Kick Back With Some Brews at San Antonio's Best Sports Bars

No need to worry about missing that upcoming game you've just got to see! San Antonio is full of stellar sports bars where you can wet your whistle and kick back with the crew.

Twin Peaks has all the flat screens you could possibly want, along with sexy ladies serving up some familiar bar food, taken up a notch. Dig into some venison chili or pulled pork nachos while your team takes the win!

If you're looking for a local's favorite, head to Joey's, where they have so many pool tables, we stopped counting. Relax on the patio during breaks, beat your friends at shuffle board and order up one of their delicious pizzas when you get hungry. 

If you're looking for some serious brews, check out the Flying Saucer. They have the most beers on tap in all of San Antonio. This place is always popping, so it's a great bar to mix and mingle!


Fast Eddie's Sports Tavern and Social Club
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Fast Eddie's is where can you watch the big game, play pool, hang out with friends, enjoy amazing drink specials and have your every whim catered to by an attentive staff. They are so much more than a pool hall, they are San Antonio's premier sports tavern and social club. Their social club and sports tavern is the perfect destination for your next celebration or event. Give them a call and they'll show you why they are the party place! With games, pool tables and tons of TVs, they have something to entertain everyone. Specifically, they have 3 championship pool tables, 22 pro tables, three 80" TV's, four 60" TV's, 13 50" TV's and eight 48" TV's, an internet jukebox, foosball, dartboards and more! They always have a game playing or a special theme night. Each day of the week is another opportunity to party!

Mad Dogs

If you're looking for somewhere a little different to kick back with friends and keep your eye on the game, MadDogs International is a British Pub Company based in San Antonio. They are known for saying they offer customers "a little taste of Britain in the heart of Texas." Located on the River Walk they are well positioned to provide a fabulous British Pub experience to tourists and locals alike. They offer a full range of draft & bottled imported beers, ice cold exotic cocktails and extensive domestic beverage options and traditional pub food such as burgers, sandwiches, steak and even bangers and mash! MadDogs provides nightly entertainment in the form of live music, comedy acts and more. Check their website for events because they are known for hosting 'theme parties' on the weekends.

Twin Peaks offers everything you crave and more. Hearty made-from-scratch comfort food, draft beer served at a teeth-chattering 29 degrees and all the best sports in town shown on high-definition flat screens. All of this is served by their friendly and attractive Twin Peaks Girls, offering their signature "Girl Next Door" charisma and playful personalities to ensure that your adventure starts at the Peaks. Twin Peaks is the definitely the ultimate man cave; everything to make you feel special. The entire menu is prepared in-house and to order, and endowed in generous portions to satisfy the healthiest appetites. You'll enjoy the hand-cut Mozzarella Sticks, succulent Pulled Pork Nachos or a juicy Twin Cheeseburger and savory Venison Chili. They show the sports you want including every important local contest as well as major boxing matches and all UFC fights.


This outdoor bar is the best place to hang out when the weather's perfect. While it's not a traditional sports bar as they only have one giant inflatable screen, there's nowhere better to watch the NFL games on Sunday or the always popular Spurs games. Voted by readers of the San Antonio Current as best ice house, best michelada and best patio, The Friendly Spot is an excellent place to relax under a shade tree and enjoy any of their phenomenal beers, of which they have almost 200 selections from Texas brewers. Alamo Beer Company and Real Ale Brewing Company are among the offerings. Its location at the heart of the trendy and pedestrian-oriented King William Historic District is one of the magnets; the pet- and family-friendly environment is enhanced by the playground next door, and their bar menu's pretty good too!

Legends offers customers a unique and exciting casual destination for socializing and having fun. They have been around since 1996 and treat everyone like family. Their kitchen offers a broad menu of high quality foods, low priced appetizers and a full service bar which offers over 20 brands of ales, lagers, stouts and specialty beers from around the world with 10 beers on tap and a great selection of liquors. Their State-Of-The-Art facility offers over 25 LCD TV's and an exceptional JBL audio system. For larger events, they have capabilities to increase coverage by offering additional large projector screens. On Friday nights, you'll enjoy live bands (See Band Schedule) and Saturday is the ever-popular Karaoke night. We have exceptional sound and lighting with a dance floor to allow you to fully enjoy your music experience or cheer a singing friend.

Charlie Brown's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
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Charlie Brown's Neighborhood Bar & Grill is the place to hang out with friends, relax, watch the game or just grab a bite to eat. They have 11 TV's for sports fans, NFL Network and NFL Sunday Ticket. You'll find delicious food, a full bar, Karaoke nights, Live Music, Trivia competitions and Beer Pong. Patrons can watch the sports of their choice in a relaxed, fun environment. The menu is designed to satisfy any appetite. Choose from buffalo wings, bar snacks, steaks, salads, burgers, sandwiches and much more. There really is something for everybody here. The Karaoke with Music Affairs Sing on Stage is every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 pm until 2:00 am. Beer Pong is on Thursday Nights at 10:00 pm. You can even listen to live music on Saturday night. The various bands start at 9:30 pm.

Monte Vista
Photo courtesy of Twin Peaks

Joey's is just an all-around great place to hang out and have a few beers or even a few shots in a nice, well-kept environment that doesn't put on any airs. It's a laid back joint that's big enough to accommodate large groups of people and never seems to get over-crowded. The billiards room, attached to the bar, is enormous and has a number of pool tables, and even a shuffleboard table. They typically draw a 30's plus crowd, so you can actually hear yourself talk. On hot summer nights, their good-sized patio is the perfect spot to kick-back, relax and just enjoy life. There's nothing better than watching the game while you're playing one! That's what Joey's is all about!

If you're looking for the best local dive in town for some cheap beer and entertaining patrons, Baramerica is your destination. Located in San Antonio's arts district, Southtown, Baramerica is frequented by artists, musicians and other interesting folks and within walking distance of some equally interesting bars. You can expect to find primarily domestic beer but at prices you haven't seen in a decade, which is why this a favorite stop for late-night partying on a budget. The jukebox and pool tables add to the cool grunge atmosphere, making this an excellent place to go after a long day of walking around the city.

Flying Saucer

The Flying Saucer is a local's favorite for hanging out after work or on the weekends and watching the game with some outstanding beer and good food. The Flying Saucer is the preeminent bar in town, known for its extensive beer selection with 80 brews on tap and about a dozen TV's. This is a place for anyone and everyone. You can even bring the kids during the daytime. So grab a beer and a brat and relax inside or outside on the patio. The menu also has a wide variety of soups, salads and sandwiches, such as the Reuben-esque, which comes with pastrami, jalapeno kraut, Swiss cheese and 1,000 Island dressing on rye bread. Locals like to take on the challenge to see if they can try all of the brews on tap. Think you're up for it?

Cover 3
Photo courtesy of Goose Island Brew Pub

If you're looking for an upscale sports bar where you can enjoy dining, spirits and sports all in one location, Cover 3 in San Antonio is hard to beat! They offer a versatile menu of fan favorites like wings, burgers and flatbreads, but they're not afraid to cater to those who wish for something a little less sports-savvy, like fresh salads, seafood and USDA Choice & USDA Prime beef. They also feature some yummy scratch-made desserts made in their very own pastry kitchen. How many sports bars have their own Executive Chef? Not many, that's for sure. When it comes to sports, they showcase each of the major networks, but if you want to guarantee they're showing your game, don't be afraid to call ahead. These guys don't mind catering to the sports fans - making you feel as specials as if you're one of the sports stars. If you're downtown, it might be a bit of a drive to get here, but it's definitely worth it!


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