Updated: Dec 17, 2021
Looking for a local sports bar to call your own? These five factors will help you find a local haunt you’ll enjoy for years to come.
1. The Games You Want
What good is a sports bar that isn’t playing the games you want? Whether it’s the hometown heroes or your favorite team playing an exclusive game, your sports bar should have something you’ll want to watch and enjoy. Never head to a sports bar that isn’t showing the games and sports you like. It simply won’t be what you want.
2. Drinks You’ll Love
What are you drinking? Crazy cocktails? Craft beer? Something funky? A classic? You’ll likely be enjoying a beverage or two at your local sports bar, so make sure you head someplace that has what you’ll want to be drinking. There’s nothing worse than finding a great spot and discovering your favorite beer isn’t on tap, or that they can’t make a cocktail to save their life.
3. Tasty Food
What’s a game without some wings? Or tacos? Or burgers? Or party platters for the whole crew? You’ll need some sustenance for those longer games, so pick a place that has a menu that you’ll love. Finding what your local sports bar serves will be easy: just head to their website and take a gander at what they make. If the menu intrigues you, then it may be a place worth checking out.
4. Location, Location, Location
While some people will travel far for a game, it doesn’t make sense to go across town for a sports bar. It will make drinking responsibly much more expensive if you’ll need to take a car home. And it makes getting there and back a bit of a pain. Always try for a sports bar that isn’t too far so you can spend less time traveling and more time cheering.
5. That Something Extra
Of course, finding the perfect sports bar in your area is about more than a simple checklist. After all, a place could have everything you want: great food, people who root for your teams, beer lists that you love, and located right down the street. But if it doesn’t have that extra factor, that thing that makes it feel welcoming and like you found a place that’s for you, then it simply won’t do. Your best bet is to head down to the place, pull up a seat at the bar, have a drink, and watch the game. By the time the final whistle blows, you’ll know if it’s the place for you.
If you’re on the hunt for a fantastic sports bar that does things differently, then stop by The Salt Yard. You can choose from one of our two locations, each with their own feel. We have cocktails and draft beer that you’ll love, food that you’ll want to have again and again, and much, much more. So come on down, have a drink, sit back, and enjoy.