This Sunday, February 1, the New England Patriots will take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m., but the pregame action starts much earlier.
If you're not flying out to Arizona for the big game, there will be plenty of watch parties in Miami. Here are some of our favorites.
Monty's Sunset Super Bowl Bash
The waterside bar and restaurant is once again going all out, starting with a pregame pool party at 2 p.m. Monty's will have live bands, DJs, a raw bar, and NFL drink specials all day. Watch the game on 30 HDTV screens and a giant inflatable projection screen. Bonus: If you live in South Beach, just flag down one of the restaurant's golf carts for a free ride to the party.
Football and babes -- E11even has it all. Watch the game and enjoy an open bar and tailgate buffet catered by Pride and Joy from 6 to 10 p.m. Food includes smoked baby-back ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken wings, collard greens, baked beans, and coleslaw. Tickets cost $75 for men and $50 for ladies and can be purchased at 11miami.com.
The JW Marriott will offer two-for-one beer specials and discounted appetizers during the game. Menu items include fried calamari ($9); Terraza mini burgers with cheddar and bacon ($11); grilled or fried chicken wings ($12); and guacamole and chips ($6).
Watch the big game on 14 TV sets and enjoy Miller pints for $4, Miller pitchers for $15, and Heineken buckets for $25. Snack on a dozen wings ($9), pulled-pork sliders ($11), or a Proper Sausages brat on a pretzel bun ($13), among other tasty selections. Guests who stay for the entire game get a chance to win a $100 gift card if they guess the correct final score.
With body-painted models, dancers, a live DJ, and beer specials, you know this will be a wild watch party. The fun starts at 3 p.m. and continues through the game. Enjoy $5 shots, $20 beer buckets, and $50 Red Bull boats. Book a seat by calling 305-502-7831.
The walls of Haven will become a giant HD screen, making you feel like you're right on the field. The party starts at 5 p.m. Bar seats cost $250 and include entry, an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a prime viewing location. Chef station seats cost $200 and include entry, an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a prime viewing location. The VIP package costs $1,000 per table (seats four) and includes passed hors d'oeuvres, two bottles of vodka, and a bottle of champagne. Outside seating is available for $600 for a table of four and includes entry, an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, and prime viewing. There are also 80 general admission spots available that include entry, an open bar, and passed hors d'oeuvres. Call 305-987-8885 for reservations.
The Rum Line
The Rum Line, adjacent to Lure Fishbar will host a rum-soaked Super Bowl watch party. Cheer on your favorite team on a 60-screen while sipping $4 beers and $8 daiquiris, mojitos, rum and Cokes, and rum old-fashioneds
Jamie DeRosa's second-annual Super Bowl watch party will offer an open bar for $50 and an unlimited Super Bowl menu for $35. Get both for $75. Tongue & Cheek's regular à la carte and happy-hour menus will also be available.
Watch the game on one of five 55-inch TV screens and enjoy $2 Mexican draft beers, $2 tacos, and complimentary chips and salsa.
You'll never have to make a beer run when you watch the Super Bowl at a brewery. J. Wakefield is open from noon to 11 p.m. and will offer specialty drafts and a caja china pig roast out front. The food truck 2JiveTurkeys will also be on hand for your dining pleasure.
The entire center will turn into the Ultimate Super Bowl Watch Party from 2 to 11 p.m. Expect food samples from participating restaurants, Bud Light, and multiple screens throughout the mall. Tickets cost $30 to $70 and are available via eventbrite.com
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It's the Rival Burgers showdown! Watch the game and eat your favorite team's burger.
The Seahawk is an Angus beef patty with hot-dog links, grilled-onion cream cheese, and tomato. The Patriot brings crabcake sliders with spicy rémoulade and frisée ($18 each).