Friends watching football game in a bar.

Fall and winter mean many things on St. George Island and throughout America, and one of the highest on that list is football. College and pro football make the end of the year — and the beginning of next — absolutely magical for many.

Game-day viewing is a favorite activity for our guests, which is one of the many reasons there are so many flat-screen televisions in the homes rented through Resort Vacation Properties. But what if you want to throw on a jersey, get out and about and root with, or against, other Forgotten Coast fans? Lucky for you, there are options galore.

At Paddy’s Raw Bar on East 3rd Street, they have the NFL Sunday Ticket, multiple TVs at the bar and on the porch, and a nice view of Apalachicola Bay. That pairs well with bucket beer specials, barbecue nachos, and their signature oysters.

Speaking of deals, Doc Myers’ Island Pub and Sports Bar on nearby Pine Avenue has game-day wings on special to go along with 13 TVs showing all the games.

Across the street, the Beach Pit is another great destination, open ’til 10 p.m. They have multiple TVs and some of the best BBQ on the Forgotten Coast, plus they’re one of the only places you can watch Monday Night Football and come back for a full Tuesday morning breakfast.

In Apalachicola, the Station Raw Bar has happy hour deals and a loaded salad bar, which equals a balanced diet, if you ask us. And the Taproom at the Owl Cafe offers a smorgasbord of local craft brews with TVs on every wall. One of our favorite ways to spend a football Sunday is to have a late brunch at the Cafe, and then watch multiple games with a cold one around the corner at the Taproom.

Getting away from it all doesn’t have to mean missing the big game! Pull up a chair at one of these local watering holes, and be sure to strike up a conversation with the fans around you. After all, no watch party is complete without good food and great company—and St. George Island has plenty of both.

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