Let’s face it, sometimes all we have time for is a little weekend getaway. That shouldn’t mean having to miss your favorite team take the field. Below, find a list of some of our places to catch the game.
Seville Quarter: 130 E Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Where Pensacola's Arm Chair Quarterbacks Huddle!! Every Saturday join Seville Quarter in Phineas Phogg’s and Apple Annie’s for College Football Saturdays. Guests can enjoy college football team trivia, drink specials and a fantastic football menu. Make sure you wear your game day attire. This is a popular place for alumni to gather.
What to Eat: Red Hot Rosie – A burger grilled to order with habanero aioli, cheddar cheese, fried jalapeno chips with all the fixings on a Kaiser roll. Make sure you ask for the sweet potato fries and an extra side of the aioli, it’s worth it!
This place is truly one of a kind! As you enter, you’ll notice that travelers from across the country have hung their pennants and signed the wall for all to see.
What to Eat: Begin with a dozen raw oysters – this is a staple in our community. Next, try some of that southern fusion cuisine you’ve probably heard all about by now. I particularly like the Blackened Catfish & Shrimp Etouffee. The fish is blackened over creole rice and then smother with shrimp Etoufee and blackened shrimp. Are you drooling yet?
Hub Stacey's Food & Spirits: 312 E Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502
This place is a community favorite that is frequented every night, not just game nights. Enjoy a cold brew inside at the bar or outside on the quaint porch; it's dog-friendly!
What to Eat: If you're in the mood to feel like you're at the stadium try the "Salty" Dog. A 1/4 pound all beef hot dog topped with melted American Cheese, sauerkraut, relish, onions, mustard and ketchup. If you're in the mood for something lighter, they're famous for the "Hub's Hummus" and for the Chicken Salad.
Sidelines Sports Bar & Restaurant: 2 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
If you’re staying out on the beach, this is the place to be to catch a game. Sidelines offers spacious booths and an outdoor patio for you to cheer your favorite team on from. Additionally, Sidelines is family-friendly and features a small arcade for all ages.
What to Eat: Start with the Stuffed Mushrooms, they’re filled with herb cream cheese, fried and served with creamy horseradish sauce. Finish it off with an order of the Caribbean Jerk wings and your favorite cold brew. If you’re not in the mood for bar food – no worries! Patrons can find everything from surf-n-turf to pasta to the Quarterback Club Sandwich.
Casino Beach Bar & Grill: 41 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Overlook the beautiful Gulf of Mexico as you cheer on the boys at Casino Beach Bar & Grill. Every time I come here I instantly feel like I’m on vacation. There are lounge chairs on the patio, hammocks out front and palm trees to keep you shaded. What’s better than a nap in the sunshine with the sound of the waves and the game in the background.
What to Eat: The Shrimp Tacos are TO DIE FOR. Plump, juicy shrimp are blackened in a semi-spice and blackened and added to a soft tortilla, roasted corn salsa, cotija cheese and chipotle lime mayo. Insider tip: add on the Pineapple Pico that comes with the Fish Tacos, it takes this dish to a whole new level. Order it with a Bushwhacker, you’ll be in a Pensacola state of mind!
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Lindsey Steck is a marketing associate for Visit Pensacola. A Pensacola native, Steck enjoys hosting dinner parties, traveling as much as she can and NFL football. She moved away for a brief period following college and soon returned after realizing why people vacation and retire to the coast. On the weekends you'll find her scouring the closest market with a fresh bouquet of flowers in her arms and a macaron in hand.