6 places in the Birmingham area to watch college football this week, including Avondale Brewery

UAB Blazer’s Football. Via-www.birminghamal.gov.

Here is a bit of trivia.

Since 2009, a Division I team from the state of Alabama has appeared in the College Football National Championship Game  9 of the last 10 years.

No state in the nation comes close to that record.

Birmingham, Alabama football, University of Alabama, Orange Bowl 2018
Nick Saban leads his team. Photo via predictem.com

We love our college football in Alabama. Kickoff for the 2019 season is literally hours away on Thursday, with Birmingham’s  UAB Blazers taking on Alabama State University. Besides attending the games, Bham Now wanted to provide our readers with a guide to some of the best places to watch college football games this week and throughout the season

Here is our list.

Places to Watch College Football in the Birmingham Area

One quick disclaimer.  This is just a sampling of some of our favorite places. Please let us know who we missed by making a comment in the comment sections on our social media channels.

Birmingham Alabama Mascots
Aubie can be seen here on a football gameday with Auburn flag in hand, ready to pump up the crowd. – (Credit: Auburn University Photographic Services)

Iron City Grill

When UAB Football was disbanded a few years ago, the one local establishment that helped lead the Save UAB Football movement was Iron City.  Today, Iron City is the Official UAB Watch Party site for all the big games.

Photo from UAB Football

Be on the lookout the UAB  watch parties this 2019 season and don’t miss the Bama and Auburn games – Especially, of course – the Iron Bowl at Iron City.

Located at 513 22nd Street South Birmingham, Al 35233


Rojo. Photo via Facebook.

Looking for a place to watch Auburn & Alabama games in the Highland Park area? Check out ROJO.  This weekend they will be showing the games against Duke and Oregon in their Main Room. It is a great place to gather around and watch a game. Like a big living room.

Avondale Brewing Company

Want to tailgate on Saturday, August 31st?  Avondale  Brewing is setting up an all day special tailgating watch party and they are giving you options from having it catered, securing a tent or just coming to hangout and drink beer. Check out this great “kickoff” event.


Paramount. Where football and ski ball can live in harmony. Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

Who doesn’t like pinball and football?  It’s the perfect combination.  If your team is losing, what better way to let out your anger.  If they are winning, what better way to celebrate!

Located at 200 20th Street North Birmingham, Al 35205

Sky Castle

If you love football of all kinds – college and the NFL – Sky Castle in the Lakeview District is the place to be. As you can see from last week’s Facebook post about the Florida-Miami game, Sky Castle also offers great drink specials too.

Located at 2808 7th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233


Don’t let the construction around SLEEK hinder you from making it down 5 Points South to see Bama take on the Blue Devils and Auburn against the Ducks.  Opponents are welcome.  Last year, the Oklahoma Alumni held their Alabama-Oklahoma Semi-final Watch Party at SLEEK.

Located at 1005 20th Street South Birmingham, Al 35205

This is Just a Sample

Top Golf
Top Golf Birmingham, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

We also asked readers for some of their favorite places to watch college football, their response?

Otey’s in Crestline Village, Top Golf near Uptown,   Hickory Tavern at Brookwood Village, Tin Roof in Lakeview, 41st Street Pub and Aircraft Sales, On Tap in Inverness and Liberty Park, , Las Trojas in Inverness.

Who did we miss?  Please let us know on our Facebook comment section.


  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.