Yes, the two states that legalized weed have made it to Super Bowl XLVIII. On February 2nd, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will finally face off.
And even though we know who’s going to win, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the game with some big-screen TV’s, good food, and craft beer, right? If your thinking about leaving the couch at home and going out for the Big Game, make sure to check out some of the local Boulder hotspots below.
FATE Brewing Company
Only one year old and already named the best new restaurant in Boulder in a recent Daily Camera poll, FATE is a shoe-in for one of the best spots to enjoy the Big Game. They have 10 TVs in the dining area and bar so you’ll be sure to catch all of the action no matter where you sit. For food they’ll be featuring two competing burgers specifically made to represent each of the competing teams. They will also have Happy Hour prices all day for draft beer and well drinks. Also, if you happen to be a lost Seahawks fan wandering around Boulder constantly looking over your shoulder, you’ll be happy to hear that this will probably be the only Seahawk-friendly place to go here in town since the owner is from the Seattle area. I can’t vouch for your safety with the locals though. For more information, visit the FATE Brewing Company website.
West Flanders Brewing Company
Did you hear about the epic rivalry they have going on with Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Company? Let’s just say that’s not the only exciting thing they have going on during the Super Bowl. They’ll be serving their special Orange in Brew Championship Ale and will have Happy Hour prices from 4PM to close. So grab a seat, watch from any of their six big screen TV’s, and enjoy drinking the beer all of Seattle will be tasting come monday. See their Super Bowl menu for more information and prices.
Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place
Don’t let the fresh-pressed juices and organic food fool you – this place is throwing it down caveman style on Sunday. They’re hosting an all out Paleo party that comes complete with a kitchen full of chicken wings, tacos, sliders, sweet potato fries, veggies, fruits, nuts, and everything else you can eat with your hands. So eat like crazy, watch the game, and wash it all down with one of their famous potions to forget about all of the calories you just consumed. Visit Shine’s website for more information.
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Twisted Pine’s great beer is well known here in Boulder. And for the big game, they’re going to let you have it a little cheaper. Stop by to enjoy $10 pitchers of their famous draft beers and $2.50 Bloody Billys, a spicy red beer. They have six TV’s throughout the bar and dining area so you’re sure to get a good view of Peyton Manning throwing it down field. Visit Twisted Pine’s website for more info.
Lazy Dog Sports Bar and Grill
If you want to drown in flat screen TV’s everywhere you look on Sunday, then this is your place. Located right in the heart of the Pearl Street Mall, Lazy Dog will have the game on and the beer flowing. Though they don’t have any specific specials for the Big Game, Happy Hour will still be in full effect and they’ll be hosting a chicken wing eating contest during halftime. Good luck!
If you want to watch the Super Bowl and feel like it’s St. Patricks day at the same time, then make sure to check out Conor O’Neill’s. They have four big-screen TV’s and will have Happy Hour from 4-7PM. To sweeten the pot even more, every time the Broncos score you can get a $4 Jameson shot or an orange and blue Bronco Bomb. They’re located right off of the Pearl Street Mall on 13th street.
Just outside of Boulder, Dickens Tavern in Longmont is hosting a charity event for their Super Bowl party. They have a $20 entry fee, but it comes complete with fully stocked Appetizer buffet filled with chicken wings, nachos, quesadillas, meatballs and Happy Hour drink prices during the game. Though they only have one TV, it’s a huge 30-foot movie screen that will make you see all of the child-like fear on the Seahawks player’s faces. They only have 300 spots available so if you’re thinking about going, make sure to call ahead and reserve your spot. All of the proceeds goes to support the local Pro Swing Softball team.
The Connection at CU
If you’re a CU student and you still don’t know where to go, try stopping by The Connection on campus for their Soup ‘R Bowl party. They have big-screen TV’s and free soup, snacks, and drinks for all those who attend. The party starts at 2PM so come early and make sure to bring your student ID. Visit their event page for more information.
No matter where you choose to watch the game, just remember to drive safe and drink responsibly.
If I missed any spots, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.