sports bar


Definition of sports bar

: a bar catering especially to sports fans and typically containing several televisions and often sports memorabilia

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The fitting sports bar theme of Baron Long brings with it 16 TVs throughout the restaurant, including 10 85-inch screens. San Diego Union-Tribune, "What’s new at San Diego casinos: restaurants, beer, mobile apps and menu changes," 8 Sep. 2019 Varsity Tavern After a rocky couple of months, this sports bar is open once again. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "We went to every single bar on Mill Avenue in Tempe. Here's your guide," 16 Aug. 2019 The former Greene Turtle sports bar at Capital One is a likely site. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "Sports betting won’t launch in D.C. in time for NFL season; bars start applying," 9 Aug. 2019 The sports bar never opened, and the owner sold the building. Esther Mobley,, "NIMBYs versus Negronis: Oakland residents protest cocktail bar Here’s How," 5 Aug. 2019 SPORT Restaurant and Bar near the Space Needle: John Howie’s big, upscale-ish, many-TV’d sports bar is no more. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "The 8 latest Seattle-area restaurant closures — including Madrona’s beloved St. Clouds," 28 Nov. 2018 The menu features typical sports bar food, including the Tampa Bay Shuffle burger ($12.50), complete with a fried egg and avocado, and Red Zone Chicken Wings (12 for $13). Catie Wegman,, "Downtown Hollywood culinary crawl: Meet the city’s nine new restaurants and bars," 12 July 2019 After spending nearly a decade-and-a-half turning Carlos O’Charlies into a Highlandtown staple, with its mix of traditional sports bar fare and Salvadoran cuisine, owner Carlos Cruz will open a new restaurant in Fells Point this summer. Sameer Rao,, "Carlos O'Charlies owner launching new Mexican spot in Fells Point," 20 June 2019 Plans for a bocce ball, Cajun-creole, sports bar mashup are in the works in an old church at 600 E. Market St. Excitement has been burning in NuLu for a while. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Old books? Old fashioned? Make your own candle scent at this Nulu bar," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of sports bar

1975, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sports bar

US : a bar that has televisions for watching sports and is decorated with sports items

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