City Guide 2013
Published: February 28, 2013
Whether you're looking for a place to watch the game or just a place to meet with friends, San Antonio has much to offer in the way of sports bars. The key, of course, is plenty of televisions. These local spots afford patrons multiple screens dialed to sports heaven. Don't worry about bringing too many friends. Each offers ample seating and lots of space. Come with an appetite, come with a thirst, and come with your team's colors, because these places are ready to serve.
— Joshua Pedrick
THE LION & ROSE
You might think it odd to see a British pub on this list, but The Lion & Rose can easily hold its own with other local sports bars (especially Premiere League soccer fans). The food is great and the drinks delicious, with plenty of imports. There are separate rooms for seating if your party wants some privacy, but TVs are scattered throughout. As an added bonus, smoking is still allowed inside this Alamo Heights landmark.
5148 Broadway Street
Clicks has struck a perfect balance between sports bar and pool hall. Your eyes will be drawn from the 15 pool tables to the ticker scrolling sports news just over the big screens. Have a seat and enjoy a burger cooked on the grill right next to the bar. If billiards and TV don't grab your interest, try throwing some darts in the corner.
903 E Bitters Rd.
FATSO'S SPORTS GARDEN
The first thing that will strike you about this sports mecca on Bandera is the massive sand volleyball pit. The inside is reminiscent of a barn, with rows of picnic tables set up to accommodate large parties. Fatso's is family friendly, so bring the kids. Hungry? They make a mean barbecue plate, and offer a wide variety of country favorites. But Friday is karaoke night, so proceed with caution.
1704 Bandera Rd.