Here are local favorites:
Quarterdeck Seafood Bar (2933 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, more at QuarterdeckRestaurants.com) will welcome a horde of Bama supporters for the Broward County Alabama Alumni's pep rally Sunday at 6 p.m. The University of Alabama cheerleaders are said to be in attendance, as is the school's jolly mascot, Big Al. Be sure to stop by on game day or the days leading up to it.
The Clevelander (1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Clevelander.com) is the Notre Dame Young Alumni's chosen venue for the ticketless on game day. For $45, the landmark Miami Beach club will provide guests all-you-can-drink beer and wine starting at 8 p.m. During and after the game, well liquors and shots will cost $5.
Maguires Hill 16 (535 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, MaguiresHill16.com) will host a watch party for $10, which go to the Notre Dame Club of Fort Lauderdale's scholarship fund. The family-owned pub is known for its Irish grub and night of live music.
Fado Irish Pub (900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FadoIrishPub.com) in Mary Brickell Village will also charge $10 for a Fighting Irish party, Saturday at 7 p.m. The Notre Dame Club of Miami will host, offering drink specials until midnight, and one free drink for all attendees. Proceeds from cover charges go directly to the club, a non-profit.
Duffy's Sports Grill (1804 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, more locations at DuffysMVP.com), a Florida-based chain, offers an extensive menu of bar food – grilled, fried and raw.
Shula's on the Beach (321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, DonShula.com) provides an electronic sommelier for diners at the hotel steakhouse and bar. It's only appropriate to watch one of the biggest football games of the year at a location started by one of South Florida's big names in football.
Bokamper's Sports Bar and Grill (Miramar, Plantation, locations at Bokampers.com) brings solace to fans of the sports newscaster and retired Dolphins linebacker. On Sundays, Bo's room serves Malibu Rum double cocktails in seven flavors for $5.99.
Bru's Room (Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, more locations at BrusRoom.com) locations are where another former Fins player tries his hand in hospitality. The bars host trivia night, karaoke and ladies night specials through the week.