TVs, great beer and the camaraderie of fellow sports fans. What’s not to love about hanging out at a sports bar? Break out your favorite team jersey and head over to a few of these favorite Bradenton or Sarasota sports bars on game day.
8207 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton
Located about 15 minutes away from Springs at Braden River, CaddyShanks™ isn’t your typical sports bar. Sure they have lots of TVs for watching all the games and hundreds of beers to try. But they also have interactive activities like virtual golf and racing simulators that put you right in the middle of the action as well as pool, ping pong, and Wii gaming systems. And if that’s not enough, you can join in different nightly events like Texas hold ‘em, Karoke, indoor sports leagues and Team Trivia. The bar also offers an extensive menu from surrounding restaurants that have customized menus for CaddyShanks patrons.
Bogey’s Sports Pub
7230 52nd Place East, Bradenton
This local pub prides itself as the go-to place for watching all kinds of sports events. Bogey’s boasts having 45 flat screen TVs and every booth has its own flat screen, making easy to catch a game no matter where you are in the building. They offer special events, like big game parties, and the menu features a wide variety of pub food, ranging from wings and burgers to grilled salmon and tuna melts.
Clancy's Irish Sports Pub and Grill
6218 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Where else but Florida would you find an Irish pub with a tropical Tiki Bar vibe and that serves classic American food? Clancy's is just that kind of place. Grab your friends and stop in for NFL Sundays in front of the large-screen TVs. During football games, bucket specials are offered and free Jell-O shots are available at half time. And be sure to come hungry, because you won’t want to miss out on menu items like large-sized calzones, hot pastrami pretzel rolls or Clancy’s award-winning authentic Cuban sandwich.
Gecko's Grill and Pub
4310 East State Road 64, Bradenton
Gecko's has locations in both Sarasota and Bradenton and feature HD Flat screens and giant Projection screens available to watch the games. Gecko’s Braden River Plaza location is an official Baltimore Ravens watch party location and offers a special football menu during the game. Gecko’s also has regular trivia nights and a sizable menu featuring traditional American pub food.
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