ESPN Club on the Boardwalk
ESPN Club on the Boardwalk - Photo by Steps to Magic

Best Sports Bars at Disney World

The best sports bars in Walt Disney World are filled with fans from around the world, and it gets loud and incredibly exciting! You’re not in Kansas anymore Toto, surrounded by like-minded fellow fans who are die-hard Cheeseheads! We’ve found a few cozy spots, a couple mainstream locations and just some of the best spots on property to experience a sporting event on the big screen!

Here are the best sports bars in Walt Disney World!


ESPN Club

The Boardwalk is packed with nightlife, great food…and a ton of TV screens! The ESPN Club falls into the category of “Gotta Check it Out” if you’re a sports fan with their 100 tv screens, classic American pub-style food and classic ESPN branded experiences and events. Downfall? Because it’s not really a secret, you’re going to be with everyone else who googled where to watch the Big Game on the Big Screen!
Superbowl Tip: Premium reserved seating sits at around $100 cover per person. Call 407-WDW-Dine (407-939-3463) for reservations and last minute cancellations.


Splitsville

Disney Springs is home to options, and the one that we’ve come to know and enjoy is Splitsville. Not only for the bowling (because that’s worth it right there) but more for their ability to adapt to the game-of-the-week! Private events have taken over the traditional “show up and wait” mentality, so make sure that you’re keeping in touch with their staff if you’re planning ahead.


Shula’s Steak House

Want to make an ADR on disneyworld.com and not have to worry about a bar-atmosphere? Well, your best bet may be Shula’s Steak House at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort (in between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios). Steak and football? Talk about the best pairing!


Big River Grille & Brewing Works

Beer, nachos, burgers and tvs! Talk about the recipe for a game day!


Pool Bar

Who needs to be in a crowded bar to enjoy a game? In fact, some of our favourite spots on property to watch things like the SuperBowl, NHL Stanley Cup or the NBA Finals are with a small group of friends at a Walt Disney World Resort Pool Bar. Just be cognizant of the fact that a few of the spots may not have televisions and that you’re close to a pool with other guests who may be louder than you’d typically like during a 4th and goal!


Your Resort Hotel Room

Order some pizza, grab some candy and drinks from the gift shop and hunker down for a relaxing experience. Remember, you don’t always have to be out in the thick of things with drunk and rowdy crowds to truly enjoy a sporting experience! With technology today, you can stream seamlessly with sound-blocking headphones and you’ll never be happier!


Want an insider’s opinion?

Reach out to your Disney Resort Concierge for more ideas:) 


Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the article!

Best Sports Bars at Disney World - #StepstoMagic
Best Sports Bars at Disney World – #StepstoMagic

 

Written by Dustin Fuhs

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality! If you want more Theme Park fun - listen to the We Like Theme Parks Podcast at http://welikethemeparks.com/

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