Best 5 Places to Watch Sports in Durham, NC

Sure, you have a big-screen TV and a comfortable apartment with an open floor plan, but if you really want to get in to the game, you nee to watch sports with your friends in a public place. There’s simply too much you lose when you’re not cheering on your favorite team with others at your side. If you are looking to watch the big game with friends and neighbors, here are some spots in Durham where you can’t go wrong.

Bralie’s Sports Bar
Bralie’s, located on Carpenter Fletcher Road, is the ideal neighborhood bar and grill. This family-owned joint is considered a hidden secret in Durham. It is a true hometown location, with the coldest beer you can find in Durham and food you can’t find anywhere else either.

Rookies Sports Bar
Rookie’s Sports Bar is located on Central Park Drive in Durham. It’s open until midnight every night, offering typical bar food like wings, pizza and grinders. With 25 HD plasma TVs on the walls, you are certain to be able to see your favorite team play. The bar has 12 beers on tap with an excellent cooling system for a cold drink.

Devine’s Restaurant and Sports Bar
A Durham classic, Devine’s offers exceptional entertainment and plenty of sports. In addition to the 12 beers on draft, the bar has over 50 bottled varieties, wines and mixed drinks. The bar is set up so 20 high definition TVs are viewable from almost every seat, and each one will have on a different sporting event to help you stay on top of the action.

The Tavern Durham
With 24 taps, 10 TVs, darts, pool, DJs and a large patio, The Tavern Durham is the place to go for your favorite game. It’s also the longest bar in Durham. You will spend hours with your friends watching the game and enjoy food and rink while playing a few rounds of pool or darts.

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
Finally, the last bar on the list is the Tobacco Road Sports Cafe. This is a sports restaurant, not a bar, so the food is exceptional. The owners decided to bring together fine dining and sports in a unique environment. If you want to enjoy the game and enjoy your food, this is the Durham restaurant to visit.

As you can see, Durham has many hidden gems that offer a place to enjoy the game with your friends and your neighbors. So this weekend, pick one to try when your favorite team takes to the field.


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