Double Dogs is a solid, family-friendly option in Sylvan Heights and Hillsboro Village, with plenty of screens and beer specials for fun, low-key game day hangs. The real plus to Double Dogs is the audio boxes at every booth that let you tune into whatever game you want so you won’t be fighting for the volume control with the other patrons, of whom there will be plenty. And while they’ve got 100 beers to pick from and plenty of food options, don’t sleep on their beloved buffalo mac & cheese, which, even in a town with tons of solid options for mac & cheese, still manages to stand out.
There are bars where you watch sports, and then there are bars where sports seem integral to foundations, as if the place couldn’t exist without them. Dawghouse is one of the latter, a place where Nashville’s love of music and sports unites into a seamless and addictive vibe, from its chummy, friendly inside spots to its airy, energetic patio. There are plenty of solid food choices but we’re partial to the nachos and, maybe even better, those delectable fried pickles.
The Kung Fu Saloon isn't much a sports bar as it is a “whatever you want us to be” bar -- but it's a great spot for both sports fans and their friends who might otherwise be enticed by Skee-Ball, any of the 20 arcade games, or maybe even the karaoke. And if none of that sounds appealing, just go for Kung Fu’s spin on Nashville hot chicken, a mouth-incinerating local obsession. Their take is quietly one of the best in town.