Choosing the best sports bar in South Florida is like choosing the best candy in a candy store. There are a few that made the cut and reappear on the Best Sports Bar list and there are newcomers rising to prominence, showing the world what each has to offer. Some offer standard bar fare and craft beers, while others attract revelers with signature menu items and amenities like pool tables and video games. However, each of these business’ hearts lies in the game. When you combine that with spectacular perks and options du jour, you’ve got a game winner every time.

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Duffy’s Sports Grill
3969 N.E. 163rd St.
North Miami, FL 33160
(305) 760-2124
www.duffysmvp.com

Once again, South Florida’s resident sports bar chain makes the list. There’s just no beating all day 2-for-1 drinks, delicious meals under $10 and several locations across South Florida to serve you. Plus, there is no bad view of the game whether you are watching football, basketball or baseball because the bars are encompassed by HDTVs and many booths offer their own TV screens. There’s even a new addition of $4 craft beers for drinkers of a more discerning palate. It’s the everything bar for those looking for a good game in a clean atmosphere at an unbeatable price.

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Finnegan’s River
401 S.W. 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 285-3030
www.finnegansriver.com

Curbside service is fancy but boatside service is decadent. While most sports bars offer great beer specials and a glimpse of the game, Finnegan’s River takes it one step further, utilizing Miami’s many waterways to allow carpoolers and boaters alike to get in on the action. It has over 20 HDTVs at the bar and a pool so guests can chill out while watching the game. This is how Miami reinvents the sports bar.

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Sports Grill
11481 S.W. 40th St.
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 485-8845
www.sportsgrillmaimi.com

Sports Grill is one of South Florida’s definitive chains that continues to impress long after its humble beginnings at its Sunset location to its now six locations 20 years later. Many people come for the sports but most people come for the wings. Voted by the Miami New Times as Best Wings in Miami, fans ravage these tangy delights every night of the week and double on Mondays when wings are just 65 cents. Venue appearance varies per location with some offering a laid-back, rustic feel and other locations, like the Bird Road location, offering 15 HDTVs, an open atmosphere and a bar stocked with craft beers. No wonder sports fans keep coming back for more.

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Scully’s Tavern
9809 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33173
(305) 271-7404
www.scullystavern.com

Scully’s Tavern is the sports bar that’s not a sports bar. Inside you’ll find the standard HDTVs, stocked bars, booth seats and patrons rocking out to classic rock or keeping it mellow with country tunes. Then you open the menu and realize this is no ordinary bar. Choose from delights like calamari, shrimp scampi and gourmet appetizers that make even nachos look fancy.

Keg South of Kendall

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Keg South of Kendall
12805 S.W. 136th Ave.
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 253-2043
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Every good sports bar list has to include at least one dive bar because sometimes you just want greasy bar food, a hearty beer and a good view of the game. Keg South is located in Kendall and if you don’t frequent this establishment, you’ll never find it. But when you do, you’ll be glad you came. Most people go for the game and stay for the juicy burgers. The atmosphere is open with pool tables, video games and a good menu selection of Florida wildlife like real alligator bites and cracked conch. It’s not fancy but the best things in life don’t need to be dressed up because it stands on its own.

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Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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