Memphis' Favorite Sports Bars

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If you want a place to gather with friends, have a drink, and watch the big game, a sports bar is a great destination. Luckily, Memphis has plenty to choose from. While not every establishment in the list below is strictly a sports bar, each is a great place to catch a game. Most importantly, all of the following are popular among local sports fans.

Updated by Holly Whitfield, January 2018

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    695 W Brookhaven Cir
    Memphis, TN 38117
    (901) 680-8118

    This east Memphis sports bar is a favorite gathering place for many sports fans (expect to see a lot of blue and gray when the Tigers are playing!). They offer a full menu and bar, flat panel plasma and LCD TVs, and a patio that is popular among its regulars.

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    Buffalo Wild Wings is a national chain of sports bar/restaurants with wings in an endless variety of flavors and styles, plus your usual pub grub. Expect tons of big screen TVs.

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    1474 Madison Ave.
    Memphis, TN 38104
    (901) 275-8082

    This gay bar in midtown always has something going on - whether drag shows, karaoke, or comedy, in addition to several big screen televisions, Dru's Place also offers pool tables, darts, an outdoor patio, and live music.

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    Fox and Hound is a chain of sports bars that caters, in particular, to young professionals. The bars offer over 100 types of beers, multiple big screen televisions, pool tables, dart boards, cigars, and food that is a little nicer than typical pub grub.

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    535 South Highland Street
    Memphis, Tennessee 38111
    (901) 454-7771

    The Bluff on the Highland Strip offers not one - not two - but three bars plus two levels of seating and dozens of high-definition and big screen TVs. You can snack on Cajun and New Orleans-inspired cuisine like poboys, fried catfish, or gumbo, while you have a pint and watch the game.

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    5012 Park Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38117
    (901) 767-8632

    Now, this is a serious sports bar. It boasts nearly 20 televisions and crowds of enthusiastic sports fans. It serves up typical pub grub but also offers a selection of low-carb menu items. If things get a little rowdy downstairs, Memphis Sports Pub also has an upstairs area that tends to be a little quieter.

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    T.J. Mulligan's is a popular local hangout for a number of reasons. First, the Irish themed pub serves up some decent pub grub. It also has a full bar with a nice beer selection and live music some nights. It made the sports bar list because of its multiple televisions and impressive gatherings of Titans, Grizzlies, and Tigers fans.

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    Brunch at The Bayou. Photo credit: Holly Whitfield.

    2094 Madison Ave
    Memphis, Tennessee 38104 
    (901) 278-8626

    The Bayou has been a mainstay in Overton Square since before the District's revitalization in 2013. The sprawling dining room and affordable Cajun/Southern fare make it a great choice for groups, plus the huge projector screens and plenty of TVs at the bar will ensure you can see every play. 

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    115 E GE Patterson Ave
    Memphis, Tennessee 38103
    (901) 528-8367

    For more than a decade, locals have moseyed into South Main's neighborhood sports bar to catch all of your Memphis sports, plus any others you might be interested in. Max's has a cozy indoor space and a patio with a projector. Max's is known locally as a Cubs bar during Major League Baseball season. 

     

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    Sweet Grass Next Door

    Bad Ass Nachos at Sweet Grass Next Door Photo: Holly Whitfield.

    937 S Cooper St
    Memphis, Tennessee 38104
    (901) 278-0278

    Sweet Grass's casual next door neighbor, "Next Door" works out of the same kitchen as the casual fine dining spot but functions more as a casual pub and sports bar. Grab a pimento cheeseburger, enjoy a beer or a cocktail, and take in the games on the many TVs. You can sit at the long bar, the long table that functions as a secondary bar seating, or snag a cocktail table. There's also a group space in the back with a large projector screen.