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Where to Watch College Football in Washington

Local bars and restaurants offering specials for every alma mater.

Cheer on your favorite college teams at one of these local watering holes. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Clear your Saturday schedules, ladies and gentlemen, because college football season
is in full swing. No matter what fight song you sing or what colors you don, we’ve got you,
your friends, and your team covered. Don’t see your alma mater on the list? Let us
know in the comments section.

Home to
South Florida, and
North Carolina football,
Buffalo Billiards has $3 Miller Light
bottles, $4 Heinekens, and five giant projection screens.

BlackFinn Saloon in DC is the official alumni headquarters for the
University of Southern California,
Florida International, and
Northwestern. Deals for alumni include 20 wings for $16.99, nachos for $10.99, and Finn fries
for $4.99. Drink specials include $3.50 Coors Light drafts, $20 Miller Light towers,
and $5 for the Bomb Squad—a choice of Three Olives flavored vodka and Red Bull in
a team-color specialty cup. The
Bethesda outpost, home to
Northwestern and
Penn State, has $3 Miller Light drafts and $18 Coors Light tower specials.

Ohio State downstairs and
Penn State on the top floor,
Rhino Bar and Pumphouse is the place to be on game day, with $2 bottles and $8
pitchers of Miller and Coors Light, $3.75 Captain Morgan and Jose Cuervo drinks, and
25-cent chicken wings.

Head to
Old Dominion Brewhouse
to watch
Alabama games this season; deals include $10 Natty Light buckets.

If you’re a Hokie, head to
Champps Americana for half-price appetizers and bucket specials on
Virginia Tech game days.

With more than 100 TVs, including a ten-foot projection screen,
Crystal City Sports Pub welcomes all
college football fans and alumni. Food specials include $3 stadium pretzels and $8
chicken fingers.

Mad Hatter provides
$3 Bud Lights, $4 margaritas, and $5 appetizers for
Arizona alumni on game day.

Exchange Sports Saloon, $15 gets
Notre Dame and
Florida State fans all they can drink from kickoff to the end of the third quarter, including Bud
Light drafts, well drinks (no shots), and house wine.

Embrace the Lone Star State at
My Brother’s Place.
There are $1 Coors Light cans and $2 tacos for
University of Texas and
Texas A&M alums.

If you’re a
Penn State fan in Arlington,
Carpool has you covered on game days
with $2.75 Miller Light drafts and half-price select appetizers.

In Bethesda,
Tommy Joe’s is the home
away from home for
Michigan Wolverines, with $2.50 domestic drafts and more than 20 TVs.

Although not officially home to any alumni groups,
Cleveland Park Bar & Grill is a great place to cheer on your favorite college football
team. You’ll find $3 domestic drafts and $16 beer buckets on the rooftop patio.

Light Horse Tavern is the hub for
Colorado football fans, offering $3 banquet cans of Coors Original.

Bottom Line
plays host to
Purdue and
Kansas alumni, who can take advantage of $2.50 Miller and Coors Light bottles and $10 pitchers
of Miller Light.

The 18th Amendment plays host to LSU and Georgia State fans. The
food and drink specialties include $3 Coors Light drafts, $10 Coors Light pitchers,
and $5 chicken tenders.

Alumni groups from
Virginia Tech,
James Madison, and
Nebraska congregate at
Bailey’s Pub & Grill to watch their teams
battle it out on more than 40 TVs and projectors.

Lou’s City Bar has special deals for its Wisconsin and Washington alumni on game day, noting discounted drinks and sausages for the Badgers and $5 Woodmere drafts for fans of the gold and purple.

In addition to a forthcoming deal with
Stanford alumni,
hosts the
University of Miami alumni group on game days.

Speaking of the Sunshine State,
Pour House
is the official bar for
Florida Gator fans, offering $10 pitchers of Miller Light, while
Union Pub hosts the
Florida State alumni group, presenting deals like 20 jumbo chicken wings for $14 and $3 Bud Light

boasting two projection screens and more than 50 TVs, shows a plethora of teams on
game day. Specials include $3.75 Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Light bottles
and $3.95 cheeseburgers.

Carolina blue cups will be provided on game day for all
UNC alumni at
Ventnor Sports Cafe as souvenirs, and brunch will be served until 4
in the afternoon.

If you’re a
Buckeye fan in Bethesda, then enjoy $3 Miller Light drafts and bottles at
Union Jack’s. And don’t forget about the 50-cent chicken wings.

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern has been home to many alumni
groups over the years, but the few that have stayed prominent are
Ole Miss,
Mississippi State,
Washington State,
Oklahoma State, and
Georgia. You’ll find $12 Miller Light pitchers and more than 30 TVs.