The 10 Best Sports Bars in Vermont!

Vermont is no stranger to sports. We’ve got everything from hockey fanatics, to die-hard New England football fans, to golfing fans galore. And thus, the Green Mountain State offers an abundance of opportunities to catch the big game. Decked out with HD flat screen televisions, yummy bar food, and refreshing brews, these 10 sports bars in Vermont will provide the optimal setting for cheering on your favorite team.  

1. Reuben James, Burlington, VT

With 11 HD TVs, including a 120-inch projection screen behind the bar boasting satellite and cable packages including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer, it is no wonder CNN.com ranked RJ’s as a top 100 for sports bars in the country. Plus, with an array of excellent grub, like burger specials and 49-cent wings, free pool, and DJs every weekend, you can’t beat RJ’s for a great sports experience.

2. Rí Rá, Burlington, VT

Whether it is international football (soccer), hockey, or American football, Rí Rá Irish Pub provides a community of warm and welcoming sports enthusiasts. Rí Rá has also teamed up with the local brewery, Fiddlehead to provide some of the freshest microbrews around.

3. Upper Deck Pub, South Burlington, VT

Displaying signed jerseys from many sports pros, like Marty St. Louis and Tim Thomas, the Upper Deck’s love of sports is only matched by its love for burgers— half-pound, house-ground sirloin burgers, that is. Featuring various sports packages on large flat screen TVs the game is always on at The Upper Deck.  

4. City Sports Bar and Grill, Colchester, VT

With a party menu, great pub food, and a bowling alley next door, you can have your cake and eat it too. Better yet, go bowling then have some cake. With tons of flat screen TVs you’ll catch all of the sports action, and portions are generous so bring the entire family.

5. Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern, Stowe, VT

At Rimrock’s all mixed drinks are shaken not stirred, and flavorful American pub fare is always on the menu. Refuel with a selection of almost 20 microbrews and ciders or relax and play a game of pool. Then sit back and enjoy watching your favorite team. At Rimrock’s they consider themselves to be an interactive sports bar, and the warm and exuberant crowd is as much a part of the experience as the humongous HD televisions featuring all the major sports packages.

6. Gonzo’s HD Sports, South Burlington, VT

Gonzo’s has plenty of sports firepower—eight HD golf and eight ski & snowboard simulators, ping-pong table, two pool tables, foosball table, shuffleboard, and darts—but did you know that they can host up to 120 people? Further, Gonzo’s offers golf lessons from PGA golf professionals, and they even have a full bar w/ local beers on tap. Why sit and watch sports when there is Gonzo's?

7. Lookout Tavern, Killington, VT

The Lookout has a lot going for it: sweet panoramic views of the valley, free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi, a game room with pool table, pinball, and four video games. But perhaps the most attractive sports element is eight HD TVs featuring various sports packages, and don't forget about the roof-top deck seating. When you go, you have to check out the beef brisket sub or the ravioli bolognese.

8. Raven’s Den Steakhouse & Taproom, Manchester Center, VT

Order your favorite pub fare and get cozy in front of the stone fireplace. Or explore the new patio with majestic views of the Green Mountains. Featuring over 10 Vermont craft microbrews on tap and an award-winning wine list means you will probably just want to catch the big game on one of the Den’s big flat screen televisions.

9. Two Brothers Tavern, Middlebury, VT

Two Brothers Tavern offers rustic, comfort food like smoked pulled pork, scallop po’boy, and cheddar ale soup. The tavern is cozy and warm, and there is lower-level lounge featuring flat-screen TVs where the game is always on.  

10. Kevin’s Sports Pub, North Bennington, VT

With a quaint, cozy restaurant on one side and a rustic tavern featuring a long bar and a handful of HD televisions on the other, Kevin's bills itself as one of the best sports pub and restaurants in the local area. The food is locally-sourced, and Kevin turns out delicious pub fare and American cuisine. From the bar, select from major baseball and football sports packages.

 

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