The Best Sports Bars in Walt Disney World
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The Best Sports Bars in Walt Disney World

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The best sports bars in Walt Disney World are filled with fans from around the world, and it gets loud and incredibly exciting! You’re not in Kansas anymore Toto, surrounded by like-minded fellow fans who are die-hard Cheeseheads! We’ve found a few cozy spots, a couple mainstream locations and just some of the best spots on property to experience a sporting event on the big screen!

Here are the best sports bars in Walt Disney World!

ESPN Club

The interior of the espn club featuring flat screen televisions, tables, chairs, framed jerseys, beer and more
The interior of the ESPN club featuring flat screen televisions, tables, chairs, framed jerseys, beer and more – Copyright Disney

The Boardwalk is packed with nightlife, great food…and a ton of TV screens! The ESPN Club falls into the category of “Gotta Check it Out” if you’re a sports fan with their 100 tv screens, classic American pub-style food and classic ESPN branded experiences and events. Downfall? Because it’s not really a secret, you’re going to be with everyone else who googled where to watch the Big Game on the Big Screen!

Superbowl Tip: Premium reserved seating sits at around $100 cover per person. Call 407-WDW-Dine (407-939-3463) for reservations and last minute cancellations.

Splitsville

Splitsville Luxury Lanes – Copyright HowToMCO

Disney Springs is home to options, and the one that we’ve come to know and enjoy is Splitsville. Not only for the bowling (because that’s worth it right there) but more for their ability to adapt to the game-of-the-week! Private events have taken over the traditional “show up and wait” mentality, so make sure that you’re keeping in touch with their staff if you’re planning ahead.

Shula’s Steak House

A dark-wood bar with 6 stools opposite a wall of shelves stocked with different types of liquor
A dark-wood bar with 6 stools opposite a wall of shelves stocked with different types of liquor – Copyright Disney

Want to make an ADR on disneyworld.com and not have to worry about a bar-atmosphere? Well, your best bet may be Shula’s Steak House at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort (in between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios). Steak and football? Talk about the best pairing!

Pool Bar

A cheeseburger on a sesame seed bun, topped with tomatoes and lettuce, and served with French fries
Beaches Pool Bar & Grill – Copyright Disney

Who needs to be in a crowded bar to enjoy a game? In fact, some of our favourite spots on property to watch things like the SuperBowl, NHL Stanley Cup or the NBA Finals are with a small group of friends at a Walt Disney World Resort Pool Bar. Just be cognizant of the fact that a few of the spots may not have televisions and that you’re close to a pool with other guests who may be louder than you’d typically like during a 4th and goal!

Your Resort Hotel Room

A queen bed across from a daybed and, beyond, a patio and Seven Seas Lagoon
A queen bed across from a daybed and, beyond, a patio and Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Copyright Disney

Order some pizza, grab some candy and drinks from the gift shop and hunker down for a relaxing experience. Remember, you don’t always have to be out in the thick of things with drunk and rowdy crowds to truly enjoy a sporting experience! With technology today, you can stream seamlessly with sound-blocking headphones and you’ll never be happier!

Want an insider’s opinion?

Call your resort’s concierge and see what they suggest! It’s amazing how many hidden gems they may suggest:) 

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the article!

The best sports bars in Walt Disney World are filled with fans from around the world, and it gets loud and incredibly exciting!
The best sports bars in Walt Disney World are filled with fans from around the world, and it gets loud and incredibly exciting!

Dustin

Dustin's a former Walt Disney World and Disney Store Canada Cast Member. Since leaving the company in 2011, he's graduated from the College of Disney Knowledge and now enjoys sharing tips and tricks with friends, family and now all of our guests at How To MCO.

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