More than 60% of drinkers are now going to sports bars less often, survey shows | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors

With baseball season in full swing, you might expect sports bars to be packed this time of year. However, from a pool of 779 VinePair Audience Panel members, 35% of respondents indicated they were visiting sports bars less often than in 2019, while 29.7% said they weren’t going at all. Just 9.2% of the panel stated that they were visiting sports bars more frequently than before the pandemic. Many of those now visiting bars less often said their sports viewing hadn’t decreased; it has simply shifted to taking place more at home or at friends’ houses, though some highlighted that they’d lost interest in sports in general.