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Watch American College Football in Halifax?

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Watch American College Football in Halifax?

I'm wondering if there are any bars/venues in Halifax where one can watch an American college football game? Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Watch American College Football in Halifax?

I would suggest maybe Boston Pizza (they'll usually turn the tv channels to what you want if you ask) and there is one downtown in Halifax.

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2. Re: Watch American College Football in Halifax?

Just hope there's not any type of hockey game going on......you'll be out of luck. I was there once on New Year's Day (one of the biggest days in college football) and the sports bar I was in refused to change to channel from hockey (with only 1 other patron in the bar at the time who wasn't watching the game).

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3. Re: Watch American College Football in Halifax?

Most smaller sports bars, that are not chains will NOT advertize games on their TV's and will happily accomodate you if you ask them to change to a particular sports channel. We have done so many times in our neighbourhood.

However, the ones that advertize the games, which Boston pizza does for certain events, they have to keep to that channel.

The NHL is big here in Canada, and there are games scheduled on Jan 1st. But many look to football as well, and most sports bars have multiple TV's with different sporting events on the same day, will show various games on their tv's

It is only when their are big play-off games on etc, that there will only be one game shown.

Not sure when you are planning to be here, but I can certainly check for you, in the area you are staying.


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4. Re: Watch American College Football in Halifax?

Hi there 1000travels, my name is Fiona and I work with NS Tourism. Some other suggestions besides Boston Pizza may be the Midtown Tavern and Grill (Grafton St) , Your Father's Mustache and Bubba Ray's (both on Spring Garden Rd), and as previously mentioned lots of the smaller bars will usually change the station for you.

Hope this info helps,


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5. Re: Watch American College Football in Halifax?

In my experience, Bubba Ray's is the better bet - they have tonnes of TVs. Even during World Cup, they had some TVs showing MLB games.

Only things you could be up against for sound around now are PGA or Rogers Cup Tennis, I would say.


They have tonnes of wing flavours also.

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