The Best Sports Bars in Memphis

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Beer selection at a bar | © Christian_Birkholz/Pixabay
Leena Kollar

Are you a sports fan who enjoys checking out games on the big screen with your friends? If you’re looking for a place to watch the action in the company of other fans, here are the best places in Memphis to celebrate (or mourn) your favorite teams with a cold one in your hand.

Celtic Crossing Irish Pub

Pub, Restaurant, American, Irish, Cocktails

Celtic Crossing Irish Pub, Memphis
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Located in the Cooper-Young neighborhood, Celtic Crossing Irish Pub opened in 2005. After more than a decade, it continues to be one of the best places in Memphis to watch sporting events. There are eight projector screens and five channels available every day during business hours. Stop by for lunch, dinner or happy hour, and enjoy a specialty cocktail on the patio once the big game is over.

Max's Sports Bar

Bar, Restaurant, American

Maxs Sports Bar, Memphis
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Just because it’s a great place to catch sports doesn’t mean Max’s Sports Bar is only about sports. The bar, located in the South Main Arts District, prides itself on being a friendly, neighborhood bar that also happens to show sports games on its screens. And with one flat screen to every three seats, you can catch the action from just about anywhere inside. The bar offers a large selection of beers and cocktails, as well as appetizers and steamed sub sandwiches.

Bayou Bar & Grill

Bar, Restaurant, Cajun, American

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With seven HD televisions and two 120″ HD projector screens, Bayou Bar & Grill is where to catch your favorite NFL, NBA and MLB games in Midtown Memphis. It’s also where you’ll find some of the city’s best Cajun food dishes like gumbo, po-boys, jambalaya and oysters. Enjoy your food and your team inside or on the outdoor patio.

Brookhaven Pub & Grill

Bar, Gastropub, Restaurant, American

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Locally owned since 2002, Brookhaven Pub & Grill has items like burgers, chicken tenders and specialty salads on its menu, as well as a fully stocked bar, Tuesday trivia nights and live music. For sports fans, there are several large screen HD LCDs for watching games. With a neighborhood grill vibe, Brookhaven is a great place to gather with friends on game day.

TJ Mulligan's

Pub, Restaurant, American

Whether you want to watch your favorite NFL team, SEC football or the Memphis Grizzlies, TJ Mulligan’s has big screen televisions for you to kick back and catch the games. The restaurant also has live team trivia, Texas Hold’em Poker and a menu full of homestyle southern dishes to enjoy.

Fox & Hound

Restaurant, American

It was an avid billiards player named Steve Hartnett who started Fox & Hound. He wanted a place where he could relax after the long workday, have a cold beer and play pool all in the same spot. In addition to having billiards, video games and darts, the bar has several televisions for sports fans to watch the game on. Throw back a beer or have the bartender mix up a margarita while you catch all the action.

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