Nearly Native’s Guide to Nashville Sports Bars

Now that Fall has arrived, poolside parties have been replaced by spirited sports watching. From college to professional, we all have our teams that we proudly represent and excitedly root for even when the outlook is less than favorable. Nashville has no shortage of fanatic inhabitants (even some aren’t SEC alums) and Nearly Native has your list of the best spots to catch your favorite team in action!

  • Double Dogs (Hillsboro Village) – TVs, TVs everywhere, and literally no room to spare on game day. This new bar is definitely a hot spot for all things sports and dog-friendly as used expect from it’s name. If you want to watch a game here, it’s safe to bet that there are hundreds of people who want the same thing, so make sure to show up early and put a name in if you want a table. Bar seating is available and you can watch literally every sports game that’s happening on a Saturday afternoon. There are that many TVs.IMG_0285
  • M.L .Rose (Melrose & West Nashville) – With two locations, this locale sporting event staple is known for its 2-for-1 specials, patios, post intramural booze, and (obviously) TVs scattered throughout.  M.L. Rose has got a serious Rolodex of craft and seasonal beers and bar food that will leave you supremely satisfied. If you want a little more elbow room, head to West Nashville as it’s seating and patio are bigger.
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  • Crow’s Nest (Green Hills) – This double-decker sports establishment has a plethora of indoor seating that’s convertible to the outdoors with large open windows on a nice day. It can get rather crowded during a big game, but the amount of seating helps spread things out a bit.
  • South (Demonbreun) – Game watching by day, dance party by night. Make sure to come early if you want to grab a seat or try the back room if it’s not closed for a private party. There’s a good chance you’ll find a younger crowd here.
  • Dawghouse Saloon (Demonbreun) – With tons of TVs and a pretty open layout this place gets pretty busy on a Sunday afternoon, especially with Browns fans. They’ve got corn hole out front for those of you who get dragged to sports game watches unwillingly and need an activity.
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  • Tavern (Midtown) – Less bar, more restaurant, Tavern is a great place for the dinner and game watch combination. There’s no place in the restaurant you can sit without seeing a TV and their MStreet menu gives patrons some healthy options beyond chili cheese fries and burgers.
  • Bailey’s Sports Grille (Downtown) – Beer, sports, pool tables. A sports fan’s paradise. If this sounds like the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, beware: you’ll be fighting the downtown tourist crowd to find your sport at the bar. For those of you who don’t want to venture down to Broadway, they have Goodlettsville and Hickory Hollow locations.
  • Beyond the Edge (East Nashville) – A simple sports bar. Beer, TVs, and wings. The bare necessities.
  • Dan McGuinness (Demonbreun) – For you soccer and rugby fans. And the occasionally Fight Night. That is all.
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Photos: Double Dogs (@NashvilleGuru), ML Rose (@grant_davidson_1), Dawghouse Saloon (@uanashville)

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One thought on “Nearly Native’s Guide to Nashville Sports Bars

  1. Appreciate the guide. I am new to the area and was looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, drink a few beers and catch a game. This list is perfect. Thank you!

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