Football at the Beach

The NFL football season kicks off in just a couple of (weeks/days) and we at Radiant couldn’t be more excited. Radiant Resort Properties Founders not only work to ensure properties are properly cared for and ready for each new guest, we have a passion for fantasy football. In fact, founder David Olivarez has written for fantasy football websites and participated in a number of podcasts that have included a number of knowledgeable football analysts. That means if there is a NFL game being played we are watching it! So for our football fans visiting the beaches of South Walton this Fall we have pulled together a guide for how to best enjoy your desired game.

Although there are plenty of amazing restaurants to choose from when vacationing along 30A, sports bars are a little harder to come by. If going out to grab food and watch football is on the agenda here are Radiant’s top picks for having the best view of the action.

Shades Bar & Grill

A 30A destination location for more than 20 years, Shades Bar & Grill continues to turn friends into family! With daily chef features, famous wings, classic spirits and a fabulous staff, Shades is the place to meet and eat on 30A. Shades has 17 HD TV’s, a Projector and all the premium packages to accommodate even the biggest sports fan. DirecTV premium packages: NHL Center Ice, NFL Sunday Ticket, UFC, NCAAFB ESPN Gameplan, NCAABB ESPN Full Court, MLB Extra Innings, Versus, Fox Soccer Channel, plus more! Shades is located on the eastern end of 30A in Inlet Beach, Florida.

Austons on 98

Home of the 102 foot bar including 32 beers on draft. Some of our specialties include little neck clams, freshly shucked raw oysters, New England style clam chowder and jumbo shrimp cocktail! Austons features big screen TVs throughout the restaurant which will ensure you don’t miss out on any of the incredible plays each Sunday. If you are looking for a spot in Miramar Beach, Fl Austons on 98 should be your go to for watching football. Plan ahead and check out their menu before you go!

O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar

Locally owned and operated, O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar is a unique combination of incredible steamed, blackened, fried and sauteed seafood, USDA prime hand cut Angus beef, and made from scratch “Award Winning Gumbo”, and some of the best wings, burgers, and sandwiches anywhere on the Emerald Coast. For you sports enthusiast, O’quigley’s offers zoned sound on the patio, party room, and main dining room as well as 64 TVs, including 4 16 Foot HD projection TVs. Additionally there is a TV in every booth. O'quigley's is located across from the Destin Commons Shopping Center.

If you prefer to be at home watching the game, but don’t want to miss any of the action while cooking we get it! Some of our favorites for gameday chow include:

Lost Pizza

Pizza is always a go-to for munching on during a NFL Football Sunday! Lost pizza has some of the best signature pizza options in Miramar Beach. Order a thin crust and you won’t be disappointed.

Buffalo Jacks

For the best wings on a Sunday afternoon order from Buffalo Jacks. Their legendary wings have been voted Best in Destin! This local favorite is located in the heart of Miramar beach just West of the Silver Sands Premium outlets.

We are ready for some football!! We look forward to hosting you in a Radiant Resort Properties rental this Fall so you can enjoy both the beach and football. See you soon!