New Mexico: Boxcar Bar and Grill
> Located: Santa Fe
“[L]ots of TVs” fill this place, according to a Yelp reviewer, while another wrote “What a great place to catch a Patriots game! Tons of snacks and good craft beer. Get the Frito pie!” Boxcar screens the full slate of NFL Sunday Ticket games, and if a group calls ahead and asks the place to open early for a college game, they’re happy to oblige.
New York: Blondies Sports
> Located: New York
College football fans from schools as diverse as Michigan State, Ohio State, Northwestern University, Penn State, and University of Oklahoma congregate here, as do Jets loyalists. According to one Yelper, this is a “Great place to watch a football game and by far the best place in the country for buffalo wings!!!”
North Carolina: Ugly Dog Pub
> Located: Highlands and Cashiers
These pubs in neighboring towns in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern North Carolina draw Tigers, Bulldogs, Bulls, and Gators fans for their pub food, draft beers, and half-dozen or so TV screens (plenty considering the size of the pubs). “Stop in during a Georgia football game,” advised the Huffington Post, and enjoy “the modern maelstrom of college football.”
North Dakota: Pub West
> Located: West Fargo
This neighborhood pub — whose long name is apparently Pub West Premier Sports Bar — offers football fans 16 draft beers and 32 HDTVs. There are also pool tables and dartboards, as well as a large patio as long as the weather’s decent. North Dakota State’s Bisons are the home team here, and one Yelp reviewer noted that when the team won its fifth straight NCAA Division 1 Championship in 2015, “the bartenders pulled out about 20 bottles of champagne to toast the victory.”
Ohio: Varsity Club Restaurant and Bar
> Located: Columbus
Opened in 1959, this establishment, less than half a mile from Ohio Stadium (home of the Ohio State Buckeyes), shows the NFL Sunday Ticket schedule and other games on 15 TVs inside, five on the patio, and a jumbotron in the rear parking lot. “Game day at the Varsity Club is like nothing else!” claims the Varsity website. It’s also home to one of the country’s largest tailgate parties during home games.
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