Super Bowl XLIX is on Sunday, Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, but being in New York, you’ll need to find
sanctuary elsewhere if you plan on tuning in outside of your home. While some may want to enjoy the game playing armchair quarterback, others want to scream at the top of their lungs with dozens of people to watch the madness. Are you a beer connoisseur? Do you fancy your self a wine-o? A burger guru? Need a place to wine, dine, cheer on or boo the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks? Here are eight places to try.
Sporting News Grill
369 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-213-9200
The Sporting News Grill is a restaurant and bar with 18 large, flat-screen HDTVs. During the Super Bowl, the Grill will offer $3 domestic and $4 imported bottled beer. Other drink specials include $5 beer flights, $8 pitchers and $14 domestic buckets of beer.
Specials for the game include their exclusive in-house made Super Skins, First Down Fries and Touchdown Tacos. Throughout
the game, their freshly prepared chicken wings will only be 50 cents each, and during halftime, their specialty beef and chicken sliders will be half price. SNG will be raffling off one Patriots and one Seahawks jersey to guests. Patrons will receive one raffle ticket for every entrée ordered throughout the game.
O’Hara’s Ale House And Grill
611 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington 516-321-9254
O’Hara’s will hold all-day specials, including $1 tacos , 50 cent wings, and $10 cheeseburgers and a pint. They’ll also offer $2 Bud and Coors Light bottles and $1 Schaefer cans. Ten dollar Miller Light pitchers are sure to be a hot commodity on game day.
Croxley’s Ale House
All locations (Franklin Square, Farmingdale, Rockville Centre and Smithtown)
Don’t miss out on the 22nd Annual Croxley Bowl. The tailgate party will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday. It features open taps
and an unlimited buffet, which will be open throughout the entire game. Experience the game and all of the excitement surrounding it while you watch on Croxley’s various flat-screen TVs. Seating is limited so be sure to reserve your bar stool or table today. $39.95 per person.
210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, 516-282-9707
Enjoy the Ultimate Indoor Tailgate Super Bowl Party. For $50 per person, patrons can enjoy an all inclusive package from 6 p.m. until the end of the game. The package consists of a specialty open bar and all you can eat from a tasty, specialized tailgate menu, featuring wings, homemade chili, fried ravioli, pretzel bites and more. Please call ahead to reserve your spot in advance.
4847 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park, 516-799-4900
Smoked pulled pork, baby back or St. Louis-style ribs and chicken wings are football favorites at Smokin’ Al’s in Massapequa, according to owner Al Horowitz. These takeout items are prepared with a dry spice rub and then served with one of three Southern barbecue sauces: bold original barbecue; tangy sweet talkin’ or “rattlesnake” hot sauce.
Miller’s Ale House
3046 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, 516-520-7002,
Miller’s version of a Super Bowl party is a $25 per person, all-you-can-eat buffet, including a raw bar, carving station, hoagies, chicken wings, salads, desserts and more from 5 to10 p.m. Taxes and alcohol not included. Contact Lance Wolff to reserve your seats at 516-520-7000.
4617 Ave. D between Schenectady and E. 46th St., Brooklyn, 718-451-0735
The Super Bowl will be displayed on seven, flat-screen TVs. The cafe features indoor dining and viewing, heated outdoor seating, free entry, free giveaways, $5 drink specials, $18 beer buckets, $5 food menu, including pulled pork sliders, beef sliders, wings, Cajun plantain chips and more. Doors open at noon for brunch with game kickoff at 6:30 p.m.
36 West 36th Street, Midtown West, NY, 212-695-0036
Suite 36 Restaurant & Lounge presents a luxury experience with a gastro menu, juice cocktails and a large beer selection. The space, which includes a full-service restaurant dining area, a 50-foot bar and over 42 large TV screens for sports viewing. Their game VIP package includes general admission for up to six people, one bottle of Absolut vodka, two buckets or growlers of beer, one suite food platter and VIP table seating area from pregame to end of game.
—Jennifer Fauci and Steve Mosco contributed to this story