5 Scottsdale sports bars to feed your football fix

Above: Dukes Sports Bar and Grill. Lifestyle | 16 Oct |

What better way to spend the  football season than at a bar? Accompanied with the best comfort bar food and great beer, these Scottsdale sports bars will have you satisfied until the very last touchdown.


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With the college football season among us, these five sports bars located in Scottsdale are just a few of the fan favorites.

K O’Donnell’s Sports Bar & Grill

K O’Donnell’s Sports Bar & Grill, located on 14850 N Northsight Blvd, is home to a few awards from 2019 voted for ‘Best Happy Hour’ and ‘Best Place to Catch the Game’ in the Arizona foothills. This neighborhood favorite offers a variety of All-American-inspired food along with an extensive beer and drink selection. “It’s super high energy, passionate, exciting … lots of camaraderie of people that are there for the same team,” said Dasha Dial, a manager at K O’Donnell’s description of the environment of the bar during the college football season.

Dukes Sports Bar and Grill

Dukes Sports Bar and Grill on 7607 E McDowell Rd. is “Scottsdale’s Favorite Hangout Since 1998” according to their website and the city of Scottsdale. Weekly specials and happy hour deals are advertised online and in-person for customers to enjoy their college football encounters. “We’re an ASU bar so we get pretty packed and there’s high energy for those games said Dustin Rounds from Duke’s explaining the overall environment during these months. This family-owned restaurant includes a good attitude and good spirits to ensure the ultimate experience every time.

Goldie’s Neighborhood Sports Cafe

Goldie’s Neighborhood Sports Cafe located on 10135 E Vía Linda, is described as “a lot of fun, college football on top of the NFL, depending on the game it can be pretty crazy” said Zachary Bille. Just in time for football season is the extended happy hour at Goldie’s but that isn’t the only reason why it got rated 4.3-star rating on google. This bar offers entrees for every occasion and they are open for Sunday brunch every weekend from 9 – 11 a.m. just in time for Sunday football.

Philly’s Sports Grill

Philly’s Sports Grill located on 1826 N Scottsdale Rd has a Google rating of 4.3 stars and is best known for their Philly Cheesesteaks. “We have a lot of regulars, it’s just a very friendly and very inviting atmosphere although it can get competitive between the teams and the games which makes it fun,” a manager at Philly’s said. Not only is there Sunday football brunch every weekend, a full bar with happy hour times from 3 p.m – 7 p.m. every day but there are also meals to satisfy any and every craving.

R.T.O Sullivans Sports Grill

R.T.O Sullivans Sports Grill on 7919 E. Thomas Rd Suite 101, offers both outside and inside seating readily available with TVs for everyone and anyone to enjoy a football game during this season. Specializing in Irish tradition and hospitality, this bar offers a wide selection of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as news specials to be viewed on their website calendar every day. “Usually when ASU plays we’re pretty loud and everyone’s having a good time,” said manager Cody May.

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