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South Florida Restaurants And Bars With The Best Football Season Ambiance And Deals

Bring on the cold beer, steaming fries and buckets of wings. Football season is back, and South Florida restaurants are upping their game day experience with food and drink specials, massive TV screens and interactive games. 

While many of us won’t be cheering on our favorite teams in person, perks like truffle fries and lobster tacos, limited-time brews and beer pong tournaments are exactly what we need to get us from kickoff to touchdown. Check out our list of seven restaurants and bars worth visiting during football season.

Bristol’s Burgers

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Located inside the Diplomat Beach Resort, $25 buckets of beer cans or $30 buckets of beer bottles await you. Paired with a $20 platter of food complete with wings, tater tots, fries and sliders, this is a deal for your whole group of friends to enjoy. Specials are available Monday and Thursday nights, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday throughout football season. The restaurant is also equipped with a full arcade and outdoor games like cornhole, Jenga and shuffleboard.

3460 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood; 954.602.8760; bristolsburgers.com

Funky Buddha Brewery 

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Each week during football season, the folks at Funky Buddha will tap a limited-release brew and offer up a special bar bites menu, ranging from wings and sausages to Sloppy Joe’s sliders and beer cheese pretzels. 

1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park; 954.440.0046; funkybuddhabrewery.com

Himmarshee Public House

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From evening kickoffs to all-day events, bounce between Himmarshee Public House’s indoor and outdoor bar areas, which runs specials, including Bud Light buckets and whiskey cocktails, during every NFL event this season.

201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.616.5275; publichouseftl.com

Bru’s Room Sports Grill

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This local restaurant and bar remains one of the area’s most popular football watch-party hangouts. Depending on kickoff time, Bru’s Room features a lineup of curated food and drink specials. From wake and bake pizza, topped with bacon, eggs and tater tots, to ribs, burgers, wings and ice-filled buckets of beer, check your local Bru’s Room location for specific specials on game day.

235 S. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach; 954.785.2227; brusroom.com

9060 W. Commercial Blvd., Sunrise; 954.746.9696; brusroom.com

1000 N. University Drive, Coral Springs; 954.656.8041; brusroom.com

10060 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 954.239.4550; brusroom.com

American Social Las Olas

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Stocked with barrels of local beer from Funky Buddha to Wynwood Brewery, American Social made our list not only for its beer buckets, but also for its barbecue ribs, AmSo burgers and other drink specials. On game days, the restaurant screens the event across multiple TV screens, making sure that you’ll have an unobstructed view regardless of where you’re seated.

721 E. Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale; 954.764.7005; americansocialbar.com/las-olas

Shuck N Dive

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Snack on Cajun cuisine like crawfish mac n’ cheese, fried catfish, Louisiana chicken wings and gator burgers, and sip on a few cold ones inside this 80-seat, laid-back local bar. Food and drink specials on game days vary, so make sure to check their Facebook page for the latest updates.

650 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954.462.0088; shuck-n-dive.com

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen 

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Switch up your game day routine with a visit to this cozy Miami Beach bar, stocked with upscale bar bites (truffle fries, lobster tacos and fried Oreos), hookah tables, beer pong tournaments and seven massive televisions. Let’s just say, it’s worth the drive down south at least once this football season.

1625 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach; 786.275.6324; jezebelmiami.com


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