Top Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Sports Bars

Looking for a place in Northeast Ohio to watch a Browns, Indians, or Cavs game? Consider these picks for the best sports bars in town.

01 of 05

Winking Lizard -- Downtown Cleveland

Winking Lizard, Cleveland Ohio
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In the shadow of Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena, the "lizard" is the perfect place to still get the atmosphere of the game even if you don't have a ticket. With a half dozen TVs, killer wings, and burgers, and an extensive beer list, what more could a sports fan what? Arrive early on big game days; the place is sure to be packed.

Winking Lizard Tavern
811 Huron Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44115
216 589-0313

02 of 05

Don Shula's Steakhouse

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Located in the Doubletree Hotel (formerly the Hilton) at I-77 and Rockside Rd., this sports bar/restaurant is easy to get to from all over town. Part of a chain founded by ​the legendary football coach, Don Shula, Shula's is part steakhouse, part sports bar. The food is way above average, the atmosphere relaxing, and it's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (ideal for those overseas sporting events).

Don Shula's Steakhouse
6200 Quarry Lane
Independence, OH 44131
216 901-7852

03 of 05

Divot's Sports Bar

This North Royalton hang-out is more than just a sports bar. There's miniature golf, a driving range, a lovely patio, and pretty good food. A great place for those in south suburban Cleveland to catch a game.

Divot's Sports Bar
13393 York Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133
440 237-3342

04 of 05

Johnny Malloy's Sports Pub

This local franchise has ten locations, from Avon to Willoughby (and Lakewood and S. Euclid, among others). Named for a former Cleveland mounted policeman, they offer Geppetto's menu of ribs, pizza, wings, and sandwiches as well as beer specials, lots of TVs, and parties around important games.

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05 of 05

Little Bar and Grill

Ok, it's a little dark, but this perennial favorite is within walking distance of all of the stadiums and popular with sports fans -- before, during, and after the game. It's also a good place to find a ticket if you don't already have one.

Little Bar and Grill
614 Frankfort Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
216 861-2166