The #FrayLife Guide to The Perfect Jags Game Day Experience



Picture this: It’s gameday…you’re pumped, you’re ready to rally, BUT you don’t know WHERE to pregame or postgame for the Jags! That could put a damper on your mood. Well, not to worry, because I am here to save the day.


Inside TIAA Bank Field

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Alright, cool, you’ve made it inside. Now where do you get a beer? Well, my friends, there are many places.

The Bud Light [FRI]END ZONE

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For the lucky fans in the stadium looking for a chance to drink with their friends but not miss a second of the game, the Bud Light [FRI]END ZONE is on the ground level in the south end zone. You get the field-level view and can take advantage of the frozen bar, too!

#FrayLife Tip: You have to be a member to get the cool seats to this premium area.

Bud Light Party Zone

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Anybody that likes to get their drink on before kickoff, the Bud Light Party Zone is the spot. In the south end zone of the stadium on the main level, this party place opens 2 hours before kickoff for any ticket holder.

#FrayLife Tip: They have different game specials that they secretly promote through the gameday newsletter 4 days beforehand, and this is where most young people hang out to drink!

Stadium Cabanas

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If you are one of the lucky ducks that makes your way to the cabanas, you have truly scored. This is basically a VIP experience where you get an eagle eye view of the game, all completely poolside. In addition to bronzing in your swimsuit while you watch, they also offer a food and beverage package.

#FrayLife Tip: We all know this is the place to be, but reserving a cabana is super expensive so try to find a free way in.

Fan Entertainment Zone

In the Dream Finders Homes Flex Field at Daily’s Place, the Fan Entertainment Zone is the premier pregame party area for any Jags fan! They have food, fun, and football activities 3 hours before each home game.

#FrayLife Tip: They have TVs that promote NFL Red Zone so that fans can keep up with any games (aka fantasy players) they may be missing.

Camp Grunt Style

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Open to all ticket holders, Camp Grunt Style is a space dedicated to celebrating all active duty and veteran military personnel! It opens 2 hours before kickoff and you can access this awesome area through Gates 2 or 3 on the north end of the stadium.

#FrayLife Tip: They offer in-game military recognitions from this deck and have interactive games to win!

Outside the Stadium

If you get charged up from being around other energized Jags fans, you don’t have to be just inside the stadium to find them!

Parking Lot Tailgating

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Everyone loves a parking lot party, especially Jags fans. You can tailgate in all parking lots surrounding the stadium and even grill out, as long as you keep it contained. The walk from the parking lot to the stadium is definitely where you’ll find the drunkest fans stumbling to see the game.

#FrayLifeTip: A lot of people try to get a spot under the downtown bridge to grab some shade, so get a group of your friends, a cooler, and a grill, and go snag a spot!

Tailgaters Parking 

Downtown Jacksonville’s premier tailgating experience all starts at Tailgaters Parking! Located just east of the stadium, they offer clean bathrooms and a full service bar (which you don’t normally get in good, old fashioned tailgating). It’s right next to their practice field, so you feel close to the action either way!

Photo Credit: Greg Khan

#FrayLifeTip: They’re holding a Jags vs. Patriots tailgate party this weekend basically all day before the game! Best time to get in on the action.

Other Favorite Places to Watch

Jacksonville Sports Tavern

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The inside may seem small, but don’t let that deter you! With 2 outdoor patios, there is plenty of room to hang out before and after the game. And who doesn’t love the outdoors? You can’t beat the location or the food (or the beer..and we know that’s why you’re here).

#FrayLife Tip: They’re open until 11 PM on weekends, so plenty of time to still eat and get rowdy after the game!

Wicked Barley

Photo Credit: Jax Brew

Ask anyone in Jacksonville and they LOVE this place. Aside from an awesome atmosphere, this brewery includes a restaurant and tap room with multiple TVs, a covered patio, a boat dock, and a pet friendly waterfront beer garden! YOU CAN GET THERE BY BOAT.

#FrayLifeTip: They have soooo many beer options, so even if you don’t have a ticket, this is a great place to watch the game and get drunk.


Photo Credit: Side Car 11

With award-winning cocktails, Sidecar is the SPOT for those trying to keep it classy before or after the game. They have cocktails, beer, wine, whisky, and everything in between! With good prices, they have an even better happy hour that’s hard to beat!

#FrayLife Tip: Happy Hour is from 3-7 Monday-Saturday and ALL DAY ON SUNDAY, which is GAMEDAY. Only $7 cocktails, so have at it, guys!

Whether you’re cool enough to pull up in a boat or just Uber (because no drunk driving…let’s be safe, people), go ahead and hit up one of these awesome spots for the whole Jags partying sha-bang! Get rowdy, stay safe, and GO JAGS.

Do you have a favorite spot for game day? Show it off this Sunday and tag #FrayLife #JaxFray on social!

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