The big game is this Sunday in New Orleans and the Big Easy is filled with fans lining the streets to celebrate Super Bowl XLVII Mardi Gras style.
Sure, fans lucky enough to have scored a ticket to the game get to see the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers go head-to-head in person, but they've got to contend with crowds, high prices for beer served in paper cups, and no commercials.
Consider yourself lucky that you're in Miami for the game, because many of the best sports bars, restaurants, and hotels are celebrating in a big way -- from beer to bottle service. Here are our favorite spots to watch the game.
The game will be shown both in the bar and outside on the terrace bar. Happy hour pricing throughout the game includes $5 well cocktails, wine and Prosecco. $6 bar bites include rock shrimp ceviche, fish fry (calamari, rock shrimp, white fish), and chorizo potato croquettas.
Across the street from Marlins Park lies a great Super
Bowl party with 59 cent wings, 2 for 1 drinks specials, $12.95 wing and
pitcher specials, and $69 bottles.
Sailor Jerry Rum and Miller Light are hosting a big game party with
drink specials, giveaways, and Sailor Jerry girls, starting at 5 p.m.
with an outdoor pig roast and music by DJ Vertigo. watch the game
alongside NFL greats Jonathan Vilma (of the New Orleans Saints &
Miami Hurricanes), Jon Beason (of the Carolina Panthers & Miami
Hurricanes) and DJ Williams (of the Denver Broncos & Miami
Hurricanes). Watch the game inside or outside by the Jumbo Screen in the
Mary Brickell Village.
The place to be if you're a frat boy at heart. 40 flat screens, sexy
dancers, bottle service, private parties, giveaways, food and drink
specials all day and all night long.
Forget the bar -- watch the game from your own private cabana. The
touchdown package Includes one bottle of Grey Goose, three buckets of
Bud Light Platinum, unlimited chips & salsa ($400 6 to 10
p.m.); the field goal package includes three buckets of Bud Light
Platinum and unlimited chips & salsa ($300 6 to 10 p.m.); and
the safety package includes one pitcher of mojitos and unlimited chips
& salsa ($200 6 to 10 p.m.).
Not a high roller (or actually want to watch the game with other
fans)? The Bleau Bar is offering six bottles of Bud for $25, or a
bucket of imports and snacks for $42.
Haven and Double Cross vodka are hosting a watch
party with a Mardi Gras theme, complete with Cajun food specials
including crawfish hush puppies, bourbon king cake ice cream, and Cajun
hot wings. Watch the game on Haven's wrap-around high-definition walls.
Purchase a table will receive complimentary Cajun wings and freshly
popped popcorn. Bottle specials include Double Cross vodka for $200. The
celebration kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
The Hoxton is featuring buckets of Bud Light Platinum
($15), dollar beer specials, and other drink specials. Bring four
friends and get a Bud Light Platinum bucket on the house. Food includes
Buffalo wings with local blue cheese, carrots and celery, clams casino
with topneck clams, crabapple wood smoked bacon and breadcrumbs, and a
smoked BBQ brisket sandwich served with fries and coleslaw. Doors open
at 5 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill
Watch the game at the bar and celebrate South
American style with a ceviche spoon sampler ($14) and a Pisco sour
($7.50). Buffalo wings and cheap beer -- forgotten.
Latin House Grill
Got fifty bucks? Then you can eat and drink like royalty. From 5 p.m. - midnight, step in Latin House Grill and eat and drink all you want while watching the game. Beers incluse Abita Turbo Dog, Corona Light, Heineken, Dos XX, and Miller Light.
Want to start the party early? Then check out Monty's Super Bowl
Weekend Kick-Off Happy Hour Party" Friday, February 1, with drink &
food specials & live music from 4 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, February
2, splash down at the Super Bowl Pool Party from noon - sunset. On
Super Bowl Sunday, start partying early at the tailgate party that
starts at 2 p.m. with live music by Miami Reggae band Innasense, before
watching the game on over 30 flat screens and two outdoor jumbo
Coconut Grove's own alpine cabin has drink specials and 32 flat screen TVs -- including four
Pincho Factory is offering a special nacho chicken game sandwich
featuring nacho chip-encrusted chicken breast, topped with nacho cheese
and pico de gallo. Watch the game there and enjoy your meal and a few
cold ones, or take a few of these gut bombs home with you.
Pride and Joy
Starting at noon, enjoy $3 Miller High Life cans, $15 buckets of Miller and Coors Light bottles, $5 select craft beers, $12 pitchers of Miller Lite, music, and )of course) the big game. Hungry? Try the $40 Super Bowl BBQ Board, which includes 16 wings, a half rack of ribs, nachos, and a pitcher of Miller Lite
The Social Club at Surfcomber
Watch the game on three screens with happy hour offered throughout the game. $5 drink specials include the Lantao Breeze and Smoking Maguey. Bar bites include blue crab spring rolls and BBQ pork ribs, all under $8.
Ted's is having a "tailgate party" starting Sunday at noon. Enjoy bucket and shot specials, raffles and giveaways -- plus a halftime buffet for patrons.
Miami's oldest bar is celebrating Super Bowl XLVII with a huge party on the outdoor patio. The party begins at 5pm where you can catch all the pre-game action on the oversized outdoor TV's while enjoying Miami's best bar food and drink specials all night long.
World of Beer is having an all-you-can-drink draft beer special.
Beginning 30 minutes prior to kick-off (6 p.m.) and ending 30 minutes after
the game ends, drink all the select draft beer you want for only $35!
If you can't drink copious amounts of brew, WOB is offering $3 select
Abita pints all day and free food starting at 6 p.m.! Rafflles and
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