Even if you aren’t sure whether to root for the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers in this year’s Super Bowl, you can, at least, be certain that the evening of football will also be about food. Here’s where to go around Austin this weekend for watch parties with munchies and booze galore. The big game begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
An evening of indulgence, indeed: Lefty’s Brick Bar at the ARRIVE East Austin hotel (1813 E. Sixth St.) warns you to prepare to eat your weight in wings, fries, chips, seven layer dip, hot dogs and beyond starting at 4 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.
Sports bar Cover 3 (2700 W. Anderson Lane and 1717 W. Sixth St.) will have group food packages that you can request if you’re ready to feast starting at 4 p.m., with a $49.95 option that includes nachos, wings, fried pickles, quesadillas and fries. For four draft beers, add $15.
All locations of Lavaca Street Bar (405 Lavaca St., 3121 S. Lamar Blvd. and 11420 Rock Rose Ave. #100) will get a little competitive with their beer specials during the Super Bowl: 21st Amendment beer to represent the 49’ers and Boulevard beer to represent the Chiefs. When the respective team is up, their beer will be discounted.
Want to drink fancy cocktails while watching the big game? No problem. Whisler’s (1816 E. Sixth St.) will play it on outside screens and offer chips, dips, bloody marys and other drink specials.
For the first time, Jester King Brewery hosts a Super Bowl watch party, with a screen that has been playing movies in the past year being set up in the barn to show the game. The kitchen will stay open an hour later than normal at 9 p.m.
Manor Road sports bar Haymaker (2310 Manor Rd.) will have a variety of Super Bowl drink specials on offer, including $3 pints and $12 pitchers of Altstadt Brewery, $3 mimosas, $3 bloody marys and $3 red sangria.
Chicken wings are an essential Super Bowl snack, and to ensure you get your fill, all locations of Pluckers Wing Bar are taking table reservations at $10 per seat, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The foodie and the sports fan can be happy year-round at Provision (4200 West Braker Lane, Suite B) but especially during football’s biggest game, when there will be specials such as short rib nachos and 136-inch retractable projection screen showing the action.
Fresa’s (1703 South First St.) hosts its third annual Super Bowl watch party with a 115" LED video wall on the patio, multiple screens inside, and happy hour prices on beer, wine, and margaritas. There’s also a special menu of Super Bowl snacks.
How does an all-you-can-eat roasted pig taco and salsa bar sound? Revelry on the Boulevard (6215 N. Lamar Blvd.) is offering the deal for $20, as well as new chicken wing flavors and draft beer specials, starting at 5:30 p.m. until sold out on Sunday.
Take note, also, if you’re a fierce fan of a specific team and want to cheer with like-minded folks. Head to Oak Sports Bar & Grill (3715 South First St.) if you’re all about the 49ers. On the other hand, longtime hangout the Tavern (922 W. Twelfth St.) will play host to Chiefs supporters.