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Best Sports Bars In Connecticut

March 11, 2011 12:00 PM

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If you are looking for a fun place to catch a UConn game (or any other kind of game) then you don’t have to go far.  There are lots of great sports bars in the Hartford area where you can go for a drink, a bite and to cheer on your favorite team.

Damon’s Tavern
310 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
860-233-9900
www.damonstavern.com

If you haven’t been to Damon’s Tavern you have to check it out.  It is an upscale sports bar with a great atmosphere.  You’ll find 43 HD TVs so you won’t miss the game and they have over 24 beers on tap.  The food is amazing whether you are looking for bar food (highly recommend the pulled pork sliders) or a more refined meal (like the Texas Grilled Salmon) you will not be dissapointed.  There’s even a kids menu which makes this a great place to go with either the family or a night out with friends.  When the weather gets warm they have an outside patio too.

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Rookies Sports Bar & Grille
51-14 Shunpike Road
(K-Mart Plaza)
Cromwell, CT 06416
860-635-1860
www.rookiesbar.comRookies is one of the classic sports bars in the state.  With 70 TVs, pool tables, arcade games, live entertainment you are sure to have a good time at Rookies.  You can step up to the 120 foot bar and order from 30 beers and hard ciders on tap and 50 bottled drinks.  Or order from their menu which includes something for everyone, no matter what you are hungry for (we highly recommend the “Classic Mac & Cheese”).  With entertainment 7 nights a week you are sure to find a good time waiting at Rookies.

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Sliders Grill & Bar
88 New Britain Ave
Plainville, CT
860-747-4477
www.slidersgrillbar.comWhile there are now 4 Sliders locations the original one is in Plainville.  A great time awaits at this local sports bar with a great atmosphere.  Sliders is known for its wings and they have won over 30 “Best Wing” awards.  They have 17 flavors and you an order them boneless too.  The Cajun and Garlic Parmesan are recommended with the Flaming Raspberry as another good option.  If you are brave enough to tackle the “Deadly Dozen” (12 of the hottest wings on the planet) you get them for free and you’ll be on the Sliders Hall of Fame.  If wings aren’t your thing you can attempt the “Hall of Fame Burger”.  Not really sure what’s in it but if you want to see it check it out on their website.

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Black Bear Saloon
187 Allyn St
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
860-524-8888
www.blackbearhartford.com

Black Bear Saloon, located where Coach’s used to be, is an exceptional sports bar with over 30 Hi-Def TVs and all the DIRECTV Sports packages. It offers tons of seating and TVs with games at every angle, so there’s not a bad seat in the house. It’s got a great menu with all kinds of sliders, wings, burgers and the like. And no matter what you order, you won’t be disappointed. And maybe most importantly, they feature a massive variety of beers, on tap and in the battle, along with liquor and wine. It’s a place anyone can enjoy whether you’re visiting the capital city or just downtown for a day.

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