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Football Watching Parties All Over U.S.

Football Watching Parties, or “TV Tailgates” as they’re often called, offer Penn Staters everywhere a chance to join with other blue–and–white fans to cheer on the Nittany Lions—keep up those Penn State traditions from scoring pushups to spontaneous outbursts of “We are… Penn State!”

Check out this sampling of Football Watching Party venues below. To locate a Football Watching Party in other areas, find your nearest Penn State Alumni Association chapter and check out their list of upcoming events.


Washington, D.C. Area
Penn Staters in and near Washington, D.C. can choose from five football-watching locations. D.C. Chapter President Mike Carroll ’04 reports that anywhere from 40 to 300 people show up at the various locations, depending on the game being broadcast. “The Tortoise & Hare and The Mighty Pint are new to us this year but we’re hoping for big crowds there as well,” he added.  

Article related photo.Rhino Bar & Pumphouse
3295 M Street NW
Washington, D.C.

The Mighty Pint
1831 M Street NW
Washington, D.C.

4000 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, Va.

Tortoise & Hare Bar & Grille
567 South 23rd St.
Arlington, Va.

4901 Fairmont Ave.
Bethesda, Md.

Philadelphia Area

Mad River Bar & Grille
126 Chestnut St.
Olde City
(Greater Philadelphia Chapter)

Mad River Bar & Grille
4100 Main St.
(Greater Philadelphia Chapter)

P.J. Whelihan’s
799 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pa.
(Montgomery County Chapter)


Article related photo. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Fans in Fort Lauderdale know to head to the world famous Parrot Lounge on any given Saturday in the fall for their fill of Penn State football. “The entire community knows the Parrot is THE Penn State bar and even before the Big Ten Network, the owners went to great lengths to show Penn State games,” reports Ken Ortner ’75, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter. From the “We are Penn State” painted on one of the walls to the Stand Up Joe that greets people at the door, the more than 200 fans who gather there know they’re in good company. As an added bonus, the beach is just a block away.

World Famous Parrot Lounge
911 Sunrise Lane
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Article related photo. Dallas (North Texas)
If you live in North Texas, plan on arriving early for the chapter’s football-watching parties since more than 300 Penn State fans might show up. This year’s parties will be at Malarkey’s Tavern in Dallas. With two new 120–inch big screen projection TVs plus additional flat screen TVs throughout, everyone will have a great view of the game. Chapter members get a 10 percent discount on food and drinks. There’s also a raffle of Penn State memorabilia, gift certificates, and Penn State t–shirts that benefits the chapter’s scholarship fund. Because start times vary for each game, Chapter President Craig Micklow ’69 encourages people to call the chapter’s Penn State Hotline at 817–481–6PSU (6778) for details.

Malarkey’s Tavern
4460 Trinity Mills Road


Article related photo.Denver
In the heart of Colorado, more than 200 Penn Staters descend on Pat’s Downtown Bar in Lower Downtown “LoDo” Denver for big games. Owned by a Philadelphia native with family ties to Penn State, Pat’s welcomes the blue–and–white–clad patrons with Pennsylvania favorites including the “Best Cheese Steak in Denver.” Pat’s also provides a D.J. who plays Penn State fight songs during the game and cues the lion’s roar after good plays. Colorado Chapter President Frank Skerbetz ’65 reports that the Ohio State alumni group meets to watch their games on the floor above Pat’s. “It’s always a fun afternoon when we play Ohio State,” he said. Chris Zlocki ’88 is the chapter’s football coordinator.

Pat’s Bar & Grill
1624 Market St. (Below Croc’s)


Article related photo. The Phoenix Chapter hosts their football-watching parties at the centrally–located Baseline Sports Bar in Tempe, Ariz. “We have people who drive 30–40 miles to join us on football Saturdays,” said Chapter President Jon Badalamenti ’07. “We average about 100 people but for big games we get 200 or more, even if it starts at 9:00 a.m. local time,” he added. The Phoenix chapter also puts together a “Penn State Store” for their football parties, featuring shirts, stuffed lions, magnets, and other Penn State items for one–stop shopping. Several times throughout the season, the group provides a free buffet for members ($5 for non–members) and raffles off prizes, including Berkey Creamery ice cream.

Baseline Sports Bar
201 East Baseline Road
Tempe, Ariz.

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