Foodie February: Sports Bars & Grills

Here in the Midwest, we are serious about sports! Watch the game from the comfort of one of the many sports bars in Council Bluffs. They've got everything you need to enjoy the game, including beer, wings, big-screen TVs, and more.



A community staple since 2001, Barley's is more than just a bar and grill. It's a place where friends, family, and visitors gather to enjoy delicious food and drinks on the Historic 100 Block of West Broadway. Their sophisticated menu, vast beer selection, and inviting ambiance make it the perfect location to watch the game.


11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Kitchen: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Buck Snort Restaurant & Sports Bar


The Buck Snort Restaurant & Sports Bar is a fast-casual restaurant that offers a full bar, craft beers, and plenty of big screens to catch the game! Their well known for their burgers, including the Swamp Donkey, a 1/3 lb. patty with brisket, American cheese, onion rings, and BBQ sauce.


Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Glory Days Sports Bar & Grill


Glory Days Sports Bar & Grill is in the heart of Council Bluffs on the Historic 100 Block. Enjoy great food with sports action on the TVs, darts, ticket machines, and tunes on their jukebox! Once the weather warms up, you can enjoy their newly opened rooftop patio. Locals always suggest the mouthwatering Crab Rangoon pizza to newcomers!


11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

3rd Base Bar & Grill


A neighborhood sports bar and grill, 3rd Base is your viewing spot for NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, and more. Their menu includes burgers, broasted chicken, and other sports bar favorites. Keep an eye out for their reoccurring Shots & Giggles Comedy Show events; it's a hoot!


Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

The Salty Dog Bar & Grill


The Salty Dog Bar & Grill is a locally owned restaurant specializing in scratch-made comfort food. The menu consists of nationally recognized Char Buff wings and appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. Their "wingology" menu lets you customize your wings to be crispy and covered in the right amount of sauce!


11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

The Dock Bar & Grill

@The Dock Bar & Grill

A neighborhood bar and grill, The Dock serves your favorite bar food, including baskets, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and rotating specials. Their inviting restaurant is great for enjoying the game, watching live music, or trying darts!


Monday-Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

But Wait! There's More

Council Bluffs is home to many more sports bars and grills. Check out some of our other favorites, including Bertha's Bar & Grill, Goldmine Bar & Grill, LPL's Restaurant & Pub, Oskies for Sports, Spillway Bar & Grill, Sugars Lounge and Diner, T'z Sports Pub, and more!

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Go check out these fantastic sports bar and grill options in Council Bluffs! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, meeting an old friend for drinks, or going out for date night, there are delicious options here in CB! As always, be sure to enjoy it responsibly! 

While dining at one of our unforgettable restaurants, take a photo of your meal, post it on social media, and tag @UNleashCB on Facebook or Instagram to be entered to win a gift card to a local restaurant.

For a complete list of restaurants in Council Bluffs, click here!

This post was originally published on February 22, 2023 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.