It’s the most wonderful day of the year — the Super Bowl! And, it could be argued, the biggest drinking day of the year. While we can give you all our tips on how to host the biggest and craziest Super Bowl party (have you studied up on these drinking games?), there’s really nothing better than watching the game unfold at your favorite sports bar.
We’ve been down this road before, with our 17 best sports bars in America, and you’ll find that many of those same bars made the list again. But the criteria for this roundup of best watering holes for game day is slightly different — we wanted the bars that gave us everything our little football-pumping hearts could handle: drink specials, food specials, raffles, and game day craziness. And really, who has the lockdown on this year’s Super Bowl more than two legendary sports bars in the home teams' cities Pete’s Tavern (number nine on our last list) is going all-out for game day, with its Live 105 party all day. And Mother’s Federal Hill Grille in Baltimore, home to the tailgating hot spot called the Purple Patio, is bound to be pure insanity all Super Bowl Sunday.
And of course, we have to pay homage to our host city — New Orleans — with some incredible bars on the list. For a home-away-from-home experience, Bourbon Street in Queens, N.Y., is as true a Cajun experience as a New Yorker can get. In New Orleans, we have one new addition to the list: Cooter Brown’s, which has all the charm and eccentricity of NOLA packed into one sports bar. And our number one sports bar last time, Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar, is seriously outdoing itself with its Super Bowl parties. The price may be steep, but the experience is worth it.
Check out our list of the best Super Bowl parties at America’s beloved sports bars, and find where we like to drink and watch the other 364 days of the year (we still love you!). Because when in doubt, when surrounded by big-screens, wings, and beer, your Super Bowl Sunday will be one to remember.