Destin’s Best Places to Watch Your Favorite Teams! Dec. 2021

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By Scott Miller

All I want for Christmas is a Super Bowl Win, a Super Bowl Win, a Super Bowl Win…

Trust me, y’all you don’t want to hear me singing this song—writing it is much easier on your ears.

Can you believe it’s December already? College Football Conference Championship games and playoffs are here. College Bowl games are just a couple weeks away and the regular season home stretch is now underway in the NFL.

The football fan Trifecta has begun!

And the cherry on top in December? Santa Claus is coming to town and saving the very best for last. We’ll soon be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Can I get an Amen! We can all count our blessings to live and love here in Destin.

As always, December closes out the year in spectacular fashion, and our favorite football teams are in position to do the same! For some it means being a champion, for others it means being a spoiler and for all, my fellow football fans, fanatics and diehards, it means another month of incredible games are waiting for us to watch, to cheer and to enjoy with family, friends and those whom we love the most.

Wondering where to go to watch and cheer on your team? We’ve done the homework for you. So, read on then go out and try them all. Here in Destin, there’s never a bad seat in the house.

AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
AJs FoodHome of the World Famous Jumbotron. Football Season is in full swing and you don’t want to miss out on experiencing the 2021 season AJ’s style. AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar is featuring the best games all season long on the one and only Jumbotron, right here on the Harbor in Destin. Be sure to enjoy an adult beverage or two with AJ’s branded vodka or savor the flavor of local beers brewed exclusively for AJ’s by Props Craft Brewery. Serving up delicious daily specials and entertaining live music all week long, it’s Football, Football, Football. AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar is where you want to be.
(850) 837-1913
116 Harbor Blvd., Destin
ajsdestin.com

Austons on 98
Offering a raw bar, happy hour and live music, Austons is home of the 102-foot bar including 32 beers on draft. Some of the specialties include little neck clams, freshly shucked raw oysters, New England style clam chowder and jumbo shrimp cocktail! Football fans, Auston’s is ready for you. There are big screen TV’s all around, so not a bad seat in the house. Enjoy Football Specials including $5 Pints, $16 Buckets and more. Auston’s on 98, of Nashville roots, also features its very own “Real Deal Nashville Hot Sauce!” And don’t miss the endless Mimosa and Bloody Mary Brunch featuring amazing chicken and waffles every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm with live music every Friday and Saturday from 7-10pm.

Check out more specials, beer selections and a full menu at austonson98.com.
(850) 842-3200
125 Poinciana Blvd., Miramar Beach
Austonson98.com

FATBOYS – Destin
Are you craving a delicious burger or some tasty wings and an ice cold beer? Maybe all of the above? But the game is on and you won’t miss even a single play. FATBOYS has you covered. Fully staffed and ready to serve you, the obvious choice is easy to see and that’s just how they want it. Yes, indeed y’all, Game Day and FATBOYS go hand in hand. So, hustle on down to some of the best, most delicious gameday football watching food the world has ever known. Be sure to enjoy a tall glass of FATBOYS Lager, too, a true joy to your taste buds that will perfectly compliment anything on the menu. Oh, and bring the crew with you, too. There’s always a great seat waiting just for you! Their newest location in Miramar Beach is now open so stop by and say hello. Visit Fatboys’ Facebook page for exciting updates. They hope to see you soon. Tell them Destin Life sent you!
(850)842-3190
104 Harbor Blvd., Destin
(850)842-2807
10859 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Miramar Beach
Ilivefatboys.com

Island Wing Company Grill & Bar
Voted “Best Wings” four years running, Island Wing Co. is calling your name. NOTHING is fried! Everything is baked, grilled or steamed! Come in and find your favorite beer among the 58 selections on tap or enjoy a cocktail and savor some of the tastiest food you’ve ever eaten. Are you ready for some football? With Big screen TVs situated all around the bar and restaurant, Island Wing Company invites you in to watch and cheer the 2021 football season. Need to feed the whole family? Family meals to go with curbside delivery has you covered. Your Island awaits you…
(850) 837-2999
981 U.S. Hwy. 98, Destin
islandwing.com

Landshark’s Pizza
Hey, Sports Fans! Hungry, thirsty, maybe a little of both? Come in and visit Landshark’s Pizza. Owners Brian and Sue Hassmann have created the locals’ favorite pizza, buffalo wings and sports pub and bar that serves great pizza AND awesome wings plus many other scrumptious eats for folks of all ages. There’s plenty of seating for everyone and TV’s galore, plus fun and games all week long. Sports fans from all over come and watch all their favorite teams on countless regional and national sports networks, because College and Pro Football is back and the 2021 season is underway. With a fully stocked bar serving up 95 different bourbons and 30 beers on draft, it’s no secret why the locals love Landshark’s Pizza Company.
(850) 424-6743
300 Harbor Blvd., Destin
landsharkspizza.com

Tailfins Waterfront Grill
Tailfins FoodStart your day off right with Tailfins Breakfast every day from 8am-11am, 7 days a week!
Enjoy a classic breakfast with bacon and eggs or add a little flair to your morning with Chicken & Pancakes, a Seafood or Cajun Omelette and even a Kids Smiley Pancake! Be sure to order up a round of Mimosas and Bloody Marys, a perfect way to start your day…

Watch Tailfins’ world famous Sushi chef create right in front of your eyes! If you haven’t tried the Sushi yet, you’re missing out…absolutely the best in town! Featuring multiple levels of indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the Destin Boardwalk and Harbor, Tailfins is your go-to destination. Football Season is going strong and with huge BIG screen TV’s everywhere you look, and I mean everywhere, you can watch your favorite teams all season long. Kick back and enjoy some of your absolute favorite food and drinks including Sushi Rolls and Sake Bombs, Scrumptious Early Bird Dinner Specials M-F from 4-6pm. Happy Hour from 4-6pm Mon. – Fri. featuring $17 Domestic Bottle Buckets and $7.99 Pitchers, $5 House Wines and Well Drinks and $5 Long Island Iced Teas. Rusty Hammerstrom performs every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Daniel Boone is live every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

DAILY CRUISES
Introducing Tailfins Island Adventure.

Departures 7 Days a Week aboard “Always Workin,” Tailfins’ Brand New 45 foot long cruiser.
Enjoy the Destin Harbor & Crab Island like never before; Choose between The World Famous 4-Hour Tour, Sunset Cruise or Thursday night’s Spectacular Fireworks Cruise.
Book online at tailfinsislandadventure.com.
(850) 650-1200
On the Harbor in Destin,
172 Harbor Blvd.
tailfinsdestin.com

Boathouse Oyster Bar
Destin’s best kept secret—it’s where the locals go with live music every night! Located in the heart of Destin on the Destin Harbor, the Boathouse specializes in making oysters a delicacy. Boathouse’s Gumbo recipe was written by Mama Gumbo herself. And, of course, the oysters are raw, steamed or baked just the way you like ‘em! The first Friday of every month the Boathouse hosts locals on the Destin Harbor from 5pm – 7pm. Who wants a free keg? Bring a donation for the Emerald Coast Foundation to qualify for entry.
Listen and move with live entertainment daily. See ad for bands and times.
Music schedule subject to change. Follow on FaceBook for updates! Enjoy…
(850) 837-3645
288-B Harbor Blvd., Destin
Boathouseoysterbardestin.com

Tequila’s Sports Bar & Grill
EAT, DRINK, FIESTA!! We’ve got just two words for you Amigo. FOOTBALL SEASON! Tequila’s knows what that means here in Destin and is ready for you on Game Day or any day. Ready to shake it up a little? And we mean literally – Tequila’s Sports Bar and Grill has quickly become a local favorite. Let them serve up some of their world class, jumbo sized Margaritas, sure to set the mood to watch your favorite game. Tequila’s has some of the best seats in the neighborhood. Everyone’s got a favorite…find your Mexican food fave here inspired by years of tradition and authentic spices such as the Tequila’s Plate, Chili Con Carne, The Three Amigos and the new MASTER PARRILLADA—a unique fusion of sports bar food and delightful Mexican dishes.

Celebrate Taco Tuesdays with 2-4-1 Margaritas! Lunch specials offered daily Monday – Friday for $8.99. Open seven days a week for lunch, dinner or call ahead to place your take out and to-go orders.
(850) 279.6402
11225 U.S. 98 W., Miramar Beach
Tequilasmiramarbeach.com