Top Spots For Families To Watch The Game In Connecticut

July 25, 2014 7:00 AM

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Sometimes you want to get out of the house, grab a drink and watch your favorite sports team. If you have children at home, that desire can sometimes become a challenge. Lucky for Connecticut residents, there are restaurant and bars across the state that are family friendly. These establishments offer restaurant-style seating surrounded by TV screens and feature kids menus.

Triple Play
16 Straits Turnpike
Watertown, CT 06795
(860) 417-2877

Triple Play is a local favorite in Watertown, Connecticut to watch your team play on big screen TVs. This restaurant and bar is family friendly with 17 HDTVs throughout both sides. As you walk in, you have the choice of sitting with your family in the restaurant. TVs are plastered along the walls, so you’re sure not to miss a play. The menu is typical American fare with wings, appetizers, salad, wraps and sandwiches, build-your-own burgers, some seafood and mac and cheese. Your children can select from seven options on the kids menu at $7 for each kids’ meal.

Sliders Grill & Bar
950 Yale Ave
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 793-7858

Sliders Grill & Bar is family friendly with traditional seating areas to enjoy your meal separate from the sometimes rowdy bar. The restaurant seating area is equipped with televisions so you can enjoy the game out with your family. There is even a kids’ menu available. A bonus is Sliders Grill & Bar is not just located in Wallingford, it is located throughout Connecticut in the towns of Plainville, Berlin, West Hartford and Southington. Since 1998, this establishment has won awards ranging from Reader’s Choice, Record Journal best wings and Hartford Magazine‘s best sports bar.

Maggie McFly’s
6 Woodside Ave.
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 577-2205

Maggie McFly’s has four locations in Connecticut including Middlebury, Southbury, Glastonbury and Brookfield. Even if you choose to dine in the restaurant, you’ll be sure not to miss the big game. TVs are both inside the bar area as well as throughout the restaurant. It’s a win win to get out of the house for a delicious meal and still watch your team win. Maggie McFly’s has a huge menu with a large variety of items for the adults. The kids menu has over 10 meals to select from.

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Damon’s Tavern
310 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 233-9900

Everywhere you look at Damon’s Tavern, you’ll catch a glimpse of a game on one of its 43 high-definition TVs. If you don’t have a babysitter but want the atmosphere of a family-friendly sports bar, consider Damon’s Tavern. If you are lucky, you will be seated at one of the booths with your own personal TV screen, something both you and the kids will love. A children’s menu is available.

Archie Moore’s
5 Factory Lane
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 876-5088

No seat is better than one at Archie Moore’s. Each table comes with a view of the television screens. The TVs feature your favorite sports teams in football, basketball, baseball and hockey. If there’s a game or competition on television, Archie Moore’s is sure to be showing it. Archie Moore’s has locations across Connecticut including Milford, Wallingford, Fairfield, New Haven and Derby.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at