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Bulldog Lounge Berwick, Pa.
IN THE heart of high school football country in northeastern Pennsylvania, there's a special small-town feel at the Bulldog Lounge, home base for fans of the six-time state champion Berwick High Bulldogs, who play across the street at Crispin Field. On game days the staff sets up a tent, pours Yuengling and puts out a spread of meatball and sausage hoagies, soups and pierogi. The bar's biggest day was in 1988, when Berwick beat Aliquippa for the state title. "It was a road game, and it snowed that day," says owner Guy Miller, "and I remember all the friends and family waiting here for the kids to come back home."
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Scholz Garten Austin
SAID TO be the oldest continuously operating business in the state of Texas, the Scholz Garten opened in 1866, founded as a tavern and social club for Austin's German community by August Scholz, an immigrant and Civil War veteran. (He wore the gray.) The bar was home to German singing groups in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and in the 1950s and '60s, situated a half mile from the state capitol, it became a clubhouse for Texas's liberal politicians. Now it's the standard pre- and postgame stop on UT football game days, though in recent years, says manager Fred Reese, it's drawn well for other Big 12 sports too.
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