The 4 best sports bars in Nashville

The 4 best sports bars in Nashville
Photo: Sam's Place - Belle Meade/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on February 12, 2020.

Wondering where to find the best sports bars near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top sports bars in Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

Now is a good time to check out the latest trending spots, since consumer spending at bars and lounges tends to grow in February in the Nashville area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small business owners build an email marketing strategy. Daily transactions at Nashville-area bars and lounges last year rose by 12% in February over the month before.

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1. The Backyard Axe Throwing League

Photo: the backyard axe throwing league/Yelp

First on the list is The Backyard Axe Throwing League. Located at 1302 Gallatin Ave. in Renraw Community, the sports bar, axe throwing and team-building activity spot is the highest-rated sports bar in Nashville, boasting 4.5 stars out of 50 reviews on Yelp.

2. Sam's Place 

Photo: sam's place/Yelp

Next up is Warner Park Valley & Highlands's Sam's Place - Belle Meade, situated at 6051 Highway 100. With four stars out of 99 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar, which offers pizza, burgers and more, has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Twilight Tavern

Photo: adam l./Yelp

Sylvan Park's Twilight Tavern, located at 5303 Charlotte Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sports bar and traditional American spot 4.5 stars out of 14 reviews.

4. Betty Lou's Restaurant & Lounge

Photo: jon s./Yelp

Betty Lou's Restaurant & Lounge, a sports bar and pool hall in Harbour Town, is another go-to, with four stars out of 10 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2819 Smith Springs Road to see for yourself.

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