Best Sports Bars for Betting in Connecticut

Chris Lollis

Sports betting is poised to be live in Connecticut in time for the 2021 NFL season! The state recently passed legislation to allow for legal online and mobile betting. Meaning, you will be able to bet from your local sports bar throughout the upcoming NFL and college football seasons.

Whether you are looking for the best sports bar in your local area, or are visiting Connecticut and want to find a bettor-friendly venue to watch a game, we have you covered. Find our favorite Connecticut sports bars below. Let us know if you own a sports bar, or think we missed a location.

Best SportsBooks in New Haven Area

Bishop Gates Tavern

1503 State St., New Haven, CT 06511Best Dish: Hand-tossed Pizza

Bishops Gates Tavern is a great local and casual bar that offers a variety of food and drinks. This is the town's favorite go-to sports bar! The regulars are always friendly and inviting, ready to welcome you in. Some drink favorites are their classic brews on tap, or the full bar available to mix you up your favorite cocktail.

This tavern offers several different food options to indulge in while you sit back and watch the game. Some food favorites include burgers, wings, and pizza! All menu items are made to order, so you can be assured you are getting a good meal. We highly recommend trying their hand-tossed pizza, whether you love tons of toppings or a few; you will find something you enjoy!

Bishop Gates Tavern also offers a large room in the back. It’s available by request for any large groups that want the extra space to enjoy the company. Grab one of their many brew options on tap and enjoy!

J.P Dempsey’s

974 State St, New Haven, CT 06511Best dish: Joe’s Chicken

If you are in the market looking for a great place to eat, that also offers good drinks too, J.P Demskey’s is for you. They are a classic-style pub located in New Haven, Connecticut. They offer a variety of IPA’s, craft beers, and imports. If you are wanting to expand your palate, they have a large menu of specialty cocktails too. A top favorite is their hazelnut espresso martini or their maple rosemary old-fashioned. Either way you go, you won’t be disappointed.

When you visit, we highly recommend their Joe’s Chicken. This features diced Bermuda onions, chopped hot cherry peppers in a delicious lemon sauce over angel hair pasta. J.P Demskey’s always uses the freshest ingredients to make sure you get the best taste and experience. Another local favorite is their Philly steak egg rolls and some of their many appetizers to choose from.

There is a variety of TVs throughout the pub. They are always playing the latest games for all the sport’s fans to enjoy. This pub will not disappoint, between the friendly staff, great drinks, and good food, you will have a great game day experience!

Best SportsBooks in Danbury Area

TK’s American Cafe

255 White St, Danbury, CT 06810
Best Dish: Famous Chicken Wings

TK’s American Cafe is ranked the #1 sports bar in the Danby area. They also are ranked #3 for best wings in Connecticut. When it comes to beer, they have 50 different flavors available and 11 craft/imports on tap. They also have growlers available so once you find your favorite beer, you can take some home with you!

Nothing makes a better sports bar than good food. TK’s has some of the best wings in the state. Offering 76 different wing flavors, varying anywhere from sweet to extra spicy. If you can’t decide on just one flavor you can choose a few so everyone in your group has something they like! Their menu also features nachos with their homemade chili, burgers, and some good food for the little leaguers too!

They have 30 HD Flatscreen TVs, along with free wifi. You will be able to see all your sports favorites in one place for you to enjoy. What once was a car dealership building in the 1920s, has turned into one of the best places to go. This is also accompanied by great staff that is always ready to welcome you in. Make sure you stop by this historic cafe!

Chris Lollis

Chris has over a decade of experience in the DFS and sports betting industry. He was named the most accurate NFL DFS analyst each of the past two seasons by a third-party site tracking weekly picks. He covers the NFL, CFB, and sports betting legislation for EatWatchBet. @_chris_lollis

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