Author: Laken Chaney, Downtown Vision Marketing and Events Assistant
Photo by: @aaronberkshireoficial
It’s that time of year! Football season is back and better than ever. If you’re looking for places to go and things to do before or after Jacksonville Jaguars football games this season, we’ve got you covered!
Catch a Ride
Searching for game-day transportation? Go Tuk’n Tours, Pedal Pub, JTA and the St Johns River Taxi are some of our favorite ways to get around the Downtown area on game-days.
Go Tuk’n Tours:
Go Tuk’n is one of the most fun ways to travel throughout Downtown. These open-air rides are a great way to explore and travel on game-days. Want more info? View their website here!
Pedal Pub Jax:
Pedal Pub Jax has a great game-day tour that begins at Intuition Ale Works. Their Jaguars-specific tour lasts two hours long and gives riders the opportunity to pre-game by pedaling and “pubbing” through the Sports District. Interested in riding with Pedal Pub? Click here for more information.
St Johns River Taxi:
A Jacksonville game-day staple; the St Johns River Taxi has been providing fans with rides across the St Johns River for many years. This season, the River Taxi will have 3-4 boats operating on game-days. To learn more about riding with the St Johns River Taxi, check out their website!
JTA Gameday Xpress:
Love the Jags games, but hate dealing with the traffic? JTA makes navigating game-days a breeze. Hop on one of the many game-day shuttles and ride stress-free. Looking for more information? Discover more here.
Gameday Tailgating Experience:
Looking for a one-stop tailgating experience? Gameday Tailgate Experience (GTE) gives fans the opportunity to enjoy all-inclusive tailgates before each Jaguars home game. Every pre-game tailgate includes an open bar, unlimited food, live DJs and tented seating. These events provide tailgate-goers with a one stop, one price, all-inclusive pre-game event and are a fun way to start game day. Learn more by checking out one of our past blog posts!
Brews and Bites
What’s game-day without some bites and brews? Here are some of the best spots to check out in #DTJax for game-day festivities.
Intuition Ale Works:
Serves: Food and Beer | 929 East Bay Street
A local brewery, serving brews and bites. Stop by Intuition before or after the game to enjoy beer, food and a rooftop experience in the heart of the Sports District.
Bold City Downtown:
Serves: Beer and Wine | 109 East Bay Street
Check out Bold City Brewery if you are looking to grab some great beer. Bold City is one of Jax’s first local breweries and is a great place to kick-off or finish game-day!
Ruby Beach Brewing:
Serves: Beer and Wine (Food Truck, typically on-site) | 228 East Forsyth Street
Recently opened in Downtown, Ruby Beach Brewing is a no-brainer for game-day in #DTJax. Although Ruby Beach does not currently serve food, there is typically a food truck on-site in case you are looking to grab some bites before the big game.
That Bar at the Arena:
Serves: Food and Drinks | 234 A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard
If you’re looking for a spot that serves more than just beer, That Bar at the Arena is a good spot to hit. Located within walking distance of the stadium, and conveniently near the pick-up spot for Lyft and Uber, That Bar at the Arena is a promising place to go if you are looking for a classic bar near the stadium.
Tailgate Bar & Grill:
Serves: Food and Drinks | 441 Haines Street
Looking for good food, drinks and a spot to park? Look no further than Tailgate Bar & Grill. Tailgate has been open for over 30 years and has been a Jaguars game-day staple since the inaugural season. Click here for more information on parking at Tailgate Bar & Grill.
Serves: Spirits | 960 East Forsyth Street
Downtown Jacksonville’s only full-scale distillery, head to Manifest if you are looking to pick up a bottle of vodka, gin or whiskey for game-day.
Pro Tip: Stop in for a distillery tour and tasting for the ultimate Jags pre-game activity!