During football season, your significant other might be married to the television on Saturdays and Sundays. Whether you’re an NFL or college football fan or both, finding a change of scenery to get out of the house and watch the game might be just what the date night doctor ordered. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite places around the Tampa Bay area to watch football together. Score!
Best Places to Watch Football in Tampa Bay
- Irish 31
- Maloney’s Irish Pub
- World of Beer
- Tampa Bay Brewing Company
- Glory Days Grill
- Thomas P’s
- Pres Box
- Engine No. 9
- Abe’s Place Tap & Grill
Best Places to Watch Football in Tampa and Wesley Chapel
Westchase: 10102 Montague St, Tampa, FL
Hyde Park: 1611 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL
Wesley Chapel: 28358 Willey Way, Wesley Chapel, FL
Irish 31 has three locations – Westchase, Hyde Park, and Wesley Chapel. All locations have indoor and outdoor dining with plenty of drink specials and TVs to catch your favorite game along with a full menu. It’s also family-friendly in case you have little fans in tow.
Westchase: 9540 W. Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL
Carrollwood: 12904 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL
Downtown Tampa: 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd, unit 140, Tampa, FL
You can head to Maloney’s in either Westchase, Carrollwood, or Downtown Tampa. Catch the games on their giant TVs either inside or out on their patios. You can also enjoy game day and happy hour specials all weekend long.
Of course this spot makes the list of best Irish pubs in Tampa Bay too!
Westchase: 9524 W. Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL
Tampa International: 5311 Avion Park, Tampa, FL
Temple Terrace: 2815 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL
Downtown: 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL
Kick back with your favorite brew and watch the game at World of Beer in Westchase, Tampa International, Brandon, and Temple Terrace. In addition to over 100 beers, you can snack on gourmet bar far as you watch your favorite teams play.
Westchase: 13937 Monroe’s Business Park, Tampa, FL
Ybor: 1600 E. 8th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
With two locations in Tampa – Westchase and Ybor – TBBC has become a prime viewing spot for good beer and good games. Try one of their many award-winning brews along with their wings, beer cheese dip, or burgers while your favorite teams play on the TVs around the pub.
Midtown: 1140 Grammercy Lane, Tampa, FL
Wesley Chapel: 253 Sierra Center Blvd., Lutz, FL
If you’re in Midtown or Wesley Chapel, you can pop in to Walk-Ons to catch your team play on one of their wall-to-wall TVs. Enjoy craft beer, cocktails, and something from their scratch-made menu.
14457 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL
Glory Days in Carrollwood has an award-winning chef, happy hours all day every day, and a multitude of TVs playing all your favorite teams. What’s not to love?
107 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL
Hattrick’s combines a traditional sports bar with an old-world pub feel. The restaurant is surrounded by TVs and features a full menu with happy hour every day. They also have drink specials during all Lightning, Bucs, and Rays games.
1580 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL
Located on Dale Mabry just off 275, Duffy’s is a great spot to catch the game. During football season, you can catch their special Football Features menu featuring their Starting Lineup specials and more. They also offer tons of season specials throughout the year like their Oktoberfest menu and Fall-tinis to complete your game viewing experience.
2301 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL
No matter where you sit in Riveters in Midtown, you’ll have the perfect view of the game. This nostalgic style bar serves up an elevated bar menu featuring the freshest ingredients and they also offer happy hour every day from 3-7pm.
12836 Henderson Rd, Tampa, FL
Thomas P’s has wall to wall TVs inside and out on their patio so no matter what team you cheer for, chances are it’ll be on. They have a full bad and menu and live music on the patio in between games.
222 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL
The Press Box has been a Tampa game viewing staple for years. Thier 42 screens and matrix wall show all NFL games and more. During the games, they also have awesome giveaways and prizes, along with drink and beer specials to accompany their extensive food menu.
4100 George J Bean Pkway. Ste A10, Tampa, FL
This bar and restaurant can be seen (and heard) from the traffic you are constantly sitting in on Kennedy, so why not stop in on the biggest football day of the year? The place is filled with high-definition TVs and a fully loaded bar ready for you and the rest of your cheering squad. Ducky’s has plenty of seating indoor and outdoor for your sports viewing pleasure and a huge food menu to fill you up while you watch your favorite team.
Best Places to Watch Football in St. Pete & Clearwater
56 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg, FL
This quaint, cozy sports bar dishes out incredibly tasty and unique burgers to couples seven days a week. It’s also been said to have the best burgers St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area have seen. While you are enjoying your food with your significant other, watch your favorite sports teams on one of the many TVs located within Engine No. 9. In fact, outside of the bar area, each table has a personal TV at their table.
1320 Central Ave, St. Pete
Ferg’s is THE place to go before catching the Ray’s game. Don’t have tickets? This St. Pete sports bar takes up nearly two city blocks. It’s safe to say you can catch your favorite team on one of their 90+ TVs white noshing on elevated bar food and drinks.
1250 S. Missouri Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756
Abe’s is loaded with TVs, so you’re bound to catch whichever team you’re cheering for. Their menu is American-inspired and word on the street is that they have the best wings in Clearwater. Their Liquid Library incudes over 44 beers on tap and the best part – happy hour is all day, every day!
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