When it comes to college football, there is only ONE Razorback. You stand alone in mascots, so plan a tailgate that will stand alone in the tomes of game day history! If you want to come out with a “W,” check out these nearby eateries and shops. After all, nobody’s got more love for the Hogs than your local Northwest Arkansas businesses!
THE ESSENTIALS. AKA FOOD.
True fans know: it’s never too early to turn out for a tailgate, and the early bird gets the bagel. Get into game day mood with a box o’ bagels and fresh coffee supplied by Ozark Mountain Bagel Co. Baked fresh everyday, their bagels come in a host of flavors, destined to please any early-morning U of A devotee!
Some fans love poking the grill all day; others prefer kicking back with a cold one. If you’re tailgating style is the latter, make Penguin Ed’s your tailgate food go-to. Pick your own pounds of smoked meat from their bulk menu or cut out the math and order from their family packs, with options to feed 12, 24, and up to 50 hungry hogs.
Missing the tailgate? Don’t miss the game!
Can’t make it to the tailgate? Don’t fumble away your game day experience. Sprint on over to Marley’s Pizzeria and jump in on their Razorback watch parties complete with specials, student discounts, and free wifi (so you can keep tabs on all the college teams).
Growler USA is another prime football-watchin’ hub. They’ve got 100+ craft beers on tap which is probablyyyy a few more options than will fit in your tailgate cooler. Just sayin’.
Call ’em in style
Bleachers in Bentonville is basically the Taj Majal of Razorback attire and gifts, which makes it the PERFECT place to begin your game day readiness prep. From the youngest Arkansas fan to the veteran Hog-caller, Bleachers has game day gear as wild and tenacious as the Razorbacks themselves.
If you can’t find it at Bleachers, you’ll find it at the Stadium Shoppe on Razorback. (And if you can’t find it there, it probably doesn’t exist, sorry ‘bout it.) Besides a football-field sized selection of Razorback shirts, the Stadium Shoppe has allll your tailgating needs covered: tents, flags, barware, even pig noses you can wear to really accentuate your inner Tusk. And check out the Sooieville Tailgate Club if you’re looking for a space to hunker down before the game.
Ok, so maybe we were being a little dramatic: There are many more football-ready outfits waiting for you in the rest of Northwest Arkansas, starting with Scarlet Rose Boutique‘s flirty + flowy Razorback tees that ladies are sure to love!
We’re seeing red at Suite One and we’re not mad about it at all. Staying true to their motto, “wear what makes you feel good,” their game day gear stretches from classic graphic tees to matching mommy + me outfits to red skirts to statement tassel earrings. Trendsetting is your middle name…
MarleyMack Boutique offers more subtle + versatile pieces you can rock all week long as well as some cute team spirit tops.
Red hot right now! You’ve GOT to check out the Razorback red leather jacket fresh in at Vesta’s! And while you’re there, shop all the accessories + statement pieces to complete your tailgate outfit. Plus keep an eye out for special deals and events in honor of their upcoming birthday!
Comfort colors + retro designs: it would behoove any hog fan to shop Houndstooth’s Razorback Collection.
That new clear bag policy catch you off guard? Nothing kills an outfit faster than toting around a zip lock bag. Luckily, Something Urban has your back with stylish clear totes + backpacks for your necessities. And for your four-legged bestie, we direct your attention to this boutique’s line of U of A cheer outfits for the puppers.
Sometimes, simple says the most, and that’s exactly what you can expect from Label‘s game day options.
Vintage styles, funky scripts, tees and v’s, sweatshirts and overlays. What’s not to love about Whimsy Woo? If you’re already a fan, don’t miss their NEW location!
Tatum Rose offers game day tees for the whole fam bam and accessories to boot, like red, red sneakers and must-have tassel earrings.
For the fan with simple tastes, I present: Beyond Urban. Nothing too flashy or sassy here, just plain old CUTE U of A pride.
Hometown Press has retail apparel in stock, but srats + frats especially might be interested in their custom screen-printing for shirts, bags, koozies, or pretty much anything else you can print on. (They do have a 12-item minimum on custom orders, heads up!)
Extra points For you!
Polish off your game day look with ravishing nails from Lacquer Nails & Spa. They also do waxes and lashes, AND don’t leave your student ID behind because they dooo offer discounts. Woooooo pig sooie!
We need our hair on-point for all special occasions, like dances, weddings, football games. Razorback Stadium may be our final game day venue, but a pit stop at Salon Venues first will have you cheering loud and proud (of your team AND your new style, color, or freshly-trimmed beard).
The fifth quarter + beyond
Your school pride doesn’t (and shouldn’t) have to end when the fourth quarter clock hits zero. Deck out the man cave. Or the office. Or the front yard. Or the whole house! With these hog-themed extras:
There are must-haves and then there are MUST-haves. I think you can figure out for yourself where Gearhead Outfitters‘ Razorback YETI collection falls.
Got a whole company rooting for the Hogs? At BBD Promos, you can customize your entire game day experience. These folks do EVERYTHING. Literally. Clothes, office supplies, outdoor equipment, tailgate gear…the list is infinite.
Bentonville Copy and Ship can quarterback all your printing needs. Yard signs, banners, stickers, posters, vinyl graphics. Print all the things. Do it. You won’t be sorry.
Make your home sooo inviting in the most U of A way with So Inviting Gifts‘ Razorback Collection. We’re talking themed serving trays and bowls, pig-shaped bottle openers, Arkansas dish towels. Go pig, or go home.
For a fun twist on fandom, Lizzie B’s Vintage Shoppe has unique Razorback decor that’ll scream “I LOVE THE HOGS, BUT I ALSO LOVE CUTE THINGS!” Do you need a multi-dimensional pig head in your living room? The answer is yes, you definitely do.
Want to show your support for the team without totally going overboard with the fangirling? Make Distinctive Dwelling your new BFF. You can sneak a subtle pig-shaped tray into your dinner dishes or cheers the Hogs with etched glassware. Okayyy, it’s a little overboard, but WOO PIG SOOIE, dang it!