10 Best Places to Watch Sports in Orlando

No matter what your favorite sport is, you can watch games at one-of-a-kind venues all over Orlando.

No matter your favorite sport, watch games at one-of-a-kind venues all over Orlando.

By Nate Shelton

Orlando is a sports fanatic's paradise, and not just because we're home to the NFL Pro Bowl, the USTA National Campus, the Orlando Magic and Orlando City Soccer. It's also because of our championship venues for watching every sport imaginable, which means you won't have to worry about finding a one-of-a-kind place to watch MLS and MLB games this season, including the World Cup! From the theme parks to downtown, here are 10 of our favorite places to watch games in Orlando.

Best Places to Watch Sports in Orlando's Tourism District

1. Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs: This venue at Walt Disney World Resort is one of the coolest places to bowl in Orlando, and it's also one of the best places to watch sports. They have more than 70 flat-screen TVs throughout the premises, which also include four bars, 30 bowling lanes, three billiards tables, and gourmet takes on "alley-style" food and drink.

2. NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk: Get immersed in sports coverage with nearly 100 high-definition TVs as you drink and dine at this fun location at Universal Orlando Resort. And speaking of food, you'll find some tasty surprises on the menu, which features a mix of classics like burgers and ribs, as well as original creations like Asian Grilled Shrimp Salad.

3. Topgolf Orlando: Not only does this location feature HDTVs in their full-service restaurant and bars, but all of their 102 driving bays are also equipped with televisions. That way, you won't miss a second of the game while you're enjoying the venue's addictive golf-game concept, which blends traditional golf with a scoring system akin to bowling or darts.

4. Main Event Orlando: Thanks to 61 big-screen TVs, you'll be immersed in the on-screen action while enjoying innovative American fare and handcrafted cocktails at this venue located on the International Drive entertainment district. Other fun activities might prove to be a distraction, though, including their signature bowling, a high-ropes adventure course, billiards and a free-roam, virtual-reality game.

5. The Pub Orlando at Pointe Orlando: Toast with a festive "cheers!" during the next touchdown or goal at this British-inspired pub, also conveniently located on International Drive. Furthermore, their menu incorporates traditional pub fare with an extensive beverage selection, including fine ales and lagers from Europe and the United States.

6. Dewey's Indoor Sports Bar & Grille: Featuring more than 100 flat-screen TVs and a full-size theater screen, Dewey's is an Orlando original. The family-friendly eatery also offers upscale food service and a full bar, as well as two streaming score ribbons over the bar area, plus golf and sports simulators. They're adjacent to Restaurant Row, about 10 minutes from Universal and SeaWorld Orlando.

7. Wreckers Sports Bar at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center: Want to watch sports on a really big screen? Then visit this two-story venue, which features a 37-foot sports screen and more than 50 HDTVs, along with cold beer, burgers, nachos, wings and similar fare. They're in Kissimmee, about 10 minutes from Walt Disney World.

Best Places to Watch Sports in Downtown Orlando

8. Wall St. Plaza: This attraction features seven locations in one, including The Cantina, The Hen House, Hooch, The Monkey Bar, Shine, Sideshow and Waitiki. Our favorite for sports is The Cantina, where you can enjoy some of the best Mexican fare in Orlando while you watch the game. Afterward, celebrate your team's win by partying at the complex's other venues.

9. Lion's Pride Soccer Pub & Grill: This self-described "soccer fan den" promises big-screen soccer action for every game. They also pride themselves on serving great food using fresh, local ingredients. Inside, you'll find past and present game memorabilia, club-level seating, semi-private suites and even a private dining space.

10. Elixir Kitchen & Drinks: Whether you prefer your football to be European or American, you'll feel at home at this hidden gem. In addition to having the NFL Ticket for broadcast rights, they're an unofficial, pre-game meetup spot for Orlando City Soccer matches, and the official home of Central Florida Gator Club parties for fans of the University of Florida.

Play Hard in Orlando

If sports are your thing, don't forget that Orlando is bursting with opportunities to get out and play while you're in town, including golf, marathons and more. Of course, if you prefer eating and drinking, we have plenty of places to do that too. Have a favorite sports bar in Orlando that's not featured here? Let us know about it via Twitter!

Cover photo credit: TopGolf Orlando

Stay Connected to Orlando!
Never miss a second of what happens in Orlando! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest offers, exclusive tips and live feeds from our newest attractions and fun events, and subscribe to our eNewsletter for more information from Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World®.

Written by Nate Shelton, Consumer Content Writer at Visit Orlando. He’s a native Floridian who appreciates the entertainment, historical and culinary aspects of Orlando and Orange County.


Related Posts:

Related Categories: Sports, Recreation & Outdoors , Restaurants , Nightlife & Entertainment

Stay Connected

Visit Orlando on Twitter


Top Stories


Featured Offers