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Top Sports Bars

Published: September 20, 2022

 

From the Oregon Coast to the Cascades there are many sports bars with HD mega-screens, beer on tap and traditional pub food. Find the best place to settle in and watch the big game and cheer on your team.

The region is known for its enthusiastic sports fans, so be prepared for a festive bar atmosphere. Oregon is also home to craft beer, and most sports bars pour regional microbrew favorites. Likewise, many local breweries have big screen TVs, since sports and beer are perfect teammates.

6th Street Restaurant & Sports Bar

Downtown Eugene

This joint has been home to sports fans for decades and still pulls the performing arts crowd prior to shows, loyal Ducks before football games and crowds of fans for all types of sports. A family friendly atmosphere that evolves into a packed sports bar as the night goes on, 6th Street Restaurant & Sports Bar is the best bet for great food and drinks in a flexible environment. Dine in the restaurant or hoot and holler in the bar!

The Cooler Restaurant & Bar

Oakway / North Eugene

One of the closest taverns to Autzen Stadium, the Cooler Restaurant & Bar is a classic sports destination. Meet here with friends before or after the game, or pull up a bar stool for any televised sports event to enjoy the action. Beer buckets and wing specials plus pool tables round out watch parties. This "cool" spot is also the local country western bar with line dancing nights.

Sam's Place Tavern

West Eugene

When one door says "Ducks" and the other says "Beavers", you know you're in a sports fan paradise. Sam's Place Tavern gets into March Madness and the Kentucky Derby! This fun-loving crowd also shows up for NFL and taco Mondays, wine tastings on Wednesdays and a monthly cigar club. With screens in every booth — for 25 televisions throughout, prime rib on the menu and a shuttle service to Autzen Stadium on game days... why go anywhere else?

Steelhead Brewing Co.

Market District / Downtown Eugene

Some might consider Steelhead Brewing Co. more of a craft beer brewery than a sports bar — but what a combination! Craft beer along with game — and the food is top notch! With multiple big screen televisions throughout the open restaurant, Steelhead has been a gathering place since the early 90s. Join in an established Eugene tradition and quench your thirst for sports in the heart of the Market District.

The Paddock

South Eugene

The legacy of this sports bar is greater than most — The Paddock was the pub where beloved runner Steve Prefontaine worked. Come out to this quiet south Eugene neighborhood to watch sports, enjoy great drinks, play pool and hang with a local crowd. The bar has been remodeled several times since the days of Pre, but memorabilia still adorns the wall. The main room is large and spacious with a long bar and they serve a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

North Fork Public House

North Eugene

Located in the upscale Crescent Village neighborhood, the North Fork Public House is a farm-to-table type of pub. Large screens flank the walls with great sightlines from the tables. Enjoy the polished atmosphere while you cheer on your team.

The Pedaler

Main Street, Springfield

Wonder where the cyclists go? The Pedaler is a special sports bar catering to two-wheel clientele but welcoming all sports fans with their nine HD widescreens. With inside bicycle parking, a dog-friendly patio and vegan options available alongside the burgers, athletes flock here in person — not just on the screen. If you follow the World Cup, Stanley Cup or Tour de France, then this alternative sports bar is your happy place. They are also partial to board sports, so surfers and snowboards can feel right at home too!

Author: Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.