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Game Day Party Perfection

Places to go watch and enjoy your

championship pigskin

On Feb. 2, Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Being the first Super Bowl to be held in a cold weather city makes this already singular event that much more unique. So it’s undoubtedly crucial to find the perfect place where you can plop yourself down, wine, dine and cheer on/boo the Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks depending on where your allegiances may lie.

BottomzUp Bar and Grill

377 Old Country Rd., Carle Place


The quintessential sports bar, BottomzUp borrows from Hooters given the amount of skin the former’s female wait staff shows off at any given time. In the meanwhile, this Carle Place joint boasts multiple televisions and will be having a Big Game special, ($50 for women; $75 for men at the door). Passage into Bottomz Up on this particular day includes three buffet stations, open bar, loads of appetizers and a sandwich buffet that runs from 5 p.m. until the end of the game.

Your Mother’s House Kitchen & Bar

2349 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park 516-439-9030

 Viewing sightlines won’t be an issue here come the big game as there is not only a 20-foot television set up, but there are also five huge projection screens and more than 40 sets scattered throughout all tuned to Broncos-Seahawks. A cool $100 in advance gets you a buffet teeming with lobster, pasta, salads, snow crabs, sandwiches, baby back ribs and sushi along with top-shelf open bar. It all kicks off at 4 p.m.

McCann’s Pub & Grill

5590 Merrick Rd., Massapequa 516-798-1496

3615 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria 718-278-2621

The drink specials start to flow early at 2 p.m. as raffles and giveaways also start to pick up steam. Among the prizes on the docket are a 51” television and a kegerator, which is a home beer dispensing apparatus. Sixty televisions ensure you won’t miss one down.


3232 Railroad Ave. Wantagh 516-783-7500

One of the most attractive aspects of this pub and concert hall is its location by the Wantagh LIRR station. Beyond that, the $28 price of admission allows you to set up camp in one of the many large screens while revelers can be knocking back the unlimited Bud Lights and mixed drinks. There will also be a special tailgate menu that will be included until halftime.

Park Avenue Tavern

99 Park Avenue, NYC 212-867-4484

This American gastropub is the first in the area to have a self-serve tap system. It’s the perfect combination of rich ale, excellent food and five flat screen TVs from which to watch the game.


261 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn

What is being billed as an “Epic Event” will feature the game being shown on huge projectors using three giant cinema screens. Doors open at 4 p.m. and attendees get to tear into a varied number of dishes both traditional and non-traditional for football viewings, including wings, party. Doors open early at 4 p.m. and the menu features wings, smothered nachos, savory chili, spicy kielbasa, paprika relish, beer pitches and vodka shots (rye, potato, bison grass).

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave., Long Island City 718-274-4925

For those a bit strapped for cash, this establishment provides a readily affordable option. Pitchers of select beers go for $10, there’ll be wing specials, half-time promotions during the game, a 200” hi-def screen to catch all the action and most impressively — free hot dogs.

Fatty ‘Cue Pop Up at Whiskey Park

100 Central Park South, NYC 212-929-5050

For one day only, Carmine Street fixture Fatty’Cue moves uptown to set up this pop-up location.

Reflecting the team efforts that go into playing or staging a championship game is the whole pig roast special. For $495, you’re asked to recruit a dozen friends to order this roast served with mac & cheese and garlic dip. Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance. Smaller parties get to sup on brisket and pulled pork sandwiches. Themed cocktails will set you back about $12 a pop.