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The only thing better than a great game is watching the game with other sports fans. Of course, when your favorite team is playing a pivotal game during your vacation, you want to watch it, but you don’t want to sacrifice spending time with the ones you’re traveling with. Good news! When you’re staying in Destin, Florida and on 30A, you don’t have to choose. The Emerald Coast is heavily populated by fun, family-friendly restaurants and bars with TVs. There are even a few romantic rooftop and beachfront bars and restaurants where you can catch the game.

O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar in Destin

  • 34940 Emerald Coast Parkway Ste. #101, Destin, FL

  • Seafood sports bar

  • Casual environment

  • Game room

  • Late night

Locally-owned O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar has everything anyone could possibly want in a beach sports bar. The gumbo is award-winning (as hopefully your team will be); the pool tables, video game, air hockey table, and more are plenty, and there are TVs tuned to the best upcoming games (currently, NBA and NHL). They have plenty of space, 64 TVs and 4 16-foot HD projection TVs in the restaurant. It’s game and grub on at O’Quigley’s.

Landshark’s Pizza & Sports Pub in Destin

  • 300 Harbor Blvd. A-B, Destin, FL

  • Pizza and wings sports bar

  • Locally-owned

  • Family-friendly

Dubbed the Best Traditional in the Blues, Brews, & BBQs event, Landshark’s Pizza & Sports Pub is the place to go for a great time and great food! The owners, couple Brian and Sue Hassman traveled widely before landing in Destin where they established their restaurant, which they describe like a Cheer’s bar. If you’re looking for an experience that feels like home, this is where to be.

Miller’s Ale House in Destin

  • 34906 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL

  • American sports bar

  • Casual environment

  • Family-friendly

  • Late night

Miller’s Ale House in Destin is a popular mainstay with several locations (so you may have had the joy of dining at one before). Miller’s menu is comprised of quintessential sports bar grub: burgers, quesadillas, sandwiches, wings, flatbreads, desserts, and a substantive drinks menu. If you’re looking for an MVD (Most Valuable Dish) to try, then order some Zingers®, the ale house’s signature wings.

Island Wing Company in Destin

  • 981 US Highway 98 East, Destin, FL

  • Grill and wings bar

  • Casual environment

  • Family-friendly

  • Late night

The popular Island Wing Company® franchise has landed in Destin! The menu is diverse with lots of wings, sandwiches, snacks, seafood offerings and more! The restaurant has 30 TVs and 58 taps to guarantee the best selection of whatever game is playing, whatever the season and the best brews to down with the plays.

World of Beer in Destin

  • 4287 Legendary Dr., Destin, FL

  • Located in the Destin Commons

  • Free WiFi

  • Game nights

  • Family and dog-friendly

  • Late nights

World of Beer at the Destin Commons is a fun place to watch the game in Destin! With plenty of TVs, game night fun, a massive patio, and a substantial beer selection, you may never want to leave! There’s lots of space in the restaurant, so it’s great for group gatherings as well. The menu features a huge variety of innovative snacks, appetizers, and entrees for your dining pleasure.

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill in Destin

  • 4251 Legendary Dr., Destin, FL

  • Located in the Destin Commons

  • Bowling alley

  • TVs at the bar

  • Family-friendly

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill is one of Destin’s most fun family-friendly venues. It’s a perfect place to catch an early game, grab a bite of pizza or have a little snack (think chicken tenders or chips and queso) and watch the game while kiddos knock down pins.

The Porch at Old Florida Fish House on 30A

  • 33 Heron’s Watch Way, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

  • Located in Seagrove Beach

  • Seafood and sushi

  • Family-friendly

This best-kept secret in beautiful Seagrove Beach is a great place to watch the game with a date or for a solo venture. You can catch the game on the big screen TV in the main bar or on one of the multiple TVs in the oyster bar.

Local Catch on 30A

  • 3711 W. County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

  • Located in Blue Mountain Beach

  • Fresh seafood

  • Family-friendly

Catch the game along with whatever fare is fresh at the Local Catch on 30A! With TVs in the bar area, you can comfortably dine-in on fish tacos, crab wontons, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, and more, and watch the game at this 30A mainstay.

The Hub on 30A

  • 3723 E. Co. Highway 30A, Seagrove Beach, FL

  • Cuisine from various cultural influences

  • Family-friendly

  • Outdoors

Not called The Hub for nothing, The Hub is the ultimate place to gather for a game! With a 25-foot Jumbo Tron, you won’t be able to look away from the action. There’s plenty to eat and drink and space for the little ones to run around. Choose from seafood, American burgers, BBQ, Mexican-inspired soul food, and more!

Grayton Beer Brewpub on 30A

  • 170 E. County Highway 30A, Grayton Beach, FL

  • Artisanal American

  • Family-friendly

The Grayton Beer Brewpub is indeed the place where your favorite 30A brews are born. The restaurant has a nice menu as well as children’s menu items. There are two televisions at the bar, so if you’re here to watch the game, you may want to fly solo or with a buddy while your other travel companions shop nearby art galleries.

Shades Bar & Grill on 30A

  • 3723 E. County Highway 30A, Seagrove Beach, FL

  • Seafood

  • Family-friendly

There’s as much variety for how to watch the game at this 30A restaurant as there is delicious fresh seafood! Shades Bar & Grill in Inlet Beach has 15 HD big screen TVs, 2 projectors, and a substantial beer selection!

The Rooftop Bar at The Pointe on 30A

  • Located between Inlet Beach and Rosemary Beach on 30A

  • Upscale environment, romantic

  • Ocean views

  • Flat-screen TVs

  • Lounge seating

The Rooftop Bar at the Pointe on 30A opens at 4, so it’s a great place to go for a quiet evening with someone special for some delicious drinks and a relaxing time watching the game as the sun sets over the Emerald Coast. Who knew sports could be so romantic?

As you can see, there’s no need for any sports fan to have FOMO when you’re on the Emerald Coast. Whoever said you can’t have it all never tried to make magical vacation memories and watch the game in Destin, Florida and on 30A.

No matter what time of year, the game is always on, and we want to make sure you can watch the game in Destin and on 30A in comfort and style! If you’re visiting the Emerald Coast and need recommendations, contact us at My Vacation Haven…we want your vacation to be perfect!

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