By Kevin Young

If you want to get the full-gridiron experience and don’t want to just watch the best NFL match-
ups at home, then here are the top sports bars in the Sacramento region to watch Sunday
football, have a brew and greasy appetizers with your friends, and cheer those routing for your
team, and jeer at the opposition.

Mandango’s Sports Bar & Grill
106 N Sunrise Ave Ste B
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 797-7678
Hours: Weekdays 11am-2am; Weekends 9am-2am

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Mandango’s is definitely a football fanatic’s paradise. Mandango’s offers 21 Hi-D televisions,
which include four big screens, two 52-inch screens, and fifteen 36-inch screens. There are
seven televisions at the horse-shoe-shaped bar. Mandango’s also has drink specials. They offer
up $3 pints of Coors Light, and raffle prizes at the end of each quarter. And shots are made
depending on what team you are routing for. If you prefer the cowboys, then the blue kamikaze
is served. If you want to keep yourself entertained during the game, then there are three pool
tables, golden tee, a shuffle-board table, and darts.
Bisla’s Bar and Grill
7042 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826-2603
(916) 383-0133
Hours: Mon-Sat 3pm-2am; Sun 3pm-12am

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Bisla’s is another fan favorite during the NFL season. Bisla’s has 12 big screens and a projection-screen television that showcases four games at a time with its NFL Ticket package. Bisla’s breakfast special is a popular item for fans, as well as their $3 Bloody Mary’s.
MVP Sports Grill
2110 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 444-1115
Sacramento, CA 95816

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What makes MVP Sports Grill an incredible place to watch football are the vast improvements that have been made to the trendy spot over the summer. MVP’s has 21 Hi-Def televisions, and it has a new and improved football room that can be reserved for up to 30 die-hard fans. The downstairs room was made to look like a miniature football stadium, right down to the hash marks and artificial turf. “It looks kind of cool when you sit in that room,” said Art Aguilar, owner. “It’s got three TVs in there. It’s got a pool table. It’s got art.” And then upstairs, MVP’s also has a pool table, a putting green, and Golden Tee. There is a full breakfast in the morning, homemade Sangria, as well as bloody mary and mimosa specials.
Bluto’s Sports Grill
7893 Walerga Rd
Antelope, CA 95843
(916) 726-0500

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Bluto’s Sports Grill in Antelope boasts 20 Hi-Def televisions, including an 85-inch projection screen. There are also two private rooms that accommodate roughly 20 fans to enjoy the game on as well. Fans can arrive as early as 7 A.M. to get a good seat and try out the brunch, which goes until 11 a.m. Fans can also play pool, darts, connect to Wi-Fi, and get in on the fantasy league projections. And at Bluto’s, the 99 cent “Wimpy Burger” proves to be a fan favorite, as well as the 17 beers on tap, and specials on pitchers, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.
Kevin Young began his writing career as a sports writer, which led to feature stories, and news
reporting for several print and online publications. He also has performed stand up comedy for
14 years, and enjoys completing crossword puzzles.