Super Bowl day is officially here and the excitement is building in Phoenix for Sunda’s game as well as in the major American cities. Last years the football event has been watched by 11.5 million viewers on Fox news. A significant number that hasn’t been beaten from any other broadcast in American television history. And all the major shows from Today to Good morning America
are talking about the Super Bowl for the entire time.. Today show in particular aired a Puppy Bowl this morning showing also the best food that you can enjoy while you are watching the game.
And even if the Super Bowl is the most popular sport’s event in the US, many people might not be awarded about who is playing. If you would ask to a person in the street who is going to play on Sunday the answer would probably be: ‘ I don’t know..’ But they are certainly not going to miss the game as well as the exceptional advertisements that alongside the game itself, have become a cultural phenomenon. Major and smaller brands seek the exposure because of the wide viewership but this has a cost: for the Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, the average cost of a 30-second advertisement is around $4.5 million. National surveys (such as the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter) judge which advertisement carried the best viewer response. And everyone are looking forward to discuss about what’s their favourite commercial or if something too provocative went on TV.
Not less important will be the attention And many are looking forward for the musical performance of the year during the game… After the outstanding concerts of Madonna in 2013 and Bruno Mars 2014 this year is the turn of Katy Perry.
Luckily, there are pubs, restaurant and bars where people can express their opinion on the performance, on the best commercial, and cheer their team.
There are different places in the city where people can enjoy themselves..
The Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn, will step out of its typical role as a place for intimate concerts and the public-radio crowd to offer a free Super Bowl party. Pints from the Red Hook brewery Sixpoint will be on tap for $4, and if you come hungry, you can buy a barbecue dinner catered by Urban Rustic in Williamsburg. There will be jumbo chicken wings, pulled-pork sandwiches and rocky road brownies. You can even watch the game on the Bell House’s big screen, but no pressure.
(Sunday at 5:30 p.m., 149 Seventh Street; 718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com.)
In Manhattan, the Hell’s Kitchen gay bar Posh will hold its own free Super Bowl party, with select beers for $3 all night. During halftime, the bar will serve free sliders from the nearby 123 Burger Shot Beer. Alex Tetrov, the bar’s general manager, said there will also be a live disc jockey who will take over the sound system during commercial breaks and perform throughout the night.
There is one time the D.J. won’t interrupt, however: the halftime show. “We’re going to leave up Katy Perry,” Mr. Tetrov said. “Everybody wants Katy Perry.”
(Sunday at 6 p.m., 405 West 51st Street, Clinton; 212-957-2222, poshbarnyc.com.)
Next but not less fun……Enlarge Louro. 142 W. 10th St; louronyc.com
Chef David Santos dishes out Tom Brady’s Sausage Rolls with clam chowder for Pats fans, and Russell Wilson’s Signature Seattle Morning Start (coffee-cured, thin-sliced salmon with cream cheese and bagel crisps) for the Hawks, plus other goodies. A $75 cover gets unlimited food, draft beer and house wine from 5:30 p.m. till the game’s end at this West Village spot.
IF YOU WANT TO STAND
On the Lower East Side, far from arenas like Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, are some of the smallest, most rewarding concert sites. Two of those, Cake Shop and Pianos, are on the same block. Together, they offer something for almost anyone on Friday night.
On the grittier side is Cake Shop’s lineup, $7 for the whole night, starting with Immaculate Corpses, who are more delightful than their name suggests. To get an idea of the band’s sound, imagine a lo-fi version of Led Zeppelin’s early, bluesy days. Other groups include the Bad New Ones, a rock band with a honky-tonk lilt, and Sunset Guns, the quintessential garage band.
(Friday at 8 p.m., 152 Ludlow Street, near Stanton Street; 212-253-0036, cake-shop.com.)
Pianos starts an eclectic night — five acts for $10 — with the brother-sister duo Gem and Eye. They list performers like St. Vincent and Goldfrapp as influences, and it’s immediately clear when you hear their music. Be ready to dance. The later part of the night will feature the big-band throwback Joe Benjamin and a Mighty Handful, as well as Freddy & the Yetis, a jazz and rock jam band.
(Friday at 7 p.m., 158 Ludlow Street, at Stanton Street; 215-505-3733, pianosnyc.com.)
IF YOU WANT TO CHEER FOR PATRIOTS FANS
Professor Thom’s. 219 2nd Ave.; professorthoms.com
This bi-level bar in the East Village is a big New England supporter, but they’re spinning a Drink Special wheel whenever either team scores. The game airs on 22 screens, so there’s no way you’ll miss a play. And bartenders pour discount pitchers and pass out Jell-O shots during the game.
Tir Na Nog Times Square. 315 W. 39th St.; tirnanognyc.com
The official bar for Pats fans in Times Square throws a Sunday Showdown for $55 that covers an open bar from 30 minutes before kickoff until the final whistle, along with wings and bar snacks, plus a half-time dinner, with pools and raffles throughout. Watch the game on 19 HDTVs and a jumbo projector screen.
Chapter One. 33 Greenwich Ave.; chapterone.nyc
This West Village tavern’s chef is cheering on the Pats, so he’s whipping up New England clam chowder, $1 oysters, $1 pork belly sliders, 25-cent bourbon-glazed duck wings and free bites like house-made sausage pigs in blankets. Wash them down with $1 PBR cocktails and $5 drafts.
IF YOU WANT OT CHEER FOR SEAHAWKS FANS
McSwiggan’s. 393 Second Ave.; mcswiggansbar.com
While Carlow East, the Hawks’ official NYC bar, has sold out its party tix, this sister bar in Gramercy hosts a $125 party that includes a 5-hour open bar and a full food buffet while showing the game on eight big screens. There are also dartboards, a pool table and a “wheel of boxing” for friends less-interested in the game.
Mustang Sally’s. 324 Seventh Ave.; (212) 695-3806
Miss Lily’s 7A (East Village) spices up traditional Super Bowl fare with jerk chicken wings and Miss Lily’s signature punch, along with buckets of beer and their Caribbean a la carte menu. JASON REDMOND/REUTERS Seattle Seahawks fans will have a number of NYC spots from which to watch the big game. Greenpoint restaurant River Styx serves a Super Bowl Game Day menu on Feb. 1 that includes jalapeno poppers, pizza shooters, wings, buckets of beer (shown) and more.
GREAT PLACES FOR BEER
Bounce Sporting Club. 55 W. 21st St.; bounceny.com
Sip a New England Sour or Seattle Brew Crew cocktail ($13 apiece) while catching the Super Bowl at this Flatiron fun zone, which serves treats like fried mac and cheese balls, pigs in blankets and Buffalo wings. The venue also hosts a pop-up viewing party at Central Sushi Bar & Lounge (2030 Steinway St.) in Astoria.
Rochelle’s. 205 Chrystie St.; Rochellesnyc.com
This East Village gastropub hawks buckets of Budweiser cans for $20, Stella drafts for $6 and Super Bowl-sized whisk y wings (their house speciality, smothered in a honey bourbon glaze and served with sriracha mayo) for $24.
River Styx. 21 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn; (718) 383-8833
This fun place in Greenpoint pours game-day cocktails in trophies, and doles out buckets of beers and bites like pizza shooters (fried dough stuffed with mozzarella and marinara), jalapeño poppers, brats and more. The bar ups the drama with fog and smoke machines, and laser and LED lights.
Paulaner. 256 Bowery; paulanernyc.com
This Bavarian microbrewery on the Lower East Side throws a bash with beerpong and other games from 4-6 p.m., followed by an a la carte menu of game bites like the XLIX Burger (bratwurst, sauerkraut and mustard on a pretzel bun).
Whiskey Park. 100 Central Park South; (212) 307-9222
Tune into the game on eight big screen TVs in this Midtown West spot while enjoying six-foot subs and sides from No. 7 Sub. It’s $15 for a sandwich, a side and a beer, or $20 for a sandwich, a side and speciality cocktail — like the maple bacon Bloody Mary. Or enjoy $25 buckets of Corona and Heineken, or $5 drafts.
JIMMY at the James New York. 15 Thompson St.; jimmysoho.com
This SoHo rooftop bar boasts HDTVs and projection screens paired with a hip cocktail menu and David Burke Kitchen bites like Kobe franks in a blanket, and deviled duck eggs.
Bar 360 at Resorts World Casino. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Queens; rwnewyork.com
They have a HDTV screen here is a massive 16 by 28 feet, so even if you forget your bifocals the action will be hard to miss. The $20 entry fee buys a hero, chips, and a pair of draft domestic brews; during the game Marc Malusis of WFAN and two-time Super Bowl champ Sean Landeta will host a live webcast. You can reserve a booth or lounge area; email [email protected]
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