No matter your favorite teams or games, you won’t miss a second of the action at some of Orlando’s best places to watch sports.
Updated Aug. 9, 2023
It’s always “game on” in Orlando — and not just because we’re home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic, MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club, NWSL’s Orlando Pride, ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears, the United States Tennis Association National Campus, high-profile golf tournaments and NCAA bowl games, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort. (But they certainly help bolster our reputation.)
We’re also a sports fanatic’s paradise thanks to championship venues that broadcast every sport imaginable, making it easy to find one-of-a-kind places to catch all your favorite games. From the theme parks to downtown, and offering plenty of extras, here are 10 of our favorite places to watch televised sports in Orlando.
Best Places to Watch Sports in Orlando’s Tourism District
NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk
Get immersed in sports coverage with nearly 100 high-definition TVs at this unique setting, which is one of the winning entertainment and dining options at Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort. In addition to more than 100 bottled and draft beers, ciders and more, as well as a full bar, NBC Sports Grill & Brew has some tasty surprises on the menu, including a mix of classics like burgers and ribs as well as globally influenced creations such as Asian Grilled Shrimp Salad.
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Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs® West Side
Located at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World Resort, Splitsville Luxury Lanes is one of the coolest places to bowl in Orlando — and it’s also one of the top 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. Not to mention quick access to everything else Disney Springs has to offer.
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The Pub Orlando
When your favorite team scores, toast them with a festive “cheers!” at The Pub Orlando, a British-inspired venue that’s part of the dining, shopping and entertainment offerings at Pointe Orlando on International Drive (aka I-Drive). Their menu incorporates traditional pub fare with an extensive beverage selection, including draft, cask-conditioned and handcrafted brews from Europe and the U.S.
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Kings Dining & Entertainment
Head to International Drive for this 30,000-square-foot entertainment center, which pairs a full-service, chef-driven restaurant and two premium bars with bowling, billiards, ping pong, bocce ball, foosball and shuffleboard, plus more than 60 giant HDTVs and HD projector screens. Kings Dining & Entertainment also boasts next-generation sound and lighting to create an experience that’s the next best thing to watching sports live.
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Main Event Entertainment 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 Main Event Entertainment Orlando, located at Pointe Orlando on I-Drive. But, be warned: The venue’s other fun activities might distract you from watching sports, including their signature bowling, a high-ropes adventure course, billiards, and a free-roam, virtual-reality game called V Play.
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Not only does Topgolf Orlando feature HDTVs in their full-service restaurant and bars, but all of their driving bays — 102 total — are also equipped with televisions. That way, you won’t miss a second of the game while enjoying the venue’s addictive golf-game concept, which blends traditional golf with a scoring system that’s reminiscent of darts. Topgolf is adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center, just off International Drive.
Rock & Brews
Less than 10 minutes from Orlando International Airport, and a great choice for rock-n-rollers, this unique restaurant usually displays music videos and concert footage on its flat-screen TVs, but they also broadcast a wide range of sports. Besides a menu packed with American classics, Rock & Brews offers live music on weekend nights, indoor and outdoor dining, and dog-friendly patio areas with fire pits, couches and games. Giant Jenga, anyone?
Best Places to Watch Sports in Downtown Orlando
Wall St. Plaza
Found in the heart of downtown Orlando, Wall St. Plaza features a central, open-air courtyard that connects to seven themed bars, including The Hen House, Hooch, Monkey Bar, Shine, Sideshow, Waitiki and Wall St. Cantina. For sports, we recommend the latter, where you can watch the game while enjoying some of the best Mexican fare in Orlando. Afterward, celebrate your team’s win (or drown your sorrows) by partying at the complex’s other venues.
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The Hammered Lamb
Sports fans are always welcome at this hidden gem and LGBTQ+ favorite in Orlando's Ivanhoe Village neighborhood, adjacent to downtown.
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