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Texas Tech Football Season in Downtown Lubbock

Downtown Lubbock • September 5, 2023

Raiderland is coming alive! Texas Tech football is back and better than ever. It was only right that we put together a list of Downtown Lubbock locations perfect for hanging out before the game, watching the game, and grabbing celebratory post-game drinks. Wreck’ Em!

Pregame Spots

Monomyth Coffee

Monomyth Coffee is the perfect place to hang out and grab some breakfast. Their inviting staff and delicious coffee make for a perfect pair! 

Try their lattes, cold brews, or teas! And you can’t forget the food! Add in toast, overnight oats, or a pastry to top off the perfect visit!

Giorgio's Pizza

Giorgio's Pizza is Lubbock's beloved authentic Italian pizzeria located in the heart of downtown. They make delicious pizzas and calzones fresh daily and offer the famous "Texas Size" pizza. Order online for tailgating or stop in for a bite to eat before the Red Raiders secure a win! 

Your stomach will thank you for this. 


Dirk’s is THE spot for a pregame meal. Dirks is home to the best chicken fried steak, chicken fried chicken, chicken tenders, shrimp and grits, rotisserie chicken, and scratch-made sides.

Nothing says “Wreck’ Em!” like some fried chicken before a Red Raider football game.

Burklee Hill

Looking for a pre-game brunch spot? Burklee Hill is the perfect place! Their brunch menu features chicken & waffles, avocado toast, and raspberry french toast! And you can't forget about their tasty mimosas. 

Best Spots to Watch the Game


Miguel’s is on the Broadway block and has become a fan favorite. The inside/outside location features plenty of seating, multiple bars, and a number of TVs excellent for watching the game. Their patio has string lights to create a vibrant and exciting atmosphere. 

Enjoy their weekly drink specials along with their delicious Mexican food. This is a perfect place to cheer the Red Raiders on to victory. 


Bierhaus is a two-story house turned bar with a wrap-around patio decked out with TVs. A lively crowd ready to celebrate every Red Raider touchdown is guaranteed at this spot. Choose to watch the game inside or outside, on swings, patio chairs, or standing around high-fiving fellow fans.

They are known for their prickly pear margaritas, “capri-funs,” and giant pretzels to share. You can expect gameday specials on drinks + their kitchen has tasty game day food options!

Flippers Tavern

Flippers Tavern in downtown LBK is truly one-of-a-kind with their functioning pinball machines for you to enjoy! They also specialize in hotdogs of all kinds, from the classic brat to unique creations that will have you coming back for seconds. 

The bar also offers a hand-crafted drink menu and a variety of beers waiting to be loved. Watch the game and enjoy all the fun activities that Flippers has to offer.

Post Game Celebration


What pairs better with football season than a cold beer brewed right here in Lubbock? Two Docs Brewing Co. has a family-friendly atmosphere where the entire crew can celebrate a Red Raiders win!

To celebrate, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many food trucks parked outside the patio and pair it with a nice cold beer. And if you’re lucky–it will be one of the many weekends the brewery features incredible live music.

The Garden

The Garden is the perfect game-day spot. The completely outdoor venue features long picnic tables that can fit the whole squad, some of the best drink specials in downtown Lubbock, and food trucks that line the curb out front. 

Plus, enjoy a number of yard games for the victory party afterward. They also debut a stacked live music schedule monthly, so you may catch a concert when you visit.

Brewery LBK

The Brewery LBK will be waiting for you! Their electric atmosphere features modern-industrial interiors, upbeat downtown vibes, and a dog-friendly wraparound patio. 

Try their Texas Lite Lager, Doc Wonderful, LBK IPA, or the Sea Dog. Their award-winning beer will tempt you to choose the Brewery LBK as your celebratory drink spot!

Try out these restaurants, breweries, and bars in Downtown Lubbock! Start and end your game day the right way. Personally, we’ll be getting our guns up all season at these spots. We’ll see you there!