The most popular NFL fan bars in America, according to Foursquare

Drinking beer and eating huge amounts of junk food with friends is half the fun of football season. But if you're going to see your team play in person and don't have a tailgate to go to beforehand, you might want to check out a fan bar in the area.

Location intelligence company Foursquare put together a guide to the most popular fan bars near every NFL stadium in America, drawing upon its data that shows where users tend to go both before and after football games.

The bars were selected based on their proximity to each stadium, and by utilizing Foursquare's understanding of foot-traffic patterns to determine if there was a high overlap of people that visit both the bar and the football stadium. In cases where a clear winner wasn't identifiable, Foursquare editors located bars that had tips that included terms such as "football," "game" and the city's team name.

What follows is a guide to where you can feel safe drinking among fellow fans.

BUFFALO BILLS: O'Neill's Stadium Inn + Grill

Address: 3864 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, New York

Foursquare rating: 7.8

Located just half a mile from New Era Field, O'Neill's is a classic Irish pub that's especially known for its delicious Buffalo wings, which they also famously have on the menu as a soup.

MIAMI DOLPHINS: Miller's Ale House

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Address: 15251 NW 67th Avenue, Miami Lakes, Florida

Foursquare rating: 7.5

Miller's Ale House is perhaps best known for its zinger mountain melt: boneless chicken tenders tossed with either bleu cheese or ranch dressing and layered on top of fries, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, applewood smoked bacon, and green onions.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill

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Address:275 Patriot Place, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Foursquare rating: 6.7

This country music-inspired bar is one of few in the chain that remain open. Its menu includes some amazingly decadent shared plates, including a dish of fried macaroni and cheese and "loaded freedom fries," topped with spicy queso, shredded jack cheese, bacon, chives, and sour cream.

NEW YORK GIANTS: Redd's Restaurant

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Address: 317 Washington Avenue, Carlstadt, New Jersey

Foursquare rating: 6.4

For $20 to $35 a car, you can park at Redd's and enjoy a shuttle ride directly to MetLife Stadium. Get a burger or French onion soup before you go.


Address: 1400 Warner Street, Baltimore, Maryland

Foursquare rating: 6.6

This 10,000-square-foot sports bar and game hall will give guests their first beer free after Baltimore Ravens games.

CINCINNATI BENGALS: O'Malley's in the Alley

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Address: 25 Ogden Place, Cincinnati, Ohio

Foursquare rating: 7.3

This dive bar — which happens to be one of the oldest in the city — has drink deals on Bengals game days.


Address: 1214 West 6th Street, Cleveland, Ohio

Foursquare rating: 7.3

Dive Bar is a classic sports-themed hangout with 42 beers on tap. It's located just half a mile from the Cleveland Browns' home of FirstEnergy Stadium.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Jerome Bettis' Grille 36

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Address: 393 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Foursquare rating: 8.0

Foursquare users love this bar for its enormous nachos, pierogi flatbreads, and deep fried cheeseburgers. It tends to get busy before and after Steelers games.

HOUSTON TEXANS: Revelry on Richmond

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Address: 1613 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas

Foursquare rating: 7.7

Revelry on Richmond has a great craft beer selection and some interesting bar bites, including deep-fried jalapeños and a seafood stack of crab meat, yellowfin tuna, avocado, pico de gallo, and jumbo shrimp.


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Address: 17 Jackson Place, Indianapolis, Indiana

Foursquare rating: 7.9

Foursquare users say this festive downtown bar is the "best place to go before a Colts game." They also have quarter beer nights on Thursdays and a packed dance floor.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Jacksonville Sports Tavern

Address: 234 A.P. Randolph Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Foursquare rating: 5.8

About a half-mile away from where the Jaguars play, and across the street from the minor league baseball grounds, Jacksonville Sports Tavern has delicious chicken tenders and nachos.

TENNESSEE TITANS: Rippy's Bar and Grill

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Address: 429 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee

Foursquare rating: 7.6

Like many similar bars in Nashville, Rippy's has live music and cheap beer. Foursquare users give especially high marks to the bar's pulled chicken salads and sandwiches.

DENVER BRONCOS: Mile High Station

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Address: 2027 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Foursquare rating: 8.1

An event space that's popular for weddings and corporate events, Mile High Station gets packed when the Broncos are playing at home.


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Address: 5424 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri

Foursquare rating: 7.6

Though it is a bit further away from its home stadium than the other bars on this list, Foursquare users say Mike's Tavern is a great spot to have a beer, watch games on TV, and play darts and shuffleboard.

OAKLAND RAIDERS: Drake's Barrel House

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Address: 1993 Davis Street, San Leandro, California

Foursquare rating: 9.1

A few miles away from the Oakland Coliseum, Drake's Barrel House is a taproom connected to a popular craft brewery. The house beers are the highlight, but there's also a food menu that includes various burgers and sandwiches.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: McGregor's Grill & Ale House

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Address: 10475 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, California

Foursquare rating: 7.9

Foursquare users rave about the jalapeño-topped Irish nachos and fish tacos at this bar, located a three-minute walk away from Qualcomm Stadium.

DALLAS COWBOYS: Mavericks Bar & Grill

Address: 601 East Main Street, Arlington, Texas

Foursquare rating: 6.7

This bar may be unassuming from the outside, but inside, you'll find drink specials and classic bar bites. Mavericks also has a shuttle service to AT&T Stadium for $9 a person.

NEW YORK JETS: The New Park Tavern

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Address: 250 Park Avenue, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Foursquare rating: 8.0

This neighborhood watering hole claims to have the best pizza and mussels in town, and it's accessible by bus to MetLife Stadium.


Address: 1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Foursquare rating: 6.9

This bar, known for its mechanical bull, is located in a dining and entertainment complex about a third of a mile away from Lincoln Financial Field.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS: Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery and General Store

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Address:5121 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland

Foursquare rating: 8.9

Foursquare users love the Thai pizza — topped with peanut sauce, cheese, smoked chicken, cilantro, and bean sprouts — as well as the BBQ sauce- and bacon-topped cowboy burger.

CHICAGO BEARS: Weather Mark Tavern

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Address: 1503 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Foursquare rating: 8.3

Popular for its burgers and nautical decor, this bar is popular before and after Bears games.

DETROIT LIONS: Elwood Bar and Grill

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Address: 300 East Adams Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

Foursquare rating: 7.3

Built in its original location in 1936 (and since moved to another part in Detroit), the Art Deco-styled Elwood Bar & Grill is across the street from Ford Field.


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Address: 780 Armed Forces Drive, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Foursquare rating: 7.5

D2 has multiple bars, which is helpful when it gets packed on Packers game days. It's a short walk to Lambeau Field when you're done pre-gaming.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Vikings Longhouse

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Address: 530 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Foursquare rating: 6.1

Located directly outside U.S. Bank Stadium, this glass-walled bar serves food and beer for 2.5 hours before and two hours after each Vikings home game.


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Address: 300 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia

Foursquare rating: 7.9

Foursquare users rave about the loaded nachos and cool rooftop at this downtown Atlanta bar.

CAROLINA PANTHERS: Courtyard Hooligans

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Address: 140 Brevard Court, Charlotte, North Carolina

Foursquare rating: 8.6

This sports bar — and its expansive parking lot — is a popular place to catch a game, especially soccer. It's half a mile away from Bank of America Stadium.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar

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Address: 1009 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

Foursquare rating: 7.3

Located down the street from the Superdome, Walk-On's has a good variety of bar snacks, from ahi tuna to boom boom shrimp to fried Louisiana alligator.


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Address: 4302 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa, Florida

Foursquare rating: 8.8

Enjoy some classic comfort food at this Tampa spot, including cornbread casserole, cheese and bacon grits, and pulled pork.


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Address: 9401 West Westgate Boulevard, Glendale, Arizona

Foursquare rating: 8.8

With more than 100 beers on tap (powered by a special keg room housing more than 4,000 kegs of beer) and a location just a half-mile away from the University of Phoenix Stadium, Yard House is ideal for brew lovers and football fans.

LOS ANGELES RAMS: 901 Bar & Grill

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Address: 2902 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California

Foursquare rating: 6.9

Thanks to its location near the Coliseum and USC's campus, 901 Bar & Grill (or "The Nine Oh") is often packed with students. Check it out for its decent happy hour and drink specials.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: St. Johns Bar & Grill

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Address: 510 Lawrence Expressway #110, Sunnyvale, California

Foursquare rating: 8.4

Foursquare users recommend that brave eaters try the "Beg for Mercy Cheese Burger" at this spot near the 49ers' Silicon Valley home. It comes with roasted serrano peppers, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle mayo.


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Address:553 1st Avenue South, Seattle, Washington

Foursquare rating: 7.3

Triangle Pub is the best place to hang out before Seahawks games. It gets its name from the building's flatiron shape, and it was originally a hotel.

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