These sports bars in Orlando have great food, killer drinks, and lots of TVs to catch all the game action!
You don’t often hear great food and sports bars mentioned in the same sentence. There are plenty of fun sports bars around town but the question is where can you watch your favorite sporting event in Orlando when you love food just as much as (or more than) the game itself?
I set out to find the best sports bars in Orlando to watch the Big Game – or any game, whether it be football, basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, take your pick – where you don’t have to sacrifice food for the sake of fun. Many of these restaurants are not your traditional sports bars. They offer the whole package: great food choices, in some cases very creative menus using local ingredients, killer drinks and beer selections, lots of TVs for a good view of the game, and a fun atmosphere, often including games and live music.
Whether you call Orlando home or are just visiting The City Beautiful, listed in alphabetical order, here are the favorite sports bars in Orlando. f
Combine your love of cars, rock & roll and sports at Ace Cafe, the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture. Ace Cafe Orlando is their first North American venue. Menu features American diner fare with a twist including Po’ Boy sandwiches, Chicken Tender Platter, Chicken & Waffles, Classic Burger Sliders, Chicken Taco Salad, and more. For dessert don’t miss the Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie and Peanut Butter Pie. The Big Game Watch Party begins at 6pm. For $59.95 per adult (age 21+), enjoy an all-you-can eat buffet and unlimited domestic beers, house wines and well drinks. The buffet includes beef empanadas, pulled pork sliders, tater tots, buffalo wings, BBQ chicken sliders, nacho station and many more Ace faves. For only $29.95, event-goers can enjoy the unlimited buffet without alcohol. The Ace’s regular menu will also be available for all ages. Watch the Super Bowl on the Ace’s giant TV screen and more than 20 TVs located on property. West Livingston Street, Downtown Orlando.
Family-owned restaurant in the picturesque Town of Celebration, offers the best traditional New England fare in a sports-themed, comfortable setting. This is truly the neighborhood tavern. The Lobster Roll and New England clam chowder are the best outside of Boston. The Fish ‘wich, made from Boston scrod flown in from Massachusetts, was absolutely satisfying. Plus “the 99 bottles of beer on the wall” club offers plenty of choices for beer lovers. Get your card and make your way down the list. 721 Front St. Celebration FL, 407-566-2526
Every inch of wall space is covered by over 100 TVs and lots of sports memorabilia at this popular Florida regional chain, with Orlando locations at Millenia and Lake Mary. The bar menu is taken to the next level with fresh-made to order guacamole served with chips, mozzarella sticks cut from one block of mozzarella cheese and battered to order for the ultimate freshness, and killer coconut-crusted Dolphin (Mahi) fingers. You don’t have to wait for the day after to have the Hangover Burger topped with farm-fresh sunny side up egg, and the Churrasco steak with chimichurri, black beans and rice rivals the best from Miami. For those conscious of the diet, the menu offers 15 dishes with fewer than 580 calories. The Ahi Tuna was fantastic. Drinks do not disappoint either. Their Bloody Mary is the most inventive I’ve ever seen, served with a burger slider as a garnish! A decent craft beer selection and cocktails menu to choose from, and best of all, 2-for-1 Happy Hour is all day, every day! Become an MVP card-holder for specials and freebies. 4158 Conroy Road, The Mall at Millenia and 951 Market Promenade Ave, Lake Mary FL.
Local chain, known as an American Burger Bar, with 8 locations throughout Orlando and Tampa, where you take your pick of beef, chicken, turkey or veggie patties and top with just about anything you can think of. Build your own or choose from their specialty burgers like the Chi-Town stuffed with mushrooms and bleu cheese or the Mac Daddy with Bacon Mac & Cheese. Don’t miss the zucchini fries and buffalo chicken tater tots. Enjoy the casual neighborhood setting, graffiti art everywhere, plenty of TVs and game room in this ultra-casual spot. Live music and trivia nights add to the fun. 900 E Washington St, Thornton Park FL is where it all began. Check website for all locations.
A bowling venue on a sports bar list? Bowling may be the draw but with plenty of TV’s around this expansive retro play-land, cool drinks and fun menu selections, this is the perfect spot if you’re looking for more than just the Big Game. You got billiards, foosball, shuffle board, bocce ball, ping-pong and 22 lanes of bowling to keep you entertained if the game turns out to be a bust. Try the Buffalo Wontons, huge chicken wings, various pizzas with their homemade dough, and pair it with a shareable Kings Big Balls retro cocktail like the Tropical Tango or Raspberry Lime Rickey. It is sure to contribute to a fun night out! 8255 South International Drive, suite 120, Orlando FL.
This may be a soccer themed pub in downtown Orlando but you can catch all the major sporting events while enjoying top notch food by executive chef Scott Phillips. The 9,500 SF restaurant features over 40 TVs, including a 200-inch big screen, game memorabilia and official Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride Merchandise Store for all the fans. The exclusive 2nd level, features stadium seating and private suites, perfect to host special events of all sizes. The menu of traditional sports bar favorites elevated to a new level, includes appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and delicious signature dishes. For “The Big Game” they are serving up the biggest Super Bowl LIII Watch Party. For $99 person, spectators can enjoy all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet style and DJ entertainment on the exclusive Second Level featuring stadium seating, private suites and looking over Lion’s Pride 200 Inch LED TV screen. All are welcome on the Main Level to catch the game on the big screen, plus over 40 additional televisions throughout the restaurant. W Church Street, downtown Orlando.
This expansive venue located in Pointe Orlando is a gaming paradise but sports fans will be able to catch the game on 61 big-screen TVs. American fare and handcrafted cocktails to enjoy include a wide selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads and pizza. The Skillet Mac n Cheese and the Main Event Burger does not disappoint. For those with a sweet tooth, get the Big Fun Super Sundae. Between breaks, enjoy bowling, a high-ropes adventure course, billiards and an epic free-roam, virtual-reality game, and plenty of arcade games. 9101 International Drive, Orlando.
The love of beer is the main draw with several beer infused dishes like Fried Mozzarella, Chicken Tenders and Fish & Chips all dipped in their signature Magic Hat #9 beer batter, or the Tap Room Burger of half pound beef marinated in Guinness beer. Try it topped with Pulled Pork, citrus chipotle BBQ sauce and crispy onion straws or “Loaded” with crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms and onions. Of course they offer an ever-changing, great beer selection with 50 beers on draft and 50 beers from around the world for a perfect pairing. You can even join the Beer Club and get your name on the wall. 9145 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando FL. 407-440-4594
There is no better place for burgers and sports in the Metro West Orlando area than Teak. You can’t go wrong with 42 amazing burgers on the menu (including the Underground secret menu), 70 craft beers, 30 HDTVs and 142” Projection screen to catch the game action. Popular burgers include the Drunken Monk with Angry Orchard jam made in-house – all their sauces are homemade, the Idaho Burger is the tallest burger you will ever see, with a stack of Teak chips, and the Cronie Burger, made with a cinnamon sugar donut croissant hybrid, maple-pepper bacon, smoked Gouda and fried egg. Read the full review. 6400 Times Square Avenue, Orlando FL. 407-313-5111.
Golf fans, this is your spot! You’ll find HDTVs throughout the full-service restaurant and bar areas, as well as the 102 climate controlled playing bays, similar to a bowling alley. You can perfect your golf swing while watching the game. Toptracer technology, tracks the flight path of each golf ball hit and displays its path in video so you can see an instant replay of your golf shots on a HDTV screen. As far as food goes, if you have a hearty appetite order the Mega burger, a 40oz spectacle loaded with caramelized onions, chipotle aioli, and melted American cheese. Share jumbo pretzel board, backyard wings, flatbreads, sliders and more. The rooftop terrace is another great feature of this three level, 65,000-square-foot venue. Universal Blvd, Orlando.
Although it’s a Live Music Joint, Tin Roof Orlando features a wall lined with TVs to watch the game from any seat in the house. This newcomer to the Orlando area is quickly making its mark with an inventive take on Americana Southern food and laid back casual atmosphere. The Kentuckyaki wings are finger lickin’ good with a house made bourbon and soy, garlic and ginger sauce, fall off the bone BBQ Ribs, creamy O-Eye Mac & Cheese and Shrimp & Grits all make the cut. Great drinks and beer specials and pre-game live music make this a place to call home during every game. Here’s the full review. 8371 International Dr, suite 100, Orlando FL. 407-270-7926
Any sporting event is a great opportunity to get together with friends and have fun, don’t you think? Pick one of these Top 9 Sports Bars in Orlando and get the team together for a fun night out where you don’t have to give up on great food and drinks for the sake of the game. GO Play!