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The Best Bar to Watch Football in Every State

Source: Pomai via Yelp

Hawaii: Murphy’s Bar and Grill
> Located: Honolulu

This popular Irish pub is party central for University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior fans. It also hosts a charity fundraiser, the Pigskin Pigout, to kick off football season each year. Given that there are more than 50,000 military personnel stationed in Hawaii, the annual Army-Navy game is also a festive occasion here. Fans praise the beer selection and the food, which was featured on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”

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Idaho: Double Tap Pub
> Located: Boise

Ranked as the best sports bar in Idaho by Yelp reviewers, Double Tap describes itself as “downtown Boise’s only true sports pub,” and offers “all sports–all channels.” On Super Bowl Sunday this year, the pub dispensed free Bud Light until the Patriots became the first team to score. “[Double Tap is] good for a game and a beer and a bite to eat,” wrote one Yelper. “If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it!”

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Illinois: Cleo’s Bar and Grill
> Located: Chicago

It might be known primarily as a bar for soccer fans, but the 16 HDTVs stream the NFL Network and NFL Sunday Ticket. The food (including pizzas and sandwiches) gets high marks, and the beer selection ranges from Coors Light to Chicago’s own Half Acre Daisy Cutter. “Great bar food with good bartenders [and m]any TVs to watch football games over the weekends,” enthused one Yelp reviewer.

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Indiana: Keystone Sports Review
> Located: Indianapolis

You don’t have to be a Notre Dame fan to enjoy Keystone, but it might help since this is a popular haunt for Fighting Irish aficionados. One Yelp reviewer calls this “the absolute best sports bar in Indianapolis, hands-down,” and notes that the “[n]on-extravagant televisions are angled so everyone in the bar can see at least one screen.”

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Iowa: Francie’s Bar & Grill
> Located: Des Moines

The Des Moines Register calls this an “old-school hot spot […] named one of the best sports bars in the country,” and Des Moines Cityview gave it its award last year for Best Local Bar Food. It’s the second best sports bar in the state, according to Yelp reviewers. One Yelper recommends “anyone […] come here to watch an Iowa State game.”

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