From watching NCAA basketball’s Road to the Final Four or the NBA playoffs in the spring, baseball games and golf tourneys throughout the summer or football and hockey in the fall –Wichita, the Heart of the Country, is a great place to watch televised sporting events with fellow sports fanatics.
Where are the best places in Wichita to watch the big game? We’re glad you asked! We’ve put together this list of sports bars and restaurants with plenty of TVs and lively atmospheres for watching sports while enjoying excellent food and drink.
Hurricane Sports Grill
Good luck finding a seat without a good view of a TV at this west-side sports grill. Hurricane Sports Grill has 30 high definition TVs among its beach vibe interior and large outdoor covered patio. They are known for their wings and 35 sauces, though there’s a large menu and a full bar that is sure to have something for every taste.
Wichita Brewing Co. and Pizzeria - West
Wichita beers and wood-fired pizza – the only thing to improve this combination is a good game on television! Check out Wichita Brewing Co. and Pizzeria - West for all of the above. They have a full food menu and pour handcrafted ales, stouts and IPAs jam-packed with flavorful hops and character.
Others to consider: Bricktown Brewery - West, Emerson Biggin’s Sports Bar & Grill - West, Oasis Lounge, Old Chicago - West, Side Pockets Restaurant & Sports Bar, Twin Peaks – West, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux
B&C Barbeque Pub and Grill
Not only will you find plenty of big screens inside this fully-remodeled former garage turned pub, but you will be absolutely amazed by the mouth-watering barbecue you’ll find at B&C Barbeque Pub and Grill. Enjoy a barbecue buffet during lunch service, smoked prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights and a full bar.
Ziggy’s Pizza - Clifton Square
It’s not a large space but it’s a fun place to watch a game and have some of the best pizza in Wichita. Head to Ziggy's Pizza - Clifton Square and choose to sit in The Hideout, which has a beautiful bar and strategically placed TVs. It’s a separate building just south of the outdoor patio and main restaurant that also has a decent number of TVs to catch a game.
Emerson Biggins – Old Town
Emerson Biggins Old Town has 35 HD TVs and three projectors on 100-inch screens. They also have an expansive menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza, Mexican dishes and more, along with daily food and drink specials.
You’ll want to check out the oil change pit and lift that are still visible from this building’s days as a filling and service station, and weather-willing they’ll roll up the garage doors that create one of the biggest patios in Wichita. Known for its burgers and pizzas, Pumphouse has 36 TVs, including six outside on the patio and nine projection screens.
Others to consider: Old Chicago - Old Town, PourHouse, River City Brewing Co., The Rusty Nail, Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill, Third Place Brewing
Deano’s Grill and Tapworks
With 23 big screen TVs, walls of sports lined memorabilia, daily drink specials and fan favorite foods, Deano’s is the perfect place to catch your favorite sports team. Enjoy the game in the surround sound system and grab a drink from the bar’s 31 taps, including eight seasonal rotating tap beers.
The Hill Bar and Grill
Locally owned and operated, The Hill Bar and Grill is the place to be on game day. This establishment melds the perfect combination of a wide selection of craft beers, a menu of a different take on American classics, as well as a great place to watch your favorite team play.
Chicken N Pickle
With its extraordinary concept, Chicken N Pickle has become a hotspot for visitors and locals alike. With pickleball, lawn games and an extensive additive-free menu this is the perfect place to catch a game. Stop in for organized watch parties or independently with the establishment’s 30+ TVs, spacious seating, ping pong and foosball tables to enjoy during halftime. The bar is fully stocked with specialty cocktails and seasonal beers. Share in this extraordinary atmosphere with your friends and family while rooting on your favorite team.
Dave & Buster’s
Not only is Dave & Buster's a family-friendly experience loaded with interactive play, virtual reality favorites and 200 of the biggest, newest and best arcade games, but it is also the perfect spot to cheer on your favorite sports team. Watch a game on one of their massive HDTVs, complete with stadium surround sound.
Others to consider: Bricktown Brewery - East, The Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Oak & Pie, Old Chicago - East, Southrock Billiards & Sports Bar, Stearman Field Bar and Grill, Topgolf Wichita, Twin Peaks - East, Walt’s East Wichita, Wichita Brewing Co. and Pizzeria - East
Don’t miss out on camaraderie and lively sports culture at one of these Wichita sports bars. These are just a few of the more than 1,200 Wichita restaurants.