Where to Watch NFL Football in Orlando

Thanks to one-of-a-kind, sports-focused venues throughout the destination, you won't miss a second of NFL football while visiting Orlando.

Thanks to one-of-a-kind, sports-focused venues throughout the destination, you won't miss a second of NFL football while visiting Orlando.

By Nate Shelton

For fans of the National Football League (NFL), the hunt is on ... for the best places to watch football in Orlando! You can catch all the action at Orlando restaurants, bars and even attractions where HDTVs are paired with gourmet food and drink menus, including the pro options featured here.

Learn more: Orlando Sports, Recreation & Outdoors

Coming to Orlando in January? Don't miss the NFL Pro Bowl. Held at downtown Orlando's Camping World Stadium, this fun, fast-paced game pits the NFL's best players against each other in head-to-head competition, all complemented by a full week of family-friendly activities. The next NFL Pro Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2019.

Watch NFL Football in Orlando's Tourism District

NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk in Orlando
NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk in Orlando

NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk: Step into this sports mecca at Universal Orlando® Resort's all-in-one entertainment hub and immerse yourself in football on nearly 100 HDTVs. The venue also boasts a selection of more than 100 bottled and draft beers and ciders, as well as a menu packed with mouthwatering, upscale pub fare. And if the on-screen action lags, there's plenty to do at Universal CityWalk itself.

Learn more: Top 10 Reasons to Visit Universal CityWalk

Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs: Splitsville is a great place to bowl, and with more than 70 flat-screen TVs inside and on its outdoor patio, it's also a great place to watch football. You'll stay entertained during halftime and after the game, too, thanks to 30 luxury bowling lanes, three billiards tables, an eclectic food menu and four bars, plus everything else there is to experience at Walt Disney World Resort's dining, shopping and entertainment complex.

Learn more: Top 10 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs

Event Catering at Topgolf Orlando
Topgolf Orlando

Topgolf Orlando: You can watch football at any of Topgolf's spirited bars, but if that's too sedentary for you, play and watch inside the attraction's climate-controlled bays, each of which has its own HDTV. You can also enjoy chef-driven food and beverages while you get your game(s) on, or even throw a blowout watch party with Topgolf's event catering services.

Main Event Entertainment: Inventive takes on American classics and handcrafted cocktails complement the on-screen action at this Pointe Orlando venue, which has 61 big-screen TVs. There's a lot more to do here, too, such as state-of-the-art bowling, video games — including a free-roam, multiplayer, virtual reality game — a high-ropes adventure course, and billiards.

Kings Dining & Entertainment: This 30,000-square-foot attraction on International Drive offers bowling, billiards, ping pong, shuffleboard and bocce ball, but for football fanatics, the main draw is more than 60 HDTVs and projector screens. Throw in two premium bars and a full-service restaurant for a winning play every time you visit.

Wreckers Sports Bar: Located inside Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, close to Walt Disney World, this two-story venue has a really big screen: 37 feet, to be exact! They also have more than 50 HDTVs, as well as a tasty menu packed with American classics, cold beer and cocktails.

Duffy's Sports Grill: "Sports" is literally Duffy's middle name, and you'll find them all over the Orlando area, including The Mall at Millenia near International Drive, east of downtown in Waterford Lakes, Altamonte Springs and Lake Mary. At each location, you can cheer on your favorite team on more than 80 HDTVs while dining on Duffy's fan-favorite menu creations and cocktails, and daily happy hour specials are available.

Watch NFL Football in Downtown Orlando

Hooch at Wall St. Plaza in Downtown Orlando
Hooch at Wall St. Plaza in Downtown Orlando

Wall St. Plaza: The party never stops at this collective of seven themed bars with a shared courtyard in the heart of downtown Orlando, and it gets even wilder on gameday. Member bars include The Hen House, Hooch, The Monkey Bar, Shine, Sideshow, Waitiki and Wall St. Cantina, many of which also serve food.

Lion's Pride Pub & Grill: Close to downtown's Orlando City Stadium, this venue primarily caters to fans of Orlando City Soccer Club, but they love the "other" kind of football, too! In addition to big-screen HDTVs, they offer American fare made with fresh, local ingredients, as well as a robust selection of beer and cocktails.

Elixir Kitchen & Drinks: One of downtown Orlando's hidden gems, this hip bar and gourmet eatery appeals to fans of European and American football alike. In addition to the NFL Sunday Ticket for broadcast rights, they serve as the official home of Central Florida Gator Club parties for fans of the University of Florida's Gators football team.

Watch NFL Football at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium Is 90 Minutes From Orlando
Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium Is 90 Minutes From Orlando

Watching televised NFL games is fun, but nothing beats a live game — which you can experience courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa!

In 2018, the Bucs will play preseason home games on Aug. 24 (Detroit) and Aug. 30 (Jacksonville). Regular season home games are scheduled for Sept. 16 (Philadelphia), Sept. 24 (Pittsburgh), Oct. 21 (Cleveland), Nov. 11 (Washington), Nov. 25 (San Francisco), Dec. 2 (Carolina), Dec. 9 (New Orleans) and Dec. 30 (Atlanta).

If you're a fan of the Bucs or their 2018 opponents, here's your chance to root for your favorite team while visiting the Orlando area. Raymond James Stadium is about 90 minutes from downtown Orlando, and a little more than an hour from Walt Disney World Resort.

Watch NFL Football at Orlando Hotels & Resorts

Catch Every NFL Game at Hotels and Resorts in Orlando
Catch Every NFL Game at Hotels and Resorts in Orlando

Numerous Orlando-area hotels and resorts have broadcast rights to NFL games, both for in-room televisions and, in many cases, at on-property restaurants and lounges. Check with your preferred place of lodging for onsite NFL availability during your stay.

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Nate Shelton
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.

 

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