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8 Best Sports Bars on South Howard to Watch the Game

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There is nothing like Tampa Bay sports, I mean there’s a reason we’re called Champa Bay! If you’re not able to snag tickets to watch your favorite team, you’re in luck because we’ve curated a list of the best sports bars on South Howard to catch the game. 

Grab your jersey, beer spending money, and head to these sports bars on South Howard for the next game day.

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The Corner Bar is the next kid on the block, or should we say corner. With awesome drink specials, tons of outdoor space, and TVs, this is a great spot to catch the game on South Howard. 

Pro-tip: order the smothered pretzel, you won’t regret it!

Mon-Wed | 2pm-2am
Thurs-Fri | 2pm-3am
Sat-Sun | 12pm-3am

📍 402 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

SoHo Saloon

SoHo Saloon is an awesome place to have some fun with your friends whether you’re cheering for the same team or not. You can expect great vibes and TVs everywhere. During the commercials you can enjoy their fun games including pool tables and darts, basketball, and a photobooth.

Monday-Friday | 3pm-2:45am
Saturday-Sunday | 12pm-2:45am

📍410 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606


Bar HWRD came to party, especially on game days. This bar is the perfect place to socialize and have some fun with cornhole, Jenga, Connect 4 and chess but also kick back and watch your favorite teams. The outside area is a chill vibe where you can grab a bite to eat from a food truck and the inside is a full on party! 

Pro-tip: be sure to snap a picture in front of the 813 mural! 

Monday-Wednesday | CLOSED
Thursday | 5pm-LATE
Friday | 5pm-3am
Saturday | 12pm-3am
Sunday | 12pm-LATE

📍302 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

MacDinton's Irish Pub

MacDinton’s is a staple bar for college kids which is also fitting for college football days. It’s a place to go get a little wild. They have an inside and outside area with tons of bars and TVs all around. MacDinton’s is the perfect sports bar in South Howard to let loose and down a bunch of beers.

Monday- Friday | 4pm-3am
Saturday | 12pm-3am
Sunday | 11am-3am

📍405 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Yard of Ale Soho

Yard of Ale has a similar vibe to neighboring bars with a ton of TVs, bar food, and drinks on drinks on drinks. If your team scores, we’d love to see you let loose and celebrate by drinking out of a yardstick. Make sure to snag a video for Instagram! Yard of Ale in Soho has great happy hours and daily drink specials too.

*Temporarily Closed

Monday – Sunday | 5pm-3am

📍 406 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

The Soho Backyard

Literally in the backyard of SOHO, you’ll find The SOHO Backyard. It’s an awesome place to chill out, catch a game and day drink with your buddies. It’s a casual environment with great food and drinks. Head here to catch a game with less distractions and grab a good seat!

Monday – Sunday | 11am-2am

📍610 S Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33609

The Dubliner Irish Pub

This Irish pub is a fun place serving only iced cold beer and great food. With an old-school aesthetic and a big push for beer, you’ll fit right in if you’re looking for a neighborhood bar. The Dubliner offers ideal outdoor seating too. Plus, their Buffalo Chicken Pizza is amazing!

Monday – Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 12pm-3am
Thursday | 5pm-3am
Friday | 4:30pm-3am 
Saturday | 12pm-3am
Sunday | 12pm-12am


📍2307 W Azeele St, Tampa, FL 33609

Green Lemon

Green Lemon is a cool and modern place to hang out with your friends. People are always having a good time and the vibe is really energetic so you can get loud while rooting for your team. We recommend the Margorona (a giant margarita with a Corona) if you really want to get a buzz going and the loaded nachos if you have a big appetite!

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

📍915 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Best Sports Bars & Places To Watch The Game On South Howard

Whether you’re the fan that paints their face your team colors or if you like to casually watch with friends, use this guide to find the perfect sports bar on South Howard to catch the game. 

Snag a celebratory pic? Tag us at @stufftodointampabay on Facebook or Instagram

Haley Haman

Haley Haman

Haley is a blogger for 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 Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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