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5 Best Sports Bars in (or Near) Treasure Island

Here at Treasure Island Beach Resort, we toast all teams and their good sports with luxe accommodations, delectable dining and unforgettable experiences. This little slice of nirvana is sprinkled with white sand, deep blue waters and nearby colorful beachside bars to watch tosses and touchdowns.

Whether you choose to cheer on your home team at BRGR Kitchen & Bar or a neighborhood sports bar, be sure to celebrate your team’s sweet victory on the beach at the resort’s new Sandbar (Tiki Bar). And in the event of an unlucky loss, you can hit the state-of-the-art fitness center to work out your frustration or soothe your sorrows with a poolside cocktail

While you will want to soak up the sun and have fun here in Treasure Island, we know that many sports fans can’t skip their sacred Sunday NFL ritual, so we curated a list of five spots to tune in, raise a cold glass and enjoy fall football.


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Cheer Right Here at Treasure Island Beach Resort

No need to go far to cheer your home team. There’s a trio of ways to tune into the game at Treasure Island Beach Resort. Munch on skin-on truffle fries or savor No need to go far to cheer on your home team. There’s a trio of ways to tune into your favorite sport at Treasure Island Beach Resort. Munch on skin-on truffle fries or savor scrumptious sliders at BRGR Kitchen & Bar while watching the game on one of the two large flatscreen TVs. There are plenty of thirst-quenching options to toast with – classic wheat ales and lagers – but also, some locally brewed pours you’ll want to try. Like a Paradise Wheat or a Deep Blue IPA from Clearwater’s Deep Blue Brewing. No wrong choices here.

Bonus: Enjoy Tiki and Football Time at Sandbar

Also on property, you’ll find the newly opened Sandbar, which serves up tiki-inspired libations beachside (Think: the fruit-forward Teenie Bikini, the vodka-based Strawberry Mo-Tito, and the colorful and fiery Sunset Punch). The best part? During football season, you’ll be able to catch games on one of their TVs – plus take advantage of drink specials worth cheering for, no matter the score.

Savor a Pumpkin Spice Brew at Sea Dog Brewing Company

Toast the flavor of fall with a pumpkin spice beer – with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg – at Sea Dog Brewing Company right down the boulevard. Not a fan of pumpkin ales? This Maine-based brewery has a lot more to offer: the light, easy-breezy Sunfish Ale or the nutty, full-bodied Hazelnut Porter. Enjoy these pours at the brewery’s Treasure Island location, which also boasts TVs and an impressive food menu to boot. Think: a platter of Fresh Gulf Coast oysters, a succulent lobster roll, and even a butcher’s cut of the week served alongside sides of your choice, to name a few. 

Distance from Treasure Island Beach Resort: 3-minute drive.

Touch Down at Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach 

A historic Key West bar, Sloppy Joe’s first opened its doors back in 1933, serving many notable patrons like the area’s resident author Ernest Hemingway. The iconic establishment’s Treasure Island outpost  — called Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach — offers up the same elements that made the original location such a beloved spot: a friendly ambiance, good food, and stellar cocktails like the fruity Sloppy on the Beach and Treasure Island Sunset. Nibble on one of the many American-Caribbean-inspired dishes as you cheer on your team; this beachside dining spot is decked out with close to 10 TVs primed for a lively sports-viewing scene. 

Distance from Treasure Island Beach Resort: 5-minute walk.

Stroll Across the Street to Ricky T’s Bar & Grille

Featuring 25 flat screen TVs with digital surround sound and three bars, Ricky T’s Bar & Grille is a popular spot to enjoy NFL Sundays. Football fans of every creed come to this bustling spot to drink in the ambiance – and a cold brew. If you’re feeling hungry, there’s a full menu to take advantage of, too. Highlights include jalapeno bacon-wrapped scallops, mussels steamed in white wine and creole-inspired seasonings, and of course, Ricky T’s perfectly golden chicken sandwich. (Need a halftime break? Circle back to the Sandbar Tiki Bar for an island-inspired cocktail. Wiggle your toes in the sand while enjoying a Killer Colada or Sunset Punch.)

Distance from Treasure Island Beach Resort: 4-minute walk.

Kick Back at Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company

Though this Mad Beach is technically in Madeira Beach, we’d be remiss not to mention this laid-back establishment, tricked out with arcade games and a row of TVs airing the day’s game. A mere 3-minute drive away from Treasure Island Beach Resort, the brewpub boasts a Caribbean- and southern-inspired menu chock-full of crave-worthy food. Like, the nachos, wings, burgers, sandwiches and totchos – signature seasoned tater tots smothered with beef chili, craft beer cheese and Lagered sour cream. Most importantly: Mad Beach’s taps include both classics and experimental riffs on traditional styles, like a Sauvignon blanc-fermented IPA and Spiced Imperial Sweet Potato Ale.

Distance from Treasure Island Beach Resort: 3-minute drive.

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