Sports Bars

Best bets for watching the big game

Sports Bars
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Birdy's Sports Bar If you want to pair a meal with one of the 18 beers on tap, Birdy's gives you plenty of fresh options to choose from. The huge patio is perfect for a sunny afternoon cocktail, or sit inside and catch a game on one of the many TVs. The Philly cheesesteaks are made with rolls straight from Philadelphia. 12908 N. Highway 395, Spokane, Wash. • 863-9572

Capone's Pair one of the 40 beers on tap with a slice of Capone's pizza and you'll quickly understand why it's such a popular spot to catch a game. With locations in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Hayden, you have no excuse to not pay a visit to Capone's. After all, Food Network's Diners, Drive-In's and Dives has. 751 N. Fourth St., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho • 208-667-4843 | 315 N. Ross Point Rd. , Post Falls, Idaho • 208-457-8020 | 9520 N. Government Way, Hayden , Idaho • 208-762-5999

The Corner Club This spot is typically filled with everything that makes up a good dive bar — regulars and cheap drinks. Grab a buddy, a beer (or a beer tub) and a spot in front of a TV. If you're looking to make a new friend or two, challenge someone to a game of darts, pool or foosball.  202 N. Main St., Moscow, Idaho • 208-882-2915

EPIC Yet another one of the many reasons you could accidentally spend three days inside Northern Quest without noticing, EPIC's deals are, well, epic. Lean back with a beer and what feels like a front-row view of your favorite team playing on the 30-by-10-foot TV. If you weren't a sports fan when you walked in, you might be by the time you leave. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, Wash. • 242-7000

Flamin' Joe's If you're into watching a good game while burning your mouth on hot wings, you've probably already been to Flamin' Joe's. If not, pick a Code — 1 to 5 — and enjoy the flaming flavor. Cool down your mouth with one of the many beers available, or just head home for a glass of milk if you were overconfident in your ability to tolerate the heat. 7015 N. Division St., Spokane, Wash. • 465-5052 | 11618 E. Sprague Ave. , Spokane Valley, Wash. • 922-5052

Jack and Dan's One of the prime spots — outside of the McCarthey Athletic Center — to watch a Zags game, Jack and Dan's has long been known as a Gonzaga student, alum and sports fan hangout. It's a quiet place to grab a bite of pub food during the day, and a bustling college hangout during weekend nights. 1226 N. Hamilton St., Spokane, Wash. • 487-6546

Morty's Tap and Grille Check out the wing list for options far more exciting than classic hot wings, or order one of the many burgers or sandwiches. And make sure to try the steak bites at this South Hill sports bar. There's plenty of time to try it all as you binge-watch football. Happy hour here starts at 7 am and stretches all the way to 6 pm.  5517 S. Regal St., Spokane, Wash. • 443-9123

The Ref Sports Bar A meeting place for Seahawks, EWU and WSU football fans, the Ref even has basketball, skee ball, pool and virtual golf if you feel like playing a game yourself. Step on up to the oval bar to order one of the 31 wing flavors that will have you coming back even on bye weeks. 14208 E. Sprague Ave. , Spokane Valley, Wash. • 315-9637

Rock City Grill After 24 years, this River Park Square staple moved to the South Hill. Now in the building where Famous Ed's was, the food menu has gotten a little smaller, but don't worry; it still has the same comfortable atmosphere, and the Thai pizza isn't going anywhere.  2911 E. 57th Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 290-5080

The Screaming Yak After starting football deals a few years ago, now you have even more of a reason to try one or two of the Screaming Yak's 13 wing options. During college football games, discounted pitchers, beers and burger specials are sure to supply you with all the energy you need to keep cheering.  118 W. Francis Ave. , Spokane, Wash. • 464-3641

The Swinging Doors This family-owned sports bar has been a gathering place for fans to cheer together for more than 30 years. The 60 TVs provide plenty of places to find a screen of your own if you find a fan of a rival team sipping a pint next to you. Stop in for a free steak dinner on your birthday.  1018 W. Francis Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 326-6794

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