America's Best College Bars

Courtesy of Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission

At these college-town bars, prepare to be schooled in craft brews and campus traditions.

Houndstooth Sports Bar, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

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Paul “Bear” Bryant coached the University of Alabama to six national championships during his 25-year career. Always dapper on the field and off, he had a penchant for houndstooth hats. This bar is a shrine of sorts to his legacy, with a museum-worthy collection of Alabama football memorabilia. It’s a community gathering spot for college seniors, grad students, and alums. From the overheard conversations of his greatness to the faded photographs bearing his image, the bar provides a chance to understand what all the Roll Tide fuss is about. And on game days, if you can’t get tickets, you head here, two blocks from the stadium, to watch among the 40-plus televisions and crowd of nearly a thousand.

America's Best College Bars

Houndstooth Sports Bar, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Paul “Bear” Bryant coached the University of Alabama to six national championships during his 25-year career. Always dapper on the field and off, he had a penchant for houndstooth hats. This bar is a shrine of sorts to his legacy, with a museum-worthy collection of Alabama football memorabilia. It’s a community gathering spot for college seniors, grad students, and alums. From the overheard conversations of his greatness to the faded photographs bearing his image, the bar provides a chance to understand what all the Roll Tide fuss is about. And on game days, if you can’t get tickets, you head here, two blocks from the stadium, to watch among the 40-plus televisions and crowd of nearly a thousand.

Courtesy of Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission
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