It’s that time of year again. The time when two of the best teams in the NFL come together and battle it out for the title of champion. The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will face each other, Feb. 2, 2015, at Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Ariz. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who will be at the University of Phoenix Stadium cheering on the teams in person, but if not, and you’re still looking for a place to catch the big game, we have some places across the country where you can celebrate with fellow football fans. And, trust us, these celebrations are all complete with plenty of food, drinks, and one very important thing: a giant TV.
You may not have tickets to the Super Bowl, but that shouldn’t stop you from being part of all the action. Verizon Super Bowl Central will be packed full of fun things to do leading up to the big game. During the game, head to Majerle’s Sports Grill located in downtown Phoenix. Their concept is simple and effective: friendly employees, quality food, tasty drinks and fun times, which is exactly what you’ll get here. And with 31 TVs (including a huge projector taking up an entire wall) airing the game, you’re sure to catch every play.
For a grand celebration, head to Patriot Place next to Gillette Stadium — home of the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots. The Pats won’t be there, but you can be. Enjoy the big game on big-screen TVs in one of six different restaurants and bars. Check out CBS Scene Restaurant and Bar to catch the game in full HD on a 360-square-foot, state-of-the-art graphic projector display, or watch from your table-top television. If you need a little fresh air at any point, head out to the terrace overlooking Gillette Stadium. Another Patriot Place pick: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill. The 19,000-square-foot restaurant features 50 HDTV monitors for viewing the game, and during commercial breaks, try your luck on Toby, the mechanical bull.
If there’s an ideal place to catch Super Bowl XLIX in Seattle, then Rookies Sports Bar and Grill just may be it. With 14 flat-screen TVs, a 70-inch giant tablet and even small TVs in the bathrooms, you won’t miss a second of the game. Enjoy delicious food with locally produced ingredients and sip on any drink you want. Literally. Rookies bartenders will mix up any drink you can think of. Perhaps they’ll even serve up the city’s latest cocktail craze — the Seahawk Swizzle:
2oz peach schnapps
1oz blue curacao
.5oz pineapple juice
Splash of sour mix
Las Vegas, Nevada
The possibilities are endless for a Super Bowl party in Las Vegas, but many come with a hefty entry fee. If you don’t mind paying to get in, check out Rhumbar in The Mirage, LAVO in the Palazzo or Rockhouse in the Venetian. But if you want a party that’s a little more wallet-friendly, head to Pizza Rock. There’s no cover charge here, and Pizza Rock is offering specials all day for the game. Pre-game specials start at 10:30 a.m. with Acoustic Brunch featuring a live band and unlimited bloody marys, sangria and mimosas. Game-time specials include $15 unlimited Miller Lite pints and a large appetizer platter sure to satisfy anyone’s hunger. After the game stay on for happy hour specials.
New York, New York
New York City will be full of energy Super Bowl Sunday. With the abundance of bars and parties to be had, you’re sure to find a place to cheer and celebrate. One sports bar stop you won’t want to miss is Tonic East, a multi-level rooftop sports bar and restaurant with state-of-the-art HD TVs and a full bar on each level. Enjoy rich wood furnishings and padded leather sofas accompanied by an incredible lighting and sound system. At Tonic it will be easy to sit back with a beer and enjoy the game. Tip: Be careful not to confuse Tonic East with Tonic Time Square. To get into Tonic Times Square on Super Bowl Sunday you will need to have bought a ticket ahead of time. Looking to watch the game in a more casual setting? Head to Mulholland’s. Their wings won’t disappoint and neither will their huge flat-screen TV in the backyard (don’t worry, the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace will warm you up if you stay outside too long).
With two massive projectors (190 inches and 150 inches wide, respectively), three 65-inch TVs and four 60-inch TVs, why would you want to watch the game anywhere else? At The Anthem you can easily view the game from any seat in the house while enjoying delicious food — and don’t forget to wash it down with an ice cold beverage. That is, if you can decide from their laundry list of drink options.
Sometimes catching a game at a sports bar means you might not hear every word that comes out of the TV, but Blake Street Tavern found a solution to that with full surround sound. With 60 TVs you’ll have no problem viewing the game and, now with their excellent surround sound, you’ll have no problem hearing it either. Another bonus at Blake Street Tavern: You don’t have to miss out on tailgating. From cornhole (or bags, depending on where you’re from!) to darts to much more, you’ll get plenty of that backyard-type fun at this tavern. Be sure to get there early though as it is first come, first serve. Doors will open at 9am.
You can’t get more game coverage than at Christies Sports Bar and Grill. With 43 TVs — 39 flat screens and four 10-foot screens — you can literally watch the game from anywhere, including outside on the bar’s patio. Christies is family-owned and operated and offers great food and lots of drink options.
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