GameDay

Fargo-Moorhead, especially Downtown Fargo, will be abuzz this weekend with all the ESPN College GameDay activity. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the downtown businesses that will have special hours and/or deals on Saturday as well as some information regarding transportation and street closures.

  • The Woodchipper
    • The REAL woodchipper will be near the College GameDay set in the secure area
    • Stunt double woodchipper will also be downtown near the US Bank Plaza
      • Bomber hats, NDSU tartan accessories on hand  to use for the photo op with the woodchipper
  • Atomic Coffee
    • Open at 6am
  • Babb’s Coffee House
    • Open at 6am on Saturday
  • Bertrosa’s
    • Open at 8:30 am on Saturday
    • Coffee & donuts
    • Start serving special (BRATWURST) at 10:30am
  • Boerth’s Gallery
    • Giving away coupons on Saturday
    • Great Bison-themed storefront as well as some beautiful art
  • Bronsons Hot Dogs
    • Open at 8am
    • Serving hot dogs, brats, corn dogs & gyros
    • Corner of Broadway & 4th Ave N (by Goodyear Tire)
  • Chub’s Pub
    • GameDay specials
    • Verid’s Italian Market food truck will be there
    • Oh, and if you’re Lee Corso, you get FREE drinks
  • Cold Fusion
    • Open at 7am
  • Dempsey’s
    • Open at 8am
    • Serving breakfast items (breakfast burritos)
    • Guinness on tap
  • Empire Tavern
    • Open at 8am
    • Well-stocked liquor supply
  • Erbert & Gerbert’s
    • Open at 9am
  • Frackin’ Hungry Mobile Food Truck
  • HoDo
    • Open at 8am
    • Eggs Benedict, French toast, Bloody Marys
    • ESPN telecast projected on a wall
  • JL Beers
    • Oktoberfest Kickoff party on Saturday
    • Open at 8am
    • Great variety of BEER
  • Monte’s Downtown
    • Open at 4:30am
    • VIP party
      • $30 for 4 drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, coffee & hot chocolate, access to building & restrooms
      • Tickets sold out at this time, but if they release more, they will announce it on their Facebook page
  • Nichole’s Fine Pastry
    • Open at 8am
  • O’Day Cache
    • Neat Bison metalwork available
  • Old Broadway
    • Open at 8am
  • Pickled Parrot
    • Open at 8am
    • Kegs of GREEN BEER & satellite bar on their outdoor patio
  • Proper & Prim
    • Offering 20% discount on any items that are NDSU colors
  • Radisson Hotel
    • Lobby Bar open at 8am – drink specials start at 8am
    • Food available at 10:30am – sloppy Joes, buffalo wings, hot dogs, baked beans, potato chips ($10/person)
    • Bison football game will be broadcast in 2 bars on 2 levels (on 6 TVs)
    • Green & gold BEER on tap, 2 for 1 green & gold shots, the Bison cocktail, and Bloody Marys
  • Rhombus Guys
    • Open at 8am
    • Serving select menu including Ranchero Breakfast pizza and Eggs Benedict pizza, full menu available at 11am
    • Rhombus Guys food truck will also be downtown
  • Rooters Bar
    • Open at 8am
  • Sammy’s Pizza
    • Open at 6am
    • Serving coffee, donuts, sausage & egg calzones
  • Smiling Moose Deli
    • Open at 8am
  • Spicy Pie
    • Open at 8am
    • Lots of BEER, pizza and hot dogs
  • Subway
    • Open at 5:30am
  • The Studio
    • Open Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm
    • Locally made NDSU jewelry for sale
  • Unglued
    • Open at about 8am
    • NDSU, North Dakota, Midwest, Bison, etc. items available + special NDSU-themed cupcakes from Bakeology
    • Free apple cider

TRANSPORTATION

  • Shuttles
    • 5:30am-2:45pm
    • 18 buses
    • Shuttles will run every 5 minutes
    • East side of the Bison Sports Arena near the intersection of University Drive and 17th Avenue North
      • For fans with tickets to Saturday’s football game
    • East side of T parking lot between 11th and 12th Avenue North
      • General public not attending the football game
    • Drop-off location is at 10th St and 2nd Ave N in downtown Fargo
  • MATBUS
    • Begin at 5:30am
    • FREE rides on all fixed route buses in the F-M area on Saturday
      • NDSU Campus
        • East side of Bison Sports Arena at University Dr & 17th Ave N
        • South side of T-Lot parking lot along 11th Ave N
        • Memorial Union transit hub

PARKING

  • NDSU
    • FREE parking in the T-Lot (close to where shuttle will depart from)
  • Downtown
    • FREE parking in city-owned lots including the Civic Center and the Island Park Ramp

STREET CLOSURES

  • Friday
    • 2nd Ave N will be closed from the west side of Broadway to 5th St N
    • No parking signs will be posted, which will prohibit parking on Friday evening on 4th Ave N, between Roberts St N and 5th St N, and on Broadway, from 4th Ave N to the rail road tracks (5th Ave N).
  • Saturday
    • 4th Ave N will be closed from Roberts St N to 5th St N, and Broadway will be closed in the 400 Block (4th Ave N to the railroad tracks). These roads will remain closed until the conclusion of the Saturday event

This is a BIG weekend for Fargo-Moorhead. Be proud, be loud, and try not to drink the town dry! ;)

For a printable version of this information, click here.
Check out the information on the Downtown Fargo website too.

Information compiled using various resources including this Fargo Forum article, the NDSU Athletics website, and the downtown businesses’ Facebook pages. This information is subject to change without notice. While we made every effort to provide a comprehensive list, there may be other businesses not listed here that have special hours or offers.