On Dec. 30, prepare to see the No. 11 Washington Huskies take on the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions at this year’s Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium. If you’re planning to stay on or near campus instead of heading to Phoenix, there are plenty of places where you can check out the game while hanging out with fellow fans. From hidden neighborhood haunts to mouthwatering gastropubs, we’ve got you covered.
Ballard Loft Restaurant & Sports Bar
The Ballard Loft is a popular place for Seattle-area sports fans, making it a natural spot to catch the Fiesta Bowl. It caters to like-minded souls, which means you’ll be in the company of friends you never knew you had as you root for the Huskies Dec. 30.
Roanoke Park Place
Roanoke Park Place is a terrific place to watch your Washington Huskies battle in the Fiesta Bowl. They offer a great menu (and no deep fried foods), plus a bevy of drinks to keep you in tiptop shape. Locals refer to it as a quality neighborhood bar with a stellar ping pong table out back and is a nice place for catching the game.
Quality Athletics is a truly modern sports bar packed with amenities, including TVs to take in the Fiesta Bowl. Better yet, their menu is to die for, and they weren’t named one of the best sports bars in the U.S. for nothing.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Bill Pickle’s Tap Room
Bill Pickle’s Tap Room is a rousing sports bar super close to Penn State’s campus that is packed with TVs, making it a sweet spot for Nittany Lions fans hoping to catch some Fiesta Bowl action. Their kitchen is open until midnight, seven days a week, which means you can fill your belly while watching the game.
Lettermans Sports Grill
Lettermans is another locale close to campus that’s perfectly fit for a Nittany Lions fan. They feature a full menu of apps, wings, sandwiches, tacos, entrees (and more), plus plenty of drinks to go around.
Prior customers say Local Whiskey’s burgers are the best – the rest of their menu isn’t too shabby, either, and it includes fun stuff like cheesesteak egg rolls and Guinness pot roast, because why not. TVs scattered around the pub make Fiesta Bowl viewing a sweet treat.
Your New Favorite Sports Bar
No matter which locale you plop down at when watching the Fiesta Bowl, both Seattle, Washington, and State College, Pennsylvania, have you covered. Speaking of covered, make sure you’re covered with some new garb from Fanatics, which carries an impressive array of Huskies and Nittany Lions swag.