It's Always Game Time at These Fort Myers Sports Bars

One way to make friends fast when traveling, is through bonding over sporting events. Fort Myers has countless places where you can do just that--at sports bars proudly showing everything from college and pro ball, to golf, boxing and everything in between. And because the area is full of transplants, you are sure to find someone routing for your team too, no matter how far away it may be.

Sports bars often have a reputation for serving average food at best, however, nothing could be farther from the truth at stops like Big Ten Tavern in Cape Coral. Here they take pub food seriously with quality meats, huge sandwiches, and their signature tater tots in a variety of toppings. 

At Nick & Stella’s Family Sports Pub, one of the area's oldest sports bars, you’ll also find a nice selection of Greek inspired dishes with forty big screens, both indoors and out.

While not a 'dedicated' sports bar, The Lodge has become a most popular gathering spot for sports fans in the downtown area with the regions biggest LED TV and a giant projection wall to boot  

No matter what time of the year, or what sport you follow, you are sure to find it featured on a TV at one of these 10Best sports bars. 



With a motto that reads "come for the food, stay for the sports," Stevie Tomato's serves up big plates full of big flavor. If you're in town for a Chicago Blackhawks game, this is the place to be. The kitchen also cranks out Chicago-style...  Read More

Nick & Stella's Family Sports Pub
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Nick & Stella's may be in a strip mall, but they've beautified their piece of sidewalk with palm trees, umbrellas and lots of TV's. Most of the televisions are inside, 40 in all, playing every sport and every team you would want to see on...  Read More

Gatorbites Tail & Ale
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Gatorbites is all things Florida; laid back, colorful fruity drinks, and a menu full of fish and alligator. It's also a fantastic place to get your sports fix. For extra special events, the owner has even been known to bring in bleachers. In...  Read More



Located in an old Starbucks building, just southeast of I-75 on Daniels Parkway, Fat Katz is a fun, local find. A popular place year round to catch a game on TV, the indoor bar can get cramped, so thankfully the outdoor patio is spacious and...  Read More

Shoeless Joe's Sports Cafe
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Named after the famous White Sox slugger, Shoeless Joe's has a long history of entertaining locals and tourists alike with live music, fun events and 40 big screens to watch your favorite sport or team. You will often find contingents of Bears...  Read More

Boulevard Tavern
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The Boulevard Tavern is among the closest places to eat outside of JetBlue Park; it's just east of the stadium. Bearing resemblance to an old world pub inside, the bar is spacious and welcoming with a neighborhood feel. There is also a rather...  Read More

The Lodge
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A photo worthy edition to the restaurant scene in downtown Fort Myers, The Lodge is cool even when it is 100 degrees outside. In the theme of a northern ski lodge, you're greeted by a huge, stuffed grizzly upon entering, giving way to a big open...  Read More

Cape Coral
Big Ten Tavern
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With 16 big screen TVs, 13 taps, an open floor plan, and corn hole games, you might guess this is a fun place to watch a game, but it also has a creative and satisfying menu line up. The wings are juicy with house made dipping sauces, and the...  Read More

RonDaos Pizzaria and Sports Bar
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RonDao's has been serving up great pizza, in an exciting atmosphere for watching sporting events, for some fifteen years. The main sports bar has island seating...rows of narrow bars facing a GIANT projector screen. With 75, yes 75 big screens...  Read More

Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill
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This family owned sports bar is also family friendly with arcade games for the kids, while adults watch the live action on some thirty screens. You can also shoot a game of pool both on tables inside or on the screened-in, outdoor patio....  Read More


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