How many TVs does it take to watch Super Bowl LIV?
At Bo's Pub, one may be enough — but Kim Bokamper's new sports bar on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale has Sunday's big game covered with dozens of TVs in addition to a main screen measuring 12 feet by 5 feet.
There are none bigger on Las Olas, and that's exactly how the former Miami Dolphins defensive end likes it.
Bokamper and PDKN restaurant group opened Bo’s Pub this past August after a major overhaul of the Balcony, the New Orleans-style eatery the group opened in May 2018. The giant LED TV replaced the live music stage that was initially a feature of the Balcony — until New Orleans-style brass bands drew more grumbles than clientele. Now the clubby Balcony, which seats 100 and has DJs instead of live music, overlooks Las Olas, while the popular Bo's Pub opens at street level and seats 180.
"We've had great success with Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill and its five locations," Bokamper says, "so we brought that same sports bar atmosphere to Las Olas, but with a twist."
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The ginormous LED TV screen can be seen almost throughout the 2,000-square-foot space. It's probably as close as you want to get to the game, which — duh — is set for Miami this year, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Traffic around Las Olas on Sunday will seem like Easy Street by comparison.
A Niners-Chiefs Super Bowl probably isn't the best draw ever — though JLo and Shakira at halftime will no doubt get everyone's attention — but Bo's is throwing a Big Game Party 2020 on Sunday from 6 p.m. "until the final whistle."
The pub's $99 VIP pass gets you access to a full premium open bar and a buffet stocked with Bo's gussied-up sports-bar fare, along with giveaways and prizes throughout the day. Featured buffet items include Bo's Buffalo Wings and the Pub Sliders, Shishito peppers, meatballs, mac 'n’ cheese balls, and other goodies, plus brownies and cookies for dessert.
Bo’s Pub's Big Game Party 2020. 6 p.m., Sunday, February 2, at 1309 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 754-200-6344; bospub.com. Reservations suggested.