The 10 Best Sports Bars in North Carolina!

There’s nothing better than watching sports and snacking on your favorite bar foods. Sports are an enormous part of North Carolina’s culture, with excellent college and professional team’s populating the state. So, when you have the chance, root on your team surrounded by like-minded fans and with a belly full of delicious food. Here are 10 of the best sports bars in the state. 

1. Courtyard Hooligans, Charlotte, NC

Watch a match in a warm, cozy atmosphere surrounded by fellow soccer lovers at Courtyard Hooligans. While watching the match, enjoy a beer from the grand selection from many local breweries. The people are friendly—both staff and other guests—and the prices are unbeatable. 

2. Doyle’s Sports Bar, Durham, NC

Inexpensive drinks and sports, what more could you ask for? Shoot some pool, throw a few darts, play ping pong, watch the game, and have a drink. Chill in the relaxing environment and if you can decide what you would like to drink, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable—you will be treated well. Open seven days a week 4 p.m. until 2 a.m., leave the stresses of the day at the door and relax at Doyle’s Sports Bar. 

3. Good Fellas Grill & Sports Bar, Sanford, NC

Good Fellas Grill and Sports Bar of Sanford is home to pub food, beer selections and great service. Open seven days a week, stop in to catch the game on the screen and order from a variety of appetizers, burgers and sandwiches, salads and soups, wings, chicken, and shrimp options. The wings are some of the best and there are plenty of televisions to watch the game. 

4. Hickory Tavern, Pinehurst, NC

Join Hickory Tavern in Pinehurst for Wing Wednesday, Shrimp Thursday, and Oyster Saturdays, as well as taking up daily drink specials. Friendly faces and delicious food compliment the televisions around to watch the latest games. 

5. Buck’s Billiards and Sports Bar, Raleigh, NC

Buck’s Billiards and Sports Bar has a relaxing atmosphere that feels like home away from home. Play pool, darts or watch sports off one of the eight televisions inside playing only the best sports channels. The food is delicious, and the drinks are great with a large selection—often rotated but there is a drink you will love. 

6. Youngun’s Sports Bar & Grill, Kings Mountain, NC

Youngun’s Sports Bar and Grill of Kings Mountain is a great place with a welcoming atmosphere. At Youngun’s, you’ll find karaoke on Fridays and great live music on Saturdays. The bar is full, the menu has delicious bar food, and there are daily specials. The staff are amazing and Younguns is a spot you need to make if you are in the area. 

7. Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill, Wilmington, NC

Located in Wilmington, Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill is a family friendly, laid back and fun environment complete with sports, food, and drinks. Three bars on site, and delicious foods, stop in to watch football or watch the volleyball games live at the grill. If you are feeling sporty, become active and participate in the volleyball games or cornhole. Attentive staff members make the experience. You can also host an event with family and friends. Come in on Wednesdays to take part in Tacos and Trivia. 

8. Overtime Sports Pub, Raleigh, NC

Open every day for your enjoyment from 11:30 a.m. until 2 a.m., Overtime Sports Pub is a family friendly sports bar. The food is made to order, fresh and there are options for everyone. A dozen of tv’s are in Overtime Sports Pub to view the games. Fan of a particular game? Overtime currently shows NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA football & basketball, and NHL games. Play a game of pool, darks, or video games and enjoy daily food and drink specials. 

9. Stumble Stilskins, Greensboro, NC

Stumble Stilskins is a casual sports bar of Greensboro, North Carolina. Come together with others who love sports just as much and enjoy lunch, or dinner. Join in for a game of bingo on Monday, or tacos and tequila on Tuesday. 27 televisions are throughout Stumble Stilskins so you don’t miss a moment of the game. Need a drink? More than 40 beers are served to pair with your food. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. until 2 a.m., stop in for a bite to eat, a drink and to cheer on your favorite team. 

10. Players’ Retreat, Raleigh, NC

Open since 1951, Players’ Retreat has been serving up incredible food and friendly service to customers ever since opening day. Great wine and beer selections are on tap and you cannot go wrong with what food special is available during your visit. The upbeat, pleasant atmosphere, dine outside on the patio or inside. 

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