Join local die-hard fans at 10 of the best sports bars in Pinellas County, where game day means good food, good views, ice cold drinks and plenty of places to kick back, relax and enjoy the NCAA Championship Game! The bars listed below range from upscale gastropub to dive bar sports bar.  Listed are places you can take your pup, even a bar that lets you smoke! If you are visiting we welcome you and if you are a local we hope you will try a new place this Monday as we wait to see who will be National Champions 2017!

Drunken Clam (St Pete Beach)

Join the clamily at The Drunken Clam on St. Pete beach! A local favorite, the drinks are well-made yet inexpensive and you can't beat their bar food. Stop in to enjoy their outdoor patio,13 TV's, and more.  Regular bar special pricing over the weekend and Monday, they have great specials! 

46 46th Ave., St. Petersburg FL Phone 727-360-1800

Five Bucks Drinkery (Central Ave Downtown)

The name's pretty self-explanatory. The majority of Five Bucks' menu is only $5. We especially love their "Haute" Dogs, burgers, fried pickles, mom's mac 'n cheese, potato skins, ugh, better stop there I am making myself hungry! Regular pricing and Happy hour pricing is in effect for the weekend and the game!  This is a pet-friendly bar!

The Avenue Eat + Drink (Downtown St.Pete)

Looking for a great gastropub to belly up to for the game, this is the place.  Here you can enjoy elevated pub food, craft cocktails, craft beer and plenty of TV's. A local FSU watch party bar, they got it goin' on when it comes to serving football fans. Championship weekend you can keep your resolution by ordering up their newest creation, a pan-seared salmon burger, with cabbage-avocado aioli and zucchini fries. It's their #BurgeroftheMonth, the Luca Brasi!

330 1st Ave S, Saint Petersburg FL Phone (727) 851-9531

Ferg's Sports Bar (Central Avenue District)

This iconic sports bar fave of locals sits in the shadows of the Tampa Bay Rays home field, the Trop and is a great place to catch every sport surrounded by fans! A traditional Sports Bar and Restaurant featuring American favorites Ferg's Sports Bar will be at the center of the action Monday night with a National Championship Watch Party. Enjoy the inside area or the large Party Deck outside while taking advantage of their game night specials. The party begins at 7 pm.

1320 Central Ave., St Petersburg FL Phone 727-822-4562

Toasted Monkey Beach Bar & Sports Grill (St. Pete Beach)

Welcome to the Toasted Monkey Beach Bar and Sports Grill where locals and visitors alike enjoy great food, great sports and family fun all at one location on one of Florida's most popular beaches, St. Pete Beach. Boasting the BEST regular bar customers on the beach, kick back, relax and enjoy a great atmosphere, cold beers and .25 wings during the championship game.

6110 Gulf Blvd. St, St Pete Beach FL Phone 727-360-5800

Horse and Jockey Traditional British Pub (South Pasadena)

Why not watch American football in a British football pub!  I mean, you know there will be plenty of TV's and great sports minded people to raise a glass and cheer on the NCAA Championship rivals. A traditional British pub located in South Pasadena they boast 24 beers on tap, including Guinness, with many more interesting bottled beers. The chef-driven menu is traditional English, fish & chips, pies and pasties.  You can get pub-food, a good selection of curries and sometimes, depending on the specials a16 oz French Tomahawk over pureed turnip, with bacon lardons and a sweet apple chutney! Note I did say chef-driven! An NFL bar, they will make you comfortable during the game!

1155 Pasadena Ave South, South Pasadena FL Phone 727-345-4995

Thirsty First (Downtown St. Pete)

Wanna do it speakeasy style? This American Style Bar specializing in sports viewing takes you back to the prohibition era in today's world. The weekends mean brunch, the food is excellent, the drinks even better! Enjoy $3 select beers, fireball specials for $5, along with Birddog, and Stoli Blueberry specials during the game with $10 Jameson Flights, $16 buckets and more! Fans will pack the house for a great game watching experience Monday at Thirsty First! 

119 1st Ave N Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg FL Phone 727-317-3333

Sports Legends Bar & Grill (Clearwater)

This legendary sports bar serves an upscale menu and has over 50 - 60" HDTVs. They buy all the sports packages and are THE place in Clearwater to catch Championship action this Monday Night! For a Legendary experience head here for the game if you are in the Clearwater/Largo area! We do not have verification yet but heard a rumor they will be offering $10 buckets of 16 oz bottles of Bud & Bud Light like they do for all Monday Night NFL football games.

2571 Drew. St., Clearwater FL Phone 727-724-6177

Mugs 'N Jugs Tarpon Springs (Tarpon Springs)

Mugs N Jugs Sports Bar and Grill serves the best wings, with ice cold beer!  If you are in North Pinellas this is sports fan central in Tarpon and THE place to watch the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Clemson Tigers for the NCAA Title! Don't watch from home, make plans to join the party at Mugs 'N Jugs for the Championship game. Enjoy all you can eat boneless wings, $2.50 PBR's, and $3.50 Goose Island cocktails.

40737 US Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs FL Phone 727-934-6847

Norton's Sports Bar and Grill (Dunedin)

Before you read on, note that Norton's does allow smoking! Found on Main Street in Dunedin you can watch the game on 18 flat screens, play games, pool, and darts. Three of their TV's are 10 ft. screens for special events like the Championship! 

1824 Main St, Dunedin FL Phone 727-734-2053

Pinellas County sports bars from the beach to the bay, from the Skyway to Tarpon Springs will be packed with fans ready to enjoy the vibe, the big TV's, camaraderie, drinks, great grub and the excitement a National Championship game brings.  The 10 watch party bars on this list are diverse in what they offer, are certainly not dressed-up cocktail bars, are fun spots where you can choose from having your toes in the sand to an authentic British Pub! We hope you will choose to go out for the game and pick a watering hole you haven't visited before.  At each one of the 10 sports bars on this list, you will find fun people looking to share the experience!  Have fun, stay safe and please do not drink and drive! Go Tigers! Go Tide! And three cheers to host city and our sister site in Tampa!

Read more about the game from Local Contributor and well-known sports writer Dave Wirth is  The NCAA Football Championship, a Tampa Ticket. Be sure to check out our Sports Page and check out the 813area guide to The national Championship acctivities in Tampa in  Things To Know About The National Championship Game in Tampa.