Whether you are a true football fanatic with a head full of statistics to rival that of John Madden or you choose your favorite team based upon the colors of the uniform, chances are you will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3. Who can pass up a day when it is mandatory to hang out in an oversized shirt with someone else’s name emblazoned on the back, comfortable stretchy pants, and where it’s perfectly acceptable to feast on copious amounts of game day fare? Wings, anyone?
Below is a list of hot spots around the city to take in the spills and thrills of the greatest gridiron event of the year where local Baltimore Ravens will face off against the San Francisco 49ers. If you are depressed that your team didn’t make it to the final dance (I personally bleed Burgundy and Gold), take heart. If nothing else, you can adopt a team for the night or stay tuned for the outrageous commercials that everyone will be talking about around the water cooler at the office on Monday.
As for me, I am most looking forward to the half time show where I know Beyoncé will bring the house down without having to suffer a “wardrobe malfunction.” Her alter ego isn’t Sasha Fierce for nothing.
Arlington Cinema N Draft House
2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
TICKETS: Free admission. Skip watching the game on a big screen, here you can watch the game on a movie screen with regular table side service available with a full restaurant menu and full bar service.
Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street, S
Arlington, VA 22202
TICKETS: $25-35, call for reservations.
$35 pre-paid reservation party on the third level includes pre-game appetizer buffet and half-time dinner buffet; $25 pre-paid reservations for a seat on the second floor (money goes toward your tab).
Nellie’s Sports Bar
900 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
3295 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
TICKETS: $20 (price subject to increase). Please click here to purchase tickets.
A Georgetown institution, it boasts serving more than 1,000,000 wings since its opening in 2000. Watch the game on one of the two huge televisions, or ten others strategically placed throughout. Free open beer bar for the first quarter. $8 pitchers of Miller and Coors light, $3.75 Jose Cuervo and Captain Morgan cocktail. 25 cent wings.
The State Theatre
220 N Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
WHEN: Starting at 4 p.m.
Located on Capitol Hill in Northeast DC, on Super Bowl Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: $6 Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys; 5:30 p.m. – kickoff: $1 drafts; All day: $12 Bud and Bud Light buckets; $20 Team-themed craft buckets; $3 team shooters; Raffles and giveaways during the game.
D.C. Editor’s pick:
1700 Fern Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
It doesn’t get any better than Ramparts. It’s a sports lovers dream, packed with 26 HD TVs with surround sound making it the perfect place to watch the big game. All Sunday they’ll be offering $1 dogs, $2 Miller Lite Drafts, $1 Coors Light Minis, $4 Miller Lite 24oz. Pounders and a $3 football food menu.