Best Sports Bars for Sunday Football

November 3, 2011 9:00 AM

By Leon A. Sylvester

Football Season is in full swing and Connecticut presents their NFL fans a plentiful selection of worthy watering holes offering food, drink and non-stop pigskin on the TV.  Since we have no actual team to call our own, Connecticut’s football fans choose to cheer for a wide selection of teams. Regardless of what team you follow or how many of your fantasy player have games in the same time slot, here are some of our favorite sports bars with enough TVs to make sure you don’t ever miss a snap!
1st and 10 Sports Bar and Grill
507 Danbury Road (Route 7)
New Milford, CT. 06776.
Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm -1am, Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

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This state of the art sports bar lets you step on to the gridiron as you watch your favorite team do battle.  1st and Ten provides it patrons an open and fun atmosphere, including lined field turf flooring and ten large high def TV screens over the bar. There is also a big flat screen TV located in the VIP lounge, which can be rented for private Sunday football parties (includes personal waitress).  The bar provides free wireless access so patrons can check fantasy stats and make last minute substitutions to their roster.  You find 15 types of beer on tap and a full menu which includes; burgers, wraps, appetizers and more than 20 flavors of wings.  Don’t forget to stop by on your birthday for your free burger!

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Maguires Sports Bar
3573 Berlin Tpke.
Newington, CT. 06111
(860) 666-6559
Hours: Sunday-Thurs; 11:30am-1am; Fri & Sat; 11:30am-2am

With over 40 TVs, a hundred inch projection screen and 7000 square feet of viewing space, Maguires is a great place to catch all the Sunday action.  The bar consists of two floors, an outdoor patio and has both pool tables and dartboards to keep busy during halftime. Maguires menu consists of all the Sunday football staples; burgers, sandwiches and appetizers will keep your stomach full and if not, don’t worry since the kitchen is open nightly till midnight.

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Bobby V’s Sports Gallery Cafe
225 Main Street
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 348-0010
Hours: Sun-Thurs; 11am-1am; Fri & Sat 11am-2am

The namesake sports bar and sports gallery of baseball legend and Stamford native Bobby Valentine. While Bobby V is famous for baseball, his bar does not discriminate when it comes to sports. Football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf and boxing are all properly represented throughout the establishment.  The bar has over 50 TVs so you never miss any of the action and sports memorabilia including; cards, pictures, jerseys and other autographed items create an ambience sure to make any sports fanatic happy.  Hungry?  Then you came to the right place.  Choose from over 100 menu items to munch on during the game. Appetizers, burgers, pizza, and dinners, Booby V’s has it all and serves food till midnight during the week and 1am on weekends.

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Chicago Sam’s
95 Elm Street
Enfield CT 06082
(860) 741-2936
Hours: Sun-Thurs; 11:30am-1am; Fri & Sat 11:30am-2am

With over 50 flat screens, Chicago Sam’s does not mess around when it comes to sports viewing.  Watch every game of every sport that is on while dining on a full spectrum of bar food, sandwiches and dinners. Their nachos are huge and the bar staff claims their wings are the best around.  Chicago Sam’s has a huge selection of beers on tap and the bar also offers private parties and events.

Other Great bars for Sunday Football;  Porky’s Cafe in Shelton, Hot Shots in Newtown and Rookies Sports Bar & Grill in Cromwell

Leon A. Sylvester lives in the Housatonic Valley and has been an avid boater and angler for over 25 years.  He is a featured weekly outdoor columnist in Hersam Acorn Newspapers throughout southwestern CT.. and is a founding director of FOTHR (Friends of the Housatonic River) which is a non-profit enviromental watchdog organization protecting the shores of the lower Housatonic River.  You can follow him on twitter @ Fishingreporter.