Downtown is the best place to stay- Battle House, Hampton Inn, Riverview Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn are all on parade route. Ask for a balcony room at Hampton. I believe the team hotel is the Riverview. Holiday Inn and Admiral are also good. All downtown hotels are walking distance to bars/restaurants.
There's a hotel right across from stadium but all of the bowl fun will be downtown. Game is about 15 minutes from downtown on South Alabama's campus. Brand new facility and great place to watch a game
Mardi Gras parade Friday night is a blast. Kids and adults will love it. If you're coming in Friday, make sure you're in town no later than 5pm because downtown will be crowded for parade.
Lots of good restaurants downtown. I'd make reservations at the following:
Noja - http://nojamobile.com/
Noble South - https://thenoblesouthrestaurant.com/
Chuck's Fish (ask for upstairs) - https://www.chucksfish.com/location/chucks-fish-mobile/
Southern National - https://southernational.com/events.html
No reservations needed:
Debris Po Boys
Loda Bier Garten
Wintzells Oyster Bar
Callagahans - awesome burgers cool neighborhood bar
lots of others
TP Crockmiers is right in the middle of the entertainment district. I'd make this a meet up spot for Liberty fans. It has a big space upstairs and a balcony over looking Dauphin Street. From here you can easily walk to parade route, bar hop and easy walk to all downtown hotels. Downtown Dauphin Street is like a mini bourbon street without the strip clubs and urine smell.
https://www.bing.com/maps?q=TP%20Crockm ... 089F376F5A
I'll post specific information closer to game but hopefully this is a good start. Also I have no affiliation with any bars, restaurants, hotels just a Mobilian who is happy to help out. Email is oleriver10 @ yahoo.com