It’s Auburn kickoff time! This Saturday, Sept. 4, Auburn is scheduled to play Akron in Jordan-Hare Stadium at 6 p.m. You might have heard of the classic game day hacks like Toomer’s lemonade, the tiger walk and tailgating on the green space. While these traditions make game day great, sometimes it’s good to mix it up a bit. We’re here to give you the ultimate guide to navigating game day a little differently.
Step away from the crowds
Looking for secret spots away from the game day crowds? Whether you’re wanting to grab a bite to eat or enjoy local brews, Auburn/Opelika has it all. You might even hear some live music! Check out this list of underrated watch party spots for those wanting a laid-back game day experience:
- Resting Pulse Brewing Company I Instagram I Facebook
- John Emerald Distilling Company I Instagram I Facebook
- Auburn Plaza Bar & Lounge I Instagram I Facebook
- Irish Bred Pub I Instagram I Facebook
Downtown hot spots
Being in the heart of downtown Auburn while 87,000 fans are piled in the stadium is quite the adventure. Since the larger crowds have died down, you get your choice of places to watch the game with locals and fans alike. Enjoy the outdoor patio at Live Oaks or experience the classic sports bar vibe at Halftime! Here are the best game day spots in downtown Auburn:
- Live Oaks I Instagram I Facebook
- Moe’s BBQ I Instagram
- Halftime Sports Bar & Grill I Instagram I Facebook
- Southeastern Bar I Instagram I Facebook
These locations are for the non-football fans out there. Head to these two spots to study, meet with friends or get a taste of Auburn’s hometown feel:
Game day isn’t just for super fans. There’s a place for everyone to enjoy a football Saturday in Auburn!