Down, Set, Hike: SoWal Football Hotspots

March 27, 2020 by SoWal Staff

While we may not call it America’s Pastime, a legion of frenetic fans get silly-excited when football season finally rolls around. Whether you bleed school colors for your college alma mater or revel in the heroics of the NFL, watching games bar side is always good action. Here’s the South Walton starting lineup in our latest SoWal List!

Local Catch Bar & Grill
All the locals love Local Catch - great food, great music, great people and GREAT football! The food really is outstanding and the vibe of the place is exciting and yet laid back at the same time. It's a SoWal institution. Located in Santa Rosa Beach


The Hub
Get ready for a big time at The Hub! Every Saturday college matchups can be viewed larger than life on their 25 foot LED Jumbotron and Sundays will be the NFL’s turn. Plans are in the works to turn The Hub into a tailgate party on Saturdays – with sections designated for meeting fellow fans of your school. With even more TVs in Mile Marker Fifteen Restaurant & Bar and on the West Pavilion, Happy Hour deals, and buckets of beer, The Hub is going to be buzzing with football fever. Located next to Watersound Beach

Sandestin Marina Bar & Grill
Welcome to “Sailgating!” Can you think of a better backdrop to watch exciting football matchups than bayside? On Saturday evenings, games will be projected on Sandestin Marina Bar & Grill’s deck. Relax in the breeze while sipping on daily draft specials and munching on their buffalo wings, golden fried calamari, and yummy tacos filled with freshly-caught fish. This beautiful setting for gridiron gatherings will make you pinch yourself. Baytowne Marina at Sandestin

Hurricane Oyster Bar and Grill
This friendly, lively bar scene hosts a popular rockin’ Happy Hour from 3-6 pm every day of the week and is a stellar spot for catching games. $2 off all their house specialty, oysters, and $1 domestic draughts are just two of the deals you should score every time. Located in Grayton Beach

Steamboat Bar & Grill
With two locations – both on and off 30A, call Steamboat Bar & Grill our sleeper picks. With local sports fans ready to chat you up and pool tables for a half time break, Steamboat is a great game day hang and is family friendly too. (Insider tip: my husband swears by their wings and he’s tried a few dozen in his day.) Located in Seagrove and Highway 98 in Santa Rosa Beach

World of Beer
All the pro and college games will be on and the incredible specials at this Destin Commons hotspot will make you hope for OT. Their Bottomless Wings deal is just $12.99 per person on Mondays between 6-10pm. And on Saturdays and Sundays they serve bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Beermosas from 11-3pm. Score! Located in Destin

So what are you waiting for? Hustle, hustle, hustle! The beers are chillin’, the crowd is roarin’ and all that’s missing is you. Be sure to check out our Dining Guide for more places for football fun. Face paint optional.


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