Whether you are watching the NBA playoffs (go Phoenix Suns!), Sunday football or your favorite MLB teams, you want to catch all the action at the best sports bars in the Valley. Check out these Phoenix and Scottsdale area sports bars (and sports-friendly restaurants) to catch your top teams.
At its three Valley locations (Arcadia, Tempe and Gilbert), The Porch serves up an upscale yet relaxed gastropub atmosphere with tasty food, an extensive cocktail menu, countless craft beers and a hearty wine list. Sports fans will adore catching all the action on the restaurant’s large-screen televisions, which you can even enjoy from the spacious patio. For more information, visit porchrestaurants.com.
Pedal Haus Brewery
At its Tempe and Chandler locations, Pedal Haus Brewery serves up incredible craft brews, large patios, happy hour and Sunday Funday specials and plenty of screens to take in the day’s games. Get the nachos and cult-classic buffalo cauliflower for elevated game-day grub. For more information, visit pedalhausbrewery.com.
Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers
When most people think of sports, they think of beer and cheeseburgers. At Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers, that is exactly what you get at all 12 Valley locations. With over 150 beers, more than 30 HD flat-screens and unique burger creations, this should be on the top of your game-day list. For more information, visit coldbeers.com.
Four Peaks Brewing Company
If you want a good craft beer while watching sports, why not go straight to the source? Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe is one of the best-known names in beer in town. In addition to great local brews, Four Peaks also offers fresh and modern pub food while watching your favorite teams. For more information, visit fourpeaks.com.
Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale and Uptown Phoenix, Bevvy has you watching the game in style. The menu is filled with creative bites and plates that gives you the typical bar menu items but with a twist (like its famous rubber ducky shots!) For more information, visit bevvyaz.com.
Regardless of how the game turns out for your favorite team, the craft beer selection at this gastropub will give you something to cheer about. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this casual spot draws crowds with its 18-ft.-by-10-ft. LED video wall that plays the games with beautiful clarity, great patio and even better food and drinks. For more information, visit rnrscottsdale.com.
Culinary Dropout at The Yard
From the large hi-def televisions to the interactive gaming area, Culinary Dropout at The Yard in Phoenix makes the perfect destination for sports fans. Enjoy great game-day food options like the famed pretzels and fondue while you cheer for your favorite team. Once the game is over, hang around and enjoy a round of corn hole, Ping-Pong or shuffleboard. For more information, visit culinarydropout.com.
Whether you need a place to party before a home game or are just looking for a place to enjoy all-day drink specials and great food, Sandbar is the place to be. With locations in Chandler, Gilbert and Desert Ridge, this laidback beach bar has become a prime destination for sports fans all over the Valley to eat, drink and cheer on their teams. Enjoy a refreshing margarita while watching the game on not one but several projector screens and large flat-screen televisions. For more information, visit sandbaraz.com.
The recently opened American-style eatery and bar offers more than your average sports spot with an elevated take on traditional bar food and eccentric craft cocktails (like a plate of 24k gold wings and fresh cocktails served in fruit). Located in Downtown Phoenix, the bar offers the perfect setting to catch a game, with a multitude of flat-screens playing different games, and reservations specifically for the best spot to see the Sun’s finals. For more information, visit theainsworthphx.com.
Zipps Sports Grill
A restaurant bar and grill staple in the Valley since 1995, Zipps is one of the go-to spots for casual dining and catching the latest games. The family-owned grill offers affordable American fare, a full bar, large HD TVs, pool tables, arcade machines and much more. With over a dozen locations across the Valley, there is sure to be a Zipps in your area, offering a comfortable spot to enjoy a game. For more information, visit zippssportsgrills.com.
Goldie’s Sports Cafe
A sister property to Zipps Sports Grill, Goldie’s Sports Cafe is a family-friendly sports hotspot in North Scottsdale that offers something for everyone. Like Zipps, Goldie’s specializes in American dishes, complete with a full bar to complement. An oversized patio and a multitude of large flat-screens featuring different games can be found throughout the spot, in addition to a kids arcade and personalized menu for your little ones. For more information, visit goldiessportscafe.com.
With locations in Desert Ridge Marketplace and Scottsdale Fashion Square, Yardhouse is an American bar and restaurant with more than 100 draft beers on tap–the world’s largest selection of draft beers. With an extensive fare and drink menu, an outdoor patio and a view of oversized flat-screen TV’s at every table, Yardhouse is the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a game. For more information, visit www.yardhouse.com.
A chic cocktail lab and eatery located in Glendale’s Westgate, The Lola offers both an indoor and outdoor sports experience, with TV’s placed in both the exterior patio and interior space. The bar offers small plates and brunch, in addition to a full drink menu featuring handcrafted cocktails, a beer closet and fine wine selections. For more information, visit thelolaaz.com.
OHSO Brewery and Distillery
With four locations across the Valley, OHSO is a pet-friendly brewery known for its eccentric burgers and ice-cold brews, with over 40 rotating brews on tap. In addition to its beer selection, OHSO offers a wine and craft cocktail menu featuring their house-made spirits. Your pets are encouraged to come along to catch a game on one of the many screen and play some games on the patio during commercial breaks. For more information, visit ohsobrewery.com.
–Pamela Sassi, Melissa Larsen and Kenzie Barrena