The Super Bowl List
The time is upon us: the Super Bowl has arrived. Whether you are an avid football fan or just in it for the halftime show and multi-million dollar commercials, nothing is better than finding that one bar with the right atmosphere to catch all the action, even if our boys in black and gold aren’t there. We don’t mean to be ‘blunt’ (haha), but having both teams reigning from states that just legalized pot makes the outcome of the “Stoner Bowl” intriguing either way. To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of fun bars around the city that will be the perfect place to watch the big game.
Buffalo Blues in the East End is considered the go-to spot for Sunday football and this Sunday won’t be any different. While watching the game on one of their many TVs, you can enjoy some seasonal brews and Soco specials for only $3. Plus for all you hop heads, they’ll be offering 22 oz. beers. They have over 30 draft options to choose from and even some seasonal shots if you’re not that into drinking a cold one. This season’s flavors are apple pie, pear-fection, and pumpkin bomb. We don’t know about you, but throwing back delicious drinks like those sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a game on a cold winter day. Be sure to get to Buffalo Blues early so that you have optimal seating, but keep in mind there is a $50 tab minimum per table.
If you’d rather trek across the Monongahela, Double Wide Grill in Southside has an old gas-station’s charm equipped with a massive projection screen that, of course, will be playing the game. Make this an all day event by attending their Sunday Brunch from 10AM to 2PM, then stay for dinner to enjoy their 12 oz. wood grilled ribeye steak special. This is the ideal spot for all you vegetarians and vegans out there because Double Wide has an entire separate veggie-friendly menu featuring entrees like seitan wings and potato tacos.
On the other riverbank, Jerome Bettis Grille on the North Shore will not only be showing the game, they’ll be giving away prizes every quarter. We don’t want to spoil all of the fun, but one of the prizes will be an autographed Terrible Towel from Bettis himself. While you’re winning prizes and watching the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars perform, indulge in their drink menu, which features 30 drafts, or opt for their gluten-free menu to keep your carb count low for the evening. Check out their party for Jerome’s invitation to the Pro Football Hall of Fame the night before starting at 6PM. Don’t worry, there will be prizes at that event too.
We all know the Cultural District as a hub for theater and comedy, but Redbeard’s Bar & Grill is a prime sports bar right around the corner from Heinz Hall. The pre-party begins at 11AM with $1 off any craft draft and $5 Bacardi cocktails offered all day long. Once the game begins, Coors Light bottles will be $2.50 and all you can eat wings and chips will be $9.99. After you watch the halftime show on one of their 14 HD TV’s, you’ll have the chance to win some, as they describe, “large prizes”. What those prizes might be is for you to find out when you go!
So grab your friends and head down to one of these local hot spots to guarantee your Super Bowl night will be one you hopefully won’t forget.