If you are a football fan who happens to be heading on vacation to Cancun and are worrying that you will miss the games, fear not! The season is full of emotions and incredible matches, and we understand that you don’t want to miss a single moment. If you have been wondering if there are any good bars in Cancun where you can watch NFL football on the big screen with a cold brewski in your hand, the answer is yes, there are! In this article we cover the best places to watch American football in Cancun, so if you are planning on visiting Cancun during football season, you can breathe a deep sigh of relief. There are plenty of bars around where they show American football.
Imagine this. You and your family or friends getting excited to see their favorite team play in a sports bar, sipping a delicious tropical cocktail or your preferred drink, just a few steps from the beach, where you can meet new like-minded friends and be in the middle of all the action.
Amazing, right! If you are thinking about where to watch American football, this is the perfect guide for you. Discover the best sports bars to watch American football in Cancun. Typical bar food, ice-cold drinks, and great places to go to see your favorite team play.
Your Resort’s Bar
Many people forget that their resort may have a great bar and a fantastic environment to get caught up in the moment while cheering on your favorite football team. Whether it is on the big screen at the bar by the pool or from the comfort of your luxury suite, even though you’re on vacation, you don’t have to miss a single goal scored. While you’re deciding which is the best resort to stay at, you can call or email reception and ask if they cater to football fanatics and offer places to watch the games.
Duna Sports Bar
Where: Blvd. Kukulcán Km 12.5 Westin Lagunamar, Cancun 77500 Mexico
Good food and good service! If you are staying anywhere near Westin Lagunamar, you should stop at Duna Sports Bar. They will serve you incredibly from the beach to the bar stool, and you will always have a smile on your face, thanks to the excellent service offered by the waiters.
It is a great place to have lunch or dinner thanks to the excellent quality of its food and the friendly service they provide. All waiters are fast, courteous, and happy to bring you off-menu items.
The menu selections are varied enough to satisfy most tastes. Try the pasta and add shrimp. You will love it!
Where: Blvd Kukulkan Km 9 77500 & Blvd Kukulkan Km. 12.5 Plaza La Isla Cancun, Cancun 77500 Mexico
Hooters is a favorite sports bar around the world. Its traditional American comfort food includes Classic Hooters Wings, burgers, and fries, and a selection of beers on tap, it also offers a casual sports bar atmosphere with several games shown on large screen TVs suspended from the ceiling.
There are two locations in Cancun both on Boulevard Kukulkan with one at Plaza La Isla. This location received a Travelers’ Choice 2021 Award and it’s not hard to see why with a great location, phenomenal service, delicious food, and a jovial atmosphere in the restaurant. Hooters is definitely one of the best places to watch American football in Cancun.
La Taberna de Los Amigos
Where: Avenida Bonampak Sm 6, Cancún 77500 México
If you are looking for a great place to spend a game day, La Taberna de Los Amigos, which translates to “The Friends Tavern” is outstanding! The sports bar is centrally located close to the Plaza Malecon Las Americas on Avenida Bonampak. The atmosphere is excellent, the food and drinks are delicious, the service is exceptional, and the servers are very attentive. They will do everything possible to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy the game.
And the best thing is you will have televisions ––literally–– everywhere, so there will be no chance that you to miss out on the action.
The menu includes pub favorites such as chicken wings, chicken fingers, quesadillas, cheese sticks, and Tex Mex Nachos. When in doubt, order their chicken wings, which are particularly delicious. If you like desserts, the hot brownie with vanilla ice cream is simply heavenly, but they have a good selection of other desserts like crepes, flan, banana splits, and cheese cake. Game day has never been so good.
Snapper’s Isla Mujeres
Where: Ave. Carlos Lazo 77400 Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico
So far on our list of the best places to watch American football in Cancun, we have mostly covered sports bars in downtown Cancun, but let’s say your partner insists on taking a day trip to Isla Mujeres on the exact same day that there is a football match between your two favorite teams. Rather than disappoint your one true love or just the person of the moment, we include on our list the best place to watch football in Isla Mujeres too. That way you can still go on the day trip while making concessions to stop off at the bar, and everyone wins, apart from the team who loses the match. Snapper’s Isla Mujeres is a great place to watch Thursday night football and has a great atmosphere with a 30-ft bar, pool tables, and more than 30 screens where you can watch all kinds of sports, such as NBA, soccer, hockey, and NFL games. Outside there is a 7-ft x 10-ft screen for major sporting events.
Snapper’s Isla Mujeres was also the recipient of the Traveler’s Choice 2021 award, and the venue and the menu don’t disappoint. Specializing in Pacific Rim Cuisine with a Cajun Caribbean flair, you can find everything from crab cakes and calamari to lobster and chicken curry.
The bar serves practically everything including many liquors that you won’t find elsewhere on the island. If your team happens to score, you can cheers them with a cold beer and if they win they game, you can celebrate with some Raspberry Champagne or the Aperol Spritz. Of course, they might not win, cause sometimes they don’t, in that case you can drown your sorrows with the Whiskey Smash or Fireball shot.
There you go. The best places to watch NFL football in Cancun!
It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy your vacation with your family, friends, or significant other. At the same time, you don’t have to miss a game, and you can indulge in delicious food and drink, catch some sunshine and work on your tan, all without disappointing your team, or your girlfriend! See you in Cancun!