Whether you’re a lifelong sports fan or just entering your football era, gathering with friends and strangers to enjoy game day food and drinks while cheering for your favorite team is a time-honored tradition. Richmond’s hometown sports teams may be in the minors, but when it comes to local bars and restaurants, the River City is truly in the major league. If you’re looking for a bar to cheer on your favorite team this fall, check out a few of our favorites below.

Interior of Home Team Grill

Home Team Grill

Home Team Grill

Situated in a historic building in the Fan, Home Team Grill is a local favorite, offering a welcoming atmosphere whether you’re on the spacious patio or in the bar, where numerous TVs make sure you won’t miss a moment of the game. Home Team Grill is also a favorite destination for alumni watch parties. The Fan


Gus’ Bar & Grill

For sports fans who prefer more than the traditional gameday fare, Gus’ Bar & Grill offers a slightly more elevated menu, as well as standard sports bar eats. A neighborhood gem that’s also popular for watch parties, Gus’ boasts 24 plasma screens as well as booths with private TVs. The Fan

The interior of Wood & Iron

Wood & Iron Gameday Restaurant and Bar

Wood & Iron Gameday Restaurant and Bar

With three locations across the greater Richmond area, and a robust menu featuring everything from BBQ to Brunch, as well as daily specials, Wood & Iron is ready for gameday any day, any time. Another favorite for alumni watch parties, Wood & Iron has something for everyone – no matter which part of town. Midlothian, Short Pump, and Scott’s Addition

the interior of Pour House with tvs and tables

Short Pump Pour House

Short Pump Pour House

This quintessential sports bar, Pour House offers plenty of TVs, wings, and ice-cold beer, plus live music on the weekends. Sports fans can check their website weekly for which games they will be showing. Short Pump


Penny Lane Pub

For those who prefer their football played with their feet using a black and white ball, Penny Lane Pub is the place to go. Offering an authentic British pub experience, Penny Lane shows games from the English Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, MLS, and more. Downtown


The Grill at Patterson & Libbie

The Grill is a nostalgic sports bar with an impressive drink and food menu reminiscent of old-school establishments. Perfect for meeting up with old friends or making new ones, this cozy bar offers beer by the pitcher or specialty cocktails and mocktails. Westhampton