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Top Spots for Football Sundays & the Super Bowl

(The Triangle Trend) — Whether or not you and your pals root for different teams, it’s always nice to kick back at a sports bar together to enjoy the game. Even if you’re funny about letting people into your house for Football Sunday or your annual Super Bowl party, you can still have an equally enjoyable experience at a local eatery.

Nothing quite beats chowing down on cheeseburgers, chicken wings, and French fries while watching Football. Talk about the ultimate American experience. The sports bars we’ve rounded up for this article all have TVs, comfort-food style cuisine, and a little something special. So make sure you bookmark this article for your next football Sunday.

The Pickled Onion Restaurant & Bar

10750 Wakefield Commons Dr, Suite 107, Raleigh, NC 27614

Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11:00 am – 12:00 am, Fri & Sat: 11:00 am – 2 am

#1 Unique Feature: 40 wide-screen TVs.

The food here is downright amazing. Their menu has a wide variety of options and we’ve heard that their fish tacos and steak are better than any other restaurant in the area! The service is fast, courteous, and attentive. We’ve never seen so many TVs in one spot. Beware that you might fall in love with the bacon-wrapped, bourbon-glazed meatloaf. They even have a wonderful outdoor patio with festive lights (when in-season), plants, and several silent TVs.  Another wonderful plus is that this place is dog-friendly. TVs are hung on just about every available inch of wall space, so it’s a great place to catch the action on a day when there’s lots of action.

Sports Page

835 N Smithfield Rd, Knightdale, NC 27545

Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11:00 am – 12:00 am, Fri & Sat: 11:00 am – 2 am

#1 Unique Feature: Massiveburgers.

Homey local pub with a “cheers” kinda vibe. Lots of types of entertainment from billiards league to karaoke live bands to poker. The appetizers are perfect, the beer is cold, and the live entertainment is a perfect complement to the atmosphere. It’s a great place where locals hang out. Food is reasonably priced and they have poker nights and TV’s to watch. Sports Page prides themselves on their all-inclusive sports environment and unique atmosphere.

Overtime Sports Pub

1030 N Rogers Ln, Suite 149, Raleigh, NC 27610

Hours: Sun – Sat 11:30 am – 11 pm

#1 Unique Feature: Pool table and live music.

According to past diners, they have the best chicken wings around, and the cajun steak sandwich on their new menu is a total touchdown!  A local described the pub as “a true hard-working neighborhood bar made for blowing off steam, and is also insanely inclusive of everyone.” They play live football games every Sunday and have a pretty impressive gallery of sports memorabilia. Their flat-screen TVs have a great resolution and offer a wonderful viewing experience.

Clouds Brewing

126 N West St, Raleigh, NC 27603

905 W Main St, Suite 22, Durham

Hours: Varies by location

#1 Unique Feature: Great vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu options.

This restaurant is in a nicely converted old building with a large, open indoor dining area and a great outdoor patio. They offer a good food selection, definitely an upgrade from typical pub fare, and excellent beers. It’s worth the visit for the beer alone! Also, the patio is dog friendly, as you’ll find that many patrons bring along their pups. A nice bar with plenty of TVs and a slight German theme to the menu with a lot of Bratwurst options.

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe & Brewery

505 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603

280 S Mangum St Durham, NC 27701

Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11 AM to 8 PM, Friday – Saturday: 11 AM to 10 PM

#1 Unique Feature: Arcade games, pool table, and ping pong.

This place is a genuinely beautiful bar! The Raleigh location is a Glenwood South go-to spot for well above average “sports bar food,” plenty of TVs for catching any and all sports action, and a nice patio. The parking deck nearby (paid) is a nice amenity, but this spot is within walking distance from many Downtown Raleigh parking spots. They serve lots of vegetarian options, lots of great options behind the bar, and they’re now brewing their own beer, too.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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