Top Rated Game Day Hot Spots

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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.

Have you ever visited these hot spots?  Let us know on Twitter and Instagram with #NCBTopRated, and be sure to write a review if you check out any of these Game Day Hot Spots in 2015.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington, DC

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming