If you are a student at The University of Alabama, you know that watching the game at one of the local bars on campus adds to the excitement of game day. However, with the 2021 Parents Weekend coinciding with Saturday's matchup against Southern Miss, grabbing a set of tickets for the whole family might be hard to come by.

Never fear: you can have a great gameday experience outside of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Here are a few of the best places in town to go and watch the game:


Location: 1149 University Blvd. on The Strip

Buffalo Phil's is a great place to go and watch the game with your friends. It's a pub-style bar with a great game day atmosphere, and they also serve incredible food.

Their menu includes burgers, gourmet sandwiches, salads, tons of appetizers and their famous chicken wings. And don't fret, they have plenty of TVs on the walls to make sure you don't miss any of the day's games.

Follow Buffalo Phil's on Facebook here and Instagram here.


Location: 1225 University Blvd. on The Strip

One of Tuscaloosa's best (and newest) bars is just spitting distance from Bryant-Denny Stadium. Visit 1225 for incredible signature cocktails, a great beer selection, and an atmosphere that screams victory.

If you're hungry, 1225 also has a menu full of delicious gameday-inspired options to keep you going for all four quarters.

1225 is also the home of the Tide Tailgate  show: the only way to start off your gameday. Listen to Joe Gaither and his panel of guests every Saturday as they talk all things Alabama Football before the big game.

Follow 1225 on Facebook here, Twitter here and Instagram here.


Location: 412 20th Ave., downtown Tuscaloosa

Loosa Brews has quickly become a local favorite! They are known for their wide variety of draft beers (and we do mean wide -- their bar is equipped with 63 different taps!).

If you are more of a wine person, they have a huge variety of options with over 71 different wine varieties. When it comes to food, they do not have a kitchen but offer $2 snacks. Also, some of Tuscaloosa's best local restaurants are just a short walk away.

The atmosphere is definitely one of the best when it comes to the several different options near campus since Loosa is more than just a taproom -- it's an arcade bar! Bring your quarters so you can use one of their many pinball machines between plays.

Or, if you're looking to just chill while you watch the game, hang outside on Loosa's back patio, where they now have brand-new outdoor TVs.

Follow Loosa Brews on Facebook here, Twitter here and Instagram here.


Location: 4251 Courtney Dr. off Skyland Boulevard

Location: 500 Harper Lee Dr. near Rhodes Softball Stadium

Baumhower's started in 1981, when Bob Baumhower, the All-American from the University of Alabama and six time All-Pro for the Miami Dolphins, decided to share his foodie passion with the world and introduce Buffalo-style chicken wings to the state of Alabama.

Baumhower's is a fully stocked sports bar with TVs as far as the eye can see. If you are looking to enjoy some great food in one of the best "roll tide" atmospheres Tuscaloosa has to offer, Baumhowers is the place to go. Get the gooey fries -- you won't regret it.

Follow Baumhower's on Facebook here and Twitter here.


Location: 46 McFarland Blvd., Northport

Location: 2703 6th St., downtown Tuscaloosa

If you want to have a blast on gameday, with a touch of high class, visit R&R Cigars.

The original location can be found downtown at the Maxwell House, near Nick's Kids Avenue. Apart from cigars, R&R also serves beer, premium whiskey and an atmosphere that will make your father proud.

Follow R&R Cigars on Facebook here and Instagram here. 

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The Alabama Crimson Tide kicks off against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Listen live to Eli Gold in the Tide 100.9 or 95.3 The Bear mobile apps.

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