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Best Places to Watch a Cavs Game in Cleveland

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Best Places to Watch a Cavs Game in Cleveland

Published Oct 21, 2016
Updated Jun 12, 2017

Are you in Cleveland and don't have tickets to the game, but want to find a great restaurant or sports bar where you can watch the Cleveland Cavaliers do what they do best?

Have no fear! Downtown Cleveland is a treasure trove of sports bars located near the action where you can nail bite, shout at the officials and high-five passionate Clevelanders as Lebron and friends score, break some records and #DefendtheLand. Here's our list of the best bars to watch a Cavs game in downtown Cleveland, Ohio:

Inconspicuously located on what appears to be an alley (it’s actually called High Street) off Prospect Street near the Cleveland JACK Casino, 21 Lounge offers great burgers and plenty of TVs near Quicken Loans Arena.

Recently opened almost directly across the street from the Q, this standby chain offers more TVs than you can shake a stick out (as well as some incredible wings). 

Beer, beer and more beer. Would you like some beer with your sports bar? Located in the sports-centric Gateway District, City Tap offers a whopping 44 beers on tap, as well as a hopping vibe during Cleveland sporting events. 

Perfectly situated on the corner of Prospect and East Fourth Street, this Irish mainstay is one of the hottest places to be not only during sporting events—but pre- and post-game, too. 

There are lots of great sports bars in downtown Cleveland. But only Fourth Street Bar offers a full bowling alley inside this recently renovated bar and eatery located on the corner of Fourth and Euclid. 

  • Harry Buffalo: New American Restaurant and Bar Near Quicken Loans Arena

You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced a game at Cleveland’s Harry Buffalo. Located a hop-skip-and-a-jump from both Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field, this two-level, open-air bar is the perfect locale to high-five, hug and scream your heart out when the team achieves championship status. 

If you’re looking for high-brow sports entertainment, don’t come to Nick’s Sports Corner, located in the Gateway District. Nope. This place is for the die-hard sports fans who come for a cold beer and some sports-centered camaraderie. 

The overstuffed sandwiches being served at this downtown hotspot are legendary. What’ll be even more legendary, however, is the experience you’ll have watching a game from this VERY popular sports bar outside Progressive Field and just a short walk from the Q.

A Cleveland tradition, this place is off-the-charts packed during games. But, it’s here where you’ll share a few brewskies with some of Cleveland’s most fanatical sports lovers. This is the place you’ll want to be when the Indians win the World Series and the Cavs become champions (again).  

No Cleveland sports game is complete without a beer (and a shot) from the Thirsty Parrot, a tropical-themed sports bar located within a few steps of Progressive Field.

If the name doesn’t fully convey the mindset at this alleyway sports bar near Progressive Field and the Q, we’re not sure what does. Have a beer and watch the crowds go nuts.

This Cleveland-based chain is known for it’s family-friendly menu and incredible wings. Hit up the downtown Cleveland location, which is located just a block away from Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field. Plus, there are TVs for miles.

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