The Best Sports Bars in Louisville: Where to Watch the Games and More

Are you a sports fan looking for the best places to watch the games in Louisville? Look no further! This inquisitive blind squirrel from the East End of Louisville has uncovered some of the best sports bars in the city. From Griff's to O'Line, The Galt House Hotel, Mellwood Tavern, Against the Grain, Plainview Village Center, and Cardinal+, there are plenty of options for sports fans to choose from. Griff's is a 10,800 square foot venue endorsed by the Courier-Journal as the best sports bar in Louisville. With more than 20 high-definition televisions (including a whopping 16 by 20 feet), plus an outdoor beach volleyball facility, a virtual indoor driving range and a huge menu of classics to share, such as wings, pizza, fried shrimp, potato skins and nachos, it's no wonder why Griff's is a local favorite.

Not to mention the 40 draft beers and more than 100 bourbons!O'Line is another great option for sports fans. This family-friendly venue boasts on its website that it's the best place to watch all the games and all the sports all year round. With its building located on the corner of Brownsboro Road and Mellwood Avenue, originally opened in 1885 and being the oldest continuously operating tavern in the city of Louisville, O'Line is a timeless classic. The Galt House Hotel is home to a luxurious lounge that was inaugurated in 1972.With its subdued lighting, powerful bourbon menu, red vinyl bar stools and rich walnut wood flavor, this is a great spot for basketball fans.

Plus, there's a pool table, darts, regular live music and a large backyard full of lights for when you need some fresh air. The Mellwood Tavern is another Louisville classic dating back to 1939.This timeless tavern has tons of HDTVs, fantastic Pepper Jack cheese balls, neon signs about beer and a good selection of craft beers. It's like traveling back in time if the Depression had all these amenities!Voted “Best Sports Bar” by the Courier-Journal, Against the Grain is located at Louisville Slugger Stadium and is also a proud home of the LCFC. With 9 televisions surrounding the dining room and meals that can be taken to the tasting room or ordered from regularly scheduled food trucks and neighborhood restaurants that deliver to the bar, Against the Grain is definitely worth checking out.The Plainview Village Center branch offers a variety of sports television packages, including the MLB package, ESPN College Gameplan, The Sunday Ticket, Big 10 and all Fox Sports channels.

Plus, customers can enjoy homemade sauces and artisanal sandwiches and burgers.Located in the heart of the UofL campus is Cardinal+, one of the most popular places frequented by UofL alumni. With its 9 televisions and great selection of craft beers, Cardinal+ is an ideal spot for watching games.These are some of the best sports bars in Louisville where you can watch games or events on TV. Always call in advance to make sure that the schedule hasn't changed and that the bar you're interested in plays the game you want to see.

Patty Callan
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