Top Places to Watch Football Games | In & Around the Quad Cities


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Oh, the autumn breeze, the rustling leaves, and… the unmistakable sound of NFL games on TV? Yep, it’s that time of year again! 🏈

If you’re a mom like me, your Sunday game plan might involve color-coded family calendars, superhero-themed lunch boxes, or hunting for that elusive missing sock. But, during football season, things can get a tad more… athletic.

So, for the love of all things spandex and sports-themed, here are some of the top places to enjoy NFL football games with a splash of family fun:

1. Your Living Room Couch:

Pro: You can wear those yoga pants (no judgment here). Kids can jump around, and no one’s shushing them. Con: The couch is also home to surprise LEGO landmines. Always proceed with caution.

2. Friend’s House with a Basement (AKA “Kid Dungeon”):

You watch the game upstairs, and the kids play downstairs. Just remember to send a search party if they’re quiet for too long.

3. Local Sports Bars or Restaurants:

Or head out to a local sports bar or restaurant in the Quad Cities area (with or without the kids) and watch your favorite NFL team! We’ve even created a list for you — check it out below.

Here’s our curated list of the Best Places to Watch Football in the Quad Cities Area:

Bad Boyz Pizza and Pub 4706 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA 563-355-5500
BeerTinis 3803 Rockingham Rd, Davenport, IA 563-323-0021
Frackies Pub & Grub 2820 Rockingham Rd, Davenport, IA 563-326-0202
Grease Monkeys Sports Bar and Grill 709 1st St, Colona, IL 309-281-1887
Gunchies Davenport 2905 Telegraph Rd, Davenport, IA 563-323-9867
GypsyHighway 2606 W Locust St, Davenport, IA 563-232-8890
Hawkeye Sports Bar & Grill 4646 Cheyenne Avenue, Davenport, IA 563-888-5464
Kavanaugh’s Hilltop 1228 30th St, Rock Island, IL 309-786-9055
Old Chicago 3030 Utica Ridge Rd, Bettendorf, IA 563-355-9494
Public House Davenport 5260 Northwest Blvd, Davenport, IA 563-594-6055
PV Pub & Grill 4590 Wyndham Dr, Bettendorf, IA 563-600-4200
Sports Fans Pizza 1723 Grant St, Bettendorf, IA 563-359-5555
Steves Old Time Tap 223 17th St, Rock Island, IL 309-786-4543
Three 33 333 River Drive, Princeton, IA 563-635-5014
Treehouse Pub & Eatery 2239 Kimberly Rd, Bettendorf, IA 563-355-1255
Van’s Pizza Pub 3333 N Harrison St, Davenport, IA 563-386-0090
White Horse Inn Bar & Grill 1201 53rd St. Moline, IL 309-764-9151


Remember, it’s not just about the game; it’s about the memorable fumbles, like explaining to your five-year-old why “that man just tackled that other man” or how you successfully managed to keep their paint-covered fingers off your white jersey.

Related: Why Moms Are Cheering For Youth Football | Flag, Touch, and Tackle

So, whether you’re an avid NFL fan (Go Steelers!!) or just there for the nachos, here’s to enjoying the season with a mix of cheers, giggles, and perhaps a few minor parenting penalties!

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