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Get in the Game: Sports Bars in South End

Top sports bars and official watch party locations in South End

Grab your friends and game day gear and head to one of South End’s top sports bars to cheer on your favorite team.

All American Pub

You won’t miss any of the action when you watch the game across the 45 HDTVs at All American Pub. A full menu of favorite game day foods, like burgers, wings and nachos, plus popular beer, seltzers and cocktails will have you feeling like a winner no matter what the final score is.

*Watch Party Location for Florida State University

The Brickyard

A mural featuring former Carolina Panther Luke Kuechly welcomes you as you approach this neighborhood bar and live music venue. Head inside or to the rooftop patio to grab a drink and a seat before kickoff.

Brigid's Irish Pub

If an intimate, low-key vibe is more your style for game day, then pop into Brigid’s Irish Pub for a Guinness or Irish Whiskey to sip on while you cheer on your team. 

Bulldog Taproom/Social South End

The warehouse-style vibe, decor and games (think pool and darts) at Bulldog will give you nostalgia for your favorite college bar. The dog-friendly taproom serves beer, wine and liquor and has several TVs for you to catch the game in between your pool games.

Charlotte Beer Garden

This four-story restaurant and taproom in South End is home to the world’s largest selection of draft beers with more than 400 on tap. Peruse the beer menu online before you come to narrow down your top picks, and then settle in for game time.  

*Watch Party Location for Penn State University


Self-serve is the name of the game at Hoppin’. Choose from more than 60 self-pour taps with beer, wine, seltzer or cider. Order the Birria Pizza from resident food truck Tacos Rick-O, and then grab a spot inside or outside on the patio to catch the game.

Leroy Fox South End

This Charlotte staple serves up Southern-inspired gourmet dishes like Leroy’s Chicken Sandwiches and Leroy’s Foxing Fried Chicken, plus brunch on the weekends, and a full list of beers, wines and cocktails to choose from. If you want the full-service experience while watching the game, head to Leroy Fox.

Mac's Speed Shop

There’s nothing like barbecue, beer, bikes and football. At Mac’s Speed Shop, savor award-winning barbecue, choose from hundreds of beers, and cheer on your team in a relaxed atmosphere.

QC Pour House

This popular neighborhood spot was voted Charlotte’s Best Sports Bar in 2020 in Charlotte magazine’s BOB Voter’s Choice awards. It’s approachable, casual and has everything you need for the perfect game day: plenty of drink options, a walk-up food window and dozens of TVs. Don’t miss the Panther Punch on game days.

*In the Charlotte FC Bar Network

Skiptown CLT

Game Day is kind of a big deal at Skiptown, where 8 large TV screens play the game every Sunday! Get in the game day spirit by wearing Panthers gear (for you or you pup!), and arrive within an hour of kick-off to get free admission, plus a free puppaccino during halftime. To help you celebrate, Skiptown offers drink specials, including $16 Bud Light and Mich Ultra buckets, and $20 White Claw buckets. 

*Through the month of September, arrive in any NFL team's gear any time on Sunday and get free admission!


Self proclaimed as the “Official Panthers Gameday Headquarters” and an “Official Watch Party Spot for Charlotte FC Games,” Slate is a top spot to stake out for game day. With drink specials, pub grub, plenty of TVs both inside and outside, and fun bar games to play during halftime, you may just get some extra points if you bring your friends here.

Slingshot CLT

If there are a few people in your group who aren’t the biggest fans of your team, take them to Slingshot CLT for lots of other games. This social game club is a bar and lounge (with TVs and a tap beer wall) that’s centered all around games like duckpin bowling, superskee, arcade games and more. Whether everyone’s watching the game or not, they’re sure to have a good time.

*In the Charlotte FC Bar Network

Small Bar South End

For a tried-and-true dive bar experience, look no further than Small Bar South End. This local neighborhood watering hole is pretty small, but it’s loaded with personality, a few TVs so you can watch the game and an outside tiki bar if you decide you want some more space.

*Watch Party Location for Buffalo Bills

Tavern On the Tracks

Since 2002, Tavern on the Tracks has been serving up a taste of the North in South End in a casual, welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy Northern favorites like the Beef on Weck, Philly, Cheese Curds and Chicken Wings, plus a full bar menu with beer, mason jar drinks, cocktails and other libations.

*Watch Party Location for Buffalo Bills

*Watch Party Location for Buffalo Sabers

The Fairwood 226

Come as you are to The Fairwood 226 and grab a spot inside or out as long as you’ve got a view of a TV. Be sure to order the Griffin Nachos, 226 Knots and Fairwood Fries to help soak up the bucket of beers you and your friends will be enjoying during the game.

*In the Charlotte FC Bar Network

The Gin Mill

This rustic restaurant, bar and live music venue is a great spot to post up for game day. Enjoy popular pub food, local craft beer and skyline views from the rooftop patio.

*Watch Party Location for Michigan State University

*In the Charlotte FC Bar Network

The Horseshoe

The Horseshoe is a sports bar in the heart of South End's Gold District, complete with 10 TVs and both indoor and outdoor seating. 

*Watch Party Location for the South Carolina Gamecocks

The Union

A casual neighborhood bar, affectionately referred to as “South End’s living room,” The Union features a full bar, draft beers, TVs, beer pong tables and other fun bar games.

*Watch Party Location for the New England Patriots


Elevate your game day experience with a meal and drinks at Tremont. Grab a seat inside or on the patio overlooking the light rail tracks. Choose from salads, burgers, or specialties like Fork Tender Meatballs or the South End Pasta. Pro tip: Order a shaved ice cocktail. The Blue Hawaiian makes the perfect Carolina blue accessory for your table and is pretty tasty, too. 

*Watch Party Location for the University of Michigan

Tyber Creek Pub

For more than 20 years, Tyber Creek Pub has been a warm and welcoming place for residents to enjoy the perfect pint of Guinness, pub food, Irish music and community. And while it will close for a few years beginning in early 2023 for redevelopment, it will reopen with a new look in the same location. Until then, neighbors are invited to enjoy the “old” space for one final season.

*Watch Party Location for the University of Notre Dame

*Watch Party Location for NFL Kansas City Chiefs

Where’s your favorite spot to watch the game in South End? Share your game day selfies with us on social media by tagging @SouthEndCLT and using the hashtag #SouthEndCLT. And don't forget to check the South End Calendar for a full list of neighborhood happenings.