This year, the San Francisco 49ers face-off against the Kansas City Chiefs.
This weekend is the 54th Super Bowl and we’re as excited as you are to see arguably the best offense and defense teams in the NFL duke it out for the trophy. However, the Super Bowl is about more than just football, right? There’s the half-time show featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, the out-of-this-world commercials, and you can’t forget about delicious game day snacks! We want you to have the best Super Bowl Sunday ever, so we’ve put together a list of viewing parties, pre-game brunches, and food & drink specials to turn things up a notch.
If the idea of hosting your own Super Bowl party sounds like a nightmare, many of Chicago’s best bars and restaurants host their own viewing parties. Here are a few of our favorites!
The Big Super Bowl Game Day Party at Wynwood Chicago
Watch the big game in style! Enjoy endless wings, tacos, beer, and mixed drinks from 5:30 p.m. to the final touch down at Wynwood Chicago. Bring your friends and enjoy the finest in Super Bowl hospitality. More information.
Super Bowl Live Watch Party at Trophy Room
Whether your in it for the thrills of the game or just the expensive commercials, Trophy Room is a superb place to spend Super Bowl Sunday. For only $10, you get access to one free drink, $5 select beers, $7 select cocktails, and a gorgeously delicious pizza buffet. Now that’s a Super Bowl party! More information.
Super Bowl “Buckets Party” at The Graystone Tavern
Add a little friendly competition into your Super Bowl Sunday at The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville. While watching the game on nine TVs throughout the bar, compete in Bozo Buckets for fun prizes like a $100 gift card! You can also enjoy $15 buckets of domestic beers and $20 five-pound buckets of chicken wings. The party starts at 3 p.m. at 3441 N. Sheffield Ave. More information.
Touchdown at Travelle
This casually elegant restaurant, lounge, and bar will offer two Super Bowl specials. Enjoy an elevated take on football fan favorite Buffalos Chicken & Little Mac sliders ($17) alongside buckets of domestic beers ($15). Reservations can be made online at www.travellechicago.com or by calling 312-923-7705.
Super Bowl Sunday Specials and Viewing Party at Parlay (Joy District)
The River North sports parlor on the first floor of Joy District will broadcast the big game on 21 TVs with the sound on as well as a 200″ projector screen . While you watch the game enjoy $2 domestic bottles, $2 White Claw cans, and game day bites like Jumbo Chicken Wings ($15), Fried Chicken Sliders ($12), and Short Rib Pizza ($15). The party starts at 3 p.m. at 112 W Hubbard St. More information.
Whether you’re hosting your own party or heading out to celebrate, brunch is always a good idea. Start your festivities early by pregaming at one of these great brunch spots.
“Sunday Funday Brunch” at Play Kitchen and Cocktails
Play Kitchen and Cocktails is a unique restaurant and bar with custom LED walls, light lazers, and intimate, lounge-style seating. “Sunday Funday” is the restaurant’s bottomless brunch with live DJs, games, and delicious food and cocktails. Brunch is served every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. No reservation is required, but expect it to be crowded with football fans preparing for the big day. More information.
D.S. Fajita Factory’s Boozy Brunch
“A fiesta for the eyes and tastebuds,” this place is a great option if you’re looking for a seriously fun and boozy brunch. Enjoy delicious Mexican and Latin American inspired comfort food alongside mega-mimosas in 20oz glasses for only $5! Brunch is served every Sat and Sun 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Book your Super Bowl pre-game brunch here!
Ann Sather has a delicious menu of breakfast entrees, most of which come with a side of their famous cinnamon rolls. They’re also BYOB, making this the perfect place to pregame before the big game. These pastries are huge, doughy bites of happiness slathered with thick powdered sugar icing and served piping hot. They don’t take reservations, so be sure to arrive early and be prepared to wait. Trust us, it’s worth it. More information.
Hamburger Mary’s does two “Diva Brunch” shows every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. With bottomless mimosas and some of the best drag performers in the city, Hamburger Mary’s brunch is a high-energy way to pregame before the Super Bowl. More information.
Looking for more brunch places? Check out our list of delicious morning eats here!
Food & Drink Specials
Hosting a party of your own but don’t want to cook for it yourself? There are tons of great catering and take out options to make feeding your party a breeze.
About Last Knife’s Beef Wellington Catering Package
Take home About Last Knife’s signature dish to share with friends. The Beef Wellington Catering Package comes in Full ($275) and Half Wellington ($150) options with chef-curated sides and house-made bordelaise sauce. It’s all fully cooked to temperature, so all your have to do is reheat, slice, and serve. To order the Beef Wellington Catering package, contact ALK at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-392-2440.
JW Marriott Chicago’s Super Bowl Gourmet Take-Away
Another easy option for delicious game day bites is JW Marriott Chicago’s gourmet Game Day To-Go Park. The easy catering option includes guacamole & chips, Beef and White Bean Chili, Buffalo Tossed Chicken Wings, Hard Wood Smoked Brisket or Beef, and Dark Chocolate Layer Cake. For $40 a person and guest preferred pickup time, it’s an easy and yummy option for your Super Bowl party. To place an order, please call 312-348-9103.
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Fried chicken and football go hand in hand and Avondale’s cult-favorite fried chicken shop is offering a side dish special just for the Super Bowl. Enjoy Chorizo Chilli topped with lime crema, crunchy tortilla strips, and scallions alongside Honey Butter’s iconic fried chicken. The regular catering menu will also be available, so you have the choice of any of your favorite football bites. For catering inquiries email email@example.com, call 773.478.4000, ext. 2 or complete the online inquiry form.
Portillo’s Big Beef for the Big Game
What Chicagoan doesn’t love Portillo’s? Make your Super Bowl party a crowd favorite with Fast Packs of all your Chicago-style favorites including Italian Beef sandwiches, hot dogs, chocolate cake, and pastas. Portillo’s will even deliver your Super Bowl munchies via the Portillo’s app, making it even easier to keep everyone satiated during the game. Portillo’s full menu of Fast Pack options is available online at portillos.com.
Feature photo courtesy of Honey Butter Fried Chicken.