Best Super Bowl Parties

Though we, by no means, highlighted all the great bars here, there are a good starting point for your game-day festivities.

Now that the almighty and hallowed Pittsburgh Steelers have won the AFC championship against the New York Jets, you may be wondering where to go see the Super Bowl this Sunday.

Oh yeah, the Green Bay Packers are playing, too.

Well, we have a list of great bars and restaurants in town, along with their Super Bowl specials for this Sunday. I was going to assign Patch freelancer Andrew Ferri, whose family are Jets season ticket-holders, to do this story, but my compassion outweighed my desire to abuse my authority in the name of sports gloating.

According to bartender Stacey Wicklund, the dogs, chili, burgers, wings and other hearty game-day menu items are available at deep discounts, and Drifter Pale Ale is $3 on tap. If you're a Packers fan, you can bring out the heavy artillery with $3 Purple Bomb shots to drown your sorrows when your team starts losing.

A personal favorite of mine, Knuck's also has a half-dozen big-screen TVs and a big projector screen.

Lots of Green Bay fans will be lining up at Ole's this game day, said Ole's Lisa McMeekin. There will be liquor and beer specials yet to be determined and gourmet catered food for free.

The bar opens early—9 a.m.—on Sunday.

Sally Daniel of the Red Fox said the establishment will have a buffet laid out all day, including chow from local delis and homemade food as well.

"We have three big TVs in the bar and one out on the smoking patio where you can drink and eat and smoke at the same time," Daniel said. 

Talk about conspicuous consumption.

The OC Tavern is made for watching sports—the inside is sprawling and packed with TVs. On game day, the bar is offering $4 home brews on tap, $3.50 Coors pints, and $5 "we call it" shots, meaning you don't get to pick your liquor.

Big Helyn's—or if you live in North Beach, "Bizarro Knuckleheads," is offering $4 pitchers all day Sunday, among other specials, and they're grilling burgers on the back patio, said Dayna Devitt.

If you want to go out on game day but have nowhere to stick the tykes, consider Pizza Port.

Janae Broussard said the Port is usually slammed with takeout orders on Super Bowl Sunday, but the bar/restaurant/microbrewery is relatively calm inside, despite the big-screen TVs.

There are no food or drink specials, but the inside is kid- and viewer-friendly.

We can't forget our friends on Del Mar. The Beach Fire is offering its game-day food specials as it does every Sunday through football season, plus happy-hour prices throughout the Steelers-Packers game, said manager Chris Turner.

Abby Schimenek February 04, 2011 at 03:44 AM
I drove by Big Helyn's the other day for the 1st time and totally thought Knuck's of the South! GO PACK GO!


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