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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Inside patrons will notice a sports bar feel with at least six large television sets, wooden floors, wooden tables, a bar and neon signs. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Docks Bar and Grill in Wauconda," 6 July 2018 Image Jay and Anita Earle were having a good time at Boxers, a gay sports bar on the Upper East Side, on a recent Wednesday night. Richard Morgan, New York Times, "The Inevitable Rise of the Gay Hooters," 21 June 2018 The addition will offer a larger casino with a garden court, specialty high-end dining, a sports bar with an entertainment stage and other amenities, Weiss said. Brieanna J Frank, azcentral, "Fort McDowell Casino to double its size by 2020 with new expansion," 14 June 2018 These days, sports bars seem to have practically taken over that stretch, and one of the first was The Fifty/50, an eponymous locale from the Fifty/50 hospitality group. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "10 of our favorite chicken wing spots in Chicago," 30 Apr. 2018 It’s hard to find this kind of homemade cooking in actual restaurants in most places, let alone a sports bar. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Father, son bond writing U.P. bars book and it becomes a cult classic," 10 June 2018 The Blackfinn sports bar closed last October in the midst of football season. Steven Pepple, Detroit Free Press, "Bar Louie to open in former Blackfinn pub in downtown Royal Oak," 9 July 2018 Thousands of soccer fans gathered in sports bars, churches, restaurants, pubs, football clubs and makeshift viewing stands all over Southern California on Saturday to watch Mexico take on South Korea in the World Cup in Russia. Paloma Esquivel,, "Soccer fans gather across Los Angeles to watch Mexico vs. South Korea match," 23 June 2018 More noticeably, the Boardwalk area now features a massive sports bar, Playmakers, that runs almost the entire length of its port side. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Royal Caribbean shows off features on Symphony of the Seas, world's largest cruise ship," 15 Feb. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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

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