Photo courtesy of Gecko's Grill and Pub

Where to watch your team in Sarasota County

Don't miss a game in Sarasota County, there are a watch parties for several college teams at different locations in the destination.

Sometimes, you want to go where everybody knows your … team. College football season is upon us again, and if you're searching for a spot to cheer on your alma mater, look no further. Wherever your allegiance lies, we've put together a list of official watch parties, sports bars and hangouts that will help you celebrate game day in style.

University of Florida

Evie's on the Range
Enjoy specials on bombs, domestic drafts, wells, house wines and Three Olives drinks at the official University of Florida watch-party headquarters. Every Budweiser or Bud Light bucket purchase during Gator games will enter fans into a raffle to win a Gators sign during the last game.

Florida State University

Gecko's Grill and Pub, Palmer Crossing
Catch the game on the bar's new 75" screens and choose from selections on a separate football menu. Enjoy happy hour specials on two-for-one drinks and discount domestic and craft draft beers. These official watch parties also include raffle prizes, like FSU tickets, merchandise, signed gear and gift cards. Yuengling and Coors Light purchases will enter you in a halftime raffle.

World of Beer Main Street
New this year to the official Seminoles watch party headquarters is World of Beer Main Street. Specials include $3 Goose Island drafts and other rotating specials on the bar's selection, which includes more than 500 bottles.

University of Central Florida

Gecko's Grill and Pub at The Landings
Cheer the UCF Knights to victory while you feast on separate football menu, happy hour specials on two-for-one drinks and discount domestic and craft draft beers.

University of South Florida

Evie's on University 
Enjoy a separate football menu, happy hour specials on two-for-one drinks and discount domestic and craft draft beers. The restaurant has 17 LED televisions, a full menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza and more.

University of Miami

The Starlite Room
Cheer on the U in Sarasota's swanky cocktail lounge with your fellow Hurricanes. Specials vary. Enjoy flatbreads, sandwiches or even one of starlite's delicious entrees, such as the milk shake stout fish and chips or eggplant rollatini as you watch the game.

The Starlite Room
The Starlite Room

University of Alabama

World of Beer Sarasota
Roll into the "tide" at World of Beer. Specials include $3 Goose Island drafts and other rotating specials on the bar's selection, which includes more than 500 bottles.

Auburn University

Beef 'O' Brady's
Enjoy bucket specials, bottle specials and wing-and-pitcher deals at this official watch-party location. Beef 'O' Brady's has a full menu, including wings, pizza, burgers, ribs, steak nachos and many more beefy dishes.

University of Kentucky

Evie's on the Range 
Enjoy specials on bombs, domestic drafts, wells, house wines and Three Olives drinks. After the game tee off on Evie's driving range, or grab a sccop of ice cream at the store next door to the bar.

Evie's on Bee Ridge. Photo credit: Liz Sandburg
Evie's on Bee Ridge. Photo credit: Liz Sandburg

The Ohio State University

Captain Curt's
Cheer on the buckeyes at Captain Curt's Crab & Oyster Bay. Afterward, stick around for some lovely karaoke renditions of songs, or join in on the fun yourself! Captain Curt's has been recognized as one of the best family restaurants on Siesta Key.

Evie's Tavern & Grill 53rd
Cold drinks, great deals, Evie's Tavern & Grill 53rd has 20 televisions and two big screens. The bar has three pool tables, darts and a juke box as well.

University of Notre Dame

Norma Jean's Sports Bar and Grill
Norma Jean's sports bar offers some of the best burgers in town, a house brew on tap, two for one call drinks during its happy hour, all day Saturday. Cheer your Fighting Irish and enjoy the game on of their many LCD televisions!

University of Michigan

Gecko's Grill & Pub
One of Gecko's newest locations located at the corner of Fruitville and North Cattlemen, feast on separate football menu, happy hour specials on two-for-one drinks and discount domestic and craft draft beers.

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