Best Sports Bars in Tampa

Catch all the action at top Tampa sports bars

Tampa is a great sports town! Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team, the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, and host of New York Yankees spring training, there is always a game going on. All these sports fans need somewhere where they can root on their favorite teams. Luckily is there is a long list of great sports bars to choose from. To help you choose the best option, 10 Best has done exhaustive research and put together a list of Tampa's top sports bars.

Conveniently located downtown, Hattricks is one of Tampa's most popular watering holes for sports fans. In addition to the banks of TVs and access to all the sports packages, this is the home bar of the Lightning and is packed during hockey season. If you're in town for a home game, this spot is just a short walk to Amalie Arena, perfect for a drink and a bite before or after a game.

About 20 minutes north of downtown is local's favorite Prime Time Sports Grill. With 60+ TVs there is not a bad spot in the house. They carry all the sports packages and UFC fights too. If you are a visitor looking to catch your home team, this is the perfect spot, and the food is good too.


This is the first location of Beef O'Brady's, a Tampa institution that has been making sports fans happy since 1984. The Original, as it is affectionately known, is famous for its family-friendly pub atmosphere, with a game room for the kids and a large number of TVs for sports fans to enjoy. Menu items feature typical pub fare with an Irish twist. You'll find burgers, wings, wraps and burritos. Perhaps their most popular entree is their crunchy beer-battered fish and chips. This location is where it all began, but never fear, if you are not in the Brandon area, there are many, many other locations to choose from throughout Tampa Bay. Visit their website to find the location nearest you.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: Beef O' Brady's is a popular sports bar featuring good pub grub and lots of TVs, and a kid-friendly atmosphere.

Skye's expert tip: Keeping true to their roots, this location is known for its friendly staff and fast service no matter how busy they are.

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Buffalo Wild Wings
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Buffalo Wild Wings is the best sports bar and restaurant in Ybor City, so if you're in the area and want to catch a game with your favorite team, this is the spot. Most available wall space is taken up with flat-screen TVs and they get all the sports packages. Their menu is extensive and features multiple types of wings and a good selection of shareables in addition to the usual burgers and wraps. There are plenty of places to gather including an outdoor patio, restaurant seating, and a large bar with high tops.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: Ybor City sports fans get their game on at Buffalo Wild Wings that caters to fans of all stripes with tasty wings and cold beer.

Skye's expert tip: Turn your Tuesday into a special day by dropping for a hoppy IPA and an order of BOGO wings.

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Winghouse - Tampa Stadium
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Within view and earshot of Raymond James Stadium and Steinbrenner Field, this location of the Winghouse is perfect for anyone heading to the game. If there are no live games scheduled, patrons can enjoy watching whatever games they want on the 35 TVs broadcasting all the major sports packages while they munch on the signature wings. In addition to the wings, their menu features an extensive selection of pub food. The location is light and bright inside with a massive bar as the centerpiece. Outside, there is a 2-story outdoor deck, perfect for enjoying Tampa's warm, sunny weather. Happy hour is from 3 pm-7 pm and 10 pm-close and offers great deals on adult beverages and appetizers.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: The Winghouse at Tampa Stadium sports 35 TVs and is within walking distance of Raymond James Stadium and Steinbrenner Field.

Skye's expert tip: This chain of sports bars is known for their scantily clad lady servers, perfect if you enjoy a little eye candy, avoid this spot if you don't.

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Miller's Ale House - Tampa Airport
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With a combined total of 46 TVs plastering the spacious inside bar and restaurant and large outside bar, you are always within sight of your game. Miller's subscribes to all the sports packages including UFC fights and Showtime boxing. This location is also very close to Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneer's and George M. Steinbrenner Field that hosts the Yankee's spring training, making it a great spot for tailgating. College football on Saturdays during the fall are particularly special as Millers caters to several alumni groups including Penn State, University of Kentucky, University of Wisconsin, and Kansas State.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: Located down the street from Raymond James Stadium and Steinbrenner Field, Miller's Ale House features 46 TVs and all the sports packages.

Skye's expert tip: Fans rave over their Zingers, a Miller's Ale House original, boneless chicken tenders dipped in buttermilk, hand-breaded, and fried.

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Ducky's Sports Lounge
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Ducky's Sports Lounge is a popular sports bar just a short drive from downtown in Tampa's fashionable Hyde Park neighborhood. With over 40 TVs and all the sports packages, patrons are sure to find their favorite teams while enjoying delicious selections from their much-better-than-a-sports-bar menu. The bar is named for the signature duckpin bowling lanes that were installed as an homage to Babe Ruth's favorite game. Why Babe Ruth? He happens to be the sports hero of co-owner Evan Longoria, the best Tampa Bay Ray ever, who played with Rays from 2008 through 2017. Longoria is more than a figurehead though, he is also an amateur chef and obsessed foodie who travels around gathering recipes for Ducky's.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: Ducky's is an upscale sports lounge with 40+ TVs and all the sports packages, a delicious menu, and duckpin bowling lanes.

Skye's expert tip: If you want to try a menu item contributed by Evan Longoria himself, his selections are marked with the number 3, the number he wore with the Rays.

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Peabody's Billiards & Games
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Peabody's is a popular sports bar located in New Tampa with 70+ TVs to catch all the action including UFC, boxing, and soccer. The bar's 15,000 square feet also features 11 professional pool tables, 13 electronic dartboards, so there is plenty to do even if there are no sports on TV. Patrons keep coming back for their delicious chicken wings tossed in house-made sauces and their signature "Fishbowl" cocktails served in 15 flavors. In addition, the food and drink specials can't be beat including 2 for 1 well drinks all day, every day in addition to some great daily specials.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: Peabody's Billiards & Games is a popular locals hangout in New Tampa with plenty of TVs as well as pool tables and darts boards.

Skye's expert tip: If you love their wings, you can purchase their signatures sauces to take home!

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World of Beer - Tampa International
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World of Beer is a Tampa-based chain that focuses on beer featuring an extensive selection of drought and bottled beers from around the world. They have been branching out, however, and this location features a full bar, food menu, and lots of TVs. Centrally located close to the airport, International Plaza, and Raymond James Stadium, patron's may be on their way to the airport, refueling after a day shopping, or tailgating a Buc's home game. With an airy contemporary interior design and a 2-story outdoor patio, there are plenty of comfortable seating options. There are also several outdoor games to enjoy including Bocce ball, corn hole, and Jenga. The menu features a combination of traditional pub grub and lighter options including their popular Cali Bowl with veggies, your choice of protein, and a delicious Sriracha-lime aioli.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: World of Beer is a popular Tampa chain featuring a huge variety of beer to sample while tailgating for a Bucs home game.

Skye's expert tip: They open an hour early before the home games of Tampa's NFL team, the Buccaneers, to accommodate out-of-town visitors.

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Press Box Sports Emporium
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The Press Box is the grandfather of Tampa sports bars and has been in operation for almost 40 years. The wall space that is not covered with a TV is smothered with sports memorabilia of all kinds and signed photos of celebrity visitors. What the Press Box doesn't have in the way of modern amenities, it more than makes up for with sports and civic history. When you're not watching the wall of TVs that pick up all the games and all the fights, there are a few old school pinball games in the back. Drinks are strong and reasonably priced, and the wings, shepherd's pie, and Philly cheesesteak are the menu favorites.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: The Press Box is a Tampa landmark that has been serving beer to local sports fans for almost 40 years.

Skye's expert tip: Drinks are always on special here! $2.25 domestic draft pints and mixed drinks and shots are always 2 oz. pours.

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Prime Time Sports Grill
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Family-owned and operated, Prime Time Sports Grill is a local's landmark in Carrollwood, a neighborhood about 20 minutes north of downtown Tampa. Known for their friendly, long-time staff members, this cozy pub caters to a large group of regular patrons. With over 60 flat screen and 11 projection TVs, everyone has a great view of the action. Prime Time carries all of the standard sports packages and also offer UFC fights. It there's nothing on TV, patrons can enjoy a selection of bar games including billiards, electronic darts, and other arcade-style games, as well as the ever-popular NTN Trivia game. The menu offers standard pub fare, but it's good and reasonably priced.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: Locals love Prime Time Sports Grill in Carrollwood for the friendly service, comfortable atmosphere, and getting any game you want to watch on TV.

Skye's expert tip: Their daily lunch and dinner food specials are well worth the visit to enjoy a good meal at an excellent price.

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Hattricks Tavern
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Hattricks Tavern is one of Tampa's most popular sports bars and restaurants. Located just blocks from Amalie Arena, this is the perfect place for hockey fans to stop for a drink and a meal before or after a game. The historic brick building is one of Tampa's few and the ambiance is casual and fun. Fans will enjoy the handmade oak bar, a multitude of TVs, and walls adorned with tons of hockey memorabilia. The food is pretty good too. The menu features most of the standard bar fare but also offers a good selection of specialty sandwiches and comfort food entrees. The prices are reasonable, especially for a downtown location.

Recommended for Sports Bars because: Located just blocks from Tampa Bay Lightning home ice, Hattricks Tavern is the home bar for local hockey fans.

Skye's expert tip: Try their "Shake and Bake" wings, a local favorite, made by "shaking" the wings in house-made sauces before "baking" them in the oven.

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