20 of the most upscale sports bars in the US

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Football season has begun, and finding the ultimate sports bar for Sunday night viewings is essential.

While rowdy dive bars are one way to experience the game, other bars are upping the ante with fine-dining, plush seating, and signature cocktails.

We’ve rounded up 20 sports bars across America that will take your game day experience to the next level, with everything from several rows of stadium-style seating to champagne towers.

The Ainsworth in New York City boasts 40 flat-screen TVs, antique black chandeliers, oak tables with leather seats, and American fusion food from Spago's Chef Dave Feimster. Munch on scrumptious plates like miso duck spring rolls while watching the game in style.

Lagasse's Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, offers a 24,000 square-foot sports hub with 109 flat-screen TVs, a huge projection screen, six stadium seating rows, and a sports book with personal betting tablets.

The 40/40 Club is a sports bar and lounge that's owned by Jay Z and business partner Juan Perez. With locations in Atlantic City, Chicago, Atlanta, London, and New York, the multi-level venue has a stunning 18-foot tall champagne tower, leather wall paneling, more than 30 flat-screen monitors, and 5 VIP lounges upstairs.

The Gryphon in Washington, DC, offers an upscale rustic feel, where antler chandeliers and wooden accents surround the flat-screen TVs that line its walls. Sports fanatics can also sample premium aged meats, try out the raw bar, or sip on a specialty cocktail.

Frankey's Sports Bar in Hallandale Beach, Florida, works with local family farms to create succulent, grass-fed burgers, steak-tip skewers, and rib eye steaks. The venue also offers live betting on horse races and radio shows with sports celebrities.

Philadelphia's Founding Fathers offers 20 taps of local and craft brews as well as typical sports bar fare in an upscale setting.

Old Town Pour House has two Illinois locations -- one in Chicago, and another in Oak Brook -- in addition to a bar in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The spacious restaurant serves elevated American cuisine, like truffle mac and cheese and duck confit nachos. Their Chicago location has over 90 beers on tap.

David's Club Bar & Grill is located at the Hilton in Orlando, Florida. It's an elevated sports pub with a seasonal menu that includes whiskey-smothered buffalo wings and lobster ceviche summer rolls. There's outdoor seating with fire pits, plus pool tables and TVs inside.

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In Boston, Massachusetts, Champions Sports Bar has an open architectural design with high ceilings, sleek private dining rooms, and a circular bar that provides up-close views of whatever game you want to watch.

The Race and Sports Book at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has several private boxes with their own 42-inch plasma TVs, surround-sound audio, and a variety of video games. Personal servers can deliver food and drinks to you as you watch the game.

Cover-3 has three different locations in Texas: San Antonio, Austin, and Downtown Austin. The menu ranges from classics like fried pickles and hamburgers to seared ahi tuna and jumbo North Atlantic scallops. The space includes an upstairs lounge with cocktail tables, leather sofas, flat screen TVs, and innovative cocktails.

Dantanna's has several locations in Atlanta and combines the sophistication of a 5-star restaurant with the casual quality of a sports bar. With gourmet menu selections like premium aged steaks, it's a more classy take on the typical sports bar experience.

Goal is located in Los Angeles and is run by Executive Chef Jonah Johnson, a personal chef for several celebrities. Inside, the bar has plush, oversized booths, plasma screens, and booths you can reserve ahead of time. Menu highlights include a fresh ceviche served with avocado.

With a sleek black-and-brown interior, Kroll's South Loop in Chicago serves a list of 99 beers with classic American food.

The Woods Jupiter is Tiger Woods' new restaurant and sports bar in Jupiter, Florida. A central bar boasts 38 TVs, and the menu includes a wide selection of bourbons, cognacs, and ryes, plus a cigar list and fine-dining options.

Visitors can access the High Velocity sports bar in Indianapolis, Indiana, through the ground floor of the downtown JW Marriott. Once they reach the bar, they will be treated to a bank of TVs, a state-of-the-art audio system, and private viewing decks like the End Zone, which can accommodate up to 100 people.

Bobby V's Restaurant and Sports Bar in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, seats up to 300 people and features 70 large TVs, a golf simulator, private meeting rooms, and a list of appetizing entrees that includes filet mignon and seared ahi tuna.

FC Gotham is located in the heart of New York's Meatpacking District. You can get all the sports bar grub essentials, like wings and pulled pork nachos.

Quality Athletics is a full service sports bar and restaurant in Seattle, Washington, that serves upscale takes on classic sports bar dishes. Game-viewers can enjoy grub like duck wings and a Philly cheesesteak tartine while kicking back in the venue's rooftop garden.

Victory Sports Bar & Club in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is a sports bar with live betting on races, 100-foot ceilings, a large LED wall, and a list of DJs that spin late into the evening.

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