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Beyond the Edge
Byrd says: One of the only sports bars hip enough to reside on the east side.
112 S. 11th St., (615) 226-3343; beyondtheedge.net
Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grill
Byrd says: Get here early to get a seat on game days. This place was made for day-drinkers.
What to drink: The Bushwacker.
1900 Broadway, (615) 340-0089
317 Broadway, (615) 271-2838;
Byrd says: So collegiate it should have its own Greek letters.
4109 Hillsboro Circle, (615) 298-9698
2000 Broadway, (615) 327-9250
4136 North Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet, (615) 754-2782
8058 Highway 100, (615) 866-9919
Byrd says: Where the players play. You can catch the big game and then get in on a game of darts, skeeball, or shuffleboard.
Best seat in the house: On warmer days, the patio has ample seating to people-watch over most of Midtown.
1919 Division St., (615) 891-1133; rebarnashville.com
Byrd says: Close enough to LP Field to hear the touchdown fireworks before seeing them on your screen.
101 Church St., (615) 252-4849; riverfronttavern.com
Sam’s All American Sports Bar
Byrd says: Where the bartenders are dressed as referees but rarely flag you for your drinking.
Best seat in the house: Tuck in by the bar to the left (by the kitchen) for the least traffic, quickest service, and your choice of dozens of televisions within viewing distance.
1803 21st Avenue S., (615) 383-3601; samssportsgrill.com
Byrd says: The jukebox upstairs at the Midtown location is one of the best in town and at any of them, there are plenty of pool tables to work out your cue.
1640 WestGate Circle, Brentwood, (615) 373-1070
1601 21st Avenue S., (615) 320-1633
5405 Harding Rd., (615) 356-6206
The Crow’s Nest
Byrd says: Head here when you want to rendezvous with your fantasy football league. There’s plenty of space for the whole team.
2221 Bandywood Dr., 615-783-0720; crowsnestnashville.com
1st Place — Sam's
2nd Place — Corner Pub
3rd Place — Broadway Brewhouse
Honorable mention to Jonathan's Grille