The Best Sports Bars For Arizona Sports Bettors

Written By Play AZ Editorial Team on March 16, 2022 - Last Updated on January 30, 2023
Best bars for sports bettors

With four major professional sports teams in Arizona plus the University of Arizona and Arizona State, there are plenty of opportunities for sports betting enthusiasts in Arizona.

What’s better than the camaraderie of hanging with your buddies in a sports bar and watching games on big-screen TVs while having a drink? Now, you can place some bets on those games right from your stool at the bar.

Here are eight great Arizona sports bars where you can watch sports, get great food and drinks, and cheer for your favorite teams.

1. Loca Patron

As Arizona State graduates, the local owners of Loca Patron want you to enjoy a handcrafted margarita, their award-winning tacos, and sports.

Loca Patron has three locations: Old Towne Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, and Tempe. They’ve recently started brewing their own beer, making them the only Mexican brewery in the Valley. You can wash down your Baja Burrito with a Sir Veza Lager while catching a Suns or Arizona Coyotes game.

Their Tempe location features an oversized patio perfect for watching local sports teams while being a part of the hustle of downtown Tempe.

2. Bleachers Sports Grill

Bleachers Sports Grill touts itself as the best neighborhood bar in Ahwatukee, and you’ll quickly see why. With 30 TVs, you’re sure to find the game you’re looking for.

They feature a daily happy hour from when they open to 7 PM and then a reverse happy hour from 10 PM to close.

On Tuesdays, you can eat some of their amazing tacos for $1.50 each while catching up with friends and your favorite sports teams. If you want to enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather, sit outside on their expansive patio with 55-inch TVs overlooking the lake.

3. Zipps Sports Grill

Zipps Sports Grill features 12 locations in the greater Arizona valley area. When you enter Zipps, you’ll feel like you’re in a neighborhood bar.

Zipps’ locations feature daily happy hour specials and their famous wings. You also don’t want to miss out on Zipps’ mouth-watering focaccia made fresh in their restaurants.

Grab some friends and order a basket of wings during their Weekend Hangover Specials from 11 AM to 4 PM. You can play shuffleboard, shoot pool, watch sports on their huge HD TVs, and sit back and relax in a welcoming environment.

4. The Local Chandler

This Phoenix hot spot combines an upscale eatery with bar camaraderie. Known for its award-winning bartenders ready to mix you up a craft cocktail, this is a popular place for Phoenix Suns fans to congregate.

Head to The Local Chandler for their bingo, trivia, or live music. While there, try one of their locally brewed beers. They have 18 different ones that they rotate weekly to help support local breweries and keep their flavors fresh.

Their menu also features all locally sourced ingredients. Check out the 87 burger, a cheesy delight featuring jalapenos, chiles, and a delicious chipotle aioli sauce.

5. Mill’s Modern Social

Formerly the Freezer’s Ice House, Mill’s Modern Social took all the friendly vibes from the former establishment and transferred them into a new upscale gathering place.

You’ll go to Mill’s thinking you want to grab a bite and catch a bit of the game. Before you know it, you’re a part of one of their many games, including pool and billiards, cornhole, darts, giant Jenga, and foosball. The restaurant’s interior is stunning, and they have some of the best flatbreads in the Phoenix area.

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6. Brick and Barley Neighborhood Bar

Walk into Brick and Barley, and you’ll feel like you’re amongst friends in this quintessential neighborhood bar. This restaurant changed names from Baseline Sports Bar to its current name when Jon Toffer came to town with the Bar Rescue crew. Since that episode aired, the restaurant has revamped its menu and turned into a great place to have a drink, grab some food, and watch your favorite sports.

Pull up a stool to catch the game. Talk some sports with your buddies, and place a few bets. Then, play a game of pool or join into another bar game.

7. O’Kelley’s Sports Bar & Grill

O’Kelley’s Sports Bar & Grill is located in the greater Phoenix area and features all the best in sports bar entertainment, including sports, great food, games, and live music.

They feature Craft Beer Wednesdays from 4 PM to close. With more than 50 TVs in action at all times, you’ll never struggle to find a game to watch.

Are you a fan of horse racing? O’Kelley’s has watch parties for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes. Don’t leave without an order of their famous wings done O’Kelley’s style.

Visit one of these Arizona sports bars today

For the best in Arizona sports betting, be sure to check out one of these eight great sports bars. You’ll find good food, great people, and good betting opportunities too.

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