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Cheer for Your Favorite Teams at These Sports Bars in Downtown Tampa

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Tampa Bay is the home of amazing teams such as the Lightning, BuccaneersRays, and Rowdies–and the sports bars in Downtown Tampa are where it’s at to cheer them all on during home or away games! While downtown, you can enjoy any sporting event at great spots with their own unique vibe.

Next time a game is on, slip on your jersey and watch your team play at one of these incredible sports bars!

Sports Bars in Channelside

Sports Bars In Downtown Tampa'S Channelside: Park &Amp; Rec

Park & Rec Tampa

Monday | Closed
Tuesday –Friday | 5:00pm–3:00am
Saturday–Sunday | 12:00pm–3:00am
📍 290 S Meridian Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Unleash your inner child at a playground made for adults at Park & Rec! This throwback bar offers endless amounts of entertainment, from their old-school arcade games to their giant Jenga set and other giant lawn games like beer pong.

Cheer on the Bucs and Lightning on their projector. Indoors, you can shimmy on the dance floor with a live DJ and play various arcade games. 

On top of offering lots of fun activities, Park & Rec also offers different deals throughout the week. At night they do ask guys to pay a $5 cover fee. Don’t forget to dress to impress! Step back into the ’90s for the night with their party-fruit-punch beverages, milkshakes, and throwback vibes.

Pro tip: Their party pouches are like Capri Suns, but with a splash of booze and a must-order item from their menu! 

District Tavern

Sunday–Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–1:00am
📍 116 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

Football fans huddle around! We’ve got a tavern that’ll help you cheer with a refreshing glass of beer. District Tavern hosts Monday and Thursday night football game viewings–and NFL Sundays on Sunday–with a late-night open kitchen and a full bar to relish. They stay open late so you can celebrate all the wins until the wee hours of the morning! 

Their menu offers delicious game-watching fare, ranging from buffalo cauliflower to flatbreads. We recommend trying their wings, especially their lemon pepper ones! Football paired with refreshing drinks and tasty treats always makes for a memorable night out!

During the weekdays, make use of their happy hours from 3:00pm–7:00pm and get discounted deals on some of your favorite drinks! For added entertainment, snag a seat by the window for front row views of the nearby dog park, featuring lots of furry friends.

Sports Bars In Channelside: District Tavern

Maloney's Local Irish Pub

Monday–Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am
📍 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602


Score some touchdowns with the luck of Irish on your side at Maloney’s! This sports bar provides a classic sports pub experience! They’ve got plenty of TVs and indoor and outdoor seating options. As you watch the latest games, share a bucket of beer, dig into a couple of saucy jumbo wings, and experience all the best game moments with other fans. On Saturdays and Sundays during Football season, you can count on Maloney’s to catch the latest games. 

The casual and laid-back environment creates a local hot spot radiating with community. For great steals and deals, enjoy their $10 all-you-can-drink offers during happy hours on Fridays! Other great steals they offer include $3 drafts and $16 buckets (consisting of 5 beers).


Monday | Closed
Tuesday–Thursday | 4:00pm–9:00pm
Friday–Saturday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
📍 615 Channelside Dr, Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33602

Split your time between bowling and watching your favorite sports team at Splitsville! At this Channelside bar, you’ll never get bored. They’ve got an endless amount of entertainment and activities, ranging from bowling to arcade games like skeeball!

As you take a break from venturing through all their fun opportunities, sit down for a meal at their restaurant or unwind at their bar. Splitsville’s restaurant serves tasty treats, including chicken tenders, burgers, nachos, and fish n’ chips. Plus, their location at Sparksman Wharf makes them a convenient place to grab drinks and a snack before walking over to Amalie Arena to watch the Lightning in action.

Restaurants In Sparkman Wharf: Splysville

La La's Sangria Bar

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Thursday | 7:00pm–2:00am
Friday–Saturday | 7:00pm–3:00am
Sunday | 5:00pm–12:00am
📍 203 N. Meridian Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Snag a flight to sangria haven with a flight of sangria from La La’s Sangria Bar! From live DJ performances to flavorful, handcrafted food, La La’s offers a casual yet classy place to savor. Taste fine-dining quality food with one of their delectable menu options as you soar through their various sangria concoctions. We recommend ordering their cheeseboard!

La La’s provides a circular 360 bar, an outdoor bar, and formal dining table options to cozy up in. Like the other best bars in Channelside, you can watch your beloved teams battle it out on the field or ice on one of their many TVs!

Grand Central Channelside

If you’re looking for a game-watching experience like no other, head over to Grand Central. During big games, expect a good-sized crowd to gather in the courtyard–they’ve got cornhole, fire pits, and lots of tables and seating for fans.

If you’re looking to get away from the crowd but don’t want to miss out on the energy, head into City Dog Cantina or Pourhouse, both have lots of TVs and game packages at their inside and outside bars.

Sports Bars In Channelside: Grand Central, City Dog Cantina, And Pourhouse
Sports Bars In Channelside: Lighthaus Beer Garden

LightHaus Beer Garden

Sunday–Thursday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Friday–Sunday | 11:00am–11:00pm
📍 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Catch your favorite teams on one of the TVs at LightHaus Beer garden in Sparkman Wharf while enjoying their selection of wine, beer, and seltzer that pair perfectly with delicious pizza!

If you’re a Lightning fan, this is a great place to stop by for a drink before heading over to watch a game on the big screens in Thunder Ally.

Sports Bars in Downtown Tampa

Hattricks Tavern - Sports Bar In Tampa

Hattricks Tavern

Sunday–Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday–Saturday | 11:00am–1:00am
📍 107 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Hattricks is one of the more popular sports bars in downtown Tampa that is just blocks away from Amalie Arena, AKA the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning. There is nothing like watching your favorite hockey team dominate while sipping on some beer and snacking on wings–and let us tell you, Hattricks wings are some of the best!

We recommend ordering the Garlic Parm/Lightning wings shake n’ bake style. Head there for happy hour to enjoy 85 cent wings and awesome drink specials.

The Anchor Bar

Sunday–Saturday | 11:00am–3:00am
📍 514 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

In the heart of downtown is another one of our favorites, The Anchor Bar! If you’re all about sports and beer, this is definitely one of the sports bars in Downtown Tampa that you need to visit.

The Anchor Bar has a magnificent beer selection that always includes local picks. We always order the Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls when we go and couldn’t recommend them more! It’s a smaller, low-key kind of bar with great prices and tasty food.

The Anchor Bar - Best Wings In Tampa

American Social

Monday–Wednesday | 11:30am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:30am–1:00am
Friday | 11:30am–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am
📍 601 S Harbour Island Blvd #107, Tampa, FL 33602

American Social is tucked in Harbor Island right on the water. It’s a large restaurant with four full-service bars, a bunch of TVs, and both indoor and outdoor seating.

AmSo is one of our go-to sports bars in downtown Tampa because of the views and the deals. On Monday, they feature delicious burgers for only $5. In addition, enjoy all-you-can-eat tacos every Tuesday. We also love how it transforms when the sun goes down to more of a nightlife vibe!

Butter's Burgers

Monday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Tuesday – Friday| 11:30am–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm
📍 777 N Ashley Dr D1, Tampa, FL 33602

Everyone welcome Butter’s Burgers to the neighborhood! Butter’s is one of the newer sports bars in Downtown Tampa that serves crafted burgers, cocktails, and beers. One glance at the burger menu will make your mouth water–we love the North Ashley Drive, which comes with mushrooms, fried Prosciutto, and Swiss.

All of the burgers are so juicy and are served on caramelized buttered buns. They even have a black bean burger for our vegan friends! It’s the ideal spot to catch a game or two with a group of friends.

The Pint and Brew

Sunday–Saturday | 11:30am–12:00am
📍200 N Tampa St g118, Tampa, FL 33602

Some of y’all may recognize The Pint and Brew from Safety Harbor, but their other location is in downtown Tampa, right across the street from the Hilton.

We go there to watch the game but mainly to stuff our faces with their decadent selection of grilled cheese sandwiches! Enjoy different types of grilled cheese, from a mushroom melt to a Tampa Cuban and even a pizza flavor. Gluten-free options are available too! In addition to the sandwiches, they have a wide array of amazing beers on deck. 

Yeoman's Cask and Lion

Sunday–Wednesday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Thursday–Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
📍202 N Morgan St, Tampa, FL 33602

If you’re looking for quality sports bars in downtown Tampa, you need to hang out at a hip and modern British pub called Yeoman’s! The inside is spacious and full of eclectic pop art and memorabilia–just step into their classic English telephone booth and snap a pic.

Their menu is filled with appetizing options, but our favorite food from there is served during brunch! Pop in with your friends on an early Sunday afternoon, sip on a Bloody Mary, listen to live music, and catch a football game. 

Sports Bars In Downtown Tampa: Yeoman'S Cask And Lion

📷 Yeoman's Cask and Lion

Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge

Sunday–Wednesday | 11:30am–11:00pm
Thursday–Friday | 11:30am–12:00am
Friday–Saturday | 11:30am–2:00am
📍 777 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Taps is a sports bar meets wine bar located right across from Curtis Hixon Park. What sets aside Taps from all the other sports bars in downtown Tampa is their extraordinary wall of beer. What beer do you like? We will bet you they have it!

In addition, they have impeccable small bites to eat and specialty cocktails to sip on while you watch your team play on one of their large TVs. On their menu, you will discover a few different types of bruschetta to try–we suggest the mushroom!

Harpoon Harry's Crab House

Sunday–Thursday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Friday–Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
📍 225 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

This pirate-themed seafood restaurant is sure to put a fun, unique twist on your next game-day viewing. From sushi to Cuban eggrolls, you won’t have to go hungry while you root for your favorite team. And with a great selection of draft beers and signature cocktails, you won’t go thirst either!

Sports Bars in Water Street

Sports Bars In Downtown Tampa: Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City Brewing

Located outside is Amalie Arena’s Thunder Ally, Cigar City Brewing is here to enhance the experience of your next Lightning game. Whether you go before or after a game, sip on your favorite Cigar City beers while snacking on delicious Florida-inspired cuisine.

You can also enjoy Cigar City Brewing during some non-hockey Amalie Areana events, just be sure to check their website to see what upcoming events they’ll be open for!

Garrison's Tavern

Monday–Tuesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | CLOSED
Thursday–Friday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Saturday–Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am
📍 505 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

If you’re looking to watch a couple of games at once, swing by Garrison’s Tavern, located in Tampa’s Marriott Water Street! They have tons of TVs, so you can watch multiple all your favorite teams at once.

Enjoy a variety of tasty pub-inspired dishes, like their bourbon & rye BBQ wings paired with your favorite beer, wine, or cocktail.

And if you’re looking for a little extra fun, they also have Topgolf Swing Suites. Play, eat, and cheer for your favorite teams all in one amazing night!

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There is so much more to explore than just sports bars in Downtown Tampa! Whether you are on the hunt for Instagram-worthy spots, happy hours, or anything else you can imagine–you can find it with our guides.

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Contributing Authors

Serafina Besecker

Serafina Besecker

Serafina is a blogger and author for UNATION's Stuff to Do City Guides. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, download the UNATION app, follow us on social, and subscribe to our weekly email!

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