It’s that time of year.
The temperature is dropping and there are red decorations everywhere. No, I’m not talking about Christmas. We’re talking about the time-honored rivalry, the greatest sporting tradition in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. That Team Up North.
The Buckeyes have been playing the Wolverines in college football since they started this annual rivalry in 1918.
Ohio State is looking to continue its season-long winning streak over the Wolverines this weekend, and Columbus is ready to watch it happen.
Kickoff may be at noon, but the party starts early in the morning around the capital city. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a loud bar full of your fellow fans or a comfy movie theatre to take in the victory on the big screen, there is definitely a place for you to watch the game on Saturday.
OSU Football Watch Party at Land-Grant
What: Get ready to experience the ultimate fusion of sports, music, food, and spirit as Land-Grant brings the excitement of OSU football to their brewery. Welcome to Gamedays with Wave Runner Surf Club, where Land-Grant has transformed your typical football watch parties into an unforgettable gathering that’s perfect for all Buckeye fans.
Where: 424 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215
More info: Land-Grant Brewing
Beat ❌ichigan Kegs and Eggs At O’Nelly’s
What: Head down to O’Nellys for their Kegs and Eggs watch party. They will be giving away free t-shirts to the first 50 patrons and all kinds of deals including breakfast, Bloody mary specials, and mimosa specials.
When: Saturday, November 25 at 8 a.m.
Where: 8939 S Old State Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035
More info: O’Nelly’s Sports Pub & Grill (Facebook)
Ohio State vs. Michigan at Studio 35
What: Watch OSU beat the Wolverines on the big screen at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse. The event is free to attend and there will be plenty of concessions available to purchase. Kick off is at noon but the auditorium opens at 11:30. If you just can’t get enough of the theatre, you can head back at 5:30 when they’ll be showing the the Columbus Crew in their playoff match against Orlando City.
When: Saturday, November 25 from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: 3055 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43202
More info: Studio 35
OSU vs. Michigan Watch Party at Beeline
What: Cheer on the Buckeyes with your crew as the battle TTUN. Outside food is welcome, so you can bring in food from Forbidden Root, Forty Deuce, or other nearby local Easton businesses. Beeline will have DJ entertainment and game sound broadcasted. The specials for the day will include some bucket deals, including a High Noon bucket for $30, White Claw bucket for $25, and a Mixed Domestic Bucket for $20.
When: Saturday, November 25 at 12 p.m.
Where: 3989 Merchants Row, Columbus, OH 43219
More info: Beeline’s Facebook
Gameday at Varsity Club
What: Just like every other Saturday, Varsity Club will host an epic gathering for OSU fans in the heart of campus. Doors will open at 9:30 followed by a DJ at 10:30. There will be drink specials and seating will be on a first come first serve basis. This event is 21+.
When: Saturday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: 278 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
More info: OSU vs. Michigan at Varsity Club
OSU vs. Michigan At Grandview Theater & Drafthouse
What: Enjoy a day of drinking, eating delicious food, and cheering on Ohio State as they take on that team up north. Admission is free.
When: Saturday, November 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Where: 1247 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
More info: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse
Want to take part in the festivities but find yourself out of town? Check out this massive list of watch locations around the world from Ohio State.