Harrisburg-area Steelers bars to watch the Black & Gold

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Here. We. Go.

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Our annual lineup of Harrisburg-area Steelers bars

Usually, this post starts off with our annual rant about how the NFL screws over central PA Steelers every year with multiple blacked-out games.

We’re forced to find alternative ways to watch or barter with friends for their NFL Ticket.

However, the local Black & Gold faithful seemed to have lucked out this season.

Amazingly, there might only be one such game in 2019. It appears that other than their week 16 showdown with the Jets, the Steelers should be on local TV every week.

If you have any concerns, consult this handy site to see who is playing on what station each week of the season.

Now, you can go to the bar for Steelers games for fun and not out of necessity. Hopefully, this will also temper the crowds a bit.

There are slices of the North Shore all throughout the city. No matter where you call home in our Burg, you can find Steelers faithful shouting, “Here We Go” as they down wings, sandwiches, and beers.

If for some reason the football gods decide to point and laugh at us on another occasion or two throughout the year, you can bet these local Harrisburg-area Steelers bars will have the game.

Harrisburg-Area Steelers Bars

Primanti Brothers

This has to be the number one pick, right?

You can do as Pittsburghers do and head dahn to Primantis for a sandwich and Iron City while watching the ‘Lers on a Sunday.

With countless TVs lining the walls and behind the bar, you won’t miss a second of the action.

What to eat: Your favorite Primanti sandwich. The classic is the Pitts-burgher, but I always go with a Cappicola with Cheese and an egg.

In addition to Iron City, you can find a host of local brews and fun, signature drinks.

The Sturges Speakeasy

Speak is a genuine Steelers bar. If the Steelers are playing, you can bet the game is on with sound. No matter where you’re sitting, you’ll have a direct view of any of the TVs so you won’t miss any Big Ben to JuJu TDs.

If kickoff is earlier, you’ll make sure you check out the brunch menu. If not, the Prime Rib Sandwich paired with a pint of Hop Knife is the way to go.

Big Bottom Brewery

Three words: Buff. Chick. Dip.

Okay, yes, their pizza is pretty spot on and they have a rotating list of their own Big Bottom brews and 30+ more regional and national craft beers.

The Buffalo Chicken Dip really does hit the spot and is obviously perfect for any game day starter.

Plus, the owners are from Pittsburgh so there’s no chance they are missing a game this season.

Caddy Shack

Get in a round (while you can), and then take in the game. Caddy Shack is home for west shore Steelers fans.

Beyond being amongst friends and the prominently played, you’ll find killer wing and beer specials to keep you satisfied even if the Steelers decide to stink it up on the field.

The Wharf

If you’re east shore and a little more towards Hershey, The Wharf is your own little piece of The Burgh.

Munch on club sandwiches, wings, and mini-bolis in between sips of an okay craft beer selection, tall house cocktails, and specialty drinks.

Enola American Legion

The Harrisburg Steelers Fan Club meets here. If you want to make sure you’re surrounded by the right people, this is the spot.

There is a $5 entry per game ($15 for the season) but that doesn’t matter once you realize the drinks are cheap and the people are friendly.

Reliable (but not team loyal) spots to catch the game

There are a few bars that will definitely have the Steelers game on, but you might have to watch next to a Ravens fan.

Like, c’mon, your game is ON! Don’t subject us to this.

Anyway …

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar

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With locations throughout the area, Arooga’s makes sure you’re never too far from the game.

The name of the game with Arooga’s is wings and their creative wing sauces. That Almost Everything Sauce is so good.

With expansive draft lists at all locations, you’ll always be able to find a beer to your liking.

Plus, if you have friends who live the plant-based life, they have plenty of plant-friendly options. No, they don’t just need to get fries or a salad.

Dave & Busters at Capital City Mall

Walls of TVs, games to play during halftime, and plenty of seating options put D&B in this category.

They have regional and local craft beer on draft, but I might suggest the Bloody Mary.

A Bloody Mary takes the cake when you’re talking about starting off a #SundayFunday during the fall.

No matter which Harrisburg-area Steelers bars you choose to cheer on the Black & Gold, just remember to be loud and proud and leave those Terrible Towels at home until the playoffs.

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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