3 places in Birmingham to watch the LSU v. Clemson National Championship game

Walk On’s at Tattersall Park in Hoover. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Here is a Jeopardy answer.

This state had a team in the College National Championship game for 9 out of the past 11 championship games since 2009.

What is the state of Alabama … Alex?

That’s right, the University of Alabama and Auburn University have appeared in 82% of Division I’s National Championship games over the past decade.

And, think about it, 2020 is the first year since  2014, we do not have to make plans to travel to the local Dicks Sporting Goods to get Championship gear.

LSU v. Clemson

As everyone knows, this year’s big game is the battle of the Tigers – LSU v. Clemson on Monday, January 13th, beginning at 7:00pm.

Despite, not having a local team playing, both teams are from the South, and there is a great deal of interest because this is LSU’s first time in the finals under the new playoff format.

And for Clemson? If they win tonight, that will be 3 National Championships  out of 4 tries for a team led by Pelham native son Dabo Swinney.

So, where are good places to watch the game? Here

Hickory Tavern at Brookwood Village

If you are an LSU grad, the Greater Birmingham LSU Alumni Association Chapter is hosting their watch party at the Hickory Tavern, which is in the heart of Brookwood Village, next to Books-a-Million.

They are encouraging folks to come early and celebrate all night.

Walk Ons

Photo by Pat Byington for Bham now

Co-owned by New Orleans Saints All Pro QB Drew Bree’s, the newly opened Louisiana based Sports Bar in Hoover will be hopping with LSU and Clemson fans alike.  They expect a huge crowd according to our FB correspondence with them this weekend.  Never been to Walk Ons? It’s fun and for cajun/creole foodies, it is heavenly.

Here is their location: 6401 Tattersall Park Drive,Hoover, Alabama

Rougaroux

Rougaroux - Forest Park
Are we in the Bayou? Nope, it’s The Rougaroux in Forest Park. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Another bastion for Louisiana – LSU fans, last week when we contacted Rougaroux in the Forest Park area, they told us they are welcoming fans to watch the big game. Not a big place to watch the game, so get there early too, and enjoy some of Birmingham’s best gumbo.

Additional recommendation – get your gumbo and Po boys “To Go”, to take home.

Here is Rougaroux’s address – 817 39th St S, Birmingham, Alabama

A Tiger is going to win

Birmingham Alabama
Birmingham Zoo’s “Kumar” who passed away in 2018.  – courtesy of the Birmingham Zoo

One thing we are sure of, Tigers are going to win the National Championship game.

Let Bham Now know who else is showing the game, places catering to Clemson fans.

  • 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.