It’s football season which means it’s time to dust off your NFL jersey and head to your local sports bar for some beers, wings, and of course some football. From the Giants to the Patriots and maybe the Jets, Fairfield County is certainly a melting pot of NFL fans.
However, these aren’t your typical dive spots, these sports bars have an inordinate selection of beers, to-die-for food and more TVs than your local Best Buy store. So grab all your buds, get your lucky rabbits foot and head to the bar because it’s officially football season.
Greenwich: Sundown Saloon
Who knew Greenwich had a sports bar hiding out at the end of the avenue? Sundown Saloon is another great family-friendly sports bar offering up a wide selection of everyone’s favorite classic American dishes with a variety of game day and happy hour specials like $2 select draft beers and $5 appetizers. You won’t miss any of the game on the restaurants 42-inch LCD hi-definition TVs.
403 Greenwich Ave
Stamford: Bobby Valentines Restaurant and Cafe
There are a ton of sports bars in Connecticut but few are run by actual sports legends. Bobby V’s in Stamford is the go-to bar for everything sports. The bar features an array of flat screens and killer specials like their NCAA Saturdays with $9 sliders and wings, $5 Heinekens and $6 Guinness and NFL Sunday’s with $2.50 domestic draft beer and a $15 slider platter.
225 Main Street
New Canaan/Darien: Ernie’s Neighborhood Pub
Ernie’s Neighborhood Pub is just that – the ultimate neighborhood watering hole and sports bar for anyone looking for a tasty beer, great conversation, and spot to watch the game. Located in Darien on Tokeneke road, Ernie’s offers a wide selection of imported and domestic beers, wines and liquors. Hungry? While Erine’s doesn’t have a full menu, it does serve food from the restaurant next door!
25 Tokeneke Road
New Canaan/Darien: The Goose American Bistro & Bar
Want to mix it up? Try The Goose American Bistro & Bar in Darien, your not-so-typical sports bar, but a sports bar nonetheless.
972 Post Road
Norwalk: Tavern on 7
There’s more to Tavern on 7 than HDTV screens, beer, and finger food. From filet mignon to lobster and asparagus risotto, this former pizzeria is putting a spin on the typical sports bar. But don’t let the high-end menu scare you; Tavern on 7 is Norwalk’s go-to sports bar with a friendly family atmosphere and good time vibe.
611 Main Ave
Westport: Black Duck Cafe
The Black Duck Café may be an oldie, but it’s certainly a goodie. Featured on the famous foodie show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Black Duck Café is your quintessential hometown dive bar. But don’t let that fool you, the restaurant is the perfect place for great food, drink, company, and of course sports.
605 Riverside Ave
Southport: SBC Restaurant & Brewery
Looking for something a little different? Try the SBC Restaurant & Brewery in Southport.
2600 Post Road
Contact: 203 256-BEER
Fairfield: Colony Grill
There’s nothing better than pizza and a nice cold crisp beer. Known for it’s infamous thin-crust pizza, Colony Grill is the ultimate family sports bar. You can enjoy the game at the bar or in your booth, either way it’s guaranteed to be a good time. And if you thought deciding which game to watch was hard, try choosing which beer to drink from the restaurants assortment of specialty beers.
1520 Post Road