Food & Drink

Best Sports Bars In Tampa Bay

January 15, 2014 3:26 PM

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Courtside Grille St. Pete Photo credit Barbara Ann Kelley

Courtside Grille St. Pete Photo credit Barbara Ann Kelley

There are many sports bars in Tampa Bay. Some are ordinary and some are extraordinary. Here’s a list of Tampa Bay’s most extraordinary sports bars that have three things in common – wall to wall HD TV’s, large selection of beer on tap and great food. These popular watering holes carry DIRECTV sports packages including: MLB, NFL ticket, Center Ice , NBA League Pass, NASCAR, UFC and ESPN College Game Day packages

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Ducky’s

1719 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
813-254-6160 | www.duckystampa.com

Located near the University of Tampa and downtown, this boutique sports lounge is backed by famed Tampa Bay Rays, Evan Longoria.  Ducky’s has tons of 60 inch screens, mini bowling, full liqueur bar, 24 draft beers including, a wide range of craft and local brews. They serve New York thin-crust pizzas, deviled crab, steak sandwiches and sausage sliders. They carry all DirecTV sports packages for MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL.

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Peabody’s

15333 Amberly Dr.
Tampa, FL 33647
813-972-1725 | www.peabodysbilliards.com

Peabody’s in North Tampa is a popular college hang-out that boasts over 70 TVs and a 10-ft screen for the ultimate sports viewing experience. They have NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, College Football and Basketball and UFC Packages, NASCAR viewing parties, 4 bars, 11 pool tables, foosball, 13 electronic dartboards and more. Full and late night menu. Free parking and no cover.

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Sea Dog Brewing Company

26200 U.S. 19
Clearwater, FL 33761
727-466-4916 | www.seadogbrewing.com

Sea Dog Brewing Company should be your choice for an afternoon of sports watching if you loved fresh brewed English style ales . Sea Dog has fourteen 48 inch TV’s over the bar and four 72 inch screen throughout the restaurant. They serve Maine style food including everyones favorite crustacean – Maine Lobster. They also have typical pub food such as burgers, pastas, salads and veggie wraps. NFL and MLB DirecTV packages only.

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Champps Americana

2223 N Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33067
813-353-0200 | www.champps.com

With 24 beers on tap this sports bar in Tampa’s International Mall is a great bet for a large, fun and hip sports viewing action. 21 large 100 inch TV’s and 20 55 inch TV’s caryring all DirecTV (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) sports packages, UFC Packages and Center Ice. Ten different types of burgers including a Kobe, Chipotle Pork BBQ Burger and veggie burgers for non-meat eaters.

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Courtside Grille

110 Fountain Pkwy N.
St Petersburg, FL 33716
727-561-7433 |  www.courtsidegrille.com

Courtside Grille is one of the most chic and trendy bar sports bars in St Petersburg with 9,500 square feet of sports loving room. They also boast 32 HD flat screen monitors, including 4 giant 5×7 foot satellite connected cinema screens. They have inside and outside bars with TV and offer pool, darts, video golf, and plenty of arcade games. They serve upscale food including seafood, wraps and salads.

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Hattrick’s

107 S Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602
813-225-4288 | www.sportsbartampa.com 

For local Tampa residents and college students, Hattrick’s in Downtown Tampa is one of the best sports bars in that area to watch the game. Hattrick’s has a number of big-screen HD TVs and gets all the major sports packages, including MLB Extra Innings NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Center Ice and NCAA Mega March Madness. Typical bar food.

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Brown Boxer

15000 Madeira Way
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
727-391-1704 | FaceBook.com/BrownBoxerMadeira

This Madeira Beach sports bar loves dogs as much as they love sports. The large deck bar is perfect for you and Fido ( dogs get water bowls and snacks) to catch all the sports action while you down a brew or two. They have 38+ Flat Screen HDTV’s. All DirecTV sports packages and UFC Pay Per View Events with no cover charge. Live music daily from 5pm to 9pm. Typical sports bar food including fish, wraps and large salads. 11 beers on Tap..

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Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill

1320 Central Ave.
St Petersburg, FL 33705
727-822-4562  | www.fergssportsbar.com 

No list of Tampa Bay Sports Bars could be complete without Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill in St. Petersburg. Ferg’s is an institution with sports fans especially baseball because it’s just around the corner from Tropicana Field. That path – complete with its own tunnel leading to Tropicana Field – is well-worn by baseball fans young and old.  The menu has everything from Classic Nachos to a Philly Steak. Ferg’s is located on Central Avenue near downtown St. Petersburg.

Related: A Guide To Tropicana Field
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