Harold’s Cave Creek Corral

The 2021 NFL season was chock-full of excitement.

The 102nd season of the National Football League was the first to feature a 17-game schedule. It also saw Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers win his third MVP and second in as many years, the Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals make an improbable run to the Super Bowl, and the Los Angeles Rams win its first Super Bowl since the 1999-2000 season.

Despite having to follow all of that up, the 2022 season, however, is certainly looking like it will hold its own, as it is filled with eye-grabbing headlines.

Tom Brady retired, then unretired this offseason, and is back for another Super Bowl run with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This season could be the last one for the five-time Super Bowl champion and three-time MVP.

Many stars were traded this offseason and will certainly impact their new teams. Among them were Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos, Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns (though he won’t play the first 11 games of the season), Davante Adams from the Packers to the Las Vegas Raiders, and Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Miami Dolphins. 

And for the first time in recent memory, there isn’t a clear-cut Super Bowl favorite. A third of the league, give or take, has at least an outsider’s shot to win Super Bowl LVII — which will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

All of that to be said, numerous spots around the Valley are ready to host fans of America’s Game to watch the season play out. Depending on who you root for, pay these bars a visit on Sundays to root for your favorite team with like-minded fans.

 

Cardinals

Bambino’s Sports Grill

Bambino’s offers a game day vibe for Cardinals fans, with 13 60-inch flatscreen televisions. In addition to the interior seating, Bambino’s features a patio seating area with a roll-up garage door. Putting an emphasis on supporting local breweries, the beer menu features craft beers on draft and in a can from Four Peaks Brewery and San Tan Brewery. 

3860 W. Happy Valley Road, Glendale, 623-516-2300, bambinossportsgrill.com

 

The Nest Sports Grill AZ

The Nest offers a spacious, easygoing game day gathering spot for Cardinals fans. Serving typical bar fare, The Nest has 28 televisions and five super screens. That’s not all, however, as it also features dart boards, pool tables and off-track betting. On top of that, it resides just 2 miles from State Farm Stadium.

5134 N. 95th Avenue, Glendale, 623-594-0900, thenestsportsbarglendale.com

 

Chiefs

Pub Rock Live

Pub Rock Live, which typically welcomes live music, transforms into a massive fan base for the Chiefs and their fans. Dubbed “Arrowhead West,” Pub Rock brings in food trucks on game day. It also offers discounted beer prices and a $6 Kingdom Shot whenever the Chiefs score a touchdown. For fans’ viewership pleasure, there are nine 55-inch-or-larger televisions and two projector big screens.

8005 E. Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale, 480-945-4985, pubrocklive.com

 

Giants

Social Tap Scottsdale

Social Tap Scottsdale is the official home of the local Giants fan club, Big Blue of Arizona. This two-story bar features seating on its first floor and on its second rooftop floor. When Big Blue of Arizona is in to watch Giants games, Social Tap offers Jell-O shots whenever the team scores a touchdown. In addition, raffles take place throughout the game.

4312 N. Brown Avenue, Scottsdale, 602-432-6719, socialtapscottsdaleaz.com

 

Lions

Detroit Coney Grill

From authentic Detroit coneys and made-from-scratch burgers to hand-cut Idaho potato French fries, Detroit Coney Grill pairs comfort food with a great environment with ample televisions and a full bar featuring some of Michigan’s beers. The bar runs a daily special that features two coney dogs, a side order of French fries, and a fountain drink for $13.85. On game days, Detroit Coney Grill has beer specials on its rotating Michigan-based beers.

6953 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 480-597-4300, detroitconeygrill.com

 

Packers

Casey Jones Grill

Casey Jones Grill opened back in 1993 and has been loyal to the Green Bay Packers from the start. It has a bar specializing in craft beer, but also a diverse menu that features cheesesteaks, pizza, barbecue and Mexican food. On game days, Casey Jones offers a Green Bay Burrito, priced at $13.99. In addition, it offers drink specials that include a $7 Packers Sangria and Packers Mule.

2848 E. Bell Road, Phoenix, 602-493-9930, caseyjonesgrill.com

 

Clancy’s Pub Pizza & Grill

An official watch site for the Packers, Clancy’s advertises a big screen from every angle inside the pub. The menu is geared toward a more Midwestern vibe with cheese curds and a dish featuring walleye on game days. The pub also runs giveaways at halftime.

4432 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale, 480-990-8797, clancyspubscottsdale.com

 

Patriots

Bevvy OldTown

Bevvy welcomes Patriots fans to its pub-style hangout with an expansive drink menu and bar fare-style food. Though it doesn’t have any specific game day specials, Bevvy runs brunch specials on Saturdays and Sundays, and offers a happy hour during the week from 4 to 7 p.m.

4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, 480-525-9300, bevvyaz.com

 

Rams

Max’s Sports Bar

Established in 1979, Max’s features more than 100 flatscreen televisions and a recently redeveloped smoking patio. It broadcasts almost every major sporting event for fans to watch and follow their favorite teams. For the Rams, however, the sports bar houses a massive room decked out in Rams gear and sits 80 people. As far as specials are concerned, fans can expect specials on beer buckets, pizza and chicken wings.

6727 N. 47th Avenue, Glendale, 623-937-1671, americangreyhoundracing.com

 

Steelers

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is one of the most well-known Steelers bars in the Steeler Nation. Aside from eats and drinks, it has Steelers newsletters that date back to 2000. Harold’s seats a whopping 600 potential Steelers fans inside, and another 200 in its outside seating. Dubbed “Heinz Field West,” if you’re looking for a Steelers-focused game day experience Harold’s is the place for you. In addition, Harold’s is partnered up with UNIBET, allowing its guests to experience a Vegas-like betting experience where games can be bet on live, or upcoming sporting events and in-game betting can be bet on as well. A specific game day food and drink menu is available as well.

6895 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, 480-488-1906, haroldscorral.com

 

Seahawks and Cardinals

Wicked Rain

Wicked Rain opened its doors back on March 23, and ever since has been showing love toward its roots in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and now Arizona. With 40 beers on tap and another 70-plus in bottles and cans, Wicked Rain offers beers from the PNW area, Arizona, Oregon and Idaho. This Seahawks — and Cardinals — hangout spot features nine televisions and a 100-plus-inch big screen for viewership pleasure. It also does Blue/Red Fridays, where guests wearing either a Seahawks or Cardinals jersey can receive $1 off their draft beer. For game days, it offers $4 pub beer and $16 pitchers.

1817 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, 480-530-6870, wickedrain.com