I love football season! I’m always so sad when it finally ends, but I do enjoy getting together with friends to watch the big final game. It feels like we’ve had all kinds of celebrations through the years. We’ve gone to bars, hosted parties, gone to parties at other people’s homes, and chilled out in restaurants to watch the game. My favorite pastime is always to go to a restaurant or bar to chill and be among other fans. The camaraderie is so fun! Since having kids, we haven’t gone out for the game; we’ve always just stayed in or gone to a friend’s house. This year, I’m determined to go out, so we can have a great time with a big group of friends and their kids. Truth be told, I just want someone else to clean up the mess! I decided to compile a family-friendly list of the city’s best places to watch the big game.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Avon and Greenwood locations. Kids’ menu includes: 6” deep dish pizza, mini corn dogs, grilled chicken pasta, macaroni and cheese, and don’t forget the BJ’s handcrafted root beer!
Buffalo Wild Wings
Multiple locations. Kids’ menu includes: traditional wings, boneless wings, chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, mini hot dog slammers and more!
Multiple locations. Kids’ menu includes: hamburger, cheeseburger, mac and cheese, pasta, and all meals come with a sundae!
Casler’s Kitchen & Bar
Geist. Kids’ menu items include: mac and cheese, mini corn dogs, PB&J, mini pretzel bites, pizza, quesadilla, chicken tenders, and more. The folks at Casler’s also reminded me that every MONDAY is kid’s night! All kids eat free with a paying adult.
Red Lion Grog House
Virginia Ave location. Kids’ menu includes: Fish & Chips, Chicken & Chips, grilled cheese, and peanut butter and jelly.
Multiple locations. Kids’ menu includes: Lizzie’s noodles, Lincoln’s chicken tenders, Little Ivy’s burger, cheezy quesadeeezy (ha!), and more!
The Local Eatery
Westfield location. Kids’ menu includes: hot dog, chicken tenders, grilled cheese, pasta of the day, and more!
Thr3e Wise Men Brewery
Broad Ripple. Kids’ menu includes: pizza, Chicken Feathers, corn dogs, and breadsticks.
Matt the Miller’s Tavern
Carmel. Kids’ menu includes: Training Wheels (mini hamburgers), Miller’s kid pasta, crispy chicken fingers, mac and cheese, and Matt’s flat (flatbread with marinara and mozzarella cheese).
There you have it! Nine reasons why you CAN get out and have a good time among adults, while still taking the family with you for a great time! Note: all of these establishments have televisions to watch sports most evenings and weekends. Don’t feel limited to just one weekend–these awesome local restaurants and sports bars offer you a sports connection all year long!