Sam's Sports Bar & Grill

(615) 383-3601 | View Website

1803 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN | Directions   37212

36.136416 -86.801020

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 11am - 3am

 
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More Categories: Sports Bars, Taverns

Bar & Club Special Features: Smoking Permitted

Tags: Date Spot, Lunch Spot, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Hillsboro West End

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Sam's Sports Bar & Grill
Sam's Sports Bar & Grill
Sam's Sports Bar & Grill
Menu
Half Rack of Ribs, Nacho Grande, Chicken Nachos, Buffalo Wings, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chorizo Queso Dip, Beer Battered Mozzarella Sticks, White Pizza, White Pizza... more

Reviews for Sam's Sports Bar & Grill

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

fun place, great servers and really good food! – I love going to sam's! They have a great happy hour and the food is really good. especially the ribs. the trivia on Wednesdays is a lot of fun, but the manager on those nights is really rude. They have karaoke on fridays which is okay, it used to be better! Football there is crazy busy so get there early. I go there for lunches a lot and its always great service. The owner is always there and hes really friendly!! I f you haven't been there you need to check the place out!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

best servers and bartenders – I am a patron of Sams and have been for years. Love the servers and bartenders. Food is great and they have recently updated their menus. So many tvs to watch and never a problem to find a specific game you're looking for. The only complaint I really have is that of a manager.There is a woman manager who was working during trivia which they usually have on wednesdays who was drinking on the job. It seems she is always taking shots and smoking everytime I go in that place. Sams seems like a well owned place and just think they could do away with poor management since the rest of the staff is wonderful!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Sam's Just Keeps Getting Better! – As a long time regular of Sam's, I would like to give my opinion of the place. I have always enjoyed going to Sam's, but in the last couple of years, I have enjoyed it even MORE. They have made a lot of improvements, from the menu to the bathrooms, the HD T.V.s, and especially the staff. The servers and bartenders are much more upbeat and friendly these days. They spend more time taking care of their customers and less time complaing to them about their jobs, like they used to. I think the night manager is a sweetheart who works hard and no matter how busy she is, she always takes the time to say hello. I have met the owner a few times and he seems like a great guy. I go to other sports bars sometimes, to avoid the crowds, but Sam's is by far my favorite, and there is nowhere that I would rather spend my time and money when I want to get out. I would recommend Sam's to anyone between the ages of 21 and 71. Keep up the good work guys!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

And I'm not refering to the song. Sam's is a great place to hang out, day or night. They have the best food, for the money and they have trivia on Wednesdays, karaoke on Friday's (Lots of fun), and sports All of the time. If you can't find the game you are looking for, just ask a manager and they will hook you up. The management is great and so are the bartenders. It's also a place where I can still smoke. I Love This Bar!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

mmhmm – I feel like if you are upset about the smoke, go to a non-smoking bar. There are plenty in Nashville since the new laws.

I also feel like the management is the worst thing about Sam's. The owner is an money hungry, ignorant narcissist. That female manager is more concerned with her smokes and drinks is really hurting the place. They also seem to not want to staff the floor with sufficient servers to take care of everyone there... Service is almost always a problem. Sad, because they for sure have the best happy hour in town and prices in the village.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The smoke ruins the whole place – Great bar but the smoke is nauseating. I lasted 20-30 minutes and had to leave I was so sick to my stomach. They need to ban smoking or get some industrial ventilation.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good bar food & lots of screens but very smokey. – Great place to watch sports and they have a pretty good bar menu including pizzas, salads, burgers, etc. However, they switched to 21 & over to avoid the smoking laws, which is unfortunate for the majority of people that don't smoke.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Helpful hint to take care of bad service – Just some advice on how to handle a place that you love to go to but the service is terrible. When it comes to tipping, do not feel like you have to tip if you are not getting good service. For this to work you have to make sure everyone does not tip if they do not get good service. Eventually the servers will get the idea they have to give good service to make money and if the service already is terrible then by not tipping you will only get service that service that is already terrible which you already are getting. If they give even worse service to the ones not tipping and if everyone does not tip for that lack of service then sales will go down and eventually management will have to step in and make sure the service is better to get the alcohol sales that they need.

Happy tipping!!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Horrible management Sadly the Bar has gone down horribly – I have spent much money over the years at Sams untill last week. They have a female night manager who was viciously rude to me. This is the first time I have ever been treated like dirt by someone who is managing a bar! I told a nice bartender I wanted to speak to her about refunding $10 in the juke box that never played. She was sitting at the end of the bar smoking away having a drink talking to her friend. She told the bar tender I would have to wait which I did fror 15min. Finally I went over to her and she turned and told me what don't you get about me being busy. I said I just wanted to ask a question she told me to leave her alone while she drank her drink smoked her cigarettes. i said ok ok i will be in the other room she said she would come over which she never. Finally I decided i did not want her to ruin my night. Then I decided to never come back in bar again.Found out later by regulars she is a waste and hurting the bars business.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Sports Bar in Nashville!!!! – Sam's is the true Sports Bar hot spot in Nashville. Voted Best Sports Bar by Scene Magazine readers 7 yeas in a row, this Hillsboro Village gathering place has made it's mark on Nashville and local students. The food is outstanding for a sports bar with a wide variety of Pizzas, oven-baked subs, fantastic wings and awesome ribs. Several great salads compliment the menu as well as some of the best chicken tenders around (I like mine Buffalo style). Owner/operator Sam Sanchez has a good operation with past experience with Houston's Restaurant and Princeton's Grill. Partner Al Thomas also owns Sperry's Restaurant in BelleMeade and the two have opened a new Sperry's in Cool Springs. Sam's is the place to go for all your sports action with too many TV's to count and all the fun you can handle!!!

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