Virginia launched online sports betting in January of 2021 and folks have been loving it ever since. During its first ever year, the state brought in more than $3.2 billion in overall sports betting handle. This gave Virginia more than $20 million in tax revenue, which is a big help to the state's General Fund.
Need a good place to watch and bet on your favorite team in Virginia? Check out our list of the best sports bars in Virginia right here!
Nellie's Sports Bar stands tall as a go-to destination for sports lovers looking to catch a bite and have a great time. With its lively atmosphere, wide array of games on display, and welcoming
ambiance, Nellie's Sports Bar has become one of my favorite local destinations. A few other noteworthy reasons I’ll keep coming back to Nellie’s:
Crystal City Sports Pub is located in Arlington, VA, less than 10 minutes from Reagan National Airport. It is 3 floors of sports watching awesomeness! Yes, 3 floors of wall-to-wall TV's, you can catch any game your heart desires.
You can also find pool tables, and they have poker on Monday and Tuesday nights if you want to do something other than watch sports. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A sports bar that serves breakfast all day? You do not find that too often.
Crystal City Sports Pub claims to have the "Best Crab Cakes in Town". Naturally, I had to try them. The menu is extensive. Burgers, sandwiches, entrees, soups, salads, and lots of appetizers to choose from. But, of course, they have crab cake options. Crab cake dip, Chesapeake lump crab eggs benedict, crab cake sandwich, and crab cake platter.
I opted to try the crab cake sandwich served with French fries. I agree, that was the best crab cake sandwich I ever tasted. The crab cakes have no filler, made with all crab meat. You can also order the famous Crystal City crab cakes online.
In addition to tasty food, they have some awesome happy hour specials. Monday - Friday is $4 beer, drink, and appetizers. On NFL and college football game days they have great specials on beer. Draft, pitchers, and buckets. The list of beers is impressive, as is the selection of wines and cocktail menu. Word of warning, get there early on game day, it fills up fast.
As a frequenter to Williamsburg, Sportsman's Grille has carved its place as a cherished local hotspot for me. A few good reasons to check this place out:
Wild Wing Cafe provides an energetic and exciting atmosphere to watch the big game while enjoying delectable food and cool beverages. It’s perfect for sports betting enthusiasts and bettors alike.
Established in 1990 as a locally owned franchise with 40 locations nationwide since then, its irresistibly delicious wings, fantastic entertainment offerings, and dedication to local talent make Wild Wing Cafe an unrivaled experience for sports enthusiasts and bettors alike.
Wild Wing Cafe is the destination of choice for sports bettors for many reasons, including:
Looking for a place to watch the game, get a cold beer and score delicious wings? No, I'm not talking about BWW, I am talking about All Sports Cafe. With over 20 sauces and a multitude of ways to get them cooked, there's a wing for everybody.
The wings come breaded, naked or boneless. If you like your wings with lots of sauce, get them "swimming". Prefer your wings more on the dry side, get them "Eddie-style", slightly sauced then charred on the grill. Depending on your spice tolerance level, they have a wide variety of sauce options.
Mild and BBQ for those you prefer little to no spice up to Red Devil and Cry Baby, for those who like their wing to pack a punch. Of course, they offer much more than wings. Not a wing person? That's OK. They have burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, salads, and a variety of appetizers.
Naturally, I had to try the wings. I like mine spicy and with a lot of sauce. I ordered breaded wings swimming in "Who Dat?" sauce. The sauce was super flavorful and tasty, but I was expecting a bit more heat. Wings were served with celery and choice of ranch or blue cheese. Wings can be ordered as 6 wings with fries, 10, 20 or 50. I recommend the wings and fry combo if you do not want to share.
All Sports Cafe has some amazing monthly and lunch specials. The June special is 30 wings for $30. That's a great deal in my book! They also have a "sauce of the month". July's flavor of the month is the Carolina Tangy Gold BBQ. Be sure to check their website AllSportsCafe.net to see what their current specials are. Lunch specials are $10.33 and include some of their most popular menu items served with fries, a side and soda.
Bull and Bones Brewhaus & Grill has been a fan-favorite since opening its doors in 2008. A family-owned and operated establishment, this place is known for being the oldest brewery in Southwest Virginia. They have since expanded to two locations: Blacksburg and Christiansburg.
They offer a delicious combination of southern barbecue and beer for sports bettors and enthusiasts alike. They have a selection of 7 unique craft beer varieties in their 10-barrel brewhaus.
If you want to watch the game, Bull and Bones is the place to be. They have big-screen HDTVs, tons of entertainment options, special events, and an irresistible menu with frequent happy hour specials!
If you’re a sports bettor in Virginia, here are a few reasons you should check out Bull and Bones: