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Updated 4:11 pm, October 12, 2016

Chicago's NFL season is off to a rocky start, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have plenty of football fun. Bars throughout the city are welcoming college fans from schools from Alabama to Wisconsin to root for their team of choice while enjoying food and drink deals all season long.

Bar owners and alumni groups: Don't see your bar included here? We'll be adding to this guide throughout the season.
Send your affiliation and specials to RedEye's nightlife reporter Heather Schroering for consideration.

Metromix and RedEye's college sports bar guide includes official partnerships with alumni associations in addition to bars owned by alumni and unofficial affiliations declared by bar management.

ALABAMA
Houndstooth Saloon | $13 Bud Light pitchers, $16 Goose Island pitchers, $5 'Bama bombs (house whiskey, peach schnapps and Red Bull Red), $7 22-ounce Smirnoff cocktails. The bar donates $1 from every pitcher sold during Alabama games to the Alabama Alumni Scholarship Fund.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Cubby Bear | $20-$25 all-you-care-to-drink tall boy cans 30 minutes prior to game time and through the entire game

ARKANSAS
Joe's Bar on Weed St. | $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $6 Jack Daniel’s cocktails, $8 build-your-own bloody mary bar, $8.50 domestic pitchers, $18 Coors Light/Bud Light buckets

AUBURN
Waterhouse | $6 Bud Light drafts ($1 from each is donated to The Auburn University Club), $6 Maker’s Mark cocktails and shots, $4 Sweetwater products, $7 Buffalo chicken rolls, $6 corn nuggets, weekly raffles

BAYLOR
HVAC Pub | $4 Shiner Bock, $4 Deep Eddy vodka cocktails

BUTLER
Gaslight | $5 Coors Light stadium cups

CINCINNATI
O'Leary's Public House | $3 Miller Lite drafts, $10 Miller Lite pitchers

CLEMSON
Full Shilling | $5 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $10 domestic pitchers, $4 Four Loko shots, $5 Tiger bombs (orange vodka with Red Bull)

EAST CAROLINA
A.J. Hudson's Public House | $5 Carlsberg and beer of the week, $7 nachos and wings, $4 Fireball whiskey shots

FLORIDA
Sully's House | $16 buckets, $4 stadium cups, $5 Fireball whiskey shots, $10 pitchers of Miller Lite, Coors Light and Bud Light

FLORIDA STATE
The Country Club | $5 food menu, $4 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $5 22-ounce Green Line stadium cups, 20 percent tab discount for FSU alumni (full-priced items only)

GEORGIA
Highline Bar & Lounge | $6 Svedka mixed drink stadium cups, $4 Bud/Bud Light cans, $5 Miller/Coors stadium cups, $8 boneless wings, $10 mini-burgers, $6 craft/import stadium cups

ILLINOIS
HVAC Pub | $4 Shiner Bock, $4 Deep Eddy vodka cocktails

Joe's Bar on Weed St. | $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $6 Jack Daniel’s cocktails, $8 build-your-own bloody mary bar, $8.50 domestic pitchers, $18 Coors Light/Bud Light buckets

Schoolyard Tavern & Grill | $5 Coors Light and Miller Lite stadium cups, $20 fishbowls, $10 mini-burgers (five burgers plus a side), $5 Oskee Wow-Wow bombs (O bomb with a splash of orange juice)

WhirlyBall | $5 20-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $4 Budweiser and Bud Light, $7 Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream ale, $5 Founder’s All Day IPA drafts, $2.50 wings, $2 sliders, $3 tacos 

ILLINOIS STATE
Flagship | $5 Fireball whiskey shots, $5 mimosas, $5 6-ounce bloody marys, $15 Miller/Coors buckets, $5 22-ounce Miller/Coors stadium cups

INDIANA
Joe's Bar on Weed St. | $18 Coors Light/Bud Light buckets, $8.50 domestic pitchers, $8 build-your-own bloody mary bar, $6 Jack Daniel's cocktails, $4 Fireball whiskey shots

Kirkwood | $10 grilled bone-in wings, $5 Husker bombs (Bacardi Razz, cranberry juice and Red Bull), $5 Miller/Coors stadium cups, $7 glasses of Elks Creek (vodka, gin, Sprite, soda water, lime and orange juice), $25 Big Red (vodka, Minute Maid fruit punch and soda water) or Elks Creek fishbowls

IOWA
Clover Sports & Leisure | $5 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $4 Four Loko shots, $5 Hawkeye bombs (citrus vodka with Red Bull)

Cortland’s Garage | $15 Coors Light and Miller Lite buckets, $5 mimosas and build-your-own bloody marys, $3 Fireball whiskey and El Jimador tequila shots

Crossroads Public House | $7 32-ounce Bud Light loyalty mugs (keep the mug), $12 PBR buckets, $18 Coors Light buckets, $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $4 mimosas, $6 bloody marys, $25 100-ounce Bud Light supertubes

Four Shadows | $5 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $10 domestic pitchers, $4 Four Loko shots, $5 Hawkeye bombs (citrus vodka with Red Bull)

Highline Bar & Lounge | $6 Svedka mixed drink stadium cups, $4 Bud and Bud Light cans, $5 Miller/Coors stadium cups, $8 boneless wings, $10 mini-burgers, $6 craft/import stadium cups

Ironside Bar and Galley | $4 12-ounce Busch Light cans, $5 16-ounce Miller High Life drafts, $5 Cold Spell whiskey shots, $5 Fireball whiskey shots, $6 Dr. McGillicuddy’s blackberry and peach whiskey bombs, $6 grilled cheese, $7 gyros, $9 turkey legs

John Barleycorn Wrigleyville | $30 package includes six cocktails and a buffet

Kick | $11 pork tenderloin sandwich, $9 Cajun garlic mac 'n' cheese, $8 beer brats, $11 wings, $20 Goose Island buckets, $25 mimosa buckets (a bottle of sparkling wine and two types of juice), $10 Baderbrau, Avery White, Ale Syndicate, Ciderboys and Bell's Brewery seasonal stadium mugs with $5 refills

Merkle's Bar & Grill | $2 tacos, $3 domestic cans, $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $5 bombs, $15 mimosa package (half hour before kickoff to end of fourth quarter)

Redmond’s | $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $2 Busch Light and Natural Light cans, $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $5 Jameson shots

Tavern on Little Fort | $8 Miller Lite pitchers, $5 Miller Lite stadium cups, $5 Jack Daniel’s and Coke, $5 vodka lemonade, $5 Hawkeye bombs (citrus vodka with tropical Red Bull)

Theory | $6 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Blue Moon stadium cups

KANSAS
Kincade's Bar & Grill

Lotties Pub | $4 22-ounce Miller/Coors cups, $6 Miller/Coors schooners, $8 Boulevard schooners, $8 pizzas

KENTUCKY
The Pony Inn | $4 John Wall shots (cherry vodka and blue raspberry drink mix), $5 Miller/Coors souvenir cups, $5 Wildcat Pony punch (vodka and blue raspberry drink mix), $5 Old Forester

LOUISVILLE
Finley Dunne's Tavern | $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $5 UV bombs, $3 whiskey shots

MARYLAND
Dark Horse Tap & Grille | $4 Maryland-style Old Bay fries, $5 Terp bombs (whiskey, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and Red Bull), $4 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $6 22-ounce Smirnoff vodka stadium cups

MIAMI
Flagship | $5 Fireball whiskey shots, $5 mimosas, $5 6-ounce bloody marys, $15 Miller/Coors buckets, $5 22-ounce Miller/Coors stadium cups

MICHIGAN
Celtic Crown | $4 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $9 domestic pitchers, $4 Four Loko shots, $5 HarBomb (citrus vodka with Red Bull)

Diag Bar & Grill | $7 bloody marys, $20 champagne bottles, $5 Bud Light stadium cups, $5 HarBombs (Smirnoff Ruby Red Grapefruit bomb), $5 Go Blue bombs (Smirnoff Blueberry bomb)

Duffy’s Tavern & Grill | $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $7 22-ounce Bell's Brewery stadium cups, $7 22-ounce Founders Brewing Co. stadium cups, $8 22-ounce vodka Red Bull stadium cups

Matilda | $4 craft beer drafts

Moe’s Cantina | $30 package includes six cocktails and a buffet

Rockit Bar & Grill | $8 Absolut stadium cups, $25 beer buckets, $6 Jameson, $6 breakfast shots, $6 mimosas, $8 bloody marys

Rockit Burger Bar | $5 Bud Light, Goose Island Green Line and Founders All Day IPA stadium cups

WestEnd | $6 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Bell’s stadium cups, $25 Michigan beer buckets, $6 nachos, $8 goblets of sangria, $5 HarBombs (Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka, Red Bull and blue Powerade)

MICHIGAN STATE
Corcoran's | $18 Coors Light buckets, $4 Miller Lite pints, $2 brisket or cheeseburger sliders, $7 wings platter, $6 bloody marys, mimosas and bombs

Higgins Tavern | $11 Coors Light or Miller Lite pitchers

Hopsmith Tavern | $7 bloody marys, $20 champagne bottles, $6 Bud Light stadium cups, $5 Sparty bombs (Smirnoff Orange, Blue Curacao, Tropical Red Bull)

Mahoney’s Pub & Grille | $4.75 22-ounce Coors Light stadium cups, $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups

Old Crow Smokehouse | $18 Bud and Bud Light buckets, $4 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, half-price small plates

Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill | $5 22-ounce Miller High Life stadium cups, $5 Powers Irish whiskey shots, $16 domestic buckets

The Anthem | $4 22-ounce Coors Light stadium cups, $4 shots of Buffalo Trace bourbon

The Stretch | $30 brunch package includes mimosas, 22-ounce stadium cups, eggs, sausage and breakfast potatoes from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wild Goose | $6 wings or nachos, $5 cans and bottles of Michigan beers, $13 Labatt Brewing Co. pitchers

MISSISSIPPI
Finley Dunne's Tavern | $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $5 UV bombs, $3 whiskey shots

MISSISSIPPI STATE
Beer in Wrigleyville | $7 Pride of 'Sip, $20 fish bowl cocktail, $10 True Maroon Shaker cocktail, $7 Bulldog Balls, $5 Fireball/$3 Bully shots after every score

MISSOURI
Derby | $7 bloody marys, $20 champagne bottles, $6 Bud Light stadium cups, $7 Boulevard Brewing Co. stadium cups, $5 Odom bombs (orange vodka with Red Bull)

Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill | $5 22-ounce Miller High Life stadium cups, $5 Powers Irish whiskey shots, $16 domestic buckets

NEBRASKA
Rockwood Place | $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $5 Husker bombs (cherry vodka, Red Bull and cranberry juice), $25 Bud Light supertube tabletop beer dispensers, $6 Elk Creek glasses (vodka, gin, citrus soda and orange juice), $15 Elk Creek pitchers

Kirkwood Bar & Grill | $10 wings

NORTHWESTERN
Kincade's Bar & Grill

Timothy O'Toole's | $17.50 Miller/Coors buckets, $5 22-ounce Miller Lite, Bud Light and Coors Light stadium cups 

NOTRE DAME
Commonwealth Tavern | $4 Miller Lite stadium cups, $5 Guinness, $10 Irish nachos, $5 Jameson shots

Crossing | $8 nachos, $5 mini-cheeseburgers, $5 Irish car bombs, $5 22-ounce Boulevard Brewing Co. Wheat, Miller Lite and Coors Light stadium cups

D4 Irish Pub & Cafe | $7 small plates (Buffalo wings, pulled pork quesadillas, parmesan truffle fries, onion rings and reuben flatbread)

Emerald Loop | $18 Coors Light buckets, $4 Miller Lite pints, $5 beer of the month, $2 brisket or cheeseburger sliders, $7 wing platter

High Noon Saloon | $4 Modelo Especial drafts, $3 Fireball whiskey shots, $3 Tequila Exotico shots

Lion Head Pub | $3 20-ounce Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts, $5 Absolut bloody marys

Racine Plumbing Bar & Grill | $5 Guinness drafts, $5 Jameson shots, $15 Miller Lite pitchers

The Irish Oak | $7 bloody marys, $20 champagne bottles, $6 22-ounce Bud/Bud Light stadium cups, $5 mimosa bombs

The Kerryman | $3 Miller Lite bottles, $5 bloody marys, $5 mimosas, $10 All American burgers (two patties, American cheese, bacon, egg, garlic aioli and fries)

Vaughan’s Pub Northwest | $13 domestic buckets, $5 bloody marys and mimosas, $4 beer of the month, $4 Paddy and Powers Irish whiskey shots, $6 jumbo wings, $2 smoked brisket or cheeseburger sliders

OHIO STATE
Gaslight | $5 Coors Light stadium cups

O'Donovan's | $17 Coors buckets, $6 Tito’s vodka drinks

Old Crow Smokehouse | $18 domestic buckets

She-nannigans | $6 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups

The Butcher's Tap | $5 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $4 Four Loko shots, $5 Buckeye bombs (cherry vodka with Red Bull)

Vaughan's Pub | $15 Coors Light buckets, $3.50 Miller Lite drafts, $4.50 Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, $5 bloody marys and mimosas, $5 bombs, $6 for a pound of wings, $2 tacos

Woodie's Flat | $7 bloody marys, $20 champagne bottles, $6 Bud Light stadium cups, $5 Brutus bombs (Smirnoff Cherry with Red Bull)

OKLAHOMA
Barn & Company | $4 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $4 vodka lemonade

PENN STATE
A.J. Hudson's Public House | $5 Carlsberg and beer of the week, $7 nachos and wings, $4 Fireball whiskey shots

Durkin’s Tavern | $5 22-ounce Bud Light and Rolling Rock drafts, $8 any other 22-ounce draft, $4 Mind Erasers, Crown Apple shots and Fireball whiskey shots, $8 Bongwater Monkey Boys (similar to a Long Island iced tea), $3 bloody marys and mimosas for morning and afternoon games

PURDUE
Waterhouse | $6 Bud Light stadium cups ($1 from each goes to the Purdue Alumni Club), $5 bombs, 20 percent discount for all Purdue Alumni Club cardholders, $15 60-ounce Green Dragons and Baltimore Zoos

STANFORD
The Anthem | $4 22-ounce Coors Light stadium cups, $4 shots of Buffalo Trace bourbon

SYRACUSE
Crossroads Public House | $7 32-ounce Bud Light loyalty mugs (keep the mug), $12 PBR buckets, $18 Coors Light buckets, $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $4 mimosas, $6 bloody marys, $25 100-ounce Bud Light supertubes

TEXAS
Stanley's Kitchen & Tap | $4 Shiner Bock and Shiner Ruby Redbird cans, $6 Tito’s vodka cocktails, $4 Lone Star, $4 Coors Light, $4 Shiner Strawberry Blonde drafts, $7 Casamigos shots, $10 Shiner drafts with a shot of Casamigos, $6 Texas Tea, $9 Texas mules, $15 brunch buffet and $10 bloody marys and mimosas for early games

TEXAS A&M
The Pony | $5 Tito's vodka cocktails, $5 Fireball whiskey shots, $6 Shiner cups, $15 Lone Star buckets, $10 Aggie pizza (meatball, red onion and barbecue drizzle), $25 Pony gift cards raffled off every game day

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Joe's Bar | $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $6 Jack Daniel’s cocktails, $8 build-your-own bloody mary bar, $8.50 domestic pitchers, $18 Coors Light/Bud Light buckets

UCLA
Glascott’s Saloon | $15 domestic buckets, $12 Miller Lite pitchers

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Highline Bar & Lounge | $6 Svedka cocktail stadium cups, $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $8 fish or steak tacos, $10 mini-burgers with a side, $6 hummus and guacamole, $5 Miller/Coors stadium cups

WISCONSIN
Deuce's & the Diamond Club | $15 Miller Lite buckets, $5 Jameson and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey bombs, $25 meal package includes Miller Lite and Corona Light drafts and your choice of wings or nachos

Fatpour Tap Works | $7 bloody marys, $20 champagne bottles, $6 Bud/Bud Light stadium cups, $5 mimosa bombs, $5 Wisco bombs (Cherry Smirnoff with Red Bull)

Kroll’s South Loop | $15 35-ounce glasses of Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest, $9 bloody marys

Lotties Pub | $4 22-ounce Miller/Coors cups, $6 Wisconsin beer cups, $8 cheese curd pizza, $5 Bucky bombs (red cherry vodka and Monster energy drink)

Moe’s Cantina River North | half-price small plates, $18 domestic buckets

Monty Gaels | $14 domestic buckets, $3.50 Coors Light pints, $3 PBR tallboy cans, $5 Fireball and Jameson whiskey shots, $6 Wisconsin cheese curds, $7 wing platters

Ranalli's | $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $9 12-inch two-topping pizzas, $8 Death’s Door bloody marys, $40 mega Moscow mules, $6 Miller, Coors and Leinenkugel's stadium cups

Stout Barrel House & Galley | $5 brats, $5 cheese curd baskets, $5 SoCo lime shots, $5 Jameson whiskey shots, $6 22-ounce Miller Lite drafts, $8 22-ounce bloody marys

WhirlyBall | $5 20-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $4 Budweiser and Bud Light, $7 Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream ale, $5 Founder’s All Day IPA drafts, 20-cent smoked chicken wings, $1 sliders and tacos

Will's Northwoods Inn | $3 burgers, brats and hot dogs, $7.95 cheese curds, $8 32-ounce Miller Lite, Coors Light or Leinenkugel's original in a souvenir cup with $6 refills

BIG TEN
Mac’s Wood Grilled | $9 PBR pitchers, $14 IPA pitchers
The Tankard in Wicker Park: $15 domestic buckets, $20 Carlsberg buckets, $5 tater tot nachos

Tuman's Tap & Grill | $14 Founders All Day IPA pitchers and $9 PBR pitchers every Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
UNAFFILIATED BARS

Benchmark | $25 domestic aluminum buckets, $10 mini-burgers (five burgers plus a side)

Pitchfork | $15 bottomless mimosas, $15 Tecate buckets, $29.99 Mega BBQ platter
The Fifty/50 in Ukrainian Village: $16 domestic buckets, $20 select craft beer buckets, $12 mimosa buckets