Taking the Win to Dickson: Best Post-Game Bars
After the game is over, thousands of Hog fans will undoubtedly take a stride from the stadium down to Dickson Street to carry on the celebration from our hopeful Hogs win. After we’ve sang along to “O Lord, it’s hard to be humble,” and battled the thousands of fans dressed in their Razorback best, it’s time to head down the hill and enjoy our Saturday
night with friends and fellow fans.
But where are the best bars to head to after the big game is over? Dickson Street is lined with what seems like hundreds of drink and food specials, but how can you get the best bang for your buck this weekend? Whether you are grabbing a bite to eat or carrying on the party with a few drinks Saturday, our list of the best bars in Fayetteville is here for those post-game celebrations.
Grubs Bar and Grill
A popular bar for the weekday and weekend drinker, Grubs gets our vote for one of the best after-the-game spots to celebrate with friends. With its relaxed and friendly atmosphere and inexpensive drink specials, it’s hard not to stop in and take advantage of the tasty beverages Saturday night. Grubs offers outdoor and indoor seating, bars both upstairs and downstairs with friendly, fun bartenders and staff, beer pong and big screen sports coverage. Try one of their signature shots like the Woo-woo ($2), or grab a well drink ($3) and relax on the patio. Offering both well drink and shot specials until 2 a.m., Grubs is a great place to start or end your big night out. Grubs is located on West Street across from the Walton Arts parking lot.
One of the most popular weekend bars on Dickson Street, Shotz! lives up to its name by offering the best shot variety in town. Located right on the Dickson strip between Infusion and Brewski’s, Shotz! is jam packed on the weekends with students and locals. Try their Wedding Cake or Razzmatazz ice shot ($3.50), or support the Hogs even after the game by enjoying a Razorback shot ($3.50) off the college football menu. Though a smaller bar, Shotz! offers back patio seating, beer pong tournaments, their legendary ice shot glasses and plenty of drink specials such as $2.50 well drinks. Head down directly after the game to beat the crowd, grab a booth and enjoy a few
inexpensive drinks after the game.
Dickson Street Pub
Though the pub is further up Dickson Street, many times getting overlooked by students because of its location, Dickson Street Pub is a great place to enjoy the Dickson Street weekend atmosphere and get some of the best drinks in Fayetteville. Offering more than the average bar, the pub has rooftop seating, allowing guests to grab a drink and enjoy the sights and sounds of Dickson away from the busy street. Try their legendary mason-jar “Hog Punch,” ($5), a Vegas-bomb ($5) or for those of us on a budget, their $1 beer special (Pabst Blue Ribbon) is a great deal. The rooftop seating is hard to beat, and with a wide variety of drink specials, the pub is the place to go this weekend.
The Social Club is one of the newest bars on the street, but a student favorite because of its great drinks and “barcade” fun. Those interested in having a blast on Dickson further than downing a few beers can enjoy a game of giant Jenga or pinball, play on a few vintage arcade games such as Pacman or Mario Bros., or sit and relax with friends at one of their many booths or tables. Saturday is sure to be bustling with students and fans looking for a place to enjoy some downtime after the game, and with $4 wells and some great beer choices, this is not the weekend to miss out. Social Club has a relaxed feel with dim-lighting, lots of comfortable seating and lots of games that anyone can enjoy. The Social Club is located directly across from the Arsaga’s Creperie on West Avenue.
Whether you prefer the more relaxed side of Dickson or want to amp up the fun this Saturday, make sure to pay a visit to Dickson and take advantage of all of the specials being offered. Dickson Street has something for everyone, from icy shots and fruity creations to a wide variety of beer and well drinks. So this weekend, don’t forget to call the Hogs, cheer on the team and then head down the hill to carry on the celebration.