There’s nothing quite like watching a game from the comfort of a sports bar. It is a place where you can fully embrace the fun of the game with a cold brew, some hot wings and, of course, a ton of big screen TVs. Here in Council Bluffs, we are passionate about sports, so it comes at no surprise that there are several local establishments that not only have great food, but perfect environments to watch the game with fellow fans.
We’ve rounded up our favorite sports bars, pubs and grilles in Council Bluffs. Whether you’re rooting for the Hawkeyes, Huskers, the Creighton Bluejays or your preferred regional team — you’ll find a spot on this list that will make you feel right at home.
128 West Broadway
T’z Sports Pub is located on the Historic 100 Block of Council Bluffs and offers one of the largest outdoor patios in the area. Sit back and relax outside on a warmer day or hang out at the bar and cheer on your favorite team. For an even more unique fan experience, you can rent their event room, which comes complete with a private bar and a 10-foot projector!
25 Scott Street
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Due to the popularity of their other locations in Neola and Oakland, owners Dwayne and Julie Carberry-Pleas opened a Council Bluffs location in late 2016. Since then, they’ve been offering delicious unique burgers, sandwiches, wraps and more in their casual bar space. It is the perfect place to kick back with a cold beer and good friends while watching the big game.
2200 River Road
Nestled in the Ameristar Casino Hotel, Amerisports is one of the best places in town to catch the game. With over 35 HDTVs, a multi-screen video wall and a real-time sports ticker — no matter what sport you’re passionate about, you can watch it here. They also offer live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights along with fantastic bar food in an unbeatable atmosphere.
106 West Broadway
If you’re looking for the full sports bar experience, Glory Days is your place. They offer the best television sports viewing on five large TVs and the best sports decor around. Enjoy a full bar selection while playing darts, ticket machines and the jukebox full of your favorite tunes. Even if you aren’t a sports fan, their incredible pizza will keep you coming back again and again.
2411 South 24th Street
The Salty Dog is known for several things, from their nationally recognized wings and flavor-filled menu to their unparalleled service and atmosphere. To many locals, this pub has become a home away from home, and no matter what food you’re in the mood for or what sport has your heart — The Salty Dog has something just for you.
800 North 8th Street
This local, neighborhood spot features delicious food and plenty of TVs showing your favorite sports. 3rd Base is open every day of the week so you can stop in for specials like Taco Tuesday or Prime Rib Thursday, as well as events like karaoke or bingo night!
1851 Madison Avenue
This hidden gem is located in the Madison Avenue plaza and offers several TVs with all of the packages — so you can watch just about any sport you please. Their friendly staff, warm atmosphere and comfortable seating make this a great spot to spend the whole afternoon. The cherry on top is their delicious craft pizzas and sandwiches that you won’t be able to get enough of.
Where do you like to watch the game?
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