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The Absolute Best Sports Bars in Nashville

With all three of Nashville’s professional sports teams coming off of playoff runs, it’s a great time to be a fan in Music City. (We shan’t speak of Vandy football.) Add in a rabid college football fanbase and the ongoing efforts to bring NASCAR and Major League Baseball to town, and we’re definitely in the midst of a boom. And, oh yeah, there’s a little thing called the Olympics happening. If you love the communal environment of watching games as part of a crowd, but prefer a barstool over a stadium seat, Nashville’s sports bars have got you covered. Here are some of the league leaders when it comes to food, drink, and sports in town:


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M.L.Rose has a few locations (Melrose, Sylvan Park, and Capitol View) and they all have their own unique charms, but for game day, we’re partial to the Sylvan Park location on the west side of town, by virtue of its huge outdoor seating area stocked with giant Jenga blocks. M.L.Rose’s burger is what put them on the map, but their 90-craft-beer selection is also one of the biggest in Music City. If the weather isn’t cooperating, consider the one in Melrose, where Jenga is swapped for arcade classics.

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