The Big Game is best enjoyed with lots of eating, drinking, and yelling at very large screens. It is also better when you don’t have to clean up once the game is over. We have rounded up some of the best places around Brooklyn to watch the big game — minus the mess, and alongside dozens of your new best friends.
For a snack-filled Super Bowl, this Park Slope burger bar is the place to go. Happy hour will go on all night — meaning $2-off beers such as Guinness and Sheep’s Milk, the pub’s in-house brew — and patrons can nab a burger and pint for $15. The bartenders will also be rolling out $12 bar platters with mini-meat pies, sliders, mini-sausage rolls, oyster sliders, and fish taco cups.
[149 Fourth Ave. near Douglass Street in Park Slope, (718) 857–4337, www.sheepstation.net].
Mullanes Bar and Grill
This slightly upscale Fort Greene sports bar, with a long mahogany bar and classic pub food, boasts eight mega-sized televisions, which will all be tuned to the game. Expect a few drink specials on the day.
[71 Lafayette Ave. near Fulton Street in Fort Greene, (718) 797–7606, www.mullanesbrooklyn.com].
Full Circle Bar
For those who just can’t get enough ball sports, this Williamsburg skeeball bar will feature a (what else) skeeball tournament before the Super Bowl action begins, plus free skeeball all day.
[318 Grand St, between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg, (347) 725–4588, www.fullcirclebar.com].
Pearl’s Social & Billy Club
For those looking to enjoy the game with something a bit fancier than a Bud, this Bushwick hole-in-the-wall has a great cocktail menu. The closest the bar typically gets to showing sports is patrons playing checkers and board games, but it will be bringing a television in for the big game.
[40 St. Nicholas Ave. near Starr Street in Bushwick, (347) 627–9985, www.pearlssocial.tumblr.com].
This stalwart South Slope sports bar has seven flat-screen televisions, and will be offering $3 Bud Lights all night. While you are there, check out the Italian-influenced food menu, which is a cut above standard pub grub, with pasta, panini, and parmigiano.
[689 Sixth Ave. between 19th and 20th Streets in the South Slope, (718) 369–0088, www.brooklynpub.com].
Super Bowl Kick-off Party
Sister bars Park Slope’s Union Hall, Gowanus’ Bell House, and Downtown’s Floyd, NY, will simultaneously host matching parties from 5:30 pm. Each will sell $4 pints of Sixpoint beer, Floyd’s famous beer cheese, and hand out free wings and chilli at halftime.
Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638-4400, unionhallny.com]; Bell House [149 Seventh St., between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]; Floyd, NY [131 Atlantic Ave. between Henry and Clinton streets in Downtown, (718) 858–5810, www.floydny.com].
Housed in an old public bath, this quirky Park Slope event space is throwing a “Game That Can’t Be Named” party, kicking off at 4 pm. The $25 ticket gets you a spot in front of the big screen, house-made food, and $4 beers all evening.
(227 Fourth Ave. between Union and Presidents streets in Park Slope, brooklynlyceum.ploud.com).
Aviator Sports & Events Center
This massive Mill Basin entertainment complex will host one of Brooklyn’s merriest big-game bashes, with unlimited beer, wine, and buffet specials. Stake out a vantage by the bar and spectate from six high-definition sets, or call ahead and reserve a table in the center’s projector room for that big-screen experience.
[3159 Flatbush Ave. between Avenue U and the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge in Mill Basin, (718) 758–7500, www.aviatorsports.com]. $40 members, $50 non-members, $30 per-person for parties of eight or more.
Brooklyn’s biggest bowling alley is best known for its nightly events and, this year, the ten-pin venue will tune its collection of big-screen televisions to Super Bowl XLVIII. If the game does not go your way, seek distraction on the lanes, or at one of the venue’s many bars.
[61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369, www.brooklynbowl.com].
Football uber alles! This one-of-a-kind Teutonic eatery will broadcast the big game on a 10-foot projection screen, and offer a buffet stocked with German shepherd’s pie, an array of wursts, and pork roast Bavaria — all for $40 a head.
[7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 836–5600, www.schnitzelhausny.com].
A true American restaurant, for a true American game. If you are looking to complement your Super Bowl experience with good beer and a good burger, there is no going wrong with this Sheepshead Bay staple.
[1707 Sheepshead Bay Rd. between N. Shore Parkway and Voorhies Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 646–9320].
Be a little piggy on Jan. 2, with Pork Slope’s $75 all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink deal. The barbecue restaurant will be serving up gut-busting piles of pig, plus endless beers and well spirits from kick-off to the final whistle.
[247 Fifth Ave. between Carrol Street and Garfield Place in Park Slope, (718) 768–7675, www.porkslopebrooklyn.com].
What kind of wine pairs best with pigskin? Find out at the Brooklyn Winery, which will be playing the game on its three big-screen projectors. Tables for up to eight people can be reserved for $250 — which includes a bucket of beers, two bottles of wine, snacks, and charcuterie — but there is no cover if you want to just show up and order wine and food a la carte.
[213 N. Eighth St. between Roebling Street and Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, (347) 763–1506, www.bkwinery.com].
You won’t just be watching the game on high-definition televisions at this Bay Ridge neighborhood favorite — you could win one, too. In addition to this halftime television giveaway, the Pour House will is also offering up an open bar and buffet for $45.
[7901 Third Ave. at 79th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 491–6658].
It would not be football without a tailgating party. The Cobble Hill sports bar will be cooking up a feast outdoors, while the game plays on eight televisions and a projector screen indoors.
[222 Smith St. at Bulter Street in Cobble Hill, (718) 488–7253].
Why settle for a television when you can watch them big game on the big screen? This Williamsburg cinema will be showing the real event in its theater — plus the Puppy Bowl in its lobby bar! Buying a $25 food and drink voucher scores you a seat, which also goes towards orders of Nitehawk’s regular food menu, Super Bowl dishes, and beer specials.
[136 Metropolitan Ave. near Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com].
The Super Bowl takes an Eastern European twist at Greenpoint’s Warsaw. Watch the game on three big cinema screens, while chowing down on pierogies and kielbasa hoagies, alongside more traditional game-day fare such as wings and nachos. The event will likely book out, so reserve your table in advance.
(261 Driggs Ave. between Eckford and Leonard streets in Greenpoint, www.warsawconcerts.com).
Lone Star Bar & Grill
A cool $50 gets you all the Lone Star barbecue — chicken, ribs, burgers, hot dogs, steaks, and potato salad — you can eat, plus unlimited beer, wine, and well liquor. The deal starts at 5 pm and runs until the end of the game.
[8703 Fifth Ave. near 87th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 833–5180.]
Bark Hot Dogs
Park Slope hot dog slinger Bark is serving all-you-can-eat dogs, nachos, wings, and sides for $50, or all-you-can-eat food and all-you-can-drink Sixpoint brews for $75. There are only 36 seats available, so gobble them up fast.
[474 Bergen St. at Flatbush Ave. at Bergen Street in Park Slope, (718) 789–1939, www.barkhotdogs.com].
This bar is not as Lynchian as its name might suggest. It will offer $10 buckets of Bud Light and $15 buckets of High Life, as well as wandering bands and more than a dozen TVs playing the game.
[312 Grand St. at Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, (718) 486–3473, www.mulhollandsbklyn.com].
Turkey’s Nest Tavern
What goes better with football than free food and cheap drinks? This cozy Williamsburg bar will feature a free buffet of Italian eats and drinks at happy hour prices.
(94 Bedford Ave. at N. 12th Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–9774).
Barbecue eatery Brisket Town is hosting a tailgate party at this Williamsburg event space, which claims to have the biggest screens in Brooklyn. On the menu is $55 for a heaping plate of meat, sides, and a free drink, or $99 for all that plus unlimited drinks.
[50 N. Third St. near Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 782–2222, www.briskettowntailgate.com].
The Wicked Monk
This Bay Ridge Irish pub will be screening the game on 20 high-definition flatscreen TVs, with sound blasting. Pitchers of Bud Lite will be going for $12 a pop, and 20-piece buckets of wings will be $18. Every pitcher of Bud Lite comes with a raffle ticket, with gift giveaways every quarter.
[9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets in Bay Ridge, (347) 497–5152, www.wickedmonk.com].