There are no "true sports bars" near the mall. There are several chain restaurants just south of the mall on 83rd Ave. They are near the Peoria Sports Complex. The only two I can think of that would have a sports atmosphere would be the Tilted Kilt Pub or the Fox & Hound. Just east of the mall on Bell Rd is R. T. O'sullivan's which is a sports bar. Also, there is a Buffalo Wild Wings about 6 miles north/east at Happy Valley and I-17. At 67th ave and Happy Valley is the Times 3 Sports Bar, newly opened in the Fry's shopping center. I hope this helps you find the right Sports Bar near you.
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