If you’re tired of going to mainstream bars, try a sports bar. They’re just like regular bars, only equipped with televisions that are tuned in to sports programs all day. Among sports lovers, sports bars have become increasingly popular alternatives to going to the stadium. Mainly due to one reason – you can experience nearly the same level of euphoria you feel in a stadium at a fraction of the cost! But what makes a sports bar great? Their food, their TVs, and, most importantly, an extensive selection of beer. Basing our judgment on these factors, below is our list of the top sports bars in Miami, Florida. Find out if your favorite makes the cut!
1. Shuckers Bar and Grill
Sit back and enjoy a refreshing cocktail, accompanied by a plate of fresh, scrumptious seafood at Shuckers Waterfront Grill. This lively tavern, which has been in the business for almost 30 years, offers finger-licking good meals and great sports television.
With 30 screens available for streaming, visitors are guaranteed to never miss a second of their favorite game. The winning combination of amazing food, pretty sea view, scrumptious drinks, and a slew of televisions, keep guests coming back to this award-winning eatery.
Shuckers Bar and Grill
Address: 1819 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141, United States
Website: Shuckers Bar and Grill
Opening hours: 11am - 1am (daily)
2. The Butcher Shop
This sports bar serves meat-based dishes, such as burgers and steaks, in an unpretentious manner, focusing on taste instead. Pick a table in one of the two seating areas, outdoors or indoors. Though both equally comfortable, opt for the outdoor seating for a more wholesome dining experience.
Give their famed meat burger a try – a juicy meat patty cooked to a perfect medium degree, sandwiched between a bun with lettuce, slices of tomatoes, and pickles. If you still have room, order their signature burger – a mix of brisket, short rib, and sirloin slices – the perfect companion to watching a live sports game on their flat-screen TV.
The Butcher Shop
Address: 165 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127, United States
Website: The Butcher Shop
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 12am (daily); Fri - Sat: 11am - 3am
3. Little Hoolie's Sports Bar & Grill
Sports fans love Little Hoolie’s Sports Bar & Grill for its retro design and scrumptious meals. Through hosting live music shows regularly, this sports bar successfully distinguishes itself from its counterparts. Enjoy watching your favorite NCAA/NFL team on one of its 14 televisions. This is the place to go for a prime rib sandwich or Philly cheesesteak with an ice-cold beverage in hand.
Little Hoolie's Sports Bar & Grill
Address: 9559 S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest, FL 33156, United States
Website: Little Hoolie’s Sports Bar & Grill
Opening hours: 11am - 5pm (daily)
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Though you can find pretty much what you’d expect from a sports bar here – a flat-screen television and free-flowing drinks, Tomorrowland isn’t your typical sports bar. It serves gourmet food with a twist and hosts regular live DJ performances and it’s one of the few sports bars that take their food seriously.
Among the food that this bar is renowned for are their truffle mac and cheese with bacon and shiitake mushrooms and shrimp tacos. They are best paired with the fan-favorite Spicy Nikki, a tequila infused with jalapeno, mango puree, pineapple, and agave, or one of their craft beers.
Address: 1368 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 12am; Fri: 11:30am - 3am; Sat: 12pm - 3am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm
5. Batch Gastropub
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Oozing a laid-back ambiance, Batch Gastropub is where a combination of great food, a great selection of drinks, and flat-screen televisions tuned into sports all day, keeps satisfied diners coming back. Savor the cheesy gooey deliciousness of their gnocchi mac and cheese with corn or the aromatic flavor of their honey sriracha wings.
Wrap up your meal with one of their marshmallow brownie bars. A word of warning though, this place gets really crowded during sports seasons.
Address: 14813 Lyons Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446, United States
Website: Batch Gastropub
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 11pm; Fri: 11:30am - 1am; Sat: 10am - 1am; Sun: 10am -11pm
6. Sandbar Sports Grill
Nearby residents flood the Sandbar Sports Grill on game day during sports seasons. When it’s off-season, come here for happy-hour specials, accompanied by live music on the weekends. It’s a must to try their Blackened Baja Fish Tacos when you come here. Don’t forget to have one of their Category 5 Hurricane drinks in your hand while you catch up on your favorite game, streamed on their HD televisions.
Sandbar Sports Grill
Address: 3064 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133, United States
Website: Sandbar Sports Grill
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 2am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 3am
7. Duffy's Sports Grill
Being a sports bar in Miami, it’s not enough to just have televisions that show the game. The food and drinks have to be as good as the play. At Duffy’s Sports Grill, visitors flock to the place for its HD televisions, while chowing down on the bar’s specialties – including their chicken wings with spicy Death Sauce. Then, they wash them down with one of their famed drinks.
Duffy's Sports Grill
Address: 8575 SW 124th Ave, Miami, FL 33183, United States
Website: Duffy’s Sports Grill
Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am
8. Ted's Hideaway
Pool tables, big-screen televisions, plenty of drinks options, 5 USD beers, and an extensive menu of American food that you can’t go wrong with, these are just some of the reasons Miami locals flood Ted’s Hideaway on game day. The place is packed with spectators during game season, so make sure to come early to this establishment.
Address: 124 2nd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Opening hours: 12pm - 5am (daily)
9. Scully's Tavern
Scully’s Tavern is the spot to hit up if you’re a sports fan in Miami. How often do you come across a sports tavern that serves escargot? It comes in mushrooms caps and garnished with provolone cheese with some garlic bread on the side – the escargot is one of the most favorite menu items here.
Make sure to get your hands on their Bloody Mary – it’s scrumptious and refreshing. If you have a tight budget but you still want to have a good night of merrymaking, come on Taco Tuesday, where delicious tacos are priced at only 2.50 USD per taco.
Address: 9809 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173, United States
Website: Scully’s Tavern
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 1:30am; Fri: 11am - 3am; Sat: 12pm - 3am; Sun: 12pm - 1:30am
10. Mike's at Venetia
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Oozing with laid-back vibes that make you want to stay for hours, Mike’s at Venetia boasts a slew of televisions with sport-streaming channels, as well as finger-licking good meals. The bar is mostly known for providing delicious food at affordable prices.
Be sure to order their French onion soup and Classic Reuben. Their refreshing cold drinks also make the perfect companion to watching your favorite team. The well-polished modern interior of this lively tavern gives a bistro feel to the whole place.
Mike's at Venetia
Address: 555 NE 15th St, Miami, FL 33132, United States
Website: Mike’s at Venetia
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 3am; Sun: 12pm - 3am
The merrymaking begins at sports bars
Experience the same excitement of watching your favorite game live in the stadium at these sports bars. One might say it’s even better here because you can enjoy the game with the steady flow of a beer in your hand and really good food in front of you. These aforementioned establishments offer awesome meals, beverages, entertainment, and a unique atmosphere that’s as euphoric as the games themselves.
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