How to get the most out of the Auburn kickoff game on Sept. 4

Auburn Football
Throwback to a full Jordan-Hare Stadium. Photo via Auburn Football Facebook

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

The Plaza Bar &Amp; Lounge
Live music at The Plaza. Photo via Plaza Bar & Lounge Facebook

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:

Downtown hot spots

Southeastern Bar
Fans watching live sports at Southeastern Bar. Photo via Southeastern Bar Facebook

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:

Bonus bites

The Irritable Bao
The Irritable Bao brussels and daily baos. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for the Bama Buzz

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!

What game day spots did we miss? Tag us on social @thebamabuzz!

Maggie Dazzio
Maggie Dazzio
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