Get ready to cheer, Phoenix sports enthusiasts! Our latest article is your ultimate guide to the best sports bars in Phoenix. Whether you bleed cardinal red or howl for the Suns, these sports bars offer the perfect arena to catch every touchdown, slam dunk, and homerun. From massive screens that engulf you in the action to the camaraderie of fellow fans, join us as we unveil where to experience game day excitement at its finest in Phoenix.
19420 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: (623) 505-7600
On my way back from the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center, I happened upon Zipps Sports Grill on a recent trip to Glendale. It was the perfect spot to stop off for a post-swim refreshment, with a laid-back atmosphere and flatscreens for game day on every wall. Every Zipps location has a different draft beer selection featuring a lineup of specialty craft brews alongside their domestics and premiums. They also offer customizable Zipparitas flavors like watermelon, mango, and more!
4900 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 955-0358
The Outrageous Homebrewer’s Social Outpost set up shop in 2012 in the Arcadia neighborhood near the Arizona Canal. Since then, they’ve spread their passion for craft brewing to three distilleries distributing their creations statewide. There are too many drink options between their brewery and distilleries to mention them all, but I recommend starting with some of their award-winning beers. Their “Bob’s Your Drunkel” European Dark Lager took the Silver Award at the 2022 World Beer Cup, but I’m a fan of the “Boom Dynamite” grapefruit and mango IPA.
2710 W Bell Rd #1115, Phoenix, AZ 85053
Phone: (602) 789-7979
Next time you’re looking for a classic sports bar experience with some excellent pie, stop by Santisi Brothers Pizzeria & Sports Grill. They’re in the Belle Town Plaza, making it a convenient and tasty option if you want to do some pre-game shopping before watching the Cardinals on one of their 100+ TVs. You’ll go for their selection of draft beers, but stick around for the transcendent New York-style pizza. Get the Pulled Pork with Dino’s Barbecue Sauce, then add red onions. You’ll thank me later.
214 E Roosevelt St Suite 4, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (623) 213-8229
With a scenic location in the historic Roosevelt Row Arts District, Pedal Haus Brewery is a downtown microbrewery that can be tough to get into on game nights. Chalk it up to their gorgeous rooftop patio and bar or the 25 TVs for catching every moment of game day action. They’ve always got something new on their craft beer menu, so you’ll want to visit every season to try their latest and greatest. On my trip, I enjoyed their 2018 Great American Beer Festival Winner, “Bière Blanche,” a traditional Belgian wheat brew with orange peel and coriander.
26 S Farmer Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-0578
The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen is one of my favorite places to go out, even outside of Arizona. It’s a quirky spot resembling a mountain cabin getaway in the middle of the city, not far from Tempe Town Lake. It’s woodsy, rustic, and Sasquatch themed. What’s not to love? If you’re looking for a ton of drink variety, The Lodge likely won’t scratch your itch. However, they put a lot of love into their house specialties, including Bigfoot-approved seasonal mules and choose-your-own spicy margaritas.
4017 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 583-7938
Right down the road from OHSO is The Porch, situated near the lovely Arcadia Park. It’s a retro neighborhood hangout with a lot to offer tourists and locals who want a good meal, great drinks, and fun conversation. Visit during their happy hour, Monday-Friday from 3-6:15, and enjoy one of their more than twenty brews on tap, including four rotating craft options alongside their always-available local beers and domestics.
3950 E Indian School Rd #150, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 314-6221
If you find yourself craving cold beers and cheeseburgers next time you’re in Phoenix, there’s a fun place to get a drink in Arcadia that’s sure to scratch that itch. The drinks list at Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is one of the most extensive I’ve ever seen on my travels, with more than a hundred options from signature cocktails like the Sunset Paloma and Cucumber Son to forty different local, craft, and domestic taps.
24 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 253-0118
Do you find yourself wondering where to get a drink in downtown Arizona? Would you prefer that an NBA legend owns it? Then Majerle’s Sports Grill should be at the top of your must-visit list next time you’re in the Grand Canyon State. Dan Majerles has poured a lot of love into creating one of the best sports bars in Phoenix, featuring a tasty menu of classic American favorites, a solid lineup of local and imported beers, and an infectious sports-centric atmosphere.
4420 N Saddlebag Trail #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 525-9300
Bevvy Food & Drink is in the heart of Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, just a two-minute drive from the Scottsdale Waterfront. It’s an intriguing mix of swanky retro style and vintage pub charm, making it one of my most frequently recommended places to go out if you want a brand-new sports bar experience. The drinks menu runs the gamut from green tea shots to the Disco Ballin’ Haku vodka cocktail, served in a giant disco ball for sharing with nine of your closest friends. Their draft beer list is mostly craft brews, but they have plenty of canned domestics if you want something familiar.