9 Favorite Bars and Restaurants for Watching Football in Metro Phoenix

You can't have football without a healthy dose of wing sauce.
You can't have football without a healthy dose of wing sauce.
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They always say the best seat in the house for watching sports is on your couch, but unless you (or a very generous friend) have invested a couple hundred bucks in NFL Sunday Ticket, you're going to need to find a comfortable place to watch the majority of the next few months' games. There's nothing worse than showing up at kickoff to find a packed bar with an incredibly long wait and since football games last for hours, you don't want to end up at whatever bar still has room at 10:05 a.m.

So from long-standing sports bar favorites to a few no-so-traditional spots, here are our suggestions for where to spend your next 17 weekend mornings.

See also: Five Favorite Metro Phoenix Sports Bars for Watching Baseball

Santisi Brothers

If you're a believer that more is always better then you're in luck because Santsi Brothers offers more than 100 screens for your enjoyment. Their famous "Wide Wall of Sports" delivers more than 60 screens alone with more available at the bar. Your sports viewing choices will probably outshine your dining options but their wings and pizza tend to be fan favorites. You can also get classic Italian fare, seafood and ribs.

Blue 32

This locally-owned sports bars offer the key ingredients for good football watching: lots of TVs, good beer and good food. During the season they open at 9 a.m. and serve breakfast only until 10:30, so you'll have to wait until 10:45 to order your first plate of wings. Drink specials including $4 craft beer, Bloody Marys and mimosas last all day on Sunday and upscale dining options like Atlantic salmon, rib eye and baby back ribs ensure that even the non-sports fans will find something to enjoy.

Arcadia Tavern

Whether you sit at the long bar, in the dining room or on the spacious patio, there aren't many bad seats in this upscale neighborhood spot. Sure, there's a good chance they're going to have the Saints game on the sound, but there are plenty of screens and usually more than enough to go around. During football season the kitchen offers breakfast including omelets, pancakes and biscuits and gravy and doors open at 9 a.m., meaning you won't have to miss the pre-game show for those early start East coast games.

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