Best Sports Bars in Raleigh to Cheer for Your Favorite Team

What could be better than getting together with friends to enjoy watching your favorite team play?  Great food, drinks, and a fun atmosphere! Whether you’re new to Raleigh, just visiting, or a resident these are 5 sports bars you want to go relax and watch the game.

Wakefield Tavern

At Wakefield Tavern you’ll enjoy a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and more from their large menu selection.  On top of enjoying your favorite team, each Wednesday you can enjoy a trivia contest with Big Slow Tom to win a pizza. One of the local favorites for nachos, honey bourbon wings, buffalo chicken Quesadilla, and pizza. A menu you don’t want to miss!

The Players’ Retreat

Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating at The Players’ Retreat, founded in 1951. This place has not changed much over the years, so enjoy the nostalgic, rustic setting and food that has withstood the test of time. They offer appetizers, build your own burgers and chicken sandwiches, and much more from the grill.

Yard House

The Yard House offers a unique selection of food and drinks. Enjoy some signature appetizers like truffle fries, duck fat potatoes, hot and spicy edamame, and bite into their late night signature Vampire Taco. They also have crafted beers, wine by the glass, and a wide variety of mixed drinks.  Try out the Chalkboard Series, which is their monthly selection of uniquely draft beers.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – Seaboard

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – Seaboard is the place to go for specialty burgers. Enjoy an excellent burger, like the bacon cheeseburger on steroids, build your own, or maybe a Maui tuna or buffalo chicken sandwich. A burger along with the best sweet potato fries around, fried pickles, or tater tots with their variety of dipping sauces will hit the spot!

Snarky’s Place

For a traditional American sports bar, Snarky’s Place is just the ticket.  Indoor and outdoor seating, billiard tables and dart boards. They go beyond the burger slider to offer pulled pork, smoked brisket, and chicken sliders. Their award winning wings are smoked and flash fried to maximize the flavor, and then add your favorite sauce to top it off. The Cajun steam shrimp platter or their Mexican pizzas are just too good to pass up.