448 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.943.1116
Traverse City’s biggest weekend tailgate bash ever is set to kickoff Friday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m. This BBQ Blowout in the lot will go until Saturday, October 17 at 11:30 p.m. All of Northern Michigan’s best BBQ joints will be there — Pigs Eatin’ Ribs, Cordwood BBQ, Sparks Barbecue, Smoke and Porter, Ham Bonz, Bone Shack BBQ. Play corn hole, watch the game on multiple screens and have a drink from Traverse City Whiskey.
301 Main St., Frankfort, 231.352.7561
Watch the big game on the big screen. This Northern Michigan event is being hosted by the Benzie County MSU Alumni Association. A $5 donation toward the association’s scholarship fund is appreciated. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m., and the game starts at 3:30 p.m.
3018 M-119, Harbor Springs, 231.242.4777
Voted “best steakhouse” by MLive, see what all the talk is about while you watch the game. The sports bar menu has plenty of options, too.
14848 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville, 231.378.2554
423 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.922.9515
List of burgers you must try: Tractor Burger, Black & Blue Burger, Cuban Burger, Chipotle Black Bean Burger and the Hay-Baler. Start this Saturday.
427 Bridge St., Charlevoix, 231.547.6925
Sit at the bar and enjoy the game at the local hotspot. Get a mouthwatering look at the menu.