Super Bowl XLVI Viewing Parties in Charlotte
Super Bowl XLVI (46) is expected to draw the largest television audience in American history. Is it because of the amount of fans of the New England Patriots and New York Giants? Or because Madonna is performing at halftime? I think it’s because the popularity of the NFL is at an all-time high, and this game will feature two high-powered offenses. Whatever your reason for tuning in—kickoff is 6:30 p.m. on NBC, live from Indianapolis—I’ve listed a half-dozen places from which you can choose to watch the big game this Sunday, February 5.
For Patriots Fans
As a proud New England Patriots bar, this uptown party spot has attracted Pats fans all season on game day. This Sunday, for $15 you’ll enjoy plenty of draft beer from the bar and food catered from Mac’s Speed Shop. There will also be giveaways each quarter, including a $200 bar tab courtesy of Lazyday.com. Other drink specials include $2 vodka shots and $3 liquor drinks. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com.
For Giants Fans
This hotel bar became WFNZ’s official sports bar for the New York Giants this season. With more than thirty TVs and multiple lounge areas, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Enjoy food and drink specials. Open till 12 a.m. Free admission. Champions, inside Charlotte Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St., tinyurl.com/8a38lce.
For Fans of the Game
Buffalo Wild Wings
Eddietainment drew a packed house here all season long for Monday Night Football. Now, with co-host SG and music by DJ Shogun, they’re welcoming fans on a Sunday for the Super Bowl. Order from the large food and drink menu and watch the game on more than 65 big-screen TVs. 5 p.m.-until. Free admission. Buffalo Wild Wings at NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., eddietainment.com, buffalowildwings.com.
Kennedy’s Premium Bar & Grill
The big game will be shown on all TVs upstairs, downstairs, and on the deck. Food and drink specials include $30 for 20 wings and a 100-ounce beer tower; $15 bottomless Bloody Mary or mimosa; and $5 car bombs. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Kennedy’s Premium Bar & Grill, 366 N. Caswell St., kennedyscharlotte.com.
For Food and Fun
Enjoy an appetizer buffet, plenty of drink specials, including $7.50 pitchers, $2 brews, and $3 super shooters. There will also be cornhole, beer pong, and a raffle for a 40-inch TV. 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Free admission. The Saloon at the NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd, thesalooncharlotte.com.
VBGB Beer Hall & Garden
Make it an eventful afternoon and evening, beginning with football trivia from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Winning team gets a $75 gift card that can be used that evening. Complimentary buffet will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Drink specials include $3 North Carolina brews, $3 wine and well drinks, $5 Jagerbombs, and $1.50 PBRs. Admission is $10; $15 for reserved seating. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, at NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St., vbgbuptown.com
Verify times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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