5 Birmingham bars where you can watch the college football kickoff Sept. 1

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Where are you kicking off college football season? Photo via Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham’s on Instagram

Football season in Alabama is upon us, which means it’s time to bring out those tailgating essentials and show off that school spirit. UAB kicks off on September 1st, while Alabama and Auburn get started on September 4th. Now throw on your fave team’s colors and cheer them on at these local Birmingham bars.

1. Avondale Brewing Company

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Avondale Brewing Company is a local favorite for college game day. Photo via Avondale Brewing Company on Facebook

In one of our latest social media polls, Birminghamians said Avondale Brewing Company is their favorite place to frequent for game days. Can’t say we’re surprised, especially because this brewery recently unveiled their taproom expansion. The return of college football season is the perfect excuse to check it out.

  • Address: 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday Noon-10PM | Thursday Noon-11PM | Friday-Saturday Noon-Midnight | Sunday 1-10PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Back Forty Birmingham

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Cheers to college football season being back. Photo via Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham’s on Instagram

Back Forty has become one of my favorite spots in Birmingham. Not only does it offer beautiful views of historic Sloss furnace from their beer garden, but their food and brew menu is in a league of its own. The Back 40 Cheeseburger is an absolute must!

At Back Forty, opt to watch football games outdoors on their huge projector screen, or in the shade on one of the taprooms’s many TVs.

  • Address: 3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Sunday 11AM-8PM | Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Cahaba Brewing Co.

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Even the pets are rooting for a team! Photo via Cahaba Brewing Company’s Facebook

Cahaba Brewing Co. has been on a roll hosting events throughout the city. From local markets to the return of Do Dah Day, they’ve shown just how versatile they can be.

Cahaba has plenty of TVs to watch as many football games as your heart desires. Another bonus: They’re dog friendly, so you won’t have to worry about leaving your four-legged family member at home all day.

  • Address: 4500 5th Ave S, Bld C, Birmingham, Alabama 35222
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 3-10PM | Friday-Saturday Noon-10PM | Sunday Noon-8PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Tin Roof Birmingham

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The Tin Roof shareable game day platter features $3 Fireball and beer & seltzer bucket specials. Photo via Tin Roof Birmingham on Instagram

Tin Roof Birmingham is a sports bar in the Lakeview District that’s known for live music and yummy food. It’s also the perfect spot to cheer on your college football team, and then party with your crew after the victory.

5. Birmingham District Brewing Company

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Birmingham District Brewery always shows us a good time on college game day! Photo via Birmingham District Brewing Company’s Facebook

Birmingham District Brewing Company is located in The Battery development downtown. This brewery is ideal for the avid football watcher. With five TVs indoors and a courtyard with the 75″ screen, your game-watching options are limitless.

  • Address: 2201 2nd Ave S, Ste 102, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday Noon-10PM | Thursday-Friday Noon-Midnight| Saturday 11AM-Midnight | Sunday Noon-8PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Carmen Waldrop
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