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Where to Watch Football On Game Day: Best Places To Catch Your Favorite NFL Team No Matter What City You Live In

Every football fan knows that the game watching experience is a sacred thing. That's why, whether it's at your local pub, or the bar area of your favorite restaurant, knowing where to watch your favorite NFL team play can make all the difference — not just any old place will do.

We understand the power a good burger and cold brew special has to make game day all the better. Therefore, we've compiled a list of the best bars, lounges, and restaurants around the country that boast the most amazing food and drink specials we could find to help increase your viewing pleasure, regardless of what team you’re rooting for. So whether it's two for one drinks or bottomless mimosas, table-side kegs or free appys, a potluck Sunday brunch or the perfect takeout bar food for your tailgate, we have you covered on all fronts, no matter what city you live in. Ready, set, hike!

San Francisco, CA

The Kezar Pub: Just across from the 49ers’ old home at Kezar stadium, Kezar pub makes Sunday night football all the better with classic British pub fare like fish and chips, their raved-over burgers, and endless supply of bottle and well beers, as well as pool, darts, and video games for those who were dragged along for the ride.

The Brick Yard: Always a supporter of the local sports teams, The Brick Yard offers a Monday night football happy hour that runs from 4-7 p.m., with $3 bottles and select drafts, $5 bartender’s choice cocktails, and $5 glasses of wine.

Rock Bar: Head over for brunch on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. for a “Hail Mary Full of Spice.” As if that’s not enough, on Sundays Rock Bar also serves up delicious takeout from nearby restaurant The Front Porch, including chicken fried steak, and sweet potato and pulled pork hash. Monday games are even better, with an all day happy hour featuring $2 PBR/ Tecates and $6 batched cocktails.

Broken Record: This place has Monday night football with cold PBR and Mary’s BBQ cluck-cluck sammies, and Four Roses bourbon on tap (oh yeah). Plus, brunch is served till 11 p.m. on Sundays. Try to find somewhere better to watch the game.

Hi Tops: San Francisco’s first gay sports bar, Hi Tops offers 25-cent wings during Monday night football, a variety of bar games, and a signature red and gold 49ers-inspired cocktail with St. George Terroir gin, strawberry cordial, simple syrup, a hint of lemon, and a champagne float.

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Philadelphia, PA

O’Neals Pub: This bar has a divided fan base (half Steelers, half Eagles), and plays every NFL game no matter which team you are rooting for. Just pick your floor (Eagles or Steelers), and kick back and enjoy their rotating array of NFL specials, like a $3.50 Bloody Mary and 50-cent wings on Sundays. On Monday nights, it’s half price on most drinks and beers, plus $5 appetizers.

PYT: Serving boozy milkshakes and over-the-top donut burgers (yeah!), PYT is the adult version of your childhood gluttonous dreams. Get down on one of their insane burger creations, like the cheeseburger-stuffed donut with bacon sprinkles, and enjoy $1 Pabst or $2 Millers while checking out the game on their new, outdoor year-round 60” screen.

McGillin’s Olde Ale House: Philadelphia’s oldest operating tavern (around since 1860!) offers two great delicious drink specials during Eagles games — the Eagles-inspired “Iggletini,” or the Super Mug (buy for $5 and get $1 Bud Light refills) every Eagles game all season.

Drinker’s West: Enjoy all your NFL games all season long with 50-cent wings, $12 Coors Banquet buckets, and half off on nachos. Yum.

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Chicago, IL

Old Town Social: Enjoy $5 Brooklyn lager draughts, game day food specials (with one of Chicago’s best burgers), and 23 flat screens to watch the game go down. Even better? Book a Saturday brunch table with five or more of your friends, and get a free bucket of beers to enjoy during the game.

Bull & Bear: Their Thirst and Goal game day specials and giveaways are out of this world. Choose from a slew of unbeatable specials like 22-oz. stadium beers for $5, their $25 dollar Fantasy Draft package which includes bottomless buckets of domestic beers and three family-style bites, or go all out with their “tablegate” experience, which gets you a roomy booth and table-side keg of your choice from over 30 different domestic and international beers for you and your friends to share.

The Chop Shop: Watch the game on a 30-foot screen, chow down on their signature prime cut house ground butcher’s burger, and get your drink on with a $4 well of your choice, 15-oz. vodka lemonade, or a bucket of Coors for $12, among other awesome game day deals.

BIG Bar: With more than 1,400 beverages to choose from and oversized dishes like the Nachos Grande and BIG burger, BIG Bar is a place to enjoy the game in a larger-than-life manner. Head on over for $15 dollar buckets, $20 dollar draft towers, and 50 percent off chicken wings every Thursday, Sunday, and Monday during the game.

Take it to the tailgate:

Mott St.: Mott St.’s soy-jaggery-glazed-everything-bagel-topping-rubbed party wings, a must-try according to Bon Appetit Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton, are now available for take away. Call ahead and reserve your buckets of a dozen ($20) or half dozen ($11), or just walk in during regular business hours and get tail-gating.

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Boston, MA

Bronwyn Restaurant: Get your football and sausage fix all in one with Bronwyn’s Sunday football special. Feast on a super giant smoked kielbasa by the pound with sides of sauerkraut, house mustard, and potatoes, and pair it with their special $12 liter of Stiegl “Goldbrau” Marzen for Sunday football perfection.

The Kirkland Tap and Trotter: Enjoy game day with some truly delicious grub such as award-winning chef Tony Maws’ gourmet take on classic bar eats at The Kirkland Tap and Trotter. Head on over for the outrageously good grilled Kirkland hot dog, green chili wings, crispy fried pork ribs, and the rightfully raved-over burger. If that’s not enough, there are free bar snacks between 5:30-6:30 nightly, a $16 burger and beer Sunday special, and 50-cent wings during Sunday night games.

Champions: With a gigantic list of all-American bar food like flatbreads, sliders, sandwiches, and burgers, not to mention 36 beers on tap and Boston’s largest viewing screen, it’s obvious Champions is a Boston favorite for a good reason.

Take it to the tailgate:

The Four’s Resturant and Bar: With takeout and delivery trays of everything, including the Four’s chicken wings, meatballs marina, buffalo chicken mac and cheese, and clam chowder, you can take your favorite bar food along to make your tailgate (or homegate) all the better.

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Seattle, WA

Beveridge Place Pub: Have your brunch with the Sunday game in a whole new way at the Beveridge Place Pub Football Season Breakfast Potluck. That’s right. Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share, and tuck into their 36 taps and 150-plus bottle list for a pretty unforgettable Sunday football brunch experience.

Sport: Geek out on the new Super Bowl XVIII display case that could get even the hardest of Seahawks fans to shed a tear of joy. Feast on game day specials, and sit back and watch the game while sipping on Sport’s famously overloaded “Ultimate” Bloody Mary.

Henry’s Tavern: Head on over for a bar brunch of eggs, bacon, beer, and Bloody Marys on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Want to check out a weekday game? There are endless daily happy hour specials to make it all the better.

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New York, NY

Donovan’s Pub: Head to this quintessential New York Irish pub for food and drink specials during Thursday, Sunday, and our personal favorite, Monday night football, when you can get one of their classic burgers, half price wings, and $15 buckets of beer, all on special.

Still Water Bar and Grill: With 14 beers on tap, an endless supply of different daily drink and food specials, and every college and NFL game on the TV, Still Water Bar and Grill is the perfect place to enjoy every game day of the week.

Black Swan Pub: Take in Monday night football alongside delicious house wine specials ($4/glass and $14/bottle), Thursday night margarita specials, a new breakfast menu to munch on whilst catching weekend football, and of course, their tasty takes on classic pub fare such as the B.Y.O Burger and Lobster “PLT.”

The Gin Mill: Chow down on something from the Gin Mill’s long list of bar food favorites like the nachos grande, or cheddar and bacon tater tots. Get 50 percent off on all beer during Sunday football, and $3 “You Call It” drinks, draughts, bottles, or shots from 8 p.m. until closing.

Take it to the tailgate:

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken: The Bromberg brothers’ famous blue ribbon fried chicken is just what you need for your next tailgate or viewing party. Whether it’s The Bird (two breasts, two wings, two thighs, and two drumsticks with fries and coleslaw, $29), The Tailgater (24 wings with fries and coleslaw, $45), or the ultimate Big Daddy (25 wings, 25 thighs, 25 drumsticks, 25 breasts, fries, two Sidelines and a Salad Platter, $475), they’ve got you covered. Available for delivery in NYC through Caviar.

Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate: Joe Namath and Mario Batali will host the second annual Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18. Get your ticket and enjoy a day with the Jets, including game day fare from some of New York’s best chefs including: Michael Lomonaco, Myron Mixon, and Julian Medina. And if that wasn’t enough to get you there, how about appearances by the New York Jets?

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Charlotte, NC

Hickory Tavern: Enjoy changing daily deals like half shell happy hour, Yuengs and Wings, and rotating game day drink promotions at one of Hickory Tavern’s multiple locations around Charlotte to make game day just right.

Steamers Sports Pub: Get your game fix with more than 100 TVs and numerous game day specials ,such as $1 Jello shots, $9.75 buckets, $9.50 pitchers, and $6 boneless wings and fries, all at Steamers.

Picasso’s Sports Cafe: Pizza, beer, and football come together perfectly at this pizza-centric sports cafe. With 14 kinds of pizzas and 13 kinds of wings, plus a 15-foot projector to watch the game on, it’s hard to find a better spot around town.

Take it to the tailgate:

Paco’s Tacos and Tequila: Some of Charlotte’s best Tex-Mex cuisine now offers tailgate packages for $75 that come complete with chips and house-made salsa,16 handmade flour tortillas, your choice of pork carnitas, gringo beef, brisket, or wood-grilled chicken, all the fixings, red rice and charro beans, plus one gallon of their classic house-made margarita mix (alcohol not included). Perfect for you and 5 to 7 friends.

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Phoenix, AZ

Hi Fi Kitchen and Cocktails: Enjoy half off on all food items during Monday night football, and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys during Sunday football brunch, all while taking the game in on 30 HDTVs and two big screens.

JT’s Bar and Grill: Catch the game on their brand new TVs, enjoy the Monday night special of $5.95 you-call-it wings, and new weekend hours starting at 10 a.m. featuring Julio’s amazing breakfast burritos, and of course, lots of cold beer.

Armadillo Grill: Get 50 percent off wings and their famous fried pickles, $3 Bud Light and Armadillo drafts, and $4 Tito’s, Jager, and Fireball shots during all NFL games.

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Minneapolis, MN

Victory 44: Mow down on one of Minneapolis’ most delicious burgers (half price on certain game days), and wash it down with a $3 classic tall boy, or $1 off draft beer.

Liquor Lyle’s: This much loved Minneapolis dive bar boasts $1.25 Miller or High Lyle pints during games, as well as rotating blue plate food specials like the Angus chili dog, or corned beef hash.

Trygs: All day happy hour inside and out during Sunday football, a $5 dollar build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with more than two dozen toppings to choose from, half-off bottles of wine, and delicious brunch is basically everything you could ask for when it comes to your game watching experience.

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Miami, FL

The Butcher Shop: Scarf down a homemade brat or two, and watch your favorite team on the big screen while sipping on a $3 can special or bucket of craft beers for $15.

ROK: BRGR: Food and bucket specials for every game of the season, as well as $10 on all burgers, $5 craft beers, and $5 Absolut flavors on Mondays, plus a Sunday brunch with free mimosas for the ladies. Yes, please.

Duffy’s Sports Bar: Two for one drink specials all day, every day, and a killer view makes sure this North Miami Beach sports bar is always packed. Be sure to enter in their Big Game Giveaway while you’re there — the winner gets two tickets to the Super Bowl.

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Denver, CO

Cherry Cricket: Hit up this famous Denver staple for game specials of $2.75 Coors Lights, or $3.75 orange crush drinks, and snack on some of their classic eats like the mash puppies, wings, or mac and cheese wedges.

Blake Street Tavern: With 60 HDTVs, individual speakers at your table, and even a screen in the bathroom, Black Street Tavern makes sure you will quite literally never miss a second of the game. Partake in their Sunday football brunch for $12 bottomless mimosas, a $5 build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and $7 Shock Top 24-oz. drafts, as well as a new, extended brunch menu.

Yard House: The 100-250 taps of beer make Yard House just the place for catching the game with friends. Besides that? The Weekend Lineup includes five new entrees, specialty Bloody Marys, and beer-mosas. You’ll be glad you went.

Take it to the tailgate:

Fire on the Mountain: If wings are your thing, you need look no further than Fire on the Mountain. These award-winning wings come in a myriad of flavors for every craving, and even have a boneless and seitan vegetarian option. Best part of all? You can have them delivered for the perfect tailgate/ homegate experience, whether it’s six wings or a monstrous helping of 250 wings.

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Houston, TX

Griff’s Houston: Go old school with one of Houston’s oldest sports bars. This Irish haunt serves up $2 domestic beers, $2.50 wells, and $1 off any hard bar of your choice. Got a big crowd with you? Reserve a group of 20 people or more, and enjoy $2 drinks and free bar food all night.

The Dogwood: Basically a goldmine for getting everything you want out of your weekend football watching, this place has 28 screens for every NFL and college game, happy hour all day and night with $6 pulled pork sandwiches, $15 beer buckets, and an $8 “Beer and Deer” special (which includes a Lone Star tall boy and Jager shot). And if that wasn’t enough, throw in a Sunday brunch featuring over-the-top dishes like Black Forest ham, fried egg, goat cheese-stuffed jalapeños and bacon served on a jalapeño cheddar bun, all topped with bacon chorizo. Did we mention $1 mimosas?

Brennan’s of Houston: This Southern institution serves “Texas Creole” cuisine in a swanky atmosphere. During game days, grab a seat at the bar with your fellow proud Houston Texans fans, and dine in style while cheering on your favorite team. Their gourmet takes on bar food include Absinthe mac and cheese, Camilia duck chili, and Shrimp Henican corn dogs, alongside $7 cocktails and wines from 2-7 p.m. But if you want some real game-time indulgence, look no further than their luxurious $100 blue crab and caviar nachos, which boast fire roasted corn, St. Andre queso, alligator pear (avocado), mirliton pico de gallo, and lime crema, crowned with an ounce of Petrossian caviar. Yum.

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New Orleans, LA

Tracey’s Bar: Having been around since 1945, Tracey’s Bar is quite the local haunt. Go on Thursdays for the half shell with oyster specials from 4-8 p.m., and a seasonal apple pie drink special. You can enjoy the game on 20 screens.

Walk On’s: Rated ESPN’s No.1 sports bar in America in 2012, Walk On’s has 150 TVs, tableside-kegs, and changing football specials for every game, like $1 PBRs and $1 shots.

Snooty Cooters: Get your oyster and beer fix at Cooter Brown’s new back bar, Snooty Cooters. With 20 beers on tap, weekend games, specials like $1 craft cans (not to mention delicious craft beer pitchers), it’s the perfect spot for the beer aficionado to enjoy the game.

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St. Louis, MO

Smokey Bones: If BBQ is your jam, then you’re probably going to go watch the game at Smokey Bones. Pick up their coupon book for weekly changing football specials, like 50 percent off ribs, drink promotions, and the chance to win a football prize pack by Instagramming a pic of you and a friend there with #BonesMVP.

Brew House: Having your go-to place to watch the game is important. Become a regular during NFL season, and get something in return with the Brew House Beer Passport Program. Drink your way through the different beers, and earn stamps towards your own customized beer mug.

Helen Fitzgerald’s: Stop by this St. Louis bar on Monday nights for $5 pitchers, or on Thursdays for $2 drink specials. Heck, football fans can even park it at Helen Fitzgerald’s all weekend if they want — this place serves up incredible beer bucket specials all day Saturday and Sunday.

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