The Las Vegas Locals Guide: The 4 best sports bars in town

The Las Vegas Locals Guide: The 4 best sports bars in town

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By Stacy Rounds

July 10, 2024

We asked our readers to tell us their favorite Las Vegas sports bars. Here’s what they said.

Looking for a cool sports bar in Sin City that has all the amenities? Look no further! We’ve compiled a definitive guide to the top four best sports bars in Las Vegas that are sure to satisfy every sports fan’s cravings for good drinks, delicious food, and a lively atmosphere. So grab your friends, put on your favorite team jersey, and let’s dive into the exciting world of sports bars in Vegas!

A basketball, two beers, and a side of fries on a table at a sports bar.

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4. Beerhaus 

3790 Las Vegas Blvd

Welcome to Beerhaus, a tavern for those who love to hold a frosty pint in one hand and high-five fellow sports fanatics with the other. Beerhaus serves as a modern-day coliseum for beer aficionados and athletic enthusiasts to unite under one roof. It’s a sanctuary where the sacred rituals of hops tasting and game-watching are celebrated in equal measure.

Beerhaus has everything a sports fan needs, inside and out. The outdoor patio offers the perfect blend of fresh air and energy. Inside, the scene is just as inviting, with rows of gleaming taps offering a beer menu that’s as diverse as the crowd it attracts. Here, the tap selection features everything from the boldest IPAs to the smoothest stouts, each one waiting to make your acquaintance and argue its case as your new favorite.

But Beerhaus knows that even the finest brew is best enjoyed with a side of heart-pounding action. That’s where the multiple TVs come into play, strategically positioned so you won’t miss a moment of the game. From the opening whistle to the final score, you’re covered. This is where fans can converge, where rivalries are temporarily set aside (or passionately debated) in the name of mutual admiration for the game.

Beerhaus doesn’t play around when it comes to fueling up for the big game. The menu features gourmet takes on game-day staples that elevate the eating experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a pretzel as big as your head or sliders that pack a flavor punch worthy of a heavyweight title, every bite is a winner. It’s the kind of food that complements your drink and makes the game that much more enjoyable.

So come on in, grab a seat, and experience the ultimate destination for beer and sports lovers in Las Vegas. Here, every game is a home game, and the taps are always flowing.

3. Joe’s Bar 

2851 N Rancho Dr

Ah, Joe’s Bar. Coming here is like stepping into a cool Chicago bar without ever leaving Nevada. The unique midwestern sports fanatic vibe makes me picture the old SNL skit with the Bears superfans chanting, “Da Bears.” If you’re a Chicago fan, a Vegas hockey fanatic, or a Michigan alumni, this quirky sports bar might just feel like home. Located away from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas’s bright lights, Joe’s offers a refuge for those who prefer their game days without a side of sensory overload. 

Joe’s doesn’t skimp on the beverage options. While it may offer a cozy Midwest setting, this bar is serious about keeping its patrons well-hydrated with an assortment of drinks that can quench any thirst. From the hoppiest of IPAs to the smoothest lagers, and even a curated list of wines for those who aren’t beer-inclined, Joe’s Bar makes sure no one’s glass runs dry.

Food-wise, Joe’s hits all the right notes with its Chicago-style menu. We’re talking about those comfort food classics that pair perfectly with the game-day drama. Their wings are a must-try, slathered in sauces that range from mouth-wateringly tangy to daredevil spicy. And for those with a hearty appetite, the burgers are nothing short of legendary — thick, juicy, and just messy enough to require a handful of napkins. Plus, you can never go wrong with an order of squeaky, cooked-just-right cheese curds.

In a city known for its extravagant spectacles, Joe’s Bar offers a refreshing change of pace. Sometimes, less is indeed more, especially when it comes to enjoying the game. So, if your idea of the perfect sports bar includes a relaxed vibe, friendly faces, and a comfortable seat with a clear view of the action, then make your way to Joe’s.

2. Moondoggies 

3240 Arville St

At Moondoggies, the games never end. This 24-hour sports and gaming bar offers all the comforts of a hometown Buffalo Bills bar — yes, including delicious wings! — under the dazzling lights of Vegas. The retro decor and fun memorabilia highlight all the best in Buffalo sports and more.

When it comes to TVs, size and clarity matter when you’re knee-deep in the game. Moondoggies’ big-screen TVs are perfectly placed, ensuring that you won’t miss a single play, no matter where you’re sitting. And with their state-of-the-art sound system, you’ll hear every crunch and whistle as if you were standing on the sidelines, without the need for instant replays.

Available from 11 a.m. – 3 a.m., Moondoggies offers a menu that’s both familiar and inventive. Their burgers are juicy, flavorful, and satisfying in a way that only a true burger connoisseur can appreciate. And for those looking to sip something special, Moondoggies’ extensive beer list offers a refreshing, frothy brew for every palate.

Don’t let the laid-back vibe fool you, though. Moondoggies is serious when it comes to sports. No matter the season, you’ll find fans congregated, eyes glued to the screens, living and dying by every point scored. It’s a place where cheers and jeers intermingle, where high-fives are doled out freely, and where you can lose yourself in the sheer joy of the game.

Moondoggies manages to straddle the line between a traditional sports bar and something far more eclectic. It’s a spot where nostalgia and novelty dance together under the glow of neon lights, where the game is always on, and the welcome is always warm.

1. Brewdog 

3767 Las Vegas Blvd

If you’ve ever found yourself in a heated debate about whether a perfect double IPA can enhance a double overtime game, then Brewdog is your promised land. Planted squarely where the excitement of Las Vegas meets the ever-growing craft beer movement, Brewdog is “two floors of craft beer paradise” among the excitement of the Strip.

At Brewdog, the art of craft beer and the heart-pounding thrill of sports collide in a symphony of hops and hoops, taps and touchdowns. The walls are adorned with a multitude of screens that promise you won’t miss a single play, no matter where your allegiance lies. Football, basketball, soccer — you name it, they’re showing it, all in stunning clarity that makes you feel like you could step into the game.

But the brew is indeed the star of the show. Brewdog’s selection is nothing short of a craft beer lover’s dream, featuring an ever-rotating lineup that ranges from the brewery’s own pioneering creations to guest taps that celebrate the best of the global craft beer scene. The knowledgeable staff is always on hand to guide you, whether you’re a seasoned beer aficionado or a curious newbie looking to explore beyond the usual adjunct lager. 

And because no great beer should ever be lonely, Brewdog’s menu perfectly pairs suds and sustenance. Their pub grub is a step above, with dishes crafted to complement the beer selection. From indulgent burgers to oak-fired seafood, steaks, and chicken, every dish is a winner from breakfast to dinner. They even have a kids’ menu that won’t disappoint the pickiest mini-fans.

In a city that’s full of places vying for the title of the best sports bar, Brewdog is our readers’ favorite pick. Maybe it’s their beer selection. Maybe it’s their undying love for sports. Next time you’re in Vegas, looking for a place where the beer flows as passionately as the fans cheer, make your way to Brewdog. It’s where the game, and the brewskies, are always on point.

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  • Stacy Rounds

    Stacy Rounds is a writer and growth producer for The Nevadan News. Prior to joining the team, Stacy has worked as a writer, editor, and engagement specialist covering topics ranging from local history, disability advocacy, recreation, and food hotspots to relationships and mental health.

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