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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Mettille began working at the sports bar three years ago, bartending for parties in the banquet hall. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meet the new owners of Friends on Forest Home in Greenfield," 3 July 2018 Unrelated to that crime, but similar in its hatred, there was a heinous attack on a friend of Corado’s outside Nellie’s, a Northwest D.C. sports bar with a mostly gay clientele. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "The murder of black transgender women is becoming a crisis," 17 June 2019 Its Monmouth Park racetrack already has the necessary infrastructure to turn a sports bar on the premises into a sportsbook. Phil Rosenthal,, "Morality a non-factor as Illinois, others weigh sports betting," 14 May 2018 Here’s where to watch the next game at sports bars around the Bay Area. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "6 big Warriors watch parties around the SF Bay Area," 7 June 2019 Spaces like Donna’s Lounge or Millie’s Place decidedly lean more toward a tavern or pub than sports bar. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Eat, Drink, Do guide to CTA-accessible suburbs," 5 Sep. 2017 Privacy - Terms 3. World Cup chaos — The clubhouse had the life of a sports bar before Friday's game as a large group of Rangers' players were intently watching the World Cup match between Brazil and Belgium. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Pitching duel helps breeze past the offense," 6 July 2018 While posting live commentary and checking on their fantasy teams, many fans split their attention between the game itself and their phones, as anyone who has been to Fenway Park or a sports bar in recent years can attest. Andy Rosen,, "The future of sports viewing — a flurry of in-game bets," 17 May 2018 The sports bar from Cincinnati entertainers Nick and Drew Lachey, partnered with the 4EG group, opened in Over-the-Rhine in 2015 and was the subject of a reality show. Polly Campbell,, "New and Noted: Here's the latest Greater Cincinnati restaurant news," 9 Feb. 2018

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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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