Buffalo Bills Bars in Arizona? You bet! With the Bills having odds like these to win the Super Bowl: priced at . And with the Super Bowl coming to Arizona, we have a list of the Best Buffalo Bills Bars in Arizona.
Oddsmakers have Buffalo at to win the AFC. In other words, it’s a great time to be a Bills fan.
For the first time, the Super Bowl will be played in a state where online sports betting is legal. It will be a fantastic event for all football fans, but especially if the Bills make their crazed faithful happy by making it to Super Bowl 57.
This article is dedicated to the many Buffalo Bills fans who’ve migrated southwest to Arizona, where the canyons are deep and wide, the dirt is often reddish-brown, and football is the sport of choice. Luckily for former Buffalo residents, there are many places to watch and root for the Bills in Arizona, especially in the Phoenix area, with like-minded Bills fans.
Former Bills player, Mark Maddox, had this to say about the Bills fandom in the Phoenix area, “As a former player living in AZ, it’s amazing because there are so many places throughout the East and West valley to enjoy the game. I’ve visited several Backers clubs here in the valley and must say the hospitality and love for the Bills is nothing but amazing.”
Where Bills Fans Can Watch Their Favorite Team at the Best Buffalo Bills Bars in Arizona
The Hub Grill & Bar in Mesa
If northerners who move to the south are called “Snowbirds,” why aren’t we calling folks who move from the northeast to the southwest, “Desert Birds?” Let’s start.
A section of The Hub in Mesa is typically taken over by Bills fans each Sunday or Monday night when the team plays. It’s the home of an official chapter of the Bills Backers fan club. The group has their own private room in The Hub for watching Bills games via satellite.
According to a Facebook group called Bills Backers East Valley, this group has nearly 500 members in the area, all of them enthusiastic followers of what they call “the only real NFL team in New York!” (exclamation their own).
The Bills Backers East Valley has annual membership dues of $10 per season, or you can drop in if you’re a Bills fan simply vacationing in the area. The group often refers to itself as “Bills Mafia,” and their Facebook Group page reveals that members also join together for charitable events, and they even host retired Bills players for special events.
Location: 1860 S Stapley Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209
Bonfire Craft Kitchen and Tap House
The Bonfire Craft Kitchen and Tap House has two locations, one in the east valley in Tempe and one in the west valley in Surprise. Both locations offer wood-fired pizza, barbeque, and burgers inside a neighborhood sports bar complete with multiple televisions. The restaurant’s menu boasts made-from-scratch cooking with fresh ingredients.
Tempe Location: 1617 W Warner Rd, Tempe, AZ 85284
Surprise Location: 15332 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374
Bottled Blonde in Scottsdale
Going to Arizona and not visiting Scottsdale is like going to Disney and not entering The Magic Kingdom. Located just 12 miles east of Phoenix, Scottsdale is a charming city with great restaurants and shopping. Plus, it’s home to Bottled Blonde, a famous local pizzeria and beer garden. I mean…who doesn’t want to “pick flowers” in a beer garden?
There’s nothing fake or bleached about Bottled Blonde: this is a legit night spot and great place to watch football. There’s a TV for almost every booth and table, plus six more over the bar, which means you never miss a Josh Allen TD pass.
Enjoy Monday Night Football and get the $12 Burger & Beer Special. Yes, you read that right: a burger and a beer for $12 stinkin’ bucks.
Location: 7340 E Indian Plaza #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
ToScany’s Coal Oven Pizza
Located in Chandler, ToScany’s Coal Oven Pizza is known always to have the Bills game on. The restaurant’s Facebook page advertises them having the Sunday Ticket, so it is a safe bet they will have most NFL games playing. While catching Diggs score a touchdown, you can enjoy one of their thin and crispy pizzas, prepared in their coal oven at 1,000 degrees.
Location: 4960 S Gilbert Rd B10, Chandler, AZ 85249
Clancy’s Pub Pizza and Grill
Also in Scottsdale, in the Old Town neighborhood, Clancy’s is a great place for watching the NFL, gnoshing pizza, or sampling a favorite craft beer. It’s been in the same location since 1977: anything that can stick around that long must be worthwhile.
A special bonus at Clancy’s is the Clancy’s Jack Room Private Party Venue, which you can rent out for a large group of Bills fans.
Location: 4432 N Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Santisi Brothers: Pizzeria & Sports Grill
What is it about sports bars and pizza in Arizona? We don’t know, but we love it. This venue sort of gives off a Buffalo Wild Wings vibe, except not as low-brow. You’ll have about 50 TVs at your disposal, so you can see the Bills as well as all the NFL action each Sunday.
According to the Santisi brothers, its specialties are the Baby Back Ribs and Black Angus Burgers.
Location: 2710 West Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85053,
McKenzie’s Midtown Tavern
If you’re from Buffalo, you know how important wings are to the dining and sports experience. Watching the Bills game without wings is like jumping out of a plane without a parachute: sure the view is great for a while, but once you hit the ground, the fun is over.
A Phoenix Magazine winner for Best Happy Hour, McKenzie’s is a neighborhood bar experience. You sort of think Norm and Cliff from Cheers might have retired in Phoenix and haunt this place.
Location: 4531 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Current Bills Super Bowl Odds
The Bills are best classified as a juggernaut. With extra emphasis on the “Jugger” and special oomph on the “naut,” as in “Naut gonna lose the Super Bowl this time.”
Through Week 7 of the 2022-2023 NFL season, the Bills were ranked second in the league in points scored, and were first in fewest points allowed. The last team to lead in both categories was the 1996 Green Bay Packers, and only three NFL teams have done it in the last 45 years.
Dominance on both sides of the ball is why the Bills are favored to win Super Bowl 57:
Buffalo has advanced to the Super Bowl four times, and failed to win each time. The team lost Super Bowls 25, 26, 27, and 28, in four consecutive seasons from 1990 to 1993.
But despite never having achieved Super Bowl championship status, Bills fans are possibly the most faithful and fanatical of NFL rooters. We call them “fans” because of the word “fanatics,” and that’s exactly what Bills Nation is. Sports fans in Buffalo love their football team, and if you ask them why, they’ll simply say they can’t help but “circle the wagons” in support of their team.
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