Nemo's Bar & Grill
Nemo's Bar & Grill, Detroit, Mich.
It used to be a family could stop for a meal here, then walk to Tiger Stadium for a baseball game. Sadly, the Tigers have moved to Comerica Park on the other side of downtown, but Nemo's now arranges buses to the games, as well as to Lions football, Red Wings hockey games, and other major concert and entertainment events. Customers appreciate that kind of service, as well as one of the better burgers in town. The antique-y setting, sports memorabilia-laden décor and completely unpretentious atmosphere have been a winning combination for years under the Springstead family. The menu also includes other basics like chili and homemade soups, and throwbacks like liverwurst sandwiches. Sports fans continue to flock to what is a true Detroit classic. See more details.
Ricky's Sports Theatre & Grill
Ricky's Sports Theatre & Grill, San Leandro, Calif.
Everyone, including kids, is welcome at Ricky's Sports Theatre & Grill, but rooting for the Oakland Raiders is encouraged. This San Leandro sports bar practically bleeds silver and black, as evidenced by the dishes that pay tribute to past and present Raiders coaches and players, such as John Madden's T-bone steak and the Jim Otto sandwich made with smoked turkey, bacon, guacamole and cheese on grilled sourdough. There's the typical line-up of bar food: chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, chili and salads as well as a few steaks. At the bar, about ten beers are offered on tap and many more by the bottle. Pancakes, Belgian waffles and steak and eggs are served up for breakfast on weekends with morning games. Ricky's wants to make sure fans don't miss a minute of the action, so they've even placed a few of their 75-plus television screens in the bathroom. It's this kind of consideration for their patrons that has kept this family-owned operation in existence for more than 60 years. See more details.
The Sportsgrille, Nashville, Tenn.
Inside the Hilton Nashville Downtown, this haven for casual sports fans and stat crunchers alike offers much more than typical game-day fare. Each starter and entrée on the menu comes with a wine or beer suggestion, and while the food isn't breaking any new ground, there are some creative takes on traditional favorites, like the meatloaf and potato "sundae," a piled-high tower of hearty goodness. The wine and beer lists are both impressive for a sports bar, and there are of course plenty of screens to eyeball. The place is across the street from the Bridgestone Arena (where the NHL Predators play), and within walking distance of the Tennessee Titans' NFL stadium, so it's one of your better bets for pre- or post-game refreshment. See more details.
Stadium View, Green Bay, Wisc.
Let's face it: Stadium View is about more than just the food. This sports bar and restaurant is the place to party -- and maybe grab a bite to eat -- during Packers season or after a long week at the office. No matter when you come, the beer is always flowing, and there's a menu with pizzas, hot wings and the Chicken Booyah soup to sustain. On Fridays, try the all-you-can-eat fish fry, with your choice of baked, breaded or beer-battered cod, sided by a potato and homemade coleslaw. And don't overlook comfort food favorites like meatloaf, tenderloin tips on noodles and baked chicken with mashed potatoes. See more details.
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