2011 Super Bowl Parties in Charlotte

Super Bowl XLV (45) is this Sunday. But you knew that even if you don’t follow football (the Pittsburg Steelers vs. the Green Bay Packers, by the way). What you might not know is where you want to go to watch the big game. If you aren’t having a Super Bowl party at home, or if you haven’t been invited to one, here are a few parties at local bars that are worth checking out. The game starts at 6:30 p.m., airing on FOX, but this is an all-day event baby (church-goers either skip service or encourage the pastor to speed things up). Drink—and eat—responsibly!

Sunday, February 6

Super Bowl XLV at The Saloon

Enjoy a tailgate-style, all-you-can-eat buffet for $10, plus a free hot dog station. Drink specials include a bucket of six beers for $10. Wear your favorite team’s jersey and get entered into the grand prize raffle. 3 p.m. The Saloon, at NC Music Factory, 935 N. Graham Street, thesalooncharlotte.com.

The Charlotte Beer Club’s Super Bowl Party

What goes better with watching the big game than drinking a great beer? Members of the Charlotte Beer Club know more about brews than most bartenders, so you can learn a few things while you toss them back. There will also be raffle giveaways. 4 p.m. $18, includes three beers, wings, and veggies. Whiskey Warehouse, 1221 The Plaza, whiskeycharlotte.com or meetup.com/beerclub.

Free Super Bowl XLV Party

Get there early to get a good seat to watch the game, and then stay after to party to the sounds of DJ Hucker. VIP and bottle service available. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment, in partnership with the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ). 5 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., sixfigureentertainment.com.

Thirst & Ten Super Bowl Party

Bring your appetite and your thirst. One price gets you all you can drink, plus free food. 5 p.m. $30. Town Tavern, 200 N. Tryon St., Suite 100, towntaverncharlotte.com.

Big Game Bash

Watch the game on dozens of flatscreen TVs, while enjoying drink specials like $3 Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts, $3 SoCo Limes, and $4 Finlandia. BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St., inside the EpiCentre, blackfinncharlotte.com.

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