5 Awesome Raleigh Sports Bars for Watching the Super Bowl
If you schedule your Sundays around football and you’re not planning on taking a trip to Texas, you might consider checking out these local sports bars in order to find the perfect one to enjoy the Super Bowl. After all, it’s a big decision, because the best spot has to have just the right number of TVs, your favorite beer on tap, and a great menu, so you can celebrate or groan in style until the clock runs out.
Overtime Sports Pub
WRAL.com voted this bar top five in the Triangle. This full-service bar is a perfect spot to relax and watch the big game. Enjoy a variety of foods including the fried shrimp basket, bacon cheddar burger, boneless buffalo wings, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and soups, all while cheering on your favorite team. Overtime Sports Pub is located at 1030 Rogers Lane, Unit 149.
Village Draft House
With 100 beers on tap, you can throw back a lager, kolsch, brown ale, porter, or a North Carolina brew while you watch the yards go by. You are sure to get exactly what you are thirsting for. Endless flatscreen TVs line the walls, and there are sports packages galore. Tasty pickle chips complement hand-pattied burgers, appetizers, dinner entrees, and an extensive list of sandwiches including ahi tuna, shrimp ciabatta, Caribbean jerk chicken, and more. Village Draft House is located in the Cameron Village Shopping Center at 428 Daniels Street.
For over two decades, Sharky’s has been one of the top neighborhood bars. You can get the best vantage point with over 18 large-screen TVs. Thanks to the owner’s Big Easy roots, you’ll find a comprehensive selection of Cajun food such as Cajun shrimp, red beans and rice, and seafood pasta on the menu. If you prefer something local, Sharky’s smokes its own wings, brisket, and pork every day. If you’re not into the halftime entertainment, play a game of giant Jenga, corn hole, or darts while you sample the extensive beer and whiskey selection.
The Players’ Retreat
Since 1951, this bar has been the happening’ place to be. Regular customers call it the PR. Choose this location if you want a down-home feel to your Super Bowl watching experience. In 2016, The Raleigh Downtowner gave several awards to this establishment: best burger, best bourbon-whiskey selection, best place to people watch, and best late-night menu. There are over 100 wines available, 20 beers on tap, and a host of others served in bottles and cans. There are plenty of TVs, including one outside for those who need fresh air when the touchdown possibility turns into a turnover.
Woody’s at City Market
You might have already signed up to have your Fantasy Football Draft Party at Woody’s, but if you didn’t, watching the Super Bowl there is a really sweet idea. Choose from 33 beers on tap and lots more in bottles and cans. Featured nitro blends, wines, cocktails, and shots are also listed on the drink menu. As you watch the large flatscreen TVs, why not fill your belly with wings, fried pimento wontons, quesadillas, or a classic philly sub? Woody’s is located at 205 Wolfe Street.