The College Bowl Games: Where, When to Watch

There are bowl games every day for the next week; here are some neighborhood establishments where you can catch a beer, a burger and a game.

Here is a list of bowl games and where you can go to grab a drink, chow down on some grub and cheer on your favorite team.

Places to watch the games

There are TVs aplenty, daily drink specials and 24 beers on draft at this new Bloomfield location for this Columbus-based restaurant chain. Grab a meal or just watch a game; the restaurant is open seven days and offers a complete gluten-free menu and free wi-fi.

With lots of big TVs, this longtime Bloomfield restaurant is also a great place to catch a game. Open til 10 Sundays and Mondays, til 11 Tuesday-Thursday and til midnight Friday and Saturday. If you want to Facebook while you watch, there's free wi-fi, too.

Pool tables, dart boards and lots of TVs make for a casual atmosphere to watch a game. The lodge atmosphere makes it tempting to order moose wings or duck tenders with that draft beer.

: A longtime neighborhood favorite with an old school bar and a burger you can build with as many items you want for under $9.

A family-friendly restaurant where you can also watch the game while munching on a great burger followed by an ice-cream sundae.

Who: Michigan teams

  • Spartans: The 12th-ranked Michigan State University Spartans (10-3, 7-1 Big Ten) will play No. 18 Georgia (10-3, 7-1 SEC) in the 26th annual Outback Bowl on Jan. 2 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  • Wolverines: No. 13 University of Michigan (10-2, 6-2 Big 10) will face 17th-ranked Virginia Tech (11-2, 7-2 ACC) in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 3 game at the Superdome in New Orleans.
  • Broncos: Western Michigan University (7-5, 5-3 MAC) will face Purdue (6-6, 4-4 Big 10) in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 27 at Ford Field.

What: the rest of the games

  • Little Caesars Bowl: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27, ESPN, Western Michigan vs. Purdue
  • Belk Bowl: 8 p.m. Dec. 27, ESPN, Louisville vs. NC State
  • Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28, ESPN, Toledo vs. Air Force
  • Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: 8 p.m. Dec. 28, ESPN, California vs. (24) Texas
  • Champs Sports Bowl: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29, ESPN, Florida State vs. Notre Dame
  • Valero Alamo Bowl: 9 p.m. Dec. 29, ESPN, Washington vs. (12) Baylor
  • Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Noon Dec. 30, ESPN, BYU vs. Tulsa
  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl: 3:20 p.m. Dec. 30, ESPN, Rutgers vs. Iowa State
  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: 6:40 p.m. Dec. 30, ESPN, Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest
  • Insight Bowl: 10 p.m. Dec. 30, ESPN, Iowa vs. (14) Oklahoma
  • Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl: Noon Dec. 31, ESPN, Texas A&M vs. Northwestern
  • Hyundai Sun Bowl: 2 p.m. Dec. 31, CBS, Georgia Tech vs. Utah
  • AutoZone Liberty Bowl: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 31, ABC, Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt
  • Kraft Fight Hunger: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 31, ESPN, Illinois vs. UCLA
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31, ESPN, Virginia vs. (25) Auburn
  • TicketCity Bowl: Noon Jan. 2, ESPNU, (19) Houston vs. (22) Penn State
  • Outback Bowl: 1 p.m. Jan. 2, ABC, (17) Michigan State vs. (16) Georgia
  • Capital One Bowl: 1 p.m. Jan. 2, ESPN, (20) Nebraska vs. (9) South Carolina
  • Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: 1 p.m. Jan. 2, ESPN2, Ohio State vs. Florida
  • Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: 5 p.m. Jan. 2, ESPN, (10) Wisconsin vs. (5) Oregon
  • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 2, ESPN, (4) Stanford vs. (3) Oklahoma State
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 3, ESPN, (13) Michigan vs. (11) Virginia Tech
  • Discover Orange Bowl: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4, ESPN, (23) West Virginia vs. (15) Clemson
  • AT&T Cotton Bowl: 8 p.m. Jan. 6, FOX, (8) Kansas State vs. (6) Arkansas
  • BBVA Compass Bowl: 1 p.m. Jan. 7, ESPN, SMU vs. Pittsburgh
  • GoDaddy.com Bowl: 9 p.m. Jan. 8, ESPN, Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
  • Allstate BCS National Championship Game: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9, ESPN, (1) LSU vs. (2) Alabama


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