What college town would be complete without an amazing selection of sports bars to watch the game at? Check out these famed local spots, go Tigers!
The Esso Club
Known as Clemson’s first ever sports bar, this bar is known across the country as one of the best. It is located on the lot of a historic service station, and has indoor and outdoor seating. ESPN the Magazine said about this bar, “If they had a National Championship for college sports bars, The Esso Club would be our pick to win it all”. This bar draws huge crowds for game days, so if you really want the Clemson experience, this is the place to go!
Tiger Town Tavern
Another classic spot, this veteran bar features a private club upstairs and a beer/pool hall downstairs. It is a popular pre-game hangout, and you must be 21 to enter on game days. They serve some of the best bar food around, southern comfort style. After 10pm you must be 21 to enter so make sure you leave the kids at home if you plan on having a late night out! They are known among Clemson students for giving out free “21” t-shirts to anyone celebrating their 21st birthday. Some of their other unique features is their trivia nights offered on Wednesdays, and Bingo offered on Tuesdays.
Nick's Tavern and Deli
This bar offers pub, grub, a large selection of craft beer, and cocktails in a playful energetic setting. One of their popular features is live music, which is a fan favorite for locals and students! They also have a rotating tap list so make sure to check out their specials the day you go. The food menu features fresh and local selections that pair well with the relaxed atmosphere and drink options.
Sloan Street Tap Room
This bar is a staple of downtown Clemson, and since 1979 has had a steady stream of local regulars. The relaxed feel inside makes this bar a great place to go to grab a beer and a bite to catch up with friends. They only serve beer and they are known for the coldest beers in town. Make sure you bring cash because that’s their preferred method of payment. Aside from featuring all of the latest Clemson games, they also have several bar games available like darts, pinball, and silverstrike bowling!
Backstreets Pub and Grill
This bar features, two floors, two outside decks, and a festive atmosphere. They are known for their 32 beers on draft, superb bar food, and strong drinks! This is the perfect place to go with a group for some drinks. It gets pretty crowded with college students as this is a popular local spot, so get ready for a full house of Clemson fans!
TD's of Clemson
This bar is a lively student hangout, and boasts large TV’s in a tavern setting for the best views of the game. They offer fantastic bar food and classic drinks to make for an amazing gamely experience. Sit down, relax, and order a pitcher of beer to cheer on the Tigers!
This modern sports bar is a little bit off campus, but is worth the short drive. They’ve got burgers, wings, hot dogs, and plenty more to knock your socks off! Watch the game on their massive spread of plasma screen TVs while you kick back and enjoy yourself. If you only want to order drinks, they also offer free popcorn for every table.