Top 10 Arizona Cardinals Sports Bars

State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, is the home of the Arizona Cardinals. Photo Credit: State Farm Stadium.


Where to Watch the Arizona Cardinals

The 10 most popular Cardinals sports bars in Arizona and 10 of the top spots where Cardinals fans congregate on game day in other parts of the country. Please comment on bars and add your own recommendations. Photos of fans at sports bars welcome!

Updated for the 2021 NFL season.

Cardinals Team Overview

The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team in the United States. And they compete in the West Division of the National Conference of the National Football League (NFL).

Cardinals Team History

In fact, the Cardinals are the oldest continuously run professional football team in the United States, but they didn’t always play in Arizona. And they weren’t founded in St. Louis – their last home – either.

A charter member of the National Football League, the Arizona Cardinals were originally known as the Chicago Cardinals.

In fact, they were one of two American football teams representing the Windy City. And the one was the Chicago Bears.

Because the Chicago Cardinals could not compete with the Bears, they relocated to St Louis, Missouri, in 1960. And they were sometimes confused with the St Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball.

Surely, St Louis is the only city in the history of professional sports to have had teams in two different sports with the same mascot!

Wait a minute! What about New York? Didn’t New York have two teams called the Giants, the New York Giants of the National Football League and the New York Giants of Major League Baseball?

The New York Giants of Major League Baseball moved to the West Coast in 1957 and were re-christened the San Francisco GiantsBut I digress.

The team holds one of the football league’s least enviable records. They have suffered the longest championship drought in league history.

The team won the league championship only twice, both times in Chicago: 1925 and 1947. Could this be their year?

The Cardinals football team moved to Phoenix, Arizona, before the 1988 football season and were rechristened the Arizona Cardinals.

Where the Cardinals Play

State Farm Stadium and Westgate. Photo Credit: State Farm Stadium.

The Arizona Cardinals play home games at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. To clarify, Glendale is a suburb of Phoenix.

In fact, the stadium is next to Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League.

Best Arizona Cardinals Bars in Arizona

David and Busters Sports Lounge. Photo Credit: Dave and Busters, Tempe Marketplace.

The following sports bars are considered to be friendly to fans of the Arizona Cardinals. Some of them are full-fledged team hangouts.

Bars close and fans migrate to other establishments. Sometimes bars 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.

Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed.

  1. The Playa II Bar and Grill – 3217 East Shea Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (602) 788-0679.
  2. The Local Chandler – 55 West Chicago Street, Chandler, Arizona. Telephone: (480) 699-9104.
  3. North Central Sports Bar – 1170 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (602) 870-1599.
  4. Santisi Brothers Pizzeria and Sports Grill – 2710 Bell Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (602) 789-7979.
  5. Big Daddy’s Sports Lounge – 10618 North Cave Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (602) 861-1034.
  6. Caps Sports Grill – 1721 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (623) 434-1950. Facebook
  7. Tee Pee Mexican Restaurant – 4144 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (602) 956-0178.
  8. Connolly’s Sports Grill – 2605 West Carefree Drive, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (623) 879-5997.
  9. Half Moon Sports Grill – 288 East Greenway Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (602) 993-6600.
  10. Majorie’s Sports Grill – 3095 West Chandler Blvd, Chandler, Arizona. Telephone: (480) 899-7999.
  11. CK’s Tavern and Grill – 4142 East Chandler Blvd, Ahwatukee, Arizona. Telephone: (480) 706-5564.
  12. Olde Sedonia 1405 Wesr State Route 89A, Sedona, Arizona. Telephone: (928) 282-5670.
  13. David and Busters – Tempe Marketplace, 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, Arizona. Tel: (480) 966-9338.
  14. Zipps Sports Grill –  211 East Warner Road Suite 103, Gilbert, Arizona. Telephone: (480) 539-1600. “We do have 12 valley locations which are Cardinal fan friendly!”

Arizona Cardinals Bars in Other States

Football teams based in cities with cold winters usually have large national followings because their supporters often relocate to cities with warmer climates. However, these fans usually remain loyal to their hometown’s teams.

Because it has a warm climate, Arizona tends to attract more people than it repels, so it is harder to find hard-core Cardinals bars in other parts of the country. However, there IS at least one exception. There is a bona fide Arizona Cardinals bar in San Diego!

While not exclusively Cardinals hangouts, the other sports bars listed below tend to attract Cardinals fans on game day. But always call ahead to make sure the game you want to watch will be broadcast!

Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed.

  1. Coaster Bar and Grill – 744 Ventura Place, Mission Beach, California. Telephone:  (858) 488-4438. “We’re an Arizona Cardinals bar!”
  2. Big Wang’s Hollywood – 1562 North Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, California. Telephone: (323) 469-2449.
  3. Frankie’s Downtown – 1303 Main Street, Dallas, Texas. Telephone: (214) 741-1919.
  4. The Greatest Bar – 262 Friend Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 367-0544.
  5. Sports Column – 1930 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado. Telephone: (303) 296-1930.

A Word to the Wise

While many of these venues tend to attract Arziona Cardinals fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

First of all, there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special activities. Also, fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Input on Cardinals Sports Bars Wanted

If you would  like to leave comments on these establishments and/or recommend other sports bars friendly to the Arizona Cardinals fans, pleases leave one in the COMMENT box below.

Also, would love to liven up this post with some fan shots. Please send photos of Cardinals fans at sports bars to the Accidental Travel Writer for inclusion.

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