2013 Super Bowl Parties in Charlotte

A dozen great options on where to watch Sunday’s big game, listed by neighborhood
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Whether you’re rooting for the Baltimore Ravens or San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, taking place this Sunday in New Orleans (televised on CBS, with kickoff at 6:30 p.m.), a few things are for certain: a Coach Harbaugh is going to win, Beyoncé is going to put on one of the best halftime performances in a long time, and you have plenty of great options to watch the game in Charlotte. Check out the list below, organized by neighborhood.

 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Uptown

Vapiano
Eddietainment and Charlotte Happening are teaming up to put on this Super Bowl party, with music by DJ Shogun, and the game shown on all TVs including the new 120-inch and 80-inch screens. Order from the pizza and pasta bar, and enjoy drink specials such as $7 Ciroc cocktails and $3 domestic beers. 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Free; for VIP table reservations and bottle service, email eddiet456@gmail.com. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, eddietainment.com.

The Saloon
Watch the game on multiple TVs, and enjoy a complimentary buffet, 50-cent wings and sliders, and drink specials including $5 domestic beer pitchers, $3 Skyy vodka drinks, $5 Red Bull and vodka, and $5 Jack Daniels. 5 p.m. Free. The Saloon at the NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd, thesalooncharlotte.com.

VBGB Beer Hall & Garden
If loud sports bars aren’t your style, watch the game here and partake in the 10-cent wings, $4 beer cheese nachos, $4 Bloody Marys, and $5 well drinks. 5 p.m. Free; call 704-333-4111 to reserve free tables if you have a large group. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, at NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St., vbgbuptown.com.

StrikeCity
Watch the Super Bowl on more than 70 flatscreens, enjoying seating at anyone of the tables, at the bar, or on couches. Food and drink specials will be offered. Stay after the game for Service Industry Night. 5 p.m. Free. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., strikecitycharlotte.com.

Cosmos Café
ANTique Events is throwing this party around the big game. Watch the game on the jumbo screen and the eight flatscreens. Drink specials include $1 mimosas for ladies, and prizes will be raffled away hourly. Music by DJ Pyro. Come for the pre-party or stay for the after-party. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St., cosmoscafe.com, antiqueevents.net.

Celebs Restaurant & Lounge
LoveLiveLife and Celebs Lounge present this viewing party, featuring a complimentary drink for each of the first 20 women in attendance. Come try the highly touted wings. 6 p.m. Free. Celebs Restaurant & Lounge, 445 W. Trade St., celebsrestaurant.com, twitter.com/rickmogul.

Elizabeth

Kennedy’s Premium Bar & Grill
The game will be shown on multiple TVs, and for $25 per person you can enjoy all-you-can-eat wings and all-you-can-drink Miller Lite or Bud Light draft. 6:30 p.m. Free. Kennedy’s Premium Bar & Grill, 366 N. Caswell Rd., kennedyscharlotte.com.

South End

World of Beer
Enjoy craft beer including specials all day from Victory Brewing Company, and free food starting at 4 p.m. There will also be special beers on draft from Maryland (Baltimore Ravens) and California (San Francisco 49ers). And there will be prize giveaways each quarter. 4 p.m. Free. World of Beer – South End, 222 E. Bland St., wobusa.com/Locations/SouthEnd.aspx.

South Charlotte

Big View Diner
Popular Meetup group Good Eats & Meets is bringing out its large following for this party. There’ll be an all-you-can eat-buffet for $12, and all Abita Brewery beers will be $2.50 a pint, along with $5.50 martinis. 5 p.m. Free. Big View Diner, 16637 Lancaster Hwy., bigviewdiner.com, meetup.com/geamclt.

The Men’s Club
Come watch the game with the sexiest “cheerleaders” around. Enjoy a complimentary tailgate-style buffet, and drink specials include $6 You-Call-Its. 3 p.m. Free admission if you wear team colors. The Men's Club of Charlotte, 444 Tyvola Rd., mensclub.com/charlotte-mens-club.

North Charlotte

Hickory Tavern
It’s a super party for the Super Bowl. While all locations of this sports bar will show the big game, only this location is hosting the party. There’ll be reserved seating, an all-you-can-eat buffet, $1 You-Call-Its, games, prizes, and raffles including a chance to win wings for a year. 4-11 p.m. $60 ($50 each for groups of four or more). Hickory Tavern, 9010 Harris Corners Pkwy., thehickorytavern.com.

Lake Norman

Piano Man
Watch the big game at this new “sing-along bar.” This all-inclusive party features an open bar—beer, wine, and liquor—and a buffet. After the game, there’ll be a trivia contest. 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $50 per person or $80 per couple. Piano Man, 19701 Bethel Church Rd., Cornelius, pianomanlkn.com, pianomansuperbowl.eventbrite.com.

Rusty Rudder
Up on the lake, this popular bar is hosting its annual Oinkin' Oyster Roast in addition to the Super Bowl party. Along with the tasty eats, enjoy $2.50 Fat Tire cans, $2 PBR drafts, and $2 Miller Lite bottles. 2 p.m. Free. Rusty Rudder Restaurant & Bar, 20210 Henderson Rd., Cornelius, therustyrudder.net.

Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.


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