Where to Watch Super Bowl LIII around Boston
Check out these tailgating parties for all-you-can-eat barbecue, taco bars, and even chances to eat free if the Pats #BeatLA.
If we’ve learned anything over the past decade-plus of Patriots Super Bowl appearances, it’s that Boston bars and restaurants are Game Day-ready to root for Tom Brady and team. Whether you want a can’t-miss takeout deal, a game-winning recipe to cook up at home, or a wicked fun big-screen event, there are wings, ribs, and bite-sized lobster rolls for every New England fan. Looking to settle in for the entire Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 3? Check out these 10 Super Bowl parties around Boston.
Beat Brew Hall
At Harvard Square’s newly-dubbed Beat Brew Hall, an indoor tailgate party is happening all day with a la carte Game Day specials, corn hole, ring toss, a charity Red Sox ticket raffle, and more fun. Ahead of kickoff, snag a seat near the big-screen projector in the back-area lounge (called the No-No Room).
No entry fee, 13 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-499-0001, beatbrewhall.com.
City Tap House
This Fort Point bar kicks off the viewing party with pre-game festivities sponsored by Bud Light and ’47 Brand. On the fire pit-lit patio from 4-6 p.m., check out a live performance by the Royal Furs. After a round of corn hole or two, order up the G.O.A.T.—the “greatest of all ’tizers,” that is. The $22 plate is filled with football-food essentials: four wings, two tacos, and a half-order of nachos.
No entry fee, 4 p.m., 10 Boston Wharf Rd., Fort Point, Boston, 617-904-2748, citytap.com.
Enjoy kickoff with a side of comedy at the Wine Bowl Viewing Party. Hosted by Best of Boston comedian and fellow Brady fanatic Lamont Price, City Winery’s Super Bowl party includes an all-you-can-eat buffet of New England-y classics like mini Fenway franks and Maine lobster mac and cheese, wings, and more. The game (and halftime show) will be projected on TVs around the place as well as the concert venue’s 16-by-10-foot screen—and with a state-of-the-art sound system, you might just feel like you’re at the show.
$15, 5 p.m., 80 Beverly St., Boston, 617-933-8047, citywinery.com.
Kirkland Tap & Trotter
A ticket to this party gets you all the classic game-day foods you’re craving, including sliders, nachos, and wings. But James Beard award-winning chef Tony Maws isn’t stopping at the basics: There will also be a taco bar, featuring fresh fillings and house-made condiments, and even a suckling pig at this kid-friendly, Somerville grill. The cash bar will be open all night, but be sure to purchase your ticket ahead of time to reserve your spot.
Olde Magoun’s Saloon
Didn’t get your fill of Magoun’s barbecue the last time the Pats were in the Super Bowl? The Somerville beer bar is bringing back its annual all-you-can-eat smoke fest, brimming with choices like St. Louis country ribs, jerk chicken, Texas-style hot links, jalapeño-bacon mac and cheese, and more.
No entry fee/$16 per plate, 5-8 p.m., 518 Medford St., Somerville, 617-776-2600, magounssaloon.com.
Loretta’s Last Call
Loretta’s knows the ingredients for a winning tailgate: With pre-game live music, grilling, and a corn hole tournament on the patio, this Fenway country venue is ready to bring the honky-tonk to Super Bowl LIII. No tickets required, but the bar may hit capacity, so plan on getting there early.
Papagayo Mexican Kitchen
The only thing that would make game-day eats better is if they were free. The Legendary Restaurant Group agrees: If the Patriots bring home their sixth Super Bowl win on Sunday, guests eat free at their downtown Boston or Assembly Row tequila bars. If, by chance, the Pats lose, Papagayo will discount all meals 50 percent off—which is still kind of a win. Reservations required, and guests must stay from kickoff to the end of the game to receive the discount. Booze and gratuity is not part of the deal.
6:30 p.m., 15 West St. Downtown Crossing, Boston, 617-423-3600, 331 Great River Rd., Assembly Row, Somerville, 617-996-6100, papagayorestaurants.com.
A contemporary-but-Colonial Era-inspired gastropub seems like an ideal setting in which to root for today’s Patriots. For the Revere Hotel bar’s first Super Bowl, chef Sean Duton is leading a lineup of 12, $12 game-day specials, like steak chili and a skillet of cornbread, fish and chips, a bucket of wings and hush puppies, a pair of lobster sliders, and more.
Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., 617-457-2625, reverehotel.com.
Sip Wine Bar + Kitchen
This Legendary Restaurant Group lounge will also buy dinner for every guest who hangs out from kickoff through a Pats win, but fans will still eat for half-off whether the Patriots #BeatLA or not. Reservations are required, and booze and gratuity are not included in the deal.
6:30 p.m. 581 Washington St., Downtown Crossing, Boston, 617-956-0888, sipwinebarandkitchen.com.
The Smoke Shop
The Kendall Square flagship is often tailgating headquarters, thanks to chef Andy Husbands’ award-winning barbecue. But for the Super Bowl, it’s going big with help from Texas brewery Shiner Bock. A general admission ticket includes a buffet “loaded with all the fixin’s and dessert,” and there will be a ton of beer, whiskey, and signature cocktails to choose from. Of course, the Big Game is on the big screens all around the restaurant.