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Zydeco, Bad Monkey, and More of Our Favorite Sports Bars in Ybor City

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Looking for sports bars in Ybor City? It’s no secret that Ybor has a great selection of bars—but sometimes it can be hard to find one with a laid back atmosphere to catch a game. We found the best bars with TVs for next time you want to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lightning, Rays, or whoever else you want to cheer on.

Luckily for you, we created a list to pull out next time you’re in Ybor and looking for a spot to watch a game!

Check out the top sports bars in Ybor

If you’re searching for a spot to catch a game, one of the sports bars in Ybor that you need to visit is the Bad Monkey. Let us tell you, this place is bananas! Cheer on your team and play giant Jenga, darts, Connect Four, and more. It’s also a great place to pregame so don’t miss happy hour during the week from 3PM to 5:30PM. They have awesome deals during that time including half off on all wells and domestic drafts.

Monday–Friday| 3PM–3AM
Saturday & Sunday | 12PM–3AM

📍1717 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Zydeco is a brewery that we consider a sports bar in Ybor City. Step in and enjoy live music, in-house brewed beer, and a bunch of TV’s so you can view multiple games at once. We go to drink their beer called Savage, it’s fruity and extremely refreshing. If you like IPA’s get the Pablo. For food, we are big fans of their shrimp and grits! They also have a vegetarian version called Veggies and Grits – it comes with soy chorizo, which honestly is just as amazing!

Sunday–Thursday | 11:30AM–10PM
Friday–Saturday | 11:30AM–12AM

📍 1902 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

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What’s a better place to watch sports than an Irish Pub? On 8th Ave, you’ll find James Joyce; a fantastic choice for if you’re looking through sports bars in Ybor. Grab a pint, maybe a Guinness if you’d like, and support your team. If you are hungry, order the Shepherd’s Pie, it’s scrumptious and filling. They have a tasty scotch egg too! There’s a neighborhood atmosphere to this spot that is unlike the other bars in Ybor. It’s a great place to go anytime of the week!

Sunday–Saturday | 11AM–3AM

📍1724 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Big Easy is a Ybor bar that has a splash of New Orleans. It’s definitely not your average sports bar in Ybor City but they do have great TV’s so you can easily cheer on whoever your team is. It’s always fun to stop in on Sundays to watch football and listen to their amazing live music. If you’re not a beer drinker, order one of their impeccable specialty cocktails. Every Monday through Thursday you can get $6 Pimm’s Cups and a $6 Mini Shrimp Po’Boy. Their po’ boys are to die for! 

Sunday | 11AM–12AM
Monday–Thursday | 4PM–12AM
Friday | 4PM–2AM
Saturday | 11AM–2AM

📍1704 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

It’s not a question that GameTime Tampa is one of the most fun sports bars in Ybor to watch football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or whatever your favorite sport may be! They have big-screen TVs, comfort food, and a bunch of arcade games for those of y’all who like to get competitive. They have an awesome happy hour during the week with half-off select drinks from 4PM to 8PM. You really can’t be their “Play With Your Food” deal where can get a game card and a menu item for $18.99.

Sunday–Wednesday | 11AM–11PM
Thursday | 11AM–12AM
Friday-Saturday | 11AM–2AM

📍1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

If you are familiar with Ybor, you probably have been to Double Decker. It’s Tampa’s very own karaoke bar that happens to be one of the best sports bars in Ybor City too. There is no cover, the bartenders are friendly, and the upbeat atmosphere makes you never want to leave. Start practicing your go-to karaoke song for the next game so during commercials you can sing at the top of your lungs. Or just wait until your team wins and bust out We Are the Champions by Queen.

Monday-Friday | 4PM–3AM
Saturday–Sunday | 3PM–3AM

📍1721 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Jenna Podesla

Jenna Podesla

Jenna is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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