From pumpkin spiced pancakes to the start of football season, what’s not to love about the month of September? Want to combine your favorite weekend activity (brunching, obviously) with your alma mater? Our college football brunch guide is here to make that easy. Plus, we threw in a few bottomless mimosa deals too, because that’s always a good idea.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Ready for a roll tide brunch? Head to Houndstooth Saloon to cheer on ‘bama every game day. Enjoy drink specials and a short but sweet brunch menu that includes a fried egg sandwich, breakfast skillet, and breakfast burrito. Houndstooth serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 3369 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL.
Everything is bigger at Stanley’s brunch, just the way Texas fans like it. Cheer on the Longhorns over Stanley’s new brunch menu and $10 Bloody Mary bar. Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 a.m. 1970 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL.
It’s a big year for Michigan football! Cheer on blue and gold at Rockit and enjoy a sweet brunch menu filled with dishes like blueberry-lemon ricotta pancakes, avocado toast, and strawberry shortcake waffles. Plus, a variety of salads and burgers are on deck to please everyone’s brunch tastes. Don’t believe us/ Read our review, here. Rockit serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 a.m. 22 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL.
We’ve got the perfect bar for our Indiana football fans, Flagship in Lakeview! We loved their signature cocktails and huevos rancheros, read our review of Flagship here. Flagship serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1622 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL.
Michigan State Spartans
There’s no shortage of Sparty bars in the Chicago area including Anthem, Tin Lizzie, Wicker Park Tavern, The Stretch, and Mad River. But, you can’t beat the brunch menu at Municipal Bar and Dining Co. Stop in to the River North restaurant and enjoy dishes like breakfast pork corn-dogs and sweet crepes, while you watch the Spartans march to victory. Municipal serves brunch Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 a.m. 216 W. Ohio, Chicago, IL.
Indulge in a $20 mimosa package or Bloody Mary bar, while cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes at Theory! The River North bar serves brunch specials like BBQ brisket Benedict and a breakfast flatbread topped with queso and scrambled eggs. Theory serves brunch starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 9 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL.
Ohio State Buckeyes
O-H-I-O fans, where you at? Head to Old Town for a rowdy Buckeyes brunch including biscuits and gravy and breakfast sliders. Plus, treat yourself to a $7 Bloody Mary or $20 bottle of champagne. Woodie’s serves brunch starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 1535 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Looking for a new bar to cheer on the Fighting Irish? Head to the heart of Wicker Park and brunch at High Noon Saloon, a cute sports bar filled with TVs and all your favorite Tex Mex brunch dishes like chilaquiles and breakfast tacos. Not to mention, unlimited Bloody and mimosa drink specials! High Noon Saloon serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL.
With a breakfast sammy in hand, cheer on the Badgers at FatPour in Wicker Park. With a big patio and two levels, there’s plenty of room for a group brunch party. FatPour serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2005 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL.
Don’t see a brunch restaurant that supports your team in our guide? Leave a comment below and let us know where your favorite place to brunch on game day is!