Nightclub & Bar Media Group announced today the first-ever Top Rated Game Day Hot Spots, powered by Yelp, Inc. The list, a profusion of user-generated recommendations, reveals insights into what sports fans are looking for when it comes to rooting for their favorite team.
“This Top Rated Game Day Hot Spots list has a unique twist: it features the two best sports bars from every state in America,” said Leo Squatrito, Vice President, Nightclub & Bar Media Group. “So, no matter where you’re rooting from, you can rest assured that you’ll have an awesome spot to watch the game next to fellow fanatics.”
To create this list, Yelp data scientists identified the top two sports bars in each U.S. state by first pulling all U.S. businesses listed under the “Sports Bar” category with a large number of reviews mentioning the keywords "sports bar". From there, they identified the top two sports bars in each state based on overall star rating. This list isn’t sweeping but it serves as a great snapshot of game day hot spots. Businesses were compared on a state by state basis.
“A really good bar to watch sports is sometimes hard to find,” says Darnell Holloway, Director of Business Outreach at Yelp, Inc. “However, each venue on the list is an example of a local business offering fan favorite fun for football season so that no game will be left uncelebrated.”
Are flat screens and Irish fare your thing? Head over to The Brewery in Queens, NY. For the more adventurous, stop into Grinderz in Huntington Beach, California for access to a Vans skate park and awesome double cheeseburgers. No matter what your game day palate consists of, this list has something for everyone.
- Kevin's Sports Pub & Restaurant (North Bennington, VT)
- The Reservoir - Restaurant and Tap Room (Waterbury, VT)