There’s nothing quite like having a bunch of friends around when your team wins and it’s always nice to have them around when they lose too. However your team fares, you can always have some good scenery in Springfield. We have tons of awesome sports bars with big screens, brews and some tasty pub food to ease the pain or celebrate the glory!
Here are the best 10 Sports Bars in Springfield in no particular order:
Owner and Murney Agent Scott Morris refers to Falstaff’s as the number one hockey bar in Springfield. A huge Blues fan, Morris has really carved out a niche for fellow fans in downtown Springfield. But when football comes around each year, Falstaff’s Local turns into one of the best spots in Springfield to watch the Chiefs. This spot has tons of great drink specials and lots of awesome food.
Once the premier location for sporting goods in the city, Harbell’s was turned into a sports bar back in 2011 by Jerry and Derek Bumgarner. Since it’s re-inception, Harbell’s has been raking in the awards. It has been named the Best Sports Bar in Town by 417 Magazine, Best Shot at the Bartender’s Bash, Best Place to Watch Cardinals Baseball by MSU, and an award for best rookie chili at the Sertoma Chili Cook Off. There’s plenty of screens to watch and Harbell’s says they’re the largest in the city.
The wing kings of Southwest Missouri. Coyote’s Adobe Cafe has won tons of awards at Springfield’s biggest wing competition, Sertoma’s Wingapalooza. It’s kind of their thing, and they do it well. They have 23 original recipes for hot wings with a bunch of different ways to order. They’ve also got a giant screen in the back room at the location on Glenstone that would be perfect for taking in a Monday Night Football game. Watch out though, because when they say a wing is spicy, they mean it!
Best known for its baseball-themed decor and menus, Ebbet’s is also a great place to watch some football. It’s a two story bar and grille on Historic Walnut Street in Downtown Springfield with plenty of televisions and even more great food. Ebbett’s menu harkens back to the golden era of baseball in the 1940s and 1950s, and while it primarily hints to the Brooklyn Dodger greats of that time, it’s still a local joint through and through.
Ebbet’s can be reserved for private, or not so private parties and features a large outside seating are as well.
There are 5 Big Whiskey’s in the Ozarks right now, but pretty soon they’ll be sprouting up all over the country. The owners recently decided to franchise the beloved Springfield Bar all across the US. There’s a good reason for it, too. The environment at a Big Whiskey’s is unmatched. There’s the usual things you’d expect in a sports bar; big TVs, great pub food and signature drinks, but there is an indescribable quality to the energy. If you haven’t been to one yet, you’ve got to check it out. Try the fish tacos while you’re at it!
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The Roost is as DIY as you can get. They make all their own stuff. Chicken tenders cut every day. Burger patty formed every day. Onions cut every day for onion rings. They don’t do reheated frozen stuff. Plus, they get all their meat from a local butcher. The Roost has one goal: “Make People Happy.” They do a pretty darn good job of that on Saturdays and Sunday during football season.
Skybox is one of the south side’s favorite spots to catch a game with some friends. There’s tons of room to spread out, 5 enormous big screens and 20 more flat screens to watch whatever is on. Skybox prides itself on having a “Cheers atmosphere” and their fans echo that sentiment. If the game’s not going well or it hasn’t started yet, there’s a big game room with pool tables and a jukebox. They also have a large smoking area outside, which is rare in town these days.
Marty’s Sports Bar opened in fall of 2015 and people fell in love with it almost immediately.In addition to always having sports on its 18 big screens, there are multiple pool and dart leagues, a Bike Night on Thursdays, and assorted live music performances. Plus, there’s Keno and Missouri Lottery, 3 Diamond brand pool tables, 2 electronic dart boards, and a shuffleboard table.
Georgia Mac’s is the new kid on the block, but it has something different to offer. It’s as much of a sports bar as the next one, but it serves authentic southern comfort food instead of typical pub items. Where else can you find a sports bar that serves catfish, fried green tomatoes and chicken fried steak?