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New Hampshire’s Best Sports Bars

March 28, 2018
By: Lindsay Elitharp
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Delaney's Hole-in-the-Wall in North Conway is one of New Hampshire's best sports bars. The bar area is loaded with sports memorabilia.

Delaney's Hole In The Wall is loaded with sports memorabilia, and offers award-winning hot wings and sushi.

A great sports bar can be the next best thing to being at the game. It's where you'll find community, camaraderie, and a knockout plate of hot wings. Skip the expensive sports TV package and enjoy the game at one of New Hampshire's best sports bars.

New Hampshire's Best Sports Bars

Billy's Sports Bar & Grill | 34 Tarrytown Rd, Manchester, NH 03103

This Manchester staple features wall-to-wall TVs, with over 65 screens total. During Red Sox games, catch their build-your-own hot dog bar. Locals also rave about Billy's Bloody Mary bar and pitchers of mimosas during weekend breakfast service.

The Draft | 67 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301

Catch the game in the capital at The Draft. This Concord sports bar features 15 70-inch flat screen TVs and $5 game day specials during football season. The Draft also boasts 24 beers on tap, including local selections.

Owners Lanette and Dick Delaney, pictured in front of Delaney's massive collection of sports paraphernalia.

Owners Lanette and Dick Delaney, pictured in front of Delaney's massive collection of sports paraphernalia.

Delaney's Hole in the Wall | 2966 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860

Delaney's is a White Mountains legend. An extensive, made-from-scratch menu elevates Delaney's from the unusual sports bar fare. Plus, they even serve award-winning sushi!

Almost There Sports Tavern and Restaurant | 1287 NH-16, Albany, NH 03818

Just off the Kancamagus Highway, Almost There Sports Tavern has been in business for over 30 years. Almost There has a Cheers-like "where everybody knows your name" atmosphere that makes everyone feel welcome.

CJ Avery's | 10 Railroad Ave, Laconia, NH 03246

This Lakes Region sports bar has a family-friendly restaurant section, perfect if you're visiting with kids in tow. Order the prime rib, CJ's is famous for it. The bar fills up for big NFL games, so get in early if you want to snag a seat.

A view of a pool table at Shooter's Tavern, one of New Hampshire's best sports bars.

Watch the pros while you shoot pool at Shooter's Tavern in Belmont, NH. Photo via Shooter's Tavern website.

Shooter's Tavern | 190 Daniel Webster Hwy, Belmont, NH 03220

Shooter's Tavern is another Lakes Region favorite. With plenty of TVs to catch the game and 50 cent wings on Sundays and Mondays, Shooter's is the place to be on a big game night. There's even pool and shuffleboard for those who like to play while they watch.

Logan's Run | 816 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH 03842

Looking for a great sports bar on New Hampshire's Seacoast? Logan's Run is family-friendly, with lots of game day specials on drafts and appetizers. Their shepherd's pie and potato skins are top-notch.

Thompson Tavern, one of New Hampshire's best sports bars, offers the Beast Burger Challenge. Could you finish 4 burgers, a pound of mac n'cheese and a pound of French fries in 30 minutes?

Many have tried, none have succeeded. Will you be the first to complete the Thompson Tavern's Beast Burger Challenge? Photo via Thompson Tavern website.

Thompson Tavern | 421 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820

With wide windows and lots of space between tables, Thompson Tavern has a brighter feel than your average sports bar. Take the beast burger challenge-if you dare. If you can finish it in 30 minutes it's on the house, or you can purchase it to share for $40.

Gary's Restaurant & Sports Bar | 38 Milton Rd, Rochester, NH 03868

Gary's might not look like much from outside, but inside you'll find 20 large flat screen TVs, four pool tables, and darts. Affordable drink prices and food specials have made Gary's Restaurant & Sports Bar a local Rochester favorite.

401 Tavern | 401 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH 03842

The 401 Tavern offers the best of several worlds: a sports bar, a family restaurant, a wine loft. Enjoy classic New England atmosphere over a local draft and a cup of seafood chowder.