Where to watch the Super Bowl (based on how much you actually care)
Whether you’re a diehard 49ers fan or just curious about what happened to Mr. Peanut (R.I.P.), you’ll likely be tuning in Sunday for the game. But where (and with whom) should you stake out a table? We think it’s best to enjoy with likeminded watchers and some better-than-your-average tailgate fare.
IF YOU’RE PAINTING YOUR FACE
Call 40 of your nearest and dearest and have them over for a watching party. Then, click to Commissary where you can order catering online. Sandwiches, charcuterie, fruit and cheese platters for the whole crew.
The Details: 1217 Main Street. Order online or call 214.827.2927 for the full catering menu.
IF YOU’RE REALLY, REALLY INTO THE GAME
Head to Wheelhouse. With TVs and OTT game-day snacks (like Texas sausages, aged-beef nachos, and five flavors of wings) it’s a great place to hang with other sports fans. Current forecast says highs will be in the 60s, so an enjoyable afternoon/evening on the patio is likely. (Parties of 8 or more can make a reservation by calling 214.307.5690.)
Since it’s Sunday, you can take advantage of Wheelhouse’s weekly special. Buy a burger, get a draft beer on the house.
The Details: 1617 Hi Line Drive. Complimentary valet.
IF YOU’RE A COWBOYS FAN
Love football but ambivalent about who walks away with the Lombardi? Grab a spot at CBD Provisions‘ bar for some local beer on tap. If you’re headed to a watch party, place an order for its famous Bershire Pigs Head. Slow-roasted and served with all the fixings for carnitas tacos (roasted tomatillo salsa, radishes, and tortillas), it’ll make you the hero of any party you’re attending.
Demand is high and supply is limited, so you need to place your order 48 hours in advance. (By our math, that means you have until this Friday, January 31.)
The Details: 1530 Main Street. Call 214.261.4500 to place your order.
IF YOU’RE HERE FOR J LO
No shame in that half-time game. If you’re casually watching the game, Americano is your best bet. The patio and expanded bar area offer good TV views, but the all-day happy hour special that’s running is even better. This Sunday, enjoy half-off pizzas and beer or wine by the glass. Ice-cold Peroni and pepperoni pizza make everything more interesting.
The Details: 1530 Main Street.
IF IT’S ABOUT MR. PEANUT
If your interest qualifies as “passing”, Queso Beso is the spot. TVs here and there behind the bar and on the patio are perfect for sporadic commercial watching. In between, you’ll have queso, chips, and margaritas.
The Details: 1525 Main Street. Daily happy hour featuring half-off beer and wine, plus $2-off specialty cocktails runs from 4–6PM .