Come Super Bowl Sunday, lots of folks will be sitting down on their couches, elbow-deep in wings, nachos, and football-shaped party food. While it's fun to scream at the tv and guzzle some brewskis in the comfort of your own home, there's something to be said about watching the big game in a bar with people rooting for both teams.
First on the list, you don't have to clean up. Second, football is about community, and what better way to express it than cheering your team on with some new friends? Last, even if football isn't your thing, you can still get your drink on with this game we created for even the least sports-inclined people.
Without further ado, here are some places where you can watch the Seahawks and the Broncos battle for glory this Sunday, February 2, without worrying about the post-game day mess at your pad. (Remember, the official kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. CST on Fox, but there are plenty of places to kick off your game day festivities before that.)
Billy's on Grand From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., Billy's has a Bloody Mary bar featuring Absolut Vodka for $3.50 each -- or pay the same for a Screwdriver or a Screw-Up (that's a Screwdriver with a splash of 7-Up). Got a few friends with you? Nab a beer bucket (filled with five ice-cold brews) for $14 or opt for singles with $3.25 Miller Light taps. After the game, partake in Billy's late-night happy hour with selected $5 apps, $3 domestic bottles, taps, and rail drinks... or go for their $4 Stoli or Jameson special. Brit's Pub In the Long Room and the main bar, sports fans can watch the Seahawks and the Broncos battle it out in surround sound with $5 Bloody Marys all day long, along with various food and drink specials. And if you're not into football, but you're into drinking and well, actual Brits, then head upstairs to watch the season three finale of Sherlock with $4 drink specials.
Famous Dave's in Uptown With a big screen and tons of tvs, you won't have to look far from your plate o'ribs to see who's scoring. The party kicks off at 3:30 p.m., two hours before the official kickoff at 5:25 p.m. Get 16 oz. cans of beer for $3 to wash down Famous Dave's incredible $15 all-you-can-eat buffet with rib tips, pork sliders, wings, veggie trays, muffins, coleslaw, beans, and chips. (Seriously, what more could you ask for?)
Grumpy's in Roseville Start game day off with Grumpy's build-your-own Bloody Mary bar for $4 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and then graduate to $3 tap beer and half-priced apps after half-time between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Hubert's Sports Bar & Grill This downtown sports bar has plenty of screens and happy hour from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., so you can pregame the big game and still have time for another drink during the kickoff with select $4 taps and bottles (along with $3 Miller Light tallboys). Don't forget to fill up on Hubert's Football Sunday Specials including $3 for wings, mozzarella sticks, tacos, and mini nachos, too... (Or splurge on all four for $10.)
Liquor Lyle's Liquor Lyle's will have food specials running throughout the game (think boneless beef short ribs and pork shank) along with their regular happy hour pricing. Miller High Life and Miller Light on tap'll only put you back a not-so-hefty $1.48, so you don't have to feel bad about nomming on apps.
The Pourhouse There's no need to crane your neck over a pint in order to see the game here -- Pourhouse has a 25-foot big screen tv along with a bunch of other flatscreens, so you'll be sure to see all the plays happening. Get your drink on (it is the Pourhouse after all) with $3 Miller Light taps, $5 Jameson cocktails, or go all out on $100 bottles of Pinnacle Vodka during the game. They'll also have $4 hot dog boats with chips for when the munchies hit. And oh yeah, there'll be half-time giveaways, so be sure to stick around.
Tiffany's Sports Lounge Indulge in Tiffany's self-proclaimed best Bloody Mary bar in the cities from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., or if beer's your thing -- there are specials on Grainbelt Premium and Miller Lite then, too. Got wee football fans tagging along? Kids eat free off of the kids menu from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. with each adult meal.Town Hall Lanes The annual Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cook-off is back! For $10 you get a pint of Town Hall beer to sooth your palate as you eat your way through tons of homemade chili and give your input for the audience choice award. Join in the action before the game at 2:30 p.m.