Baseball may be the quintessential American sport, but when it comes to gathering the masses and building excitement, nothing compares to football, specifically, the Super Bowl.
It has something for everyone: tackling, balls, tight pants, entertainment, grade-A commercials, Tom Brady, maybe even Giselle. So even if you're not a fan yourself, there's something that should tickle your fancy on the USA's annual biggest day in sport. Commemorate the occasion. Here are ten Broward and Palm Beach restaurants to check out for the Super Bowl.
Frankey's Sports Bar, the Village at Gulfstream Park
With 38 high-def TVs, this upscale Hallandale sports bar has plenty of options for scoring a view. In addition to the regular menu, Frankey's is offering the below pre fixe menu for $36. It includes organic salad with quinoa, caesar salad, calamari, chicken nachos, beef nachos, soft-shell chicken tacos, grilled chicken wings with dipping sauces, spaghettini Bolognese, four-ounce Adena duo burgers, chicken curry, and more. Frankey's is located at 900 Silks Run in Hallandale Beach. Call 954-GO-4-BEEF (2333), or visit frankeysbar.com.
Tarpon Bend, Fort Lauderdale
The downtown Fort Lauderdale bar is hosting a watch party with five for $12 Coors and Miller Lite bottles, $10 Miller Lite pitchers, five for $15 Corona and Corona Light bottles, and $12 Coors Lite pitchers. All attendees will have the chance to enter a drawing for a flat-screen TV. The party kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Tarpon Bend is located at 200 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-523-3233, or visit tarponbend.com.
Tilted Kilt, Fort Lauderdale
South Florida's newest breastaurant is holding one of the biggest tailgates of the day. Starting at 2 p.m., it's offering indoor and outdoor parties hosted by Mike and Maurkice Pouncey. The event includes food, booze, fun, and plenty of boobs. Call 321-217-9110, or visit tiltedkilt.com.
Himmarshee Public House, Fort Lauderdale
Catch all the Tom Brady you can on Himmarshee's 300-inch jumbotron or one of more than 45 TVs. The downtown bar and eatery is featuring $49 all-you-can-eat wings and beer, or upgrade to liquor for an additional $10. Food specials will be available all night along with raffles at each quarter of the game with $2,500 in cash and prizes. Himmarshee Public House is located at 201 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-616-5275, or visit publichouseftl.com.
Marina 84, Fort Lauderdale
This Fort Lauderdale eatery is hosting an all-you-can-eat party for just $30 per person. Nosh on all the hot dogs, wings, sliders, pasta, and more at the bar's buffet. For beverages, it's offering $5 shots of Don Julio and $15 buckets of Corona. Live music, by the Flood, will be onstage from 3 to 5 p.m. Prizes and giveaways will be offered throughout the game. Plus, there's a chance to win an LG 40-inch TV. Marina 84 is located at 2440 W. State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-734-2424, or visit marina84.com.
Beauty & the Feast Bar l Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Watch the game after a trip to the beach. Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests can watch the Big Game at Beauty & the Feast in the Atlantic Hotel & Spa. It's serving an array of stone-baked pizzas, kicked-up wings, delicious sliders, and craft beers for the unofficial national holiday. Beauty & the Feast Bar|Kitchen is located at 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-567-8070, or visit society8.com.
Chow/Bull Market, Fort Lauderdale
These dueling downtown concepts are starting the day early with a "Super Brunch." Guest chef Yora Chan is preparing an Asian/American spread to break the fast. From 11 a.m. to kickoff, it's offering free mimosas for ladies and tunes by an onsite DJ. During the game, the party continues with a casino theme. Guests can place bets on a number of game-day traditions like "Who will win the coin toss?" and "How long will the national anthem take?" Winners can receive chips redeemable on prizes and drinks. In addition, it's doing all-you-can-eat and drink for $50. Bull Market and Chow are located at 210 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-523-1213, or visit bullmarketbar.com.
Sweet Dewey's BBQ, Boca Raton
In addition to downhome-style Super Bowl eating, this Boca barbecue joint is serving is offering a catering and carry-out special for the big day. Spend $200 or more and receive a complimentary, eight-piece wings appetizer and two small side dishes. The eatery features American favorites like barbecue veal brisket, beef brisket, beef ribs, baby back ribs, Southern St. Louis ribs, Southern-fried catfish, and rotisserie chicken. Sweet Dewey's BBQ is located at 9181 W. Glades Road in Boca Raton. Call 561-488-9688, or visit sweetdeweysbbq.com.
Burger Bar, Palm Beach Gardens
Stuff your face with protein at this Palm Beach Gardens eatery. Burger Bar is featuring several specials, including $5 burgers, 75-cent wings, 40 wings and four beers for $40, $3 Corona Light, $2.50 Miller Lite, and a $1 raffle to win front-row couch service in front of the massive TV. Burger Bar is located at 4650 Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-630-4545, or visit burgerbar.com.
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