Ohio State players get ready for a game against Michigan State on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. DavidJablonski/Staff

GO BUCKS! 8 places to watch the game in Dayton when you can’t be at the game

Nothing beats watching the Ohio State Buckeyes with over 100,000 of your closest friends on a crisp, fall Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium. But if you're not able to make it to Columbus, Dayton has some local places were OSU fans are known to gather.

Here’s a few places around the Dayton area that you should check out, if you’re looking to watch an Ohio State game outside of your own home.

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1. Fox and Hound 

Check out the daily bar specials and don't miss a minute of the game with TVs in view from every angle!

ADDRESS: 2661 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek 

HOURS: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Sunday through Saturday)  

INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 426-4145

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2. Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill 

Bunkers Bar and Grill in Vandalia is one of the many sports bars that are gearing up for the Super Bowl. 2015 file photo by JIM WITMER
Photo: Jim Witmer

It’s hard to miss any action given the bar is literally surrounded by television screens, and there are 42 beers currently on tap, mostly craft beers. The menu is full of American bar fare, but be sure to try their much-heralded wings. Be sure to get your food orders in before 10 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends, as the kitchen closes.

ADDRESS: 893 E. National Road, Vandalia

HOURS: Mon. 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m., Fri. 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Sun. 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

INFO: WebsiteFacebook | Call (937) 890-8899

3. Tanks Bar & Grill 

Tanks is a long-time Dayton favorite, especially during big sporting events. They’ve got great food, including all-day breakfast, burgers and overstuffed deli sandwiches, served in an easygoing atmosphere with lots of TVs.

ADDRESS: 2515 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood 

HOURS: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday through Thursday), 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday) 

INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 252-2249

4. Flyboy's Deli 

Aircraft nose are reproductions by Ron Kaplan at the new Flyboys Deli in Beaverceek. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

If you visit Flyboy's, you'll find one of the biggest gatherings of Buckeyes fans west of Columbus!
ADDRESS: 2515 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | (937) 723-6135

HOURS: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday through Thursday), 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday) 

ADDRESS: 2729 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek | (937) 306-8623

INFO: Website | Facebook

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5. Smokey Bones 

A spacious, with TVs visible at nearly every angle, plus a menu dripping with delicious wings, sandwiches and burgers makes Smokey Bones the perfect spot to catch this rivalry game. 

ADDRESS:  6744 Miller Lane, Dayton
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Saturday), 11 a.m. to midnight (Sunday)
INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 415-0185

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6. Archer’s Tavern 

Known for its excellent selection of beers and its variety of sandwiches, burgers and pizzas, Archer’s Tavern in Centerville has quite a following. 

ADDRESS: 9496 Dayton Lebanon Pike, Centerville and 2030 East Dorothy Lane, Kettering
INFO: WebsiteFacebook | Call (937) 401-1015 and 291-1015

7. Elsa’s Corner Cantina

A sneak peek inside the Dayton area's newest Elsa's location, opening in summer 2018. The new Elsa's Corner Cantina in Sugarcreek Plaza on Wilmington Pike promises not to be like your parents' Elsa's. Expect a modern look, a patio and Bad Juan's on tap as part of the special features. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Photo: Mark Fisher

There are 30 large-screen televisions inside, and another five on the patio. And perhaps most important: The original Elsa’s “Bad Juan” margarita is available on tap.

ADDRESS: 6204 A Wilmington Pike, Dayton plus additional area locations
HOURS: Open daily at 11 a.m.
INFO: WebsiteFacebook | Call (937) 310-1373

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8. TJ Chumps 

Looking for an inexpensive but flavor-packed stop for watching the games? Get to TJ Chupms immediately and order up a basket of medium-style wings, extra crispy and enjoy the Buckeye game.

ADDRESS: Area locations in Miamisburg, Fairborn, Huber Heights and Englewood
HOURS: Open daily at 11 a.m.
INFO: WebsiteFacebook | Call (937) 859-4000