Super Bowl watch parties are always fun, but it doesn’t get much better than having the 49ers in the Super Bowl representing San Francisco at the big game. Venues across SF are rolling out the red and gold carpet for Super Bowl parties.
Bottom of the Hill – Before the game is on the big screen, the big show before kickoff at Bottom of the Hill is the 5th Annual Stupor Bowl Heavy Metal Chili Cook Off . The contest is limited to 20 entrants who are not only expected to bring damn good chili, but come up with a creative heavy metal name as well. Prizes will be doled out at halftime for best chili (from a panel of three judges), best chili (popular vote) and best heavy metal name.
Elixir – This Mission stalwart is hosting its 10th Annual Super Bowl BBQ Blowout with Moses “MoDaddy” Clark and his crew manning the Cadillac Grill. They will also be featuring several Bacardi rum cocktails with $4 Newcastle pints as a beer special. The party is a fundraiser for Share Our Strength and for a $10 donation, guests get a plate of BBQ and a ticket in the raffle for a number of different prizes. The party starts at noon . Nearby, the Phoenix Bar will also draw a crowd with food and drink option.
The Parlor – You have to love it when a venue says it will stay open until the party ends. That’d exactly what is planned at The Parlor. Although VIP packages are booked up for Super Bowl Sunday, general admission tickets ($10) are still available. Guests can watch the game on one of four nine-foot projector screens or six plasma flat screen TV’s. There’s basically TVs everywhere in this joint—perfect for those who want catch every second of action along with the eye candy.
Playland Bar – The party starts at noon at Playland Bar in the Polk Gulch with music by DJ Techminds and early bird drink specials 2pm. All regular well cocktails, draft beers and mimosa are $3 from noon to 2pm. Food will be provided by Victor’s Pizza, and the party doesn’t end with the game itself. Admission is $5 after 3pm. Nearby in the Gulch, McTeague’s and Mayes have numerous TVs for viewing options.
Red Devil Lounge – With the Super Bowl in New Orleans this year, Red Devil Lounge is bringing NOLA back to the Bay Area. Doors open at 1pm and the game will be shown on big screen TV’s and a drop down movie screen. VIP packages available are available for $100 for a four- or five-person table (including a bucket of beer) and $200 for a VIP booth for up to 10 people plus two buckets of beer. Food classic New Orleans dishes will be served by Gumbo Dave. Nearby, Green Sports Bar is the hub for football action on Upper Polk, along with Nick’s Crispy Tacos—bottomless mimosas and great Mexican munchies.
Bin 38 - Wine bars and Super Bowl don’t typically go hand-in-hand. But once again, Bin 38 in the Marina is hosting a Super Bowl bash. The price is $55 and includes three glasses of wine or craft beers, a full buffet spread and three TV’s spread across the space (on the patio, in the dining room and at the fire pit). Doors open at 1pm with light snacks offered until the buffet begins at 3pm. Nearby Marina bars should also be packed. Expect big crowds at popular spots like the Tipsy Pig and Circa and more classic SF pubs the Horseshoe Tavern and Mauna Loa.
Where are you planning to watch the game? Find more Super Bowl events on SF Station’s Calendar.