The most anticipated football game of the season happens, Sunday February 11, 2024, are you ready for some competition? Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to watch your team play the biggest game of the year or you’re just eager to participate in football festivities, Syracuse is the best place to be on game day. For your convenience, check out the best bars for brews, wings, crowds and most importantly football.

BONUS: if you're arranging your own at-home watch party this year, we've rounded up some sweet Syracuse area specials to satisfy every stomach too.


Top Syracuse Bars


Wolff's Biergarten


The traditional German Biergarten on Montgomery street is a staple stop for soccer enthusiasts. With flexible hours for the games, you’ll never miss a match here. Not only do they offer multiple screens for your viewing pleasure but a variety of beers, seltzers, and ciders on tap, in cans or bottles. Big your four-legged companion as this bar is dog-friendly and prost to the FIFA World cup.


Pressroom Pub


Local beers, craft cockails, discounted buckets and crave-able comfort food, the Pressroom Pub offers friendly vibes that are perfect for game day. Located in the former home of the Herald Journal in downtown Syracuse, this spot is perfect for a quick bite, or to stay and hang or all four quarters.


Tully's Good Times


A touchdown for the whole family, Tully's is a guaranteed good time for all ages. This sports-themed local chain boasts a billiard and video game room as well as more than 70 televisions so you won't miss any of the Big Game action. And figuring out what to order is easy since it's impossible to visit Tully's without grabbing a basket of their trademarked "Best Chicken Tenders on Earth®."


Home Team Pub


Known as one of the best spots in Liverpool, NY to cheer on your favorite sports team, makes this American-style  pub  a top spot for the big game on Sunday. Home team pub has it all from beer buckets to hot wings. Head to Home Team and make the football-watching experience one to remember!


Clinton Street Pub


Smack dab in the heart of Downtown Syracuse in Armory Square, CSP is the place to be for a massive menu loaded with your all-time favorite pub foods. Score your seats for the game and you're in for a good time and good food and drink. Nachos, wings, quesadillas, tenders, queso & chips, burgers, flatbreads, soft pretzels, bloomin' onions, cold beer, $3 shot wheel — everything to satisfy your ultimate Sunday Funday hunger, all in one place.


Saltine Warrior Sports Pub


A celebrated neighborhood sports bar and  pizza pub with all the sports action, all the time, The Saltine Warrior is a great place to meet the boys orr the gals to celebrate every touchdown with a cold beer. Offering local beers, wing deals, live music and more, this is a great place to check out any other time of the year as well. 


The Beginning II


The most well-known Buffalo Bills bar in the Syracuse area, the B2 has been a staple football bar since 1982, which means they've gotten their Buffalo wings down to a science. Grab a dozen of the hot and compliment them with the B2 Buffalo Chicken Perogis.


Bull & Bear Roadhouse



With three TV-filled, kid-friendly locations in East Syracuse, Liverpool and Fayetteville, BNB Roadhouse is a top pick for tasty apps, wings, nachos, burgers, BBQ, kid's menus & more. Seven days a week, you can take advantage of their happy hour: BOGO bottled beer, liquor drinks and house margaritas everyday from 3 - 5 p.m. and 8 pm. - close.


Tipperary Hill neighborhood


There's too many options to choose just one, so why not make a mini Game Day Pub Crawl out of Tipp Hill's legendary pub scene? Grab a pint and catch kickoff at Nibsy's Pub. Mosey over to the Blarney Stone for the second half and a top-rated burger. Then wrap up the game and celebrate (or sulk) with a final pint at Wheeler's Tavern.


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