Much like the rest of the sports crazed United States, Naples and its surrounding area have seen an influx of bars where not only is the game on, but every game is on. Every game, match, race, meet and other athletic competition. The sports bars began as casual but serious drinking and cheering establishments, where beer poured freely and chicken wings and burgers fueled the loudly cheering fans.
Today a number of chains have coopted the concept, and as a result the sports bar has grown more so0histicated and more food oriented. Televisions have grown bigger, flatter and more plentiful. Beer has evolved into craft brews, booze and even wine to cater to more diverse tastes. Menus too have grown exponentially. Wings, pizza and burger remain standard fare, but in Naples’ modern sports bars, you can find everything from fine aged steaks to pasta, raw bar goods and Maine lobster.
Many of the sports bars pledge allegiance to specific sports teams around the country, such as homegrown Pelican Larry’s, headquarters for the Green Bay Packers and Florida State University Seminoles; and Foxboro Sports Tavern, to where New England fans head.
This list visits the best local, one of a kind Naples area sports bars as well as some of the franchises worth mentioning. So whether you prefer neighborhood joints or so0histicated scenes with oversized TV screens and extensive menus, look here for the most informed recommendations.