Listen: Every Bar With A TV Is Going To Be Showing It, Ya Numbnuts. But These 10 Spots Around The City Are Going Especially Big For Super Bowl LII.
Here’s the thing about Super Bowl LII: The New England Patriots are going to win.
You know it.
I know it.
The Philadelphia Eagles know it.
For us here in Dallas, though, that’s not necessarily the worst thing. Because, even if a Patriots win means that our beloved Cowboys will no longer be tied for first all-time in franchise Super Bowl wins with five to the Pats’ six, fuck the Eagles and their shitty fans.
So why are we so confident about the outcome? It’s pretty simple: Whereas Nick Foles will be trying to join the ranks of the few backup quarterbacks who have won The Big Game, his opposite on Sunday is Tom Brady, a man who, come Sunday, will have appeared in as many Super Bowls as any other franchise in the NFL except for his own.
Anyway, if rooting for the Pats doesn’t really sound like a good time and you can’t bring yourself to pull for the Eagle either, at least you can always down some booze and turn watching the game into a party. And where can you do that? Well, pretty much anywhere, really. Any bar with a TV is going to be showing the game on Sunday.
That said, the following 10 spots in and around Dallas appear to be going especially big with their plans. For more info on any of these, just hit the hyperlink at the start of each blurb. Oh, and for reference and so you don’t have to google it later: The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Central Time on NBC.
- The Bomb Factory. Presented by sports radio station The Ticket, this is probably the biggest Super Bowl watch party in town. Enjoy various games set up around the venue, some barbecue and drink specials. Doors open at 4 p.m.
- TUPPS Brewery (McKinney). TUPPS is keeping the taproom open until around 10 p.m. for the big game. They’ll be showing the game on a projector and the Empanada Cookhouse will be serving tasty treats to go with those dope brews. Might we recommend trying TUPPS’ Imperial Saison?
- Andy’s (Denton). There’s no cover charge at Andy’s for this screening. But there will be prizes and classic football grub like wings, nachos and hot dogs. Oh, and apparently the staff will be handing out prizes throughout the night? That’s what they’re promoting, anyway. We have no idea on what those prizes might be.
- Granada Theater. Munch on $7 nacho plates while you watch the big game on huge screens. But, mostly, sip on $3 domestics. That’s a steal.
- Mother Truckers. This bash is looking out for your wallet. Free admission. Free pizza. $3 drafts. Again, we repeat: $3 drafts.
- Three Links. The Deep Ellum venue’s fourth annual Super Chili Bowl will pit contestants against one another in three divisions: regular, vegan and other. Entry into the venue and the competition are both free, and winners will receive bar tabs, cash prizes, concert tickets and Three Links gear. All contestants must provide their own pots of chili and drop them off well before 4 p.m., when judging starts. Winners will be announced at the end of the first quarter.
- Gilley’s. Another chili competition, this one kicks off a little earlier in the day, and the winner gets announced before kickoff, allowing all of your focus to be on football come game time. Another difference? This one isn’t free to enter: Individual entries cost $10, and $30 gets in a crew of five to compete.
- East Side Social Club/ Oak St. Drafthouse (Denton). You could go anywhere else to drink beer and watch the big game, but if you’re in Lil D and have two bucks to spare, you could possibly win a car or truck if you head to East Side or Oak Street Drafthouse, where they’re raffling off a car or truck from Honda or a Toyota — winner’s choice! The funds collected will benefit the Friends With Benefits Denton nonprofit that raises money for charities around town. The winner will be announced in May.
- House of Blues. This free party kicks off at 4 p.m. Before kickoff, the folks at House of Blues will raffle off some prizes while serving up some Cajun-inspired cuisine. We’re guessing those prizes are merchandise- and/or ticket-centric.
- Four Corners Brewing Co. Four Corners will be selling $3 pints all day and its kitchen will be open. Party starts at noon. Four Corners is a good time and $3 is a good price for their beer.
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