The 10 Best Sports Bars in Connecticut!

With great atmosphere, great drinks and great food to boot, Connecticut’s best sports bars will help you enjoy the big game to its fullest and have you staying for a pile of chicken wings or a juicy burger. Don’t forget to check out the happy hour specials, too! Grab your jersey and get ready to cheer on your favorite squad at the 10 best sports bars in the state.

1. Matty’s Next Door Sports Bar, Middletown, CT

With televisions airing several different live games, diners at Matty’s will easily catch the next play no matter where they sit. Dive into a pile of their chicken wings, wash it all down with a cold pitcher of Coors, and don your favorite team’s jersey and you’ll be ready for a night at Matty’s. 

2. Tomatoe’s Pizza and Sports Bar, East Windsor, CT

Enjoy delicious stuffed peppers or a large pizza at Tomatoe’s. Sports enthusiasts will find sports live on their large TVs, which are located behind the bar. Tomatoe’s Pizza and Sports Bar also features a fully stocked bar, karaoke, and keno.

3. Taphouse 150, Cromwell, CT

With 23 beers on tap and several flat screen TVs dotter around the bar and restaurant, Taphouse 150 is a swanky spot to enjoy a game. Take a sports-loving date here or stop by after work for great happy hour specials from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

4. 189 Sports Café, Brookfield, CT

Certainly not a dive bar, 189 Sports Café serves craft beer and cocktails and seasonally changing menus. And for those who’d like to watch more than one game at once, 189 Sports Café has a whopping 27 TVs. They also feature frequent events such as beer tastings and sports viewing events.

5. Mr. G’s, New London, CT

Conveniently located near Connecticut College, Mr. G’s is a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have six, large HD TVs showing your favorite game. The tasty grinders and perfectly made G&T are great company for whatever game is showing.

6. Jerzie Joe’s Sports Bar and Grill, Southington, CT

Dine and drink indoors or out at Jerzie Joe’s Sports Bar. Watch the game on one of their nine televisions, or get active yourself with a game of pool, darts, or horseshoes. Get a bargain during their happy hour on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight. 

7. Hot Rod Café, New London, CT

Home to some of the best wings in Connecticut, stop by Hot Rod for the game and stay awhile for their food. Hot Rod features 24 beers on tap and has several TVs showing live sports. Don’t forget to check out their newly renovated arcade downstairs!

8. VZ Sports Bar and Restaurant, Norwalk, CT

Catch the homerun that changes the game or cheer for your favorite soccer team at VZ Sports Bar. While popping open a perfectly chilled bottle of Corona and dunking your mozzarella sticks into warmed marinara sauce, sports fans will enjoy watching the game and dining on their great food.

9. Double Play Café, Wallingford, CT

With brand new big screen TVs, phone charging stations, a large bar, and tons of space to relax, Double Play Café is a great place to bring sports loving friends for a meal. To make things even more special, Double Play Café serves gooey K. Lamay’s steamed cheeseburgers, with great sides like onion rings, tater tots, and sweet potato fries. Double Play is also decorated with sports gear and features a trophy case with awards from local teams.

10. Happy Jack’s Sports Bar, Plainfield, CT

Featuring a kitchen that is open late, Happy Jack’s is happy to serve up sirloin burgers, wings, and cold beer in their clean and relaxing environment. Happy Jack’s has 10 flat screen TVs and a 10-foot projection screen showing NFL football and other sports. Or, get up and play your own game on one of their five pool tables.

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