Special Report

The Best Bar to Watch Football in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Parlor Sports / Facebook

Massachusetts: Parlor Sports
> Located: Somerville

According to one Yelper, “When it comes to staples of a good sports bar (TVs, beer, food) Parlor excels. There are plenty of TVs located around the bar and nary a bad seat in the house. A huge plus is that the bartenders actually appear to be sports fans and are incredibly responsive to requests for specific games.” Both NFL and college contests are shown, and the Iowa State Alumni of Boston usually gather here to watch Cyclones games.

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Source: Nuthouse Sports Grill via Yelp

Michigan: Nuthouse Sports Grill
> Located: Lansing

“The food is good and there are plenty of TVs for all your games” here, according to one Yelp reviewer. The Nuthouse website brags “We are the place for NFL and NCAA football!” and offers “NFL Sunday Ticket…WiFi for Fantasy Leagues, a butt-load of sweet TVs, great food and cheap beer specials for Saturday and Sunday.”

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Source: 508 Bar and Restaurant via Yelp

Minnesota: 508 Bar and Restaurant
> Located: Minneapolis

The Meet Minneapolis website singles the 508 out as one of the city’s best sports bars, describing it as a “[l]ively 2-story bar & grill [that] serves up cocktails & casual grub in a spacious, industrial-styled venue.” The Vikings are obviously a big deal here, but Yelp reviewers also report that the bar draws large contingents of both Pats and Packers fans. It’s also a noted hangout for University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers fans, where all the TVs play each game “with full sound and lots of Badger cheer!”

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Source: Dee B. via Yelp

Mississippi: The Camp
> Located: Natchez

The Camp is a serious restaurant with an ambitious craft beer program as well as a place to watch sports on TV. It features a bar with “a relaxing, upbeat feel, perfect for a football Sunday hangout,” according to the Natchez blog City Chic Living. It represented Mississippi in Delish’s listing of “The Sports Bar Everyone is Talking About in Your State.”

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Source: Suzi V. via Yelp

Missouri: Chappell’s Restaurant & Sports Museum
> Located: North Kansas City

Voted one of the top 10 sports bars in America by both USA Today and Sports Illustrated, Chappell’s is a treasure trove of sports memorabilia, including dozens of helmets hanging from the ceiling and a sweatshirt signed by Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson from his days with the Dallas Texans — which became the Kansas City Chiefs.

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