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Where to Watch the Fiesta Bowl with Fellow Knight Fans in Central Florida

From chain restaurants to small pubs, there’s lots of places to rally alongside Knight Nation for the New Year’s Day game.

By Nicole Dudenhoefer '17 |
December 31, 2018

(Photo by Austin Warren)

If you can’t make it to Arizona to watch the Knights play in the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, you can still join the rest of Knight Nation to cheer on Orlando’s Hometown Team at local watch parties.

These Central Florida locations offer food, drinks and specials while you watch the No. 7 UCF football team take on the No. 11 LSU Tigers on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. on ESPN.

Altamonte Springs

The Whale
230 Wymore Road
Noon

Wear your favorite team’s gear, watch the game, and enjoy drinks and appetizers.

Clearwater

Big Storm Brewing
2707 N. 49th Street
Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Fans wearing UCF gear will receive $1 off.

Cocoa

Beef’O’Brady’s
2301 State Road 524
12:30 p.m.

Wear black and gold to receive a 10 percent discount on your bill and register for the opportunity to win prizes.

Lake Nona

Graffiti Junktion
9344 Narcoossee Road
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This burger joint will have the game playing with sound on while you enjoy drink specials.

Longwood

Hourglass Brewing
480 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd, Suite 1020
1 to 4 p.m.

Starting right after First Brunch, Hourglass Brewing will be playing the Fiesta Bowl game on its big screen. Wings from Papa Bees Inc. and nachos from Wako Taco will be available for purchase on site.

Mount Dora

Mellow Mushroom
18221 U.S. Route 44
Noon

There will be $5 appetizers, $5 UCF-themed mixed drinks, $3 domestic pints with $12 pitchers, $4 craft drafts with $16 pitchers, $5 glasses of Fenwick Springs wine, and $3 glasses of sangria with $15 pitchers.

Melbourne

Beef’O’Brady’s
3030 Lake Washington Road
12:30 p.m.

Wear black and gold to receive a 10 percent discount on your bill and register for the opportunity to win prizes.

Ocala

The Lodge Brick City Craft Pub & Eatery
36 S. Magnolia Ave
12:30 p.m.

As the home of the Ocala UCF Alumni Club Watch Parties, The Lodge offers free draft beer, soda or lemonade for anyone wearing UCF gear. At the end of every quarter there will be a giveaway.

Also, be sure to bring paper goods, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, healthy snacks and non-perishable food to donate to the location’s supply drive for the Heart of Florida Youth Ranch.

Orlando

Duffy’s Sports Grill
315 N. Alafaya Trail
1 to 5 p.m.

Wear your Knights gear for a chance to win free Duffy’s swag and gift cards.

Elixir Orlando
9 W. Washington Street
1 p.m.

Come cheer on Orlando’s Hometown Team as they finish off an outstanding season against LSU at the Fiesta Bowl.

Hooch
25 Wall St., Suite A
Noon

UCF’s Young Alumni Council and Wall Street Plaza will host an official watch party where guests of the Young Alumni Council will be given a ticket at registration that can be exchanged for a complimentary draft beer.

Lucky’s Market Orlando
11750 E. Colonial Drive
1 to 4 p.m.

Sip on $2 pints in the cafe as you watch the Knights play.

Mulberry Street Bar & Grill
3831 Avalon Park East Blvd
Noon to 4 p.m.

Continue your New Year’s celebration by watching the Knights play the LSU Tigers.

Social House
435 N. Alafaya Trail
1 p.m.

Reserve tables to ensure you’ve got a spot to catch the game at this spot close to main campus.

Ormond Beach

Fletcher’s Irish Pub
393 W. Granada Blvd
1 p.m.

Watch the game on this alumni-owned pub’s many TVs or 100-inch projector. Mention the UCF watch party during your visit for $0.75 wing specials and $1 off draft beers. Fletcher’s also has a full menu, over 40 taps, full liquor, games and plenty of room to hang out.

Palm Harbor

Iron Oak New American BBQ
917 11th Street
12:30 p.m.

This UCF alumni-owned business features a beer garden, 55-inch TVs, and food and drink specials.

Sanford

Racks Billiards and Sports Bar
312 N. Mall Entrance Road
12:30 p.m.

Wear black and gold as you enjoy food and drink specials, including $7 pitchers, $11 buckets and free tube shots every time UCF scores.

Tampa Bay

Bel Mar Tavern
4328 W. El Prado Blvd
Noon

The Tampa Bay UCF Alumni Chapter hosts this watch party, which will offer food and drink specials for fans.