From Major League Baseball to college football, Wisconsinites love watching sports. While Wisconsin’s biggest sporting claim to fame is arguably the Green Bay Packers’ victory in the first Super Bowl, Milwaukee is home to the majority of the state’s professional teams and some of its most devoted fans. When you can’t make it to the game or your team is on the road, catch every minute of the action at one of these top sports bars.
The Highbury Pub
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Named after Arsenal Football Club’s old stadium, The Highbury Pub is a soccer fan’s dream. Matches from teams all around the world are shown here, and the bar’s 6 am wake-up call on Saturday ensures that you don’t miss a minute of “the beautiful game.” With Guinness on tap and an atmosphere that is similar to that of an English Premier League game, be prepared for excited fans and possible beer showers.
Major Goolsby’s is considered to be not only one of the best sports bars in Milwaukee but also in the country. Its location across from the UW Milwaukee Panther Arena and just down the street from the Bradley Center makes it a great spot to grab a pint before or after a game, and fans of all teams are welcome here. Sports fans can reminisce about past wins with the memorabilia-covered walls, and take in the latest action on one of the 55 large-screen HDTVs. Its 1/2 pound burger is also voted one of Milwaukee’s best.
Considered to be Milwaukee’s best craft beer sports bar, Steny’s Tavern is a must for any beer-loving sports fan. If the 28 craft beers available don’t get you in the door, their world-famous Bloody Marys and wings surely will. This family-run tavern in Walker’s Point has more than 16 HDTVs and a giant 10-foot big screen for showing the game of the day. Hockey fans should note that Steny’s is an official Chicago Blackhawks bar and offers specials during hockey games.
Located on eclectic Brady Street, The Nomad World Pub is primarily a soccer bar. Their long hours make it easy to catch your favorite team’s match, even if they are on the other side of the world. For those times when soccer simply isn’t on TV, there are some other fun events taking place here such as Drink & Draw nights, karaoke, and open mic nights.
Also considered to be one of America’s best sports bars, Who’s on Third makes you feel like you’re at the game with their 120-inch projection screen. Its downtown location makes it easily accessible, and it’s an excellent spot to grab a drink before catching their free shuttle to Miller Park for a Milwaukee Brewers’ game. Despite the name being baseball themed, Who’s on Third is an official bar of the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Three Lions Pub is a traditional British pub owned by a native Welshman. Catch the latest soccer matches here while enjoying the taste of English pub fare that is considered to be some of the best bar food in the area. The cozy atmosphere will make you feel right at home while cheering on your favorite team over a pint with friends.