Where to Watch Football in Chattanooga

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and no, we aren’t talking about Christmas. It’s football time in the South, a special time of year when sports fans become glued to their screens for hours every weekend … unless, of course, they’ve secured tickets to the latest matchup. If you aren’t so fortunate, you may be wondering where in Chattanooga you can catch a game (other than your living room, that is). Whether college football is your thing or NFL is your passion, plenty of area establishments are airing the big game with hearty fare to boot. Here’s where to watch football in the Scenic City. 

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Bud’s Sports Bar

Brainerd Road

With a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, this veteran-owned sports bar is always a hot spot during football season. All around the restaurant, you’ll find 75 high-definition screens playing the most buzzworthy college and NFL games of the weekend. In fact, you can visit their website to view the scheduled sporting events for any given day. While you’re there, don’t miss out on an order of their legendary wings; another Bud’s favorite is “Goal Line Totchos” – tater tots covered in queso cheese topped with bacon and jalapeños.

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Taco Mac

Market Street

Serving Chattanooga for nearly 25 years, downtown’s Taco Mac is ready to host your next watch party. This family-friendly sports grill pulls out all the stops with 35+ high-definition TVs that show sports all day, every day. Taco Mac is passionate about beer and has over 100 taps of craft and local brews. Fans also line up for their world-class wings and juicy burgers, but don’t let that stop you from exploring the menu – the “Train Wreck” nachos are also excellent game day fare.

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Party Fowl

Hamilton Place

Nashville hot chicken fans, rejoice! You can enjoy this delicacy right here in the Scenic City, all while catching the big game at Party Fowl. The restaurant’s generous space and wall-to-wall large screen TVs make viewing your favorite team easy and, most of all, fun. Paired with one of their signature “Boozy Slushies,” you and your friends will be in for a wild ride. For anyone needing to catch an 11 a.m. kickoff on Saturdays, be sure to take advantage of Party Fowl’s award-winning brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Miller’s Ale House

Gunbarrel Road

Game day essentials like 60+ screens and over 35 beers on tap can be found at Miller’s Ale House. A local restaurant and sports bar, Miller’s serves up large portions and shareable appetizers, including their famous buttermilk-drenched, hand-breaded boneless chicken Zingers®, in a lively atmosphere. There’s always a drink special going on, so be sure to check that out before placing your order!

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Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

Broad Street

You don’t have to be an LSU fan to appreciate Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, which advertises “Game Day With a Taste of Louisiana.” Here, you can cheer on your college or NFL team while enjoying made-from-scratch Cajun cuisine – we’re talking gumbo, shrimp and grits, po’ boys, and beignets – and over 40 beers on tap. Grab a booth early and watch all of the top games from the restaurant’s 70+ large screen TVs.

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HiFi Clyde’s

West Main Street

Chattanoogans can count on HiFi Clyde’s to hook them up with the best grub during football season. From smoked wings and BBQ potato skins to nachos and soft pretzels, there’s something for every kind of sports fan. This popular Southside restaurant is usually packed on Saturdays in the fall, as the space boasts large televisions throughout the room – making college games accessible to all patrons. One thing’s for sure: You’ll be in for a good time, no matter the final score.

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Tremont Tavern

Hixson Pike

Saturday game days mean $3 Fat Tires and $2 Coors Lights at Tremont Tavern, North Chattanooga’s favorite local watering hole. Tremont is so pro-football, they’ve even been hosting Fantasy Football Draft parties, complete with sliders and house-made dip, throughout August and September. While the television count may be smaller than some of the other joints on this list, Tremont more than makes up for it with a fun and welcoming atmosphere and those mouth-watering burgers. 

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Southside Social

Chestnut Street

Eat, drink, bowl, and watch football at Southside Social, the city’s family-friendly boutique bowling alley. What we love about this locale is that there’s plenty of room to spread out. There is lounge seating to keep your whole party comfortable, and more than 20 flat-screen televisions mean you’re guaranteed a good vantage point for keeping up with the score. Shareable apps, including nachos and mac and cheese bites, are sure to keep everyone fueled afternoon and night.

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Parkway Pourhouse

Riverfront Parkway

Casual and quality, there’s a lot to love about Parkway Pourhouse, especially come football season. There are TVs everywhere – even on the massive covered patio, which gives games on cool fall evenings a particularly nice ambiance. Given their ideal setup, Parkway has been known to host a watch party or two. Local and national beers are on draft, and the menu’s primers – including wings, gator bites, and pig skins – make for acceptable game day fare.

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Big River Grille & Brewing Works

Downtown & Hamilton Place

With locations in downtown Chattanooga and Hamilton Place, you can enjoy football at Big River Grille & Brewing Works – a restaurant, bar, and working brewery all in one – wherever it’s most convenient. There’s a TV everywhere you turn here, so the big game is always within view as you nurse your award-winning ale and lager. A football-friendly menu including bone-in wings, nachos, and fried pickles will keep your whole party happy.

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Mike’s Hole in the Wall

Cherokee Boulevard

Saturdays and Sundays in the fall are anxiously awaited every year at Mike’s Hole in the Wall, where 16 televisions play ball all day long. Sip a cold one and enjoy popular starters like wings, sliders, pizza rolls, or the ultimate game day food: Frito chili pie. If the weather’s nice, hold court on the restaurant’s outdoor patio, which has plenty of room to kick back, relax, and watch football for hours on end.

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Dave & Buster’s

Hamilton Place

Ever heard of a 40-foot WOW wall? It’s basically a massive screen exclusive to Dave & Buster’s, which is committed to giving sports fans the best game-viewing space possible. The WOW wall has stadium sound and allows viewers to watch multiple games at once – so no more flipping back and forth! Also on the lineup is a great beer selection and wings, flatbreads, nachos, and other game day favorites. And, since Dave & Buster’s is conveniently located inside Hamilton Place Mall, families can easily divide and conquer for the afternoon.

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MLK, Lee Highway, & East Ridge

At Champy’s, there are really three Fs that matter: Fortys, Fowl, and Football. The fun family atmosphere is extra infectious when football season rolls around, as patrons clamor around the restaurant’s televisions – both indoor and outdoor on the covered patio – to follow their favorite teams. And while Champy’s fried chicken is certainly delicious, you also can’t go wrong with an order of hot tamales straight from the Mississippi Delta (especially if you cheer “Hotty Toddy” on Saturdays).

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Edley’s Bar-B-Que

Manufacturers Road

Located in the old Knitting Mill building on Chattanooga’s Northshore, Edley’s Bar-B-Que prides itself as a “tribute to all things Southern.” That certainly includes the South’s pride and joy: football. Near the bar area, Edley’s has assembled plenty of televisions primed for fall weekends, and the restaurant’s relaxed, folksy setting is sure to appeal to the most avid of sports fans. Of course, Edley’s low-and-slow cooked barbecue is enough to keep fans coming back for more, and their smoked wings make a fantastic game day accompaniment.

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State of Confusion

East Main Street

Southside’s State of Confusion is already a great place to hang with friends thanks to its sprawling, pet-friendly outdoor space. In the fall, patrons can be found huddling around the restaurant’s televisions and cheering on their favorite teams. On the weekends from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., fans can order popular brunch items like the Confusion Benedict and Fried Chicken Funnel Cake to share during halftime.

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Buffalo Wild Wings

Market Street & Highway 153

Although it’s one of the most well-known chains for sports-watching around, we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a shout out to Buffalo Wild Wings. You want wall-to-wall high-definition, flat-screen TVs? B-Dubs has you covered. Are wings your ideal game day food? B-Dubs offers traditional, boneless, and even cauliflower varieties. There’s no doubt you’ll be in good company every Saturday and Sunday of football season!

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