Just because you’re taking a fabulous vacation in Napa Valley wine country doesn’t mean you have to skip out on following your favorite teams while you’re away. In fact, while Napa Valley has hundreds of wine tasting rooms, it also has dozens of great sports bars and other venues that are perfect spots for sipping a few choice beverages, enjoying some great food, and watching the big game.

While the City of Napa, with its several walk-friendly blocks, has a great volume of locations to catch the game, there are many great spots throughout Napa Valley where you can cheer on your favorite team. Here is our list of some fan favorites, ranging south to north in Napa Valley…or, what the locals refer to as down-valley and up-valley.

American Canyon

At the gateway to Napa Valley in American Canyon, Dos Botellas serves up fresh Mexican food and Margaritas. This taqueria proudly features authentic family recipes. Plus, Dos Botellas regularly shows soccer, football, and baseball on TVs in the main dining room.

At Junction Brewery & Grill, the world revolves around sporting events. In fact, Mondays are all about football, and, with multiple TVs throughout, there’s always a good viewing spot. On the menu, guests find a fusion of Italian and Mediterranean food. So get in, order-up, and game on!

Downtown Napa

For a traditional sports viewing experience, try Norman Rose Tavern. With a trio of televisions around the bar, sports fans can enjoy tasty cocktails, delicious food, and the “big game,” especially pro games featuring Bay Area favorite teams. Downtown Joe’s has a similar setup, only with more TVs (and, in one part of the bar, four televisions set up in such a way that the screens make one giant image). And don’t miss Napa Palisades Saloon. With multiple televisions throughout the bar, this place is sure to have your favorite team on TV. Plus, with the selection of appetizers and beers on tap, there is an option for most everyone. That’s hands down a first down!

On Clinton Street, soccer fans will love Barnhouse Napa Brews, where a huge television in the unassuming lounge regularly shows UEFA Champions League Soccer when matches air from the United Kingdom. At Barnhouse, the vibe is cozy (think your best friend’s living room) and, depending on the time of your game, you can get anything from coffee and pastries to wine, mead, and beer. Goal! At the end of the block, Armistice Brewing Company is the perfect place to watch the “Big Game” on their big TV. This taproom features pop-ups with local food trucks for the ultimate taproom tailgate.

If open air viewing is more your style, The Garden by Tannery Bend Beerworks is one of Napa’s newest venues and features an indoor/outdoor beer garden. For the ultimate outdoor experience, you can head down to the Napa Yard across from the popular Oxbow Public Market. This fully outdoor experience has communal seating for large groups or firepits where you can watch the game on a large projection screen while drinking your favorite beverage with your four-legged friends which are always welcome.

City of Napa

NapaSport Steakhouse and Lounge, an upscale sports bar just south of downtown, is technically like three separate venues in one: a sports lounge with 14 TVs, a fine-dining restaurant, and an outdoor patio with TVs during the warm-weather months. The food offering is available within all three areas but the experiences are vastly different, especially during 49ers, Giants, and Warriors games, when excitement in the lounge rivals any sports bar in the country! Next door at Forge, you can watch your team in front of the roaring fireplace or step outside to play a quick game of cornhole in between bites of their signature wood-fired pizza.

Another great spot for catching a game is Ace & Vine, Napa's card room. The bar areas and gaming tables all have HD big screens within sight. You can even watch a game while you play blackjack or poker. While you're here, dine at The Lincoln, which is a part of Ace & Vine, but with a separate entrance. This gastropub is upscale but cozy and has several TVs for watching the game.

South Yard at Napa Valley Marriott features televisions sprinkled throughout an al fresco seating area. In addition to sports games on the TVs, guests can get in on their own games – South Yard features ping-pong, cornhole, and darts. It’s a great place to spend a gameday – or any other day!

Every Sunday, don your fave football colors and head over to Crush Lounge at The Meritage Resort for the ultimate game day experience. Crush Lounge offers the NFL Sunday Ticket paired with tasty breakfast specials and bottomless mimosas from 9:30am. And, the fun doesn’t stop after the football games! After the touchdowns, stay around for the strikes with some friendly competition of your own on the bowling lanes – crush it at Crush Lounge!


Yountville, Napa Valley’s proclaimed food capital, is no exception when it comes to game day. One of the best places to watch (and eat) is at Thomas Keller’s La Calenda – especially if you’re here for the soccer and especially if you love an artisanal take on classic Mexican food. Plus, the Margarita options are incredible. The restaurant exudes Mexican culture, and guests can dive into the deep end of the experience with live soccer matches, airing whenever available, while sipping the finest of mezcal and tequila. Salud!

St. Helena

Think of Ana’s Cantina as the quintessential Napa Valley watering hole. Known by locals simply as Ana’s, this spot is affectionately embraced as the only “dive bar” in downtown St. Helena. But don’t be fooled, it’s not only the kind of place where local grape growers and winemakers stop in for a beer after work, but Ana’s has also served up beer to guests sporting tuxedos and evening gowns! A town favorite for sports fans – whether that’s soccer, football, or baseball – you never know who you might see…or hear at Ana’s!

At Pizzeria Tra Vigne, enjoying sports, wine country style, is the name of the game. Arrive early for happy hour specials before the game. You won’t be sorry that you did! Pizzeria Tra Vigne features $5 beers on tap, $5 well drinks, and $7 “Red, White, and Bubbles.” Plus, with smoked wings, herbed fries, and…wait for it…$2 oysters on the half shell, the pre-game action is enviable, to say the least. Get yourself a spot at the bar because Tra Vigne knocks it out of the park!


Known for spa treatments and mud baths, guests in Calistoga have a range of choices for watching sports, too. Susie’s Bar, a traditional locals bar, has a couple of giant flat-screen televisions. On game days, at least one of these TVs will feature the 49ers game.

At Lincoln Avenue Brewery, or LAB with 10 big-screen televisions, 20 beers on tap, a garage-style microbrewery, and an expansive patio, there is always fun to be made. Brunch here is delicious – try the deep-fried risotto Benedict, a perfect hearty start for those early-morning games. The Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery has one of the most popular outdoor dining venues in the Napa Valley. Its patio stretches along the Napa River and its award winning micro-brewery (Napa Valley Brewing Company) occupies the historic water tower. The pub offers a vibrant late-night social scene and is a perfect sports viewing venue boasting five flat screen HDTVs.

Boasting the title of Calistoga's sole authentic sports bar, Johnny's Restaurant & Bar is located in the historic Mount View Hotel in downtown Calistoga. With daily happy hour offerings and their signature house-made Mud City Brews, sports enthusiasts can immerse themselves in entertainment on the five HDTVs adorning the bar staying open late for the true fan. At House of Better, the open-air eatery at Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs, even with mindfulness and relaxation as the vibe, the bartenders will switch on a game for guests to zen out.

So, while you may be visiting Napa Valley to experience the award-winning wines (and there are plenty of those), you can still experience your winning team bask in glory. With plenty of options, north and south, here in Napa Valley, you can belly up to a bar for a beer, kick-back al fresco with a glass of wine, or dine on foods by Michelin-rated chefs all the while, raising a glass to your team. Winning has never been so fun!