If you went to a Big 10 school and your fall wardrobe mainly consists of puffy vests, then you probably already know that Benchmark is a great place to catch a game. The large two-floor space in Old Town is frequently busy, and has plenty of screens and above-average food. And, since it has a retractable roof, you can eat and drink at this bar all day without feeling trapped inside. The burger or spicy crispy chicken sandwich are always solid choices, but make sure to always to order a side of tots, and throw a cookie skillet into the mix, too.

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