Not keen on hosting a Super Bowl shindig in your shitty walk-up studio apartment? From pizza shooter-serving restaurants wreathed in smoke and crosshatched by laser lights to unprecedented collaborations between big-deal breweries and eccentric sandwich spots, we’ve got a few sweet alternatives to spending this Sunday cooped up in a sweaty sports bar.
Mile End at Threes Brewing: Mile End’s residency at Three’s Brewing lasts through the middle of February, which means they have the distinct honor of catering the brewery-slash-beer hall’s inaugural Super Bowl celebration. And if anything could make Mile End’s regular menu of poutine and gribenes sound like spa food, it’s this planned game day line-up, including fried cheese curds, fried pickles, fried hot dogs, smoked meat nachos and schmaltz-basted chicken wings, paired with pitchers of craft beer, and brimming buckets of shorties.
333 Douglass Street, Park Slope
River Styx: Smoke machines! Laser lights! Cocktails served in trophies! Two 53” high def televisions, brought in just for the big game! Food specialties inspired by Boston and Seattle! And you KNOW there’ll be nachos. AND burgers. AND buffalo wings with suave sauce. Maybe River Styx will consider doing this every Sunday?
21 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint
No. 7 North: Yet to visit No. 7 North, a quirky merger of Tyler Kord’s Greenpoint sub shop and Fort Greene restaurant? Make a point of stopping by on Super Bowl Sunday, for their co-party with Brooklyn Brewery, featuring buckets of assorted beers for $15, Pick-a-Borough cocktails for $10, Boilermaker specials all night, and signature No. 7 food items, like broccoli tacos, “altered beast” fries, and General Tso’s chicken strips.
931 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint
Brooklyn Bowl: Why hurl balls at pins, when you can watch grown men hurtle themselves bodily at one another, during Brooklyn Bowl’s Brooklyn Brewery beer serving, Blue Ribbon fried chicken-slinging game day bash? And don’t miss specials like the “Pig Skins on the Frozen Tundra,” pork rinds and a pitcher of frozen margaritas for $30; “The Immaculate Ingestion,” six ribs and a pitcher of pilsner for $26; and “The Super Bowl XLV,” a feast of smoked wings, ribs, pork rinds and pilsner for $45.
61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
Brooklyn Tap House: For a $10 cover (which includes a drink ticket) you can spend the evening at this 7000-square foot indoor/outdoor beer garden, which boasts 44 taps, 100 bottles, multiple HDTV’s, three large screen projectors, and a solid pub grub menu. Although feuding Pats and
Steelers Seahawks fans might want to stay on opposite sides of the fire pit.
590 Myrtle Avenue, Bed-Stuy
LoneStar Bar and Grill: Most borough sports bars will undoubtedly serve 50-cent wings or the like on Super Bowl Sunday, but LoneStar in Bay Ridge is offering all-you-can-drink beer, wine, soda and well cocktails, as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet of steaks, chops, ribs, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and lobsters (yeah, you heard us right) for the exceedingly low price of $50, lasting from 5pm until the end of game.
8703 5th Avenue, Bay Ridge