2014 Super Bowl (XLVIII) Parties in Charlotte

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Scene from Times Square in New York.
The Super Bowl is the most-watched telecast year after year, with more than 160 million viewers. Even though our beloved Panthers aren’t playing in the big game, I guess we should still tune in (and indulge in plenty of food and drinks while doing so). The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks go head to head in Super Bowl 48, which is being televised on FOX. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m., but you know the coverage will begin hours earlier. Such is the case with many of the bars on this list of Charlotte viewing parties.

Sunday, February 2

Admission is free, unless otherwise noted. Listed in alphabetical order by venue.
All American Pub
Pick a good spot in one of the three large rooms and grab a seat in front of one of the more than 30 TVs. $2 Bud Light on special. All American Pub, 200 E. Bland St., allamericanpubclt.com.
Barreled At The Lift
Cozy hookah lounge, offering $2 and $3 beers and $4 and $5 cocktails. DJ Ryan Paul will play after the game. Barreled At The Lift, 1600 E. Woodlawn Rd. Suite 130, barreledcharlotte.com.
Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill 
Watch the game on plenty of TVs, surrounded by the Bikini Babes. Specials: $10 pitchers of Bud Light, $5 Crown Black and Crown Maple, and half off select appetizers. Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, 520 University Center Blvd., facebook.com/BikinisCharlotte.
Dillinger’s Taproom
Bands will be playing all day until the start of the game, and there’ll be a cookout on the patio. 12 p.m. Dillinger's Taproom, 214 N. Church St., dillingerstaproom.com.
Hickory Tavern (Metropolitan)
Plenty of good views in this chic hangout. Drink specials include $4.75 Jack Daniel’s and Jack Daniel’s Honey, and prizes will be given away. Hickory Tavern, at The Metropolitan, 1100 Metropolitan Ave., facebook.com/HT.Metropolitan
Icehouse South End
Bar Athletes is leading this afternoon of fun, beginning with cornhole and beer pong tournaments and other games. Drink specials include $12 buckets of Bud and Bud Light and $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas. 4 p.m. Icehouse South End, 2100 South Blvd., facebook.com/IcehouseSouthEnd.
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 draft beer. 6 p.m. Kennedy’s Premium Bar & Grill, 366 N. Caswell Rd., kennedyscharlotte.com.
The weekly Sunday night party begins earlier this evening to show the game on the big screen. There’ll be food and the bars will be open. DJ Puff will spin after the game. 6 p.m. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, thesolkitchen.com.
The Men’s Club
Try not to let the dancers distract you from the game, which will be shown with sound. A complimentary tailgate-style buffet and drink specials will be served. 3 p.m. Free admission if you wear team colors. The Men’s Club of Charlotte, 444 Tyvola Rd., mensclub.com/charlotte-mens-club.
Barbecue is being brought in from Mac’s Speed Shop, and you can enjoy draft beers during the game on RockHouse’s tab, plus $3 you-call-its all night. 4 p.m. $10. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com, ticketssoeasy.com.
Quaker Steak & Lube
This is a popular hangout for car and bike lovers and NASCAR fans, and not to mention the lovers of the jumbo wings served here. Order a bucket of them and a cold one; Bloody Marys on special for $4. Quaker Steak & Lube, 7731 Gateway Ln. NW, Concord, thelube.com/Concord_NC.
The Saloon
The game will be shown on more than 40 TVs, while you partake in great specials: $0.50 wings, $0.50 Bud Light drafts, $2 Bud Light pitchers, and more. Prizes will be given away, including a flatscreen TV. 12 p.m. The Saloon at the NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd, thesalooncharlotte.com.
Studio Movie Grill
The game will be shown on a 17-foot HD screen in the bar and lounge area. Specials include $20 buckets of any bottled beer and wing platters. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com/event/superbowl-xlviii-watch-party/1818
The party starts early with DJ XJ4Theezy spinning and a square board competition going. Specials include $5 wing buffet, $2 all beers, $4 all liquor drinks. 2 p.m. Tilt, 127 W. Trade St., tiltontrade.com.
VBGB Beer Hall & Garden
A 10-foot screen will be set up inside to show the game, in addition to the mounted TVs. Specials include $0.50 wings, $4 Bloody Marys, $5 Long Island Iced Tea, $7 PBR pitchers, and more. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, at NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St., vbgbuptown.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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