Best Sports Bars In Cleveland

August 28, 2014 8:00 AM

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There’s nothing like watching the game over a cold brew; even better is celebrating a win with friends and a brew. But even if your beloved team didn’t quite cut it, it’s a good idea to watch at a good bar so that the atmosphere, food and drink could potentially raise your spirits or ease the sting of defeat. Here are some of the best sports bars in Cleveland to watch your game with good company and good spirits.
City Tap
748 Prospect Ave. E.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 696-2337
www.citytapcleveland.com

City Tap is a sports bar gem in downtown Cleveland with 40 beers on tap and a large bar to accommodate plenty of fans. There are big-screen TVs tuned to the games and a pool table if you’d like to take a break. Additionally, City Tap has a large menu and is constantly running specials on game nights so that fans get special treatment. A go-to for sports fans visiting the city, this is a great bar for some pre-game mingling or for settling in with a cold brew and watching the game on the big screens.

The Clevelander
834 Huron Road E.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-3723
www.clevelanderbar.com

The Clevelander is another downtown sports bar that loves hosting Cleveland fans on game nights. The bar runs specials before and after Indians games, as well as special events for the big games and holidays. It’s a great place to get friends or family together while you’re waiting for the perfect time to stake out your seats at the game, as well as a good choice to grab some drinks and food that rival the ballpark prices.

Beal’s Pickles ‘n’ Pints
36200 Euclid Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 946-7468
www.picklesnpints.com

Beal’s is a great place for burger and beer lovers to come settle in for the game. Specializing in homemade pickles and burgers made fresh with custom-blended beef from Pat LaFrieda Farms, this is the place to be on a game night. Come here if you’re a food fan or a sports fan. The pickles are one of a kind and the bar is friendly and fun for anyone watching the game(s). This spot also features a wide selection of craft beers for those looking to spice up their sports events with something other than Bud Light.

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Suds Maguire’s Bar and Grill
1270 W. Bagley Road
Berea, OH 44017
(440) 973-4243
www.sudsmaguires.com

Suds Maguire’s is experiencing a comeback as a go-to sports bar with eight big screen TVs, 14 beers on tap and a patio that includes a large outdoor bar. Sports fans can bring the whole family or crew to cheer on their favorite Cleveland teams over some beer and an expansive selection of impressive food. No matter where you’re sitting here, you’ll catch some of the game and have a great view of your sport of choice.

Rivals Sports Grille
6710 Smith Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
(216) 267-0005
www.rivalscleveland.com

Rivals perhaps rivals any other sports bar in Northeast Ohio, with four separate areas specially designed for sports enjoyment. These areas include two unique bars, a dining room with a four-sided fireplace and an outside dining area on an expansive patio. The bar also has a large food menu to satisfy any sports fan, ranging from typical bar food to more creative and delicate entrees. Depending on where you’re dining or drinking in this establishment, you can drink in the game while enjoying some quality food and brews with friends (and perhaps make some new friends while you’re at it).

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Kaitlin Dershaw is an Ohio native with a distinct love for Cleveland. She enjoys making new discoveries from tasty places to eat and drink, to perfectly unique live music venues. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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