Where did you watch the game? Fiesta Bowl watch parties held across Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Less than 24 hours after New Year’s Eve parties wrapped up in downtown Orlando, bars are hosting a different kind of party – this time fiesta-themed.

Central Floridians are expected to pack downtown Orlando bars Tuesday afternoon to watch the UCF Knights face off against the LSU Tigers as the Florida team goes for its 26th win in a row at the Fiesta Bowl.

Business owners spent the morning taking down Monday night's New Year's decorations in favor of black and gold for the game, which kicks off at 1 p.m.

Jamie Feldman, who owns four downtown Orlando bars, said his employees are up for the challenge.

“Being that it's a tip-driven business for most of the staff here, they want to be here when it's busy and knowing it's going to be busy in the morning, they're excited to be here and get here as soon as possible,” Feldman said.

Several bars along Orange Avenue that typically wouldn't be open until happy hour on the weekday opened their doors by 11 a.m. or noon Tuesday to capture bowl game business.

WATCH: Road to the Fiesta Bowl

Do you have plans to watch the UCF Knights take on LSU in the Fiesta Bowl? Head down to Hooch on Jan 1st for an all day UCFIESTA Block Party starting at 11am. Kickoff is 1pm!

Posted by Wall St. Plaza on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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