Top 20 Las Vegas Raiders Sports Bars

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Ricky’s Sports Theatre and Grill is located in the heart of Oakland Raiders territory. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

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Las Vegas Raiders Bars – looking for the best NFL watch bar to root for Raiders? If you can’t make it to the stadium, watching a game with Raider  fans sharing your love for the Silver and Black is the next best thing. Best bars in California, Nevada, and across the Raider Nation!

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. So make sure to call first before going!

Raiders Team History

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Before leaving the Oakland Coliseum for the last time, I had an anonymous fan  take a photo of me.

The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional  American football team. They compete in the Western Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League (NFL).

The Raiders were established in Oakland, California, in 1990. And they originally called themselves the Oakland Raiders.

Slowing but surely, the team developed a fervent fan base. Who could forget the Heidi game, the Sea of Hands, Black Sunday, or the Immaculate Reception?

This was where Commitment to Excellence, Pride and Poise, and Just Win Baby were born.

However, the team moved to Los Angeles in 1982. And they changed their name to the Los Angeles Raiders.

During their sojourn in Southern California, their fan base grew. They were no longer just a Northern California phenomenon.

In fact, a football fan in San Diego told me that there  there were as many Raider fans in San Diego as Charger fans.  And when the team played Qualcomm Stadium, it usually drew more Raider fans than local fans.

After playing in Southern California for 13 seasons, the franchise moved back to Oakland in 1995.

Following another 24 years in Oakland, the team moved to Las Vegas, Nevada,. And they have renamed themselves once again as the Las Vegas Raiders.

Team of the Decades?

The Raiders have won a total of 12 division championships. In addition, they have won three conference championships.

Meanwhile, two of the championships were in Oakland. And one of the conference championships was in Los Angeles..

Most importantly, the Raiders have made three Super Bowl appearances.  And they have won the Super Bowl two times. once in Oakland, and once the following year in Los Angeles.

The Raiders have a nationwide following. Consequently, their fans call themselves the Raider Nation.

Las Vegas Raiders

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Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, is home of the Las Vegas Raiders and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Rebels.

The Raiders moved to Las Vegas in 2020. And once again they renamed themselves to reflect their new home.

In fact, the Las Vegas Raiders. are the second professional sports franchise to base itself in Sin CIty.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL) also call Las Vegas home.

The Las Vegas Raiders play home games at Allegiant, Stadium at 3333 Al Davis Way, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The facility can accommodate 65,000 fans.. In addition, it has 27 suites.

The Rebels of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas also play home games at the stadium.

The Golden Knights were instant success in Las Vegas. Will the Raiders be equally successful in their new home?

Where to Watch the Raiders

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Ricky’s Sports Theatre & Grill is considered to be the premier Raiders watch bar in the Raider Nation. PHoto Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

The following sports bars are considered friendly to fans of the Silver and Black.

While  some of them are full fledged Raider hangouts, others show Raiders games along with those of other teams.

However, bars sometimes close. Furthermore, fans sometimes switch loyalties to other bars. In addition, bars occasionally decide to broadcast other events.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure the bar is going to broadcast the game you want to watch.

Best Raiders Bars  in California

The Raiders were born in California. And that is where many of their loyalist fans reside.

Will these sports fans continue to  attract Raiders fans now that the team has moved out of state?

Only time will tell!

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. So make sure to call first before going! 

  1. Rickys’ Sports Theatre and Grill – 5028 Hesperian Blvd, San Leandro, California. Tel:  (510) 317 0200.
  2. Killarney’s Pub and Grill – 209 Main Street,  Huntington Beach, California. Tel: (714) 536-7887.
  3. Dave & Busteres – 4821 Mills Center, Ontario, California. Tel: (9099) 987-1557.
  4. Buffalo Wild Wings – Chula Vista Center, 555 Broadway Suite 116, Chula Vista, California. Tel: (619) 407–6205.
  5. Kristys MVP Sports Bar and Championship Grill – 3225 Midway Drive, San Diego, California. Telephone: (619) 222-0388. 
  6. Half Time Sports Bar316 – 14th Street, Oakland, California. Tel: (510) 836-4400.
  7. Melody Bar and Grill – 9132 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, California. Tel: (310) 670-1994.
  8. Draft Pick Sports Bar and Grill – 15856 Imperial Highway, La Mirada, California. Tel: (562) 947-9990,
  9. Upper Deck Sports Lounge at Splash Kingdom  – 1101 California Street, Redlands, California. Tel: (909) 335-7275.
  10. 28 West Bar –  28 West Main St, Alhambra, California. Tel: (626) 281-1777.
  11. Corner Pocket Sports Bar – 7777 Sunrise Blvd, 1400, Citrus Heights, California. Tel: (916) 722-CLUB (2582).
  12. The Library – 7459 Mission Gorge Road San Diego, California. Tel:  (619) 583-5839.
  13. Sunshine Saloon – 1807 Santa Rita Road # K Pleasanton, California.  Tel: (925) 846-6108.

Best Raiders Bars in Nevada

The Vegas Golden Knights were an instant hit in Las Vegas. Will the Raiders receive an equally warm welcome in Sin City?

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. So make sure to call first before going! 

  1. Chanclas Cantina – 3246 East Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas,  Nevada. Tel: (702) 909-7773
  2. Good Timez Billiards –  5740 West Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas,  Nevada. Tel: (702) 431-0358.
  3. Jackpot Bar & Grill –  4360 South Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas  (702) 463-0333.
  4. Legends Bar & Grill – 5866 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas,  Nevada. Tel:  (702) 778-8750.
  5. Tommy Rockers – 4275 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada. Tel: (702) 261-6688.
  6. Stage Door Casino – 4000 Linq Lane. Las Vegas. Nevada.  Tel: (702) 733-0124.

Best Raiders Bars Nationwide

The Raiders are one of only a handful of NFL teams that can claim a truly national following.

Therefore, it is not surprising to find Raiders hangouts from sea to shining sea.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. So make sure to call first before going! 

  1. Catalina Sports Bar & Grill –  2939 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 274-1320
  2. Peter Dillon’s – 130 East 40th Street, New York, New York. Tel: (212) 213-3998.
  3. Public Bar Live – 1214 – 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC. Tel: (202) 223-2200.
  4. Big Daddy’s Burgers & Bar – 9070 Research Blvd, Austin, Texas. Tel: (512) 614-0252.
  5. Finley Dunne’s Tavern –  3458 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Tel:  (773) 477-7311.
  6. Atlantis Mariscos & Sushi  – 1109 North Dysart Road, Avondale, Arizona. Tel: (623) 312-2252.
  7. Canucks Sports Bar & Grill – 1102 Texas Street, Lewisville, Texas. Tel:  (972) 436-7000.
  8. Peabos Bar & Grill – 1700 – 132nd Street SE Ste F, Mill Creek, Washington. Tel: (425) 337-3007

Your Input on Raiders Bars Wanted

If you have patronized any of these NFL watch bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

First of all, you can mention the vibe. For example, are Raider Nation pennants or Raiders memorabilia on display?

Furthermore, how many TV screens are there? In addition, How big are they? Finally, are they visible throughout the bar?

In the same vein, what is the quality of the sound? Above all, is the sound turned on?

Not only that, some bars show games, but they don’t turn on the sound. Or the sound is set so low you can hardly hear it. Certainly, that can be a big disappointment.

Furthermore, how is the food? Do they serve pub grub, fast food, or more upscale fare?

And what about the service? In short, would you recommend the bar to other Raiders fans?

Most importantly, please let me know if any of these Raiders watch bars have closed. Either that, or if Raiders fans are no longer watching Raiders games at them.

Also, your own recommendations on where to watch the Las Vegas Raiders play will also be greatly appreciated!

Raider Fan Fotos

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I posed with Ricky Ricardo, owner of Ricky’s Sports Theatre and Grill in San Leandro California. Ricky (second from left) is to my right and Chris Stashik (a.k.a. Queen Snake) is to my right.
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 Ricky’s Sports Theatre and Grill in San Leandro, California. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer
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Ricky’s Sports Theatre and Grill in San Leandro, California. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Tailgating in the parking lot of the Oakland Coliseum. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Here I am (centre) with Oakland Raider fans. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer
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Here I am (second from right) with Oakland Raider fans. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer
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Here I am about to enter the Black Hole for the last time. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer
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Meeting one of my Facebook Raider buddies in person for the first time. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer
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A fan since 1960! Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer
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NFL UK fans representing the Raider Nation
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Raider fans in front of Peter Dillion’s Pub in New York City.
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New York Raider fans in front of Peter Dillion’s Pub in New York City.
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Oakland Raider fans in the French Quater before a game against the New Orleans Saints.
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Ls Vegas Raiders fans at Peabos Bar & Grill in Mill Creek, Washington.

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2 Replies to “Top 20 Las Vegas Raiders Sports Bars”

  1. Catalina Sports Bar in Phoenix is a great Raider Bar! Permanently mounted Raiders gear on the wall, and the location of watch parties for every game! Discounts for members of the Phoenician Raiders Booster Club, but non members are welcome too!

    1. I’ve heard so many good things about it. In fact, I believe it won the Oakland Raiders Sports Bar Challenge a few years ago, getting 10,000 votes to be named the BEST Oakland Raiders Sports Bar in the Nation!

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