Great Bars to Watch Football at the Beach
Cheer on your favorite team at these coastal spots.
Adobe Stock./By Randy Hines
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One of the best things about the fall is—no—not pumpkin spiced lattes, folks—it’s football. And no matter who you choose to root for, you need a place with plenty of TVs, a variety of beers and some finger foods. Here are a few of our favorite places to pull up a stool and settle in for a game at the beach.
Every Sunday beginning at noon the Bethany Beach location releases its Sunday NFL Bites menu. Choose from an array of appetizers that range in price from $3, $6 or $9. Drink specials include Shock Top or Goose Island pints for $5, White Claws for $3, Crushes for $5 and more.
6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach • 537-1500
People are mourning the loss of the enduring Gray Hare Tavern, located at Route 24 and Coastal Hwy., but the local watering hole has a new name and owner and will open on Thursday, Sept. 26. Lincoln Rogerson, the former owner of Big Chill Surf Cantina, is in charge, which boasts over a dozen beers on tap, wine on tap, drink specials, live music, pool, shuffleboard, a ping pong table and 17 TVs.
18766 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 645-9911
Enjoy happy hour from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and an appealing menu that ranges from nachos to a juicy brisket sandwich. Burgers are half-price on Mondays, perfect for Monday night football fans.
1705 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 227-1614
This Ocean City, Maryland born sports bar now boasts locations all across the Mid-Atlantic. Join the Mug Club and Bud Lights are just $2 on game day. Check out thegreeneturtle.com/nflgameday for other game day food and drink specials.
17388 N. Village Main Blvd, Lewes • 644-6840
101 S. Boardwalk 2nd Floor, Rehoboth Beach • 226-2000
You can’t go wrong grabbing the game at Grotto (the buttery, complimentary popcorn is a nice draw). With plenty of TVs, big beer specials and a game day menu available at many of the locations, you will leave content even if your team gets crushed.
Multiple Locations • grottopizza.com
Watch your favorite sporting event on one of the 25 TVs while you nosh on a half-pound of streamed shrimp ($7.99) or blackened fish tacos ($9.99) and sip on $5 craft beers, $2.25 Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts and $6 Smirnoff crushes.
39064 Hanna Road, Fenwick Island • 539-3095
Enjoy $6 appetizers, $10 wings and onion rings, $2 slices and sliders, $2.50 domestic drafts, $10 domestic pitchers, $6 Crushes, plus $4 select craft beer and $1 off wine by the glass anytime an NFL game is on TV.
36450 Plaza Drive, Lewes • 864-6000
Head upstairs for some of the best deals on the Avenue, including $2.75 Miller Lite, Coors Light, Yuengling, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Michelob Ultra, $6 Mango or Orange Crushes, $6 Bloody Marys and $4 Fireball shots. Food specials include $10 large cheese pizzas, $8 wings, $30 bucket of 40 wings, $5 zucchini bites, $5 cheese sticks and $5 for two hot dogs.
71 Rehoboth Ave. • 227-6211
This downtown Rehoboth restaurant has an amazing array of game day specials that are good all day at the bar. Fill up on buck-a-shuck oysters, wings and nachos, plus $2 Miller Lite and Yuengling drafts, $2.75 Coors Light bottles and $5 mixed drinks made with Smirnoff or Captain Morgan.
228 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3895