Football season is officially here. Sunday afternoons are now reserved for watching the game, hanging with friends and family, and enjoying delicious food. Check out some of Hunterdon County’s favorite places to watch the game. If you’re staying in, scroll to the bottom to see how you can prepare to watch the game from home.


Cryan’s Tavern

Happening List Finalist for Sports Bar

2 Beaver Ave, Annandale, NJ

Pizza, pub grub and craft beer can be found at Cryan’s Tavern, as well as 15 HDTVs to watch your favorite sports teams and live music. The tavern is home to the famous Miller’s Thin Crust Pizza and has been serving American and Irish fares since 1960.

Finnagel’s

Happening List Finalist for Sports Bar

1531 NJ-31 S, Clinton, NJ

Finnagel’s Restaurant is a casual American eatery/Irish pub that serves steaks, pasta and more. Finnagel’s is open 7 days a week, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm. You can also order takeout through TOAST take-out app.

Chelsea’s Restaurant and Pub

1051 US-22, Lebanon, NJ

Chelsea’s Restaurant and Pub is a family-owned pub in Hunterdon County that is a popular spot to come and watch the football games. You’ll find a fun atmosphere, along with some of the best award-winning burgers and buffalo wings around. The restaurant works with local vendors, county farmers and even sources from their organic garden.

Steam Pub

Happening List Finalist for Burger, Beer Bar & Brunch, Happening List Winner for Martini

606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468

Steam Pub in Southampton is a pub-style restaurant that was a former train station connecting the Bucks County suburb to the rest of the country and allowing Southampton to thrive economically. As the temperature gets cooler and football season starts, Steam is gearing up for their favorite season with great seasonal beers and fall drink menus. Stop by to watch the game and enjoy great food and drinks.

Forge Tavern

6 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ

Forge Tavern is one of the longest running businesses on Main Street in High Bridge, NJ. After a fire in March 2020, the landmark “forged” a new path. Forge Tavern is is on track to embed itself as one of the premiere bars, not only in High Bridge, but all of New Jersey. The wings are a must!

Watch from Home

Watching the game from home can be just as fun as watching from a lively sports bar. All you need to create the perfect game day at home is delicious appetizers and food, drinks and a fun atmosphere. Here are a few recommendations for home entertaining.

  • Appetizers: One of the best parts of watching the game from home is the snacks. Whether you choose to do take out or make the food yourself, the options are endless. Finger food, such as corn dogs, veggie sticks and mini sliders are popular appetizers that are easy to grab and go. Dips are another favorite that can be made in the crockpot, prepared beforehand and then heated up later. If you don’t enjoy cooking, grab take out from a local restaurant or order catering.
  • Drinks: Stock up on beer or a beverage of your choice for game day at home. If you’re feeling festive, opt to create a Philadelphia Eagles cocktail. Give it a fun name and use the Eagle’s colors to create something memorable for all to enjoy.
  • Atmosphere: Bring the team spirit into your home with decor and memorabilia. Pick up some balloons and streamers in green, white and silver and hang them in your watch area. Put on your jersey and decorate the table with logos and banners. Cheer like you would at the stadium!

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