Where to Watch College Football: The Away Teams

Saturdays in autumn are all about college football, but where to go if you’re a Wolverine, Sooner, or Cardinal? Don’t worry—there’s a bar for that. For New Orleans transplant Brian Ledet, joining a bevy of LSU Tigers at Fenway’s Baseball Tavern a few years ago was like finding a home away from home. During game broadcasts, Ledet now spins recordings of the LSU Tiger Marching Band at key moments to an often-packed house. In search of a place to don body paint and cheer on your alma mater? Here’s where you may find a like-minded crowd.
—Tom Kielty

 

alabama-new 1. University of Alabama:
The White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Ave., Boston, MA 02134
 

auburn-new2. Auburn University:
Tavern in the Square, Central Square
730 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
 

LSU-new3. Louisiana State University:
The Baseball Tavern
1270 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
 

michigan-new4. University of Michigan:
Sweet Caroline’s
1260 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
 

floridastate-new5. Florida State University:
Kings
50 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02115
 

oklahoma-new6. University of Oklahoma:
McGreevy’s
911 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02115
 

syracuse-new7. Syracuse University:
The Pour House
907 Boylston St. #21, Boston, MA 02115
 

miami-new8. University of Miami:
Lir
903 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02115
 

georgia-new19. University of Georgia:
Clerys
113 Dartmouth St., Boston, MA 02116
 

utexas-ew10. University of Texas:
The Greatest Bar
262 Friend St., Boston, MA 02114
 

gators-new11. University of Florida:
The Vault
105 Water St., Boston, MA 02109
 

clemson-new12. Clemson University:
Central Wharf Co.
160 Milk St., Boston, MA 02109
 

iowa-new13. University of Iowa:
Barracuda Tavern
15 Bosworth St., Boston, MA 02108
 

notredame-new14. University of Notre Dame:
Battery Park Bar and Lounge
33 Batterymarch St., Boston, MA 02110
 

southcaroline-new15. University of South Carolina:
JJ Foley’s Bar & Grille
21 Kingston St., Boston, MA 02111
 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: It’s best to call before going, as some groups move between bars and the less-marquee games don’t always get the full fan experience.