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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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 Guests tend to disappear from reception halls and migrate to the nearest sports bar. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "Loyalties Are Tested When the Big Game Falls on Your Big Day," 6 July 2018 This sports bar will have games on during regular business hours. Elizabeth Backo, azcentral, "13 places to watch the 2018 World Cup in metro Phoenix," 12 June 2018 Image Most sports bars are caverns of dark wood and stale Michelob, mutant dives that sprouted too many televisions. Ben Detrick, New York Times, "A Brooklyn Sports Bar Without a Home Team," 23 May 2018 On the evening of May 22, 1998, Kincaid and his wife were driving to a sports bar when something cracked their windshield. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Houston cop killer Anthony Haynes loses federal appeal over bad lawyering claims," 8 May 2018 The 20-year-old Georgia native stood out among 80 other Hooters girls competing for the sports bar and restaurant chain’s 22nd annual pageant. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Hooters pageant winner Laiken Baumgartner talks giving restaurant chain a new look: 'We're not all blonde bombshells'," 28 June 2018 Cubs manager Joe Maddon plans to watch Monday night’s Home Run Derby with his wife, Jaye, at a popular Southern California sports bar. Mark Gonzales,, "Worried about Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber in the Home Run Derby? Joe Maddon says don't be," 11 July 2018

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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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