The 10 Best Sports Bars in Tennessee!

Tennessean’s love their sports. Whether you’re a Titan fan, a Predator lover, or simply can’t miss the next Vanderbilt game, the many sports bars throughout the state have you covered. Most bars embrace Tennessee’s vast musical roots to offer up an exciting mix of sports action and live music. Whenever you’re in Tennessee, make sure to check out the following 10 awesome sports bars.

1. Legends Sports Grill, Lebanon, TN

Legends Sports Grill in Lebanon, Tennessee, is a fantastic hangout place for after work or on weekends. Live bands play every Saturday. Weekly events run every night of the week, including All You Can Eat Wings on Monday, $2 drink Tuesdays, trivia nights on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursday, Karaoke on Friday, and live music on Saturday (no cover charge). Food specials include wings, frog legs, and burgers. 

2. Bud’s Sports Bar, Chattanooga, TN

The Times Free Press newspaper voted Bud’s Sports Bar the best sports bar in Chattanooga, and it’s easy to see why. Between live music every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, karaoke every Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday, and plenty of screens playing MLB, NBA, NASCAR, and college sports, you’ll never miss a game or an opportunity to show your stuff. The menu includes hamburgers, prime rib, wings, and hot dogs, among other items. Stop in for lunch or dinner.

3. Rooster’s Bar & Grill, Knoxville, TN

Rooster’s is more than just a sports bar, although it has plenty of screens for your viewing pleasure. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Rooster’s hosts their popular poker nights. Stop by Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays for half price food items, including wings and pizza. Lunch is only $6.99 Monday through Friday before 3 p.m. 

4. Benchmark Bar and Grill, Nashville, TN

Nashville is known as one of the music capitols of the world, and Benchmark Bar and Grill is happy to offer free live music without a cover charge. Sporting events are shown in both the upstairs and downstairs sections. The food is notable, especially their sandwiches. Jamie’s Melt Down, a half pound burger with glossy bun, is great.

5. Soccer Taco, Knoxville, TN

Soccer Taco is a Knoxville institution, with three convenient locations scattered throughout the city. As the name implies, Soccer Taco is steeped in soccer and Mexican tradition. The Bearden location has ten flat-screen TVs inside with four more on the patio. The Market Square location has 13 flat-screens upstairs, nine downstairs, and one on the patio. The Thunderhead location has 13 flat-screens inside. The nachos are award-winning. Don’t forget to check out the Soccer Specials.

6. Jonathan’s Grill, Multiple locations

Jonathan’s Grill offers an upscale sports bar vibe, with six current locations around Tennessee. According to their CEO, Jonathan’s Grill is “committed to providing the best sports bar experience through a commitment to higher quality food and service.” If you want to check out the latest game without any of the usual ambience of a noisy sports bar, then Jonathan’s is for you. The food is a little fancier than you might expect from a typical sports bar, too. 

7. Chubbs Sports Bar, Gallatin, TN

Chubbs Sports Bar in Gallatin, Tennessee, serves “great food, amazing smoke meats, live music and a full bar packed with friends.” Stop by every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for live music. Play pool, darts, or Golden Tee. Take advantage of their free courtesy shuttle home. The bar offers traditional sports bar fare, as well as smoked meats and barbecue. Enjoy the game and good old fashioned southern cooking at the same time.

8. Overtime Bar and Grill, Multiple locations

Overtime Bar and Grill in Clarksville, Franklin, and Bowling Green, Tennessee has special events almost every night of the week, including karaoke, pub poll trivia, pool and trivia. You can count on a different food special almost every weeknight, including $1chicken sliders, $5 nachos, $3.25 margaritas, and more.  Host your Fantasy Football Draft at Overtime and receive gift cards for showing up and playing. Keep in mind that their food truck is available for rent for your next event or function.

9. Numan’s Café and Sports Bar, Johnson City, TN

Numan’s Café and Sports Bar in Johnson City, Tennessee, has been locally owned and operated since 1993. Events are constantly going on, including dance parties, karaoke, and poker nights. Stop by to watch the latest sports game, play in a Billiards tournament, or even join the poker league. The sports bar is a family-friendly place, with delicious pizza, Mexican dishes, and burgers. 

10. Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, Clarksville, TN

The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in Clarksville, Tennessee offers over 30 beers and regular specials. They are perhaps known best for their “Kilt Girls,” servers dressed in evocative kilt uniforms. The Tilted Kilt has at least one event every day in addition to the various games on their many flat-screen TVs, and a menu that ranges from burgers to sandwiches, and entrees that include salmon and shepherd’s pie. If you’re in the mood for a night out with the boys, then the Tilted Kilt is for you.

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