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5+ Legendary Sports Bars in Tampa Bay to Catch the Game

  • May 29, 2023
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Going, going, goneeee to these sports bars in Tampa! 🏈

Thanks to our Tampa Bay teams, we’re proud to call ourselves Champa Bay! Whether you’re ready to raise the flags for the Buccaneers or be the thunder for the Lightning, these are the most legendary sports bars in Tampa Bay to catch the game. From ice-cold beer to hot wings and more, you’re guaranteed to love these spots!

Southern Belle

This is hands down one of the best sports bars in Ybor, and the BEST country bar in Tampa. With live dancing and music, delicious food, mechanical bull riding, and line dancing classes, what’s not to adore?

For food, we recommend the Tangy BBQ Burger, it comes with a unique blend beef patty, crispy bacon, fried mac and cheese, pickles, house-made BBQ sauce, and a Brioche bun. Bring on your top sportswear, grab a drink with your meal, and enjoy watching a sports game or watching someone get thrown off a bull!

Pro tip: Check out Southern Belle on Friday or Saturday and enjoy live music from the best bands during the day, and DJs later in the evening!

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Thursday | Closed
Friday | 4:00pm-2:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm-2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm-11:00pm

📍1625 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

Blind Goat

Looking for the GOAT of sports bars in Tampa Bay? Head to the Blind Goat! Located in South Tampa, this spot is one of our favorites for happy hour, wings, and, of course, catching the game.

No matter what day you’re heading out to cheer on your team, the Blind Goat is sure to have your game on TV and a happy hour special waiting for you.

Hours & Location

Monday | 3:00pm-12:00am
Tuesday | 3:00pm-12:00am
Wednesday | 11:30am-3:00am
Thursday | 11:30am-3:00am
Friday | 11:30am-3:00am
Saturday | 11:30am-3:00am
Sunday | 11:30am-12:00am

📍4106 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629

Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill Sports Bars in Tampa
📷 Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill

Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill

Located right across from Tropicana Field in St. Pete, Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill is the quintessential sports bar. Taking up nearly two city blocks, there is something for everyone. They have over 90 TVS with indoor and outdoor seating available.

Our favorite part of Ferg’s is the live music and the dog park. Ferg’s menu of wings, burgers, and more makes it the perfect place to enjoy the game!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-9:00pm

📍1320 Central Ave., St. Pete, FL 33705

Hattricks Tavern

Hattricks Tavern is not only a great sports bar, but also one of our favorite restaurants in Downtown Tampa! You’ve got to try the Lightning Shake n Bake wings that are tossed in garlic parmesan. 

Pro tip: Visit Hattricks Tavern during their happy hour – daily from 4:00pm to 8:00 pm and 10:00pm till close! Check out more of our favorite happy hours in Downtown Tampa.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am-3:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am-3:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am-3:00am
Thursday | 11:00am-3:00am
Friday | 11:00am-3:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-3:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-3:00am

📍107 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602

Press Box Sports Bars in Tampa
📷 Press Box

Press Box

Press Box is a South Tampa classic! With 42 screens, this is the ultimate way to catch the game. During games, Press Box often hosts giveaways too!

We love Press Box’s specials! On Mondays,  enjoy $4 pints! Some of their daily specials include craft beer pints for $5.50, domestic pints for $2.50, and $4 Cigar City Jai Alai’s pints.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am-3:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am-3:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am-3:00am
Thursday | 11:00am-3:00am
Friday | 11:00am-3:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-3:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-3:00am

📍222 S. Sale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33609

Top Shelf Sports Lounge Sports Bars in Tampa
📷 Top Shelf Sports Lounge

Top Shelf Sports Lounge

Located at the AdventHealth Center Ice, home to the largest ice facility in the southeast, Top Shelf Sports Lounge is a great spot in Wesley Chapel to catch a game.

Their fresh food is made from scratch and cold craft local beer is served in one of the coolest environments in Tampa Bay. Enjoy happy hour and watch the game on one of their 15 TVs.

Hours & Location

Monday | 4:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday | 11:30am-11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30am-11:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am-11:00pm
Friday | 11:30am-11:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-10:30pm

📍3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Peabody's Sports Bars in Tampa
📷 Peabody's


If you’re near the University of South Florida and are looking for a sports bar, look no further than Peabody’s.

With dozens of TVs, delicious wings, tons of cocktails, and local beers, this is the perfect spot to catch the game. They even have a pool and other games!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am-1:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am-1:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am-1:00am
Thursday | 11:00am-1:00am
Friday | 11:00am-2:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm-2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm-1:00am

📍1533 Amberly Dr., Tampa, FL 33547

Ducky's Sports Lounge

Ducky’s Sports Lounge is a spacious sports bar with craft cocktails, upscale bar food, an outdoor patio, and our favorite part, a mini bowling alley! Ducky’s expansive menu has something for everyone from pizzas to sandwiches to seafood.

Hours & Location

Monday | 6:00pm-12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-3:00am
Friday | 11:00am-3:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-3:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-11:00pm

📍1719 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606

Abe's Place Tap & Grill Sports Bars in Tampa
📷 Abe's Place Tap & Grill

Abe's Place Tap & Grill

Abe’s Place is THE place to catch a game in Clearwater! With 44 craft and draft beers to some of the best wings in Tampa Bay, you’ll want to make plans for the next game day at Abe’s Place. Oh and did we mention all-day happy hour?!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-9:00pm

📍1250 South Missouri Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756

Thomas P's Sports Bars in Tampa
📷 Thomas P's

Thomas P's Sports Bar and Patio

Thomas P’s is Tampa’s ultimate sports bar with more than 40 TVs and a pet-friendly outdoor patio! Their famous Windy City Pizza is a must-try while watching the game.

Our favorite is the Skyline pizza topped with sausage, pepperoni, red onion, garlic sauce, mushrooms, Fontinella, mozzarella, and pizza sauce. Definitely check out Thomas P’s next game day!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-9:00pm

📍12836 Henderson Rd., Tampa, FL 33625

Eddie's Bar and Grill Sports Bars in Tampa
📷 Dunedin Happy Hour

Eddie's Bar and Grill

Eddie’s Bar and Grill is Dunedin’s only family sports bar and it doesn’t disappoint! You’ll definitely want to check out their newly remodeled inside and out.

Eddie’s has three large-screen video walls and over 50 HDTVs so they’ve got some of the best sports coverage around.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am-12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am-12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am-12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am-12:00am
Friday | 11:00am-1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-1:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-12:00am

📍1283 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698

Check out the best sports bars in Tampa Bay!

Whether it’s football, baseball, or hockey season, we’re your go-to place for all things Champa Bay. Don’t forget to follow us @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook!

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