

If you're looking to explore a not-so traditional restaurant to watch your favorite team win again, than The Hard Rock Cafe is it. Located at the bottom of Clifton Hill, Hard Rock Cafe is exploding with musical history that will catch your eye during the commercials. If you're a real sports fan, sit at the bar, watch the game, and try not to get too overly excited when your team wins! Enjoy the extensive bar, wine and dinner menu The Hard Rock Cafe offers, this spot will be your new favorite sports bar, memories and musical paraphernalia utterly and completely included.

Local Expert tip: Hard Rock Cafe is all about the rock, and of course the sports.

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One of the lovely things about The Keg Steakhouse is their extensive cocktail list. It's like the second you walk into any Keg around Canada you are welcomed with open arms to a plush bar, dark wood, and succulent smells of the grill. There truly isn't anything like The Keg Steakhouse if you're in the mood to really take in the sophisticated nature of a restaurant. And what better way to enjoy a cocktail or two than to look over Niagara Falls as you dabble into your drink. Before you know it, you'll be reminiscing as to what a relaxed evening you had at The Keg, and will be counting down the days till your next visit, sports games included.

Local Expert tip: The sky is lit up by the illuminations or fireworks down below, your team is playing, and you've ordered a decadent meal, The Keg really is the place to be.

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Sheehan's, an Irish pub, is one of the best spots in Niagara to venture off to if you're ready to kick back, relax and have a yelling match with the TV, all in the name of sports. The place is boasting with locals, tourists and college & university students any day of the week and is certainly the spot to grab a table, grab a beer and cheer on your team. After your team scores the winning touchdown, head to the dance floor to do your celebratory dance. Sheehan's is the best pub in town so come on down with your buddies in toe, you'll be happy you did.

Local Expert tip: Live music on Friday and Saturday nights, a plethora of TVs to watch the game, and beer flowing, Sheehan's is the best!

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The Falls & Firkin loves its beer. If you're looking to spend watching any and every game that's on TV, and want a chilled out place where you can catch up with some old friends, than The Falls & Firkin is the place for you. With an extensive pub fare menu, along with a plethora of beers on tap, sports played on every TV, and an open-ended welcome to come at any hour of the night, The Falls & Firkin is home to sports celebrated pub-style. This is the spot where you'll end up closing the pub down, all in the name of a win from your favorite sports team.

Local Expert tip: The Falls & Firkin loves its beer and sports, the true American dream.

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Cracker Jack's is one of the places locals go to kick back, enjoy a pint of beer, a slice of pizza and watch the game. It's a local hangout, located in Confederation Heights, and over the years has made a name for itself. With deals on a weekly basis, no matter which night you pop in for a pint of beer, you'll feel like you're one of the locals. Take in the rustic look of the place, enjoy the game, and get hooked on the over-zealous vibe of the locals jumping for joy as their team just won the big game.

Local Expert tip: If you love Nascar, this is the spot for you as there's a large following that come to Cracker Jack's for any and all races.

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Milestone's is where it's at if you're looking to watch the game at a more sophisticated sports bar. With wines from around the world, an extensive bar menu, and a decadent menu, there certainly is no wonder at all as to why locals and tourists flock here to enjoy a night out on the town, all in the name of sports. With a sophisticated appeal to Milestone's you'll want to minimize you're yelling match with the TV if the ref decided to go against a call that you knew wasn't intentional. But, that doesn't mean you can't get a little excited after your team shoots the winning basket.

Local Expert tip: The drinks are fancy, the views are impeccable, and the sports bar is ever so elegant.

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Kelsey's Restaurant
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Kelsey's is famous for its food, drinks and sports. Whatever night of the week it is, you'll see the place jam-packed with a combination of local and out-of-towners that are dedicated to the name of sports. With an extensive menu, drinks overflowing at your request, and TV's found in any corner of the bar, it's here where you will get to cheer on your favorite team, no matter what sport you're watching. Grab your jersey, your friends, and spend the long hours watching a game or two to showcase your love for all things sports. Even if you love sports just a little bit, at Kelsey's you'll learn to love sports a whole lot more.

Local Expert tip: At the top of Clifton Hill it's here people go to watch the game then celebrate after the big win!

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This place is 'the' spot for all things sports bar like. If you're in the mood to watch a game or two, Boston Pizza is the place to be. Located on Clifton Hill you can indulge in all things glorious about eating and drinking at this restaurant and bar. The place has it all; everything from uniquely crafted pizzas to thai chicken and of course you'll taste buds will thank you after you gulp down a pint or two of beer on tap. At Boston Pizza you're not only walking into one of the best places on the hill, but you're taking in the beauty of sports, there certainly is not more that you could ask for.

Local Expert tip: This is the sport to go to watch a game. Head over here on any night of the week to get your fill of sports.

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