Where To Watch Iowa Hawkeyes At Minnesota Gophers This Saturday.
The University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team travels for the first time this 2018 season. After weeks of enjoying Iowa football tailgates near the beloved Kinnick Stadium, some Iowa fans are not going to be present to watch their Hawkeyes triumph on the football field. If you cannot make it to the 2:30 CST kickoff at TCF Stadium in Minneapolis this Saturday, here are some local establishments that are VERY Iowa Hawkeye fan friendly and offer you the best deals to enjoy your football Saturday.
VAN'S PIZZA, PUB & GRILL (3333 N. HARRISON ST. AND 217 BRADY ST. BOTH DAVENPORT, IA)
Van's pizza is known throughout the Quad Cities for their amazing pizza and wonderful atmosphere for every sports fan. Both locations have a full menu and both locations have the same Iowa football specials. On Saturday, you can grab $6 Bread Nuggets and $6 Double Cheeseburger Baskets to fill your stomach before kickoff. Then during the game, choose from the many, many drink specials. Van's has $3 16oz cans and $3 bloody marys. You can split a $5 domestic mini pitcher or a $7 craft mini pitcher with a friend or enjoy it by yourself. Celebrate an Iowa touchdown with a $4 bomb. With a group? Split some $12 buckets of domestic bottles.
PINTS (5268 UTICA RIDGE RD. DAVENPORT, IA)
For over 10 years, Pints has been a staple in northeast Davenport/northwest Bettendorf for Hawkeye fans to watch a game and cheer on the black and gold. Every Iowa fan in the Quad Cities has a favorite Iowa memory that includes their time at Pints. While watching the game on one of their 12 large HD TVs, you can enjoy $2 wells and $12 buckets of domestic bottles. Every time Iowa scores a touchdown (which there will be plenty on Saturday), Pints own "Hawkeye Gold" shots will be $1! With 20 different beers on tap that are constantly rotating, you will definitely be back again to try a new beer and to continue cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
HAWKEYE TAP (4646 CHEYENNE AVE. DAVENPORT, IA)
Seriously?!? Did you think we would forget about a local watering hole named after the Iowa Hawkeyes? Never. This gem of a place is not only great to watch an Iowa game, it is a great place to play volleyball, too. From floor to ceiling of black and gold, you can't find a better place to watch any Iowa sporting event.
HARRINGTON'S PUB (2321 CUMBERLAND DR. BETTENDORF, IA)
A friendly Irish neighborhood pub with great drink specials, six high-def TVs and an outdoor beer garden. This place will quickly become your new favorite hang out! Rumor has it that they will be tailgating in the parking lot early on Saturday morning (FYI, it's not rumor, it's completely true) with an RV and plenty of Hawkeye fans to socialize with. On Saturday, you can enjoy $2.50 Corona bottles and $2.50 domestic bottles. Don't forget to try their often imitated but never duplicated signature bloody mary. DELICIOUS.
GUNCHIE'S (2905 TELEGRAPH RD. DAVENPORT, IA)
Just read the reviews! People can't say enough about Gunchie's delicious pizza, awesome tenderloin, great ribs, and friendly service. Gunchie's is a charming environment to watch an Iowa football game. This Saturday, $4 1/3LB burger baskets with chips will be on special during the game as well as $2 12oz cans of domestic beer, $2 wells and $2 shots of menthol. Come check this place out and find out why Gunchie's is one of the gems of Davenport.
THE CLUBHOUSE (4800 ELMORE DR. DAVENPORT, IA)
The Clubhouse is The Quad Cities BEST place for indoor golf with 4 golf simulators to play while you watch the Hawkeyes destroy the Gophers. The Clubhouse is a family friendly bar with a great craft cocktail menu, wide beer selection, plenty of indoor games and a patio complete with outdoor TVs and games! This Saturday during for NCAA and games, and also for NFL Sunday games, The Clubhouse will have $2 Coors Light and Miller Lite 16oz aluminums, $3 Fireball shots and $5 bloody marys.
LEISURE LANES (2802 W. 73RD ST. DAVENPORT, IA)
Leisure Lanes (just behind the Iowa Machine Shed) in northwest Davenport has 11 BIG screen HD TVs to watch every catch, run, kick and score on Saturday. Everyday Leisure Lanes features the HOTTEST WINGS IN TOWN and every Saturday they have $2 cans, $2 wells, $3.50 craft and $1.50 domestic drafts. There is not a bad seat in the place to fight, fight, fight for Iowa. Also, please check out their Facebook page to see how you can participate, donate, or help for the 4th Annual "I Bowl For Boobies" on October 20th.
ELEVEN 17 (1117 MOUND ST. DAVENPORT, IA)
"The Best House Party In The Village" has 7 HD TVs that decorate the bar and it's walls. Eleven 17 opens at 11:00am every Saturday. For future early Iowa kickoffs, Eleven17 gives out free shots at 11:17am. During the game, $2.50 domestic tall boys, $3 Fireball shots and $5 bombs for you to tip back as your hands clap to cheer on Herky and the boys from Iowa City.
SPORTS FANS (1723 GRANT ST. BETTENDORF, IA)
Sports Fans is a sports junkie and Iowa fan paradise. The walls at Sports Fans are littered with sports memorabilia in between their 40 HD TVs. If you pace yourself correctly, you can stick around and watch the UFC fight there on Saturday night, too. Sports Fans has been a destination for Hawkeye football watch parties for 3 decades and there is no wonder why it has been voted the "Quad Cities Favorite Sports Bar" for 2 years in a row!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, ENJOY THE GAME, BE SAFE AND GO HAWKS!!!