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Best Sports Bars In Tampa Bay

August 28, 2014 8:00 AM

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Sports lovers are always at home in Tampa Bay. Numerous sports bars can be found in every neighborhood, complete with draft beer, high-definition TVs and fantastic food. If you had a great time at these sports bars from the January list of Best Sports Bars in Tampa Bay, you’ll want to check these out as well.
Bobalouies
1913 E. Bearss Ave.
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 971-1243
www.bobalouies.com

The fun never stops at Bobalouies, which is open 365 days each year. Sixteen LCD HDTVs, free wi-fi, dart boards and pool tables make this an excellent place to not only take in a game, but to spend time with friends and family as well. Drink specials are offered on a daily basis, such as $5 martinis on “Tini Tuesday” and ladies’ night on Wednesday. Pool tournaments are held every Monday and karaoke night is every Friday. Conveniently located by the University of South Florida in “Bulls Country,” Bobalouies is extremely popular with the college crowd.

The Bungalow Restaurant and Bar
2202 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 253-3663
www.bungalowtampa.com

If you’re tired of having friends come over to watch the game and scrubbing beer stains and pizza sauce out of your carpet long after everyone’s gone home, The Bungalow might be the solution you’re looking for. Its Skybox room can host up to 45 people and provides over 1,200 square feet of lounge furniture, HD TVs, a poker table and a private bar. You even get a private bartender and server to cater to your group. It’s the ideal place for your next tailgate party, birthday party or any other reason to gather some friends and watch the game.

Press Box
222 S. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 876-3528
www.pressboxsports.com

Press Box has been serving the Tampa area for 25 years and is so popular that even local sports personalities and celebrities stop in from time to time. Press Box showcases sporting events from all over North America on its 23 TVs, including five big-screens. While games are airing, you even have the opportunity to win some hot prizes through giveaways. The menu includes sports bar favorites like wings, nachos, pizza and sandwiches.

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Gators on the Pass
12754 Kingfish Drive
Treasure Island, FL 33706
(727) 367-8951
www.gatorscafe.com

Boasting the “world’s largest waterfront bar,” Gator’s is a Treasure Island hot spot. The events calendar is always changing, but past events include entertainment like live bands and comedians. You can enjoy the game while chowing down on some delicious food like wings, buffalo shrimp, quesadillas, burgers and fried gator nuggets. There’s even a children’s menu for the little athletes in the family.

Lee Roy Selmon’s
4302 W. Boy Scout Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 871-3287
www.leeroyselmons.com

This restaurant, started by and named for Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon, is a Tampa Bay favorite. Now with six locations, the restaurant features HDTVs, Buccaneers memorabilia and some truly incredible food. It’s not just your typical sports bar food, though that has a space on the menu as well. Selmon’s features real Southern specialties like fried green tomatoes, meatloaf, pulled pork and chicken with waffles. It’s so good you’ll keep coming back even when the season’s over.

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Amanda Mole has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove. She believes that food provides more than just vital nutrients: it is an irreplaceable part of countless cultural and social activities. As a Tampa Bay resident for the past 21 years, she is well acquainted with the incredibly diverse range of restaurants, bars, and food festivals that the area has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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