Miami has two types of sports fans: hardcore and instrumentalists. You can easily find representatives of both classes in the sports bars scattered throughout Magic City.
To be ranked among the best, the sports bar must offer more than plentiful TV screens and a selection of excellent beers. Sports bar aficionados expect great menus, creative cocktails and a conducive atmosphere to root for game day.
Below, arranged in alphabetical order, are the ten best sports bars in Miami.
Gastropub . batch
30 SW 12th Street, Miami
Whether it’s 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 p.m., expect a full house at this American café. Sports bar, lounge and restaurant Equal parts, Patch is the place for soccer matches, NBA matches, boxing matches and soccer matches. The restaurant serves locally sourced pub grub, from lamb burgers to truffle fries, which pair perfectly with a long drinks menu featuring a wide selection of beers, wines, and creative cocktails. Happy hour – Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 pm – can’t be missed either.
Black Market Miami
168 SE First St. Miami
401 Biscayne Avenue, Miami
Over 30 4K TV screens and over a dozen beers in the draft – and a few dozen more in the bottle and can – are waiting for you at Black Market Miami, New location in Bayside Market. The gleaming sports bar in the original 5,500-square-foot location in the heart of downtown Miami is the place to go for game day. The menu includes a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and wings with a selection of sauces. The Black Market offers a two-for-one happy hour on weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. they offer a $5 burger. The new 8,000-square-foot space in Bayside is outfitted with more than 40 TV screens—many of which are located outdoors—and an outdoor bar overlooking the nearby marina.
1020 Ocean Doctor, Miami Beach
With multiple bar areas, a 20-foot LED screen, more than 40 additional TV screens, and ample food and drink options—all just steps from the ocean—Cleveland is a tourist destination in its own right. Although COVID restrictions have eased the party (the pool, for example, is now open to hotel guests only), there’s still a safe fun to enjoy. The Clevelander offers suites, sliders, flatbreads, and more, with plenty of al fresco dining. Additionally, the bar offers a 20 percent “Love Our Locals” discount on all food and beverages with a Miami-Dade resident ID (check website for discount restrictions and updates).
8210 NW 36th St., Doral
If watching your favorite sports teams whets your appetite, there’s no better place to go than the famous Dave in Doral. This sports bar and restaurant chain nationwide is barbecue-themed bone Famous for its “famous feasts” – huge plates of grilled meat are perfect for sharing. Brutal dishes feed up to six people, and serve up to four pounds of meat per piece. Try the All-American BBQ Feast: a whole slice of St. Louis-style spare ribs, whole roast chicken, and a choice of Georgian-style pulled pork or Texas-style beef served alongside French fries, cabbage salad, baked beans, and corn On the cob, corn buns. Or simply build your own feast and enjoy a full day of basketball, baseball, hockey or soccer with multiple TVs behind the bar or scattered throughout the dining room.
Grylls Sports Bar
2800 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Sneaker-themed Grails has all the fixes you need for an unforgettable game day, from daily drink specials to live music, gourmet comfort food and over 60 TV screens. Order a cocktail offered inside a ceramic sneaker-like drinking bowl, and gather around a screen broadcasting the game of your choice. (There are enough screens to broadcast them all.) The space provides seating for about 70 rooms indoors, about 120 on the covered patio, and about 100 outside. The menu ranges from chicken wings made from pasture-raised birds to black truffle fries and buffalo cauliflower.
Mike in Venice
555 Northeast 15th Street (9th Floor) Miami
Every neighborhood needs a no-frills sports bar that offers quality food, friendly service, and great value. Downtown Miami has one in Mike. This long-standing establishment, hidden in the Venetia apartment building at the foot of the Venetian Causeway, has maintained its local charm for years. Take the elevator to the ninth floor and discover its allure. The bar offers over 20 TVs, pool tables, daily specials, great views of Miami, and the satisfaction of being a true hidden gem.
old miami tom
5001 Northwest 36th Street, Miami Springs
It can be tough being a Miami Dolphins fan, but you can find friends with the same flair in teams at Old Tom’s. This dark, dark hole next to Miami International Airport is always full of locals and tourists who want to enjoy a jug of beer in a cool setting. Watch the NFL games while indulging in sports bar classics like award-winning chicken wings. Trivia competitions, karaoke, and music entertainment are also available if the game is too painful to watch.
9809 Sunset Dr., Miami
Choose from great deals on Guy Fieri’s certified bar food and drinks during football matches at this lovable neighborhood pub, designed to socialize with locals and other friendly folks looking for a sporty time. The pub has an old-fashioned vibe and their menu is large on shareable items such as bacon fries, loaded skins, and nachos, but you can also buy a wheel of beef, sirloin, or escargot (a ferry favourite).
Shockers Waterfront Bar & Grill
1819 79 Cswy Street. North Bay Village
The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into Shuckers is the stunning view of Biscayne Bay. Next up are the countless games being streamed on dozens of flat screens. When your stomach begins to growl, order a dozen or three of the institution’s famous raw oysters, fresh fish fillets, chicken wings, or USDA Prime cheese bacon. You can also pre-play during happy hour Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m., where you can get $11 bud light jugs, $6 for good drinks, $3 and 4 bottles, and $8 frozen cocktails.
Walking Sports Bistro
9065 SW 162nd Ave. Miami
Walk-On founders Brandon Landry and Jack Warner became fast friends as a pair of Walk-Ons on the Louisiana State University basketball team. They both worked hard and trained more to earn and maintain their positions on the team. As the duo traveled cross-country with the Tigers, they soon noticed their favorite restaurants and sports bars—and realized that many of their best qualities were sorely lacking in the area around the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. That’s when the idea for Walk-On’s – an unforgettable game day experience with a taste of Louisiana – began to take shape. The menu here is crafted with a focus on seafood, traditional Cajun cuisine, and huge, hand-crafted burgers. Come game day, Florida’s outpost offers locals a satisfying taste of the South. Two excellent examples: “Cajundillas” and “Pastalaya,” a bar food combination of okra and jambalaya shaped like a quesadilla and a delicious pasta dish. If you’re feeling salty after a loss, Krispy Kreme bread pudding is sure to sweeten things up.