Are you guys so pumped for Super Bowl Sunday? Who are you rooting for? Do you know who’s playing? (Full disclosure: I didn’t until yesterday!) Whether you share the stance of a close friend who insists that it is the “most important holiday of the year,” or you just love wings and beer, it is a day for celebration. Here are some local spots that are game-day ready:
• Crab Spot, 833 Union Street, (718) 622-2722
This neighborhood newbie offers not only some large high-definition TVs, but also their own Super Bowl special: $2 off any house drinks, and $12.99 for a dozen wings and a draft beer. They will also be serving from a special menu just for the occasion, featuring their own take on some party favorites like crab and shrimp nachos ($9.99), crab-stuffed mushrooms ($8.99), chipotle BBQ baby-back ribs ($12.99), and Louisiana-style peel-and-eat shrimp ($8.99-11.99).
• Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Avenue, (718) 768-7675
The restaurant’s got their 55-inch screens set to the game, and their to-die-for fried goodies ready to go along with it, at the Pigskin Pig Out. Specials for the night include buffalo chicken meatballs, 20-piece chicken nuggets, and the mysterious “Big Mc.” Since it wouldn’t be a Pork Slope event without some integration of the Nets, the restaurant will be giving away game tickets to the lucky winner of their wing-eating contest. And, if you are staying home, Dale Talde’s still got you covered with his recipe for Fully-Loaded Tater Tots.
• The Bell House, 149 7th Street, (718) 643-6510
Super Bowl Sunday at the Bell House takes big-screen to a new level, with their 13-foot screen in the main room and 7-foot screen in the Frontier Room. Urban Rustic will provide tasty BBQ fare, which you can enjoy with select pints from Brooklyn Brewery or Sixpoint drafts for $5. If you’re more of a cocktail fan, The Bell House will feature three $6 themed cocktails: the Harbaugh Walbanger (a special Harvey Walbanger), the San Fran Shuffle (Sailor Jerry and root beer), and the Ravens Rye (Old Overholt Rye/Gingerbeer). Pre-game party begins at 5:30pm.
• Union Hall, 702 Union Street, (718) 638-4400
Union Hall will air the game in the main bar, while pouring some great game day specials, like $3 Harpoon bottles and an all-night happy hour with $1 off beer, wine and well cocktails. The kitchen will continue to serve up their classic pub food, like their signature beer cheese spread ($4), Mucho Macho Nachos ($9), or wings ($9).
• 200 Fifth, 200 Fifth Avenue, (718) 638-2925
Park Slope’s premium sports bar will be doing the Super Bowl in a big way. Their current Events Page shouts, “FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL, AND MORE FOOTBALL,” and they’ll broadcast all of that football on their 100+ TVs. The bar offers forty beers on tap to choose from and plenty of food specials, including game day essentials like burgers, hot dogs, ribs, wings, and fries. The place is sure to be packed, so though reservations are not required, they are certainly recommended.
If you’re hosting your own event, look into Bogota Latin Bistro’s special Super Bowl Sunday catering menu for wings, fish fingers, and a full “Colombian Tailgate,” or check out Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe’s 3- to 6-foot hero sandwiches.