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It's that time of year again, Des Moines college football fans.

The Cy-Hawk game takes place at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames at 3 p.m. Saturday. And if you can't make it to the big game in person, there are plenty of places in the metro where you can enjoy food and drink specials, prizes and raffles as you watch Iowa and Iowa State battle it out. 

We created a list of nine places to watch the game for Cyclones fans, Hawkeyes fans and "neutral" zones where fans of both teams can come together over some beer and wings. There's even an annual game-watching party. 

Cy-Hawk events in Des Moines

Touchdown Tailgate

Get ready for a day of bags, football, cold beer, music and tailgate food. The fourth annual Touchdown Tailgate will take place at Cowles Commons at 221 Walnut St. in downtown Des Moines from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This free event hosted by the Iowa Craft Beer Tent is open to the public, featuring two 17-foot screens, a selection of 14 Iowa beers plus domestics from the Iowa Craft Beer Tent and four food trucks will be on-site: Brewer Family Farms LLC, Flame, Taco Loco and The Outside Scoop. Enjoy post-game music by DJ Confluence.

All ages are welcome. The event will have some folding chairs, but it's recommended to bringing your own. No outside food or beverages are permitted.

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The Keg Stand

A relaxed "Cyclones-centric" sports bar, The Keg Stand is a great place to enjoy some game-watching. In fact, The Keg Stand was chosen as one of 2019's Great American Beer Bars by CraftBeer.com. Enjoy Sierra Nevada drafts for $2 or pitchers for $5. In addition, Truly cocktails are $5 and appetizers are half-price.

Location: 3530 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines

Contact: (515) 327-7429; thekegstanddm.com; Facebook

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Doc's Lounge

Doc's Lounge will host its annual potluck-style tailgating party again this year. Doc's will provide some smoked items, but fans are encouraged to bring their own favorite tailgating dishes to share with the crowd. Donations will be collected for a local charity. Drink specials include $3 domestic pints and tallboys, and specials on Fireball and Dr. McGillicuddy's Mentholmint. Look for raffles, prizes and giveaways throughout the game.

Location: 8805 Chambery Blvd., Johnston

Contact: (515) 278-7090; docsinjohnston.com; Facebook

Sully's Irish Pub

For Hawkeyes fans, Sully's is the place to be, hosting an I-Club group for every Hawkeyes game. Drink specials include $3 domestic bottles, draws and well drinks, plus $7 domestic pitchers and $3 shots of Fireball. Look for prize raffles and giveaways, including a free six-pack of beer every time Iowa scores a touchdown. Enter the end-of-season raffle for a chance to win a big-screen TV or two-night stay in Las Vegas.

Location: 860 First St., West Des Moines

Contact: (515) 255-9970; sullysdesmoines.com; Facebook

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Mickey Finn's

Mickey Finn's in Urbandale is the sister bar to Sully's Irish Pub and will be featuring similar specials for the Cy-Hawk game. Enjoy two-for-one domestic drafts, bottles and well drinks and $2 Fireball shots. Look for Jell-O shot raffles (for an end-of-season chance to win a big-screen TV or a two-night stay in Las Vegas), free food from the grill and six-pack giveaways for every time the Hawkeyes score a touchdown or field goal.

Location: 7020 Douglas Ave., Suite A., Urbandale

Contact: (515) 270-8738; Facebook

Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio

Gilroy's is an official #HouseDivided bar, and this year its game-day lineup includes a free keg giveaway 15 minutes before kickoff (the beer must be consumed the day of the drawing or during a future Iowa or Iowa State football game, so bring your friends and come thirsty). No purchase is necessary and must be present to win.

Enjoy free Jell-O shots for each Iowa or Iowa State touchdown scored. Get five cans of beer or White Claws in a bucket for the price of four and be sure to grab a complimentary black and gold or red and gold Gilroy's koozie to dress up your can.

Fans can enjoy the full dinner menu, which includes pizzas, wings, nachos, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, salads and much more!

Location: 1238 8th St., West Des Moines

Contact: (515) 809-1727; gilroyskitchen.com; Facebook

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Tipsy Crow Tavern

Head downtown to the Tipsy, Touchdowns & Tailgates Cy-Hawk Party at Tipsy Crow Tavern. Whether you bleed black and gold or cardinal red and gold, come cheer on your favorite team by kicking off the game at this giant tailgate party taking place all day.

Listen to live music and play bags/cornhole and Connect-4 while enjoying food and drink specials.

Location: 102 SW 3rd St., Des Moines

Contact: (515) 243-9338; tipsycrowtavern.com; Facebook

The Hall

Beer halls and game-watching go hand-in-hand, especially when you can order food made by four in-house food vendors. Watch the game on The Hall's giant screens and enjoy drink specials like $2 off liters, $1 off half-liters and pints; $1 off well drinks; $1 off Captain Morgan; $5 bloody marys and $3.50 mimosas.

Chef Sean Wilson and his students will also be serving up a complete German menu for the day — including all types of wursts and giant pretzels.

Location: 111 S. 11th St., Suite 200, West Des Moines

Contact: (515) 608-4100; thehalldsm.com; Facebook

Smash Park

Listen to the game with the sound on. Rain or shine, Smash Park will host a tailgate party with games like giant beer pong, cornhole and more. Food and drink specials include $1 tacos in The Yard until 3 p.m. and kickoff specials like $4 Busch Light Silos, $3 shots and $2 wells — plus free Jell-O shots when your team scores. Look out for popup games, prizes and freebies, including free buckets of beer and Scheels gift cards!

Join the 60-foot Corn Toss Challenge. Make it on the board and win a $50 Smash Park gift card or make it in the center and win $500 cash. Be sure to vote for your favorite team and enter to win a chance to win a Cy-Hawk Trophy.

Location: 6625 Coachlight Drive, West Des Moines

Contact: (515) 313-0700; smashpark.com; Facebook

Is your bar or restaurant featuring a special Cy-Hawk game-watching event and you don't see it on this list? Please email Brian Carlson with details.

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