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Top 10 Carolina Panthers Sports Bars

Carolina Panther fans at Neuse River Brewing Company in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo Credit: Jennifer Kolarov.

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Updated for the 2017 NFL season. The 10 most popular Panther  watch bars in North and South Carolina and 10 other spots around the country. Please comment on bars and add your own recommendations. Photos of fans at sports bars welcome!

Since they were founded in 1995, the Carolina Panthers have made only one trip to the Super Bowl, but what a trip it was! Super Bowl XXXVIII is considered by many to be the greatest Super Bowl game of all time.  

Played in Houston, Texas, on 1 February 2004, it was both exciting and well played. The Carolina Panthers lost to the New England Patriots by a score of 29 to 32.

More memorable, however, is what happened during halftime.

Performing during the halftime show, songstress Janet Jackson suffered a “wardrobe malfunction”, which led to a broadcasting crackdown against indecency by the United States Federal Communications Commission.

The Carolina Panthers are a member of the South Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL). 

They joined the NFL in 1993 as the football league's 29th franchise, beginning play in 1995.

The Panthers play home games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are one of the few NFL teams that owns the stadium they play in.

As the Carolina Panthers, the football team draws fan support from across the Carolinas, as the following list of sports bars demonstrates.

If you want to root for the Carolina Panthers in North or South Carolina, chances are there is a sports bar that will make you feel welcome nearby.

If you live in other parts of the country, however, it might be a bit more difficult. This is not a team with a national following.

With one exception: one of the most enthusiastic Carolina Panthers sports bars in the country is located in the nation's capital! 


Carolina Panthers fans celebrate a touchdown at Lucky Bar in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: Capital Riot

Where to Root for the Panthers in the Carolinas

While not necessarily exclusive Carolina Panthers hangouts, the following sports bars usually  attract Panther fans on game day. But always call ahead to make sure the game with will broadcast! 

  1. Hickory Tavern - 11504 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina. Telephone: (704) 847-4408.
  2. Local 616 - 616 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina. Telephone: (843) 414-7850.
  3. Neuse River Breweing Company – 518 Pershing Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. (984) 232-8479.
  4. Stumble Stilskins - 202 West Market Street, Greensboro, North Carolina. Telephone: (336) 691-1222.
  5. Blackfinn Ameripub - 210 East Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina. Telephone: (704) 971-4440.
  6. Five Points  - 532 Congaree Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina. Telephone: (803) 748-7373.
  7. Big John's Tavern – 251 East Bay Street, Charleston, South Carolina. Telephone: (843) 723-DIVE.
  8. d. d. Peckers Wing Shack - 10403 East Park Road, Charlotte, North Carolina. Telephone: (704) 541-4113.
  9. Dig & Dive - 3525 Lancelot Lane, Wilmington, North Carolina. Telephone: (910) 202-9350.
  10. Twin Peaks - 1034 Woodruff, Greenville, South Carolina. Telephone: (864) 326-4080.

Where to Root for the Carolina Panthers Around the Country 

While not necessarily exclusive Carolina Panthers hangouts, the following sports bars usually  attract Panther fans on game day. But always call ahead to make sure the game with will broadcast! 

  1. Lucky Bar - 1221 Connectivut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 331-3711.
  2. The Irishman – 1745 Northwest, Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton, Florida. Telephone: (561) 368-1129.
  3. Fat Rabbit – 2533 Mckinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas. Telephone: (469) 941-4085.
  4. On the Rox - 119 North 18th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Telephone: (804) 303-9444.
  5. The Banshee - 934 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, Masscachusetts. Telephone: (617) 9747.
  6. Tin Roof Baltimore - 32 Market Place, Baltimore, Maryland. Telephone: (443) 873-6137.
  7. The Ranch - 710 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas. Telephone: (512) 465-2016.
  8. Timothy O'Tool's Pub - 622 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (312) 642-0700.
  9. Black Finn Ameripub - 2750 Gallows Road, Merrifield, Virginia. Telephone: (703) 0100.
  10. The Bucket Shop Cafe - 3475 Lenox Road Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia. Telephone: (404) 261-9244.

Your Feedback Wanted! 

Please leave comments on these establishments and/or recommend other sports bars friendly to … fans in the COMMENT box below.

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