Super Bowl XLVII: Where to party, cheer, eat and drink
Super Bowl XLVII has arrived, and it's sure to be a good one with brothers Jim and John Harbaugh going head to head at the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. But let's face it, we're mostly excited because we get to booze it up and overindulge.
BEST FOR: OENOPHILES
213 N. 8th St., Williamsburg, 347-763-1506, bkwinery.com
Football and beer are a classic combo, but those looking for something a little different will love the Brooklyn Winery. They are screening the game on a 116-inch projector with surround sound and are offering $5 off bottles of wine and $30 buckets of beer along with their seasonal menu of small plates like pickled vegetables and prosciutto-and-chestnut-stuffed quail.
BEST FOR: 49ers FAITHFUL
221 2nd Ave., 212-677-2655, finnertysnyc.com
The keg-stocked 49ers bar is stepping it up with $35 VIP wristbands for up to 400 people on game day. With it you'll be guaranteed early admission, re-entry, a commemorative Harbowl T-shirt and a ticket for the VIP-only halftime raffle. Snag an autographed jersey and football signed by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
BEST FOR: BROOKLYN TAILGATERS
588 Grand St., Williamsburg, 718-218-8555, huckleberrybar.com
Get started early with a $15 prix fix brunch and stay on for house-made chili dogs, Pimms cups and Creole Bloody Marys floated with pickled jalapeño juice. Nineteen different creative cocktails are also available, so sit back with a Sazerac and view the game on a big-screen TV at this intimate neighborhood bar.
BEST FOR: POSH NOSH
186 Franklin St., 212-431-0606, kutsherstribeca.com
For an inventive take on Jewish comfort food, head to Kutcher's, where they'll be screening the game on brand new flat-screens. Settle in for game-long happy-hour, including pitchers of Bug Juice: vodka with house-made fruit punch, grapefruit bitters and soda over frozen punch ice cubes, and free half-time snacks like their famous pastrami Reuben egg-rolls, potato latkes and pigs in a blanket. Who doesn't love pigs in a blanket?
BEST FOR: NOLAPHILES
Neely's Barbecue Parlor
1125 First Ave., 212-832-1551, neelysbbqparlor.com
The Food Network's Pat and Gina Neely are serving up Bayou favorites like barbecue gumbo with crawfish, alongside southern staples at their homey Upper East Side eatery. Pair a meal of fried green tomatoes and 12-hour smoked brisket with half-priced growlers of New Orleans-based brewery, Abita's dark brown Turbodog ale, or one of the 29 types of bourbon on deck.
BEST FOR: CHIC CLIQUES
355 West 16th St., 212-229-2559, dreamhotels.com
Panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline from the 12th floor rooftop lounge at the Dream Downtown will take center stage here, as DJ Alex Persaud spins hits all evening, and scenesters and fashionistas sip cocktails and snack (or not) on munchies.
BEST FOR: MUSIC MOGULS
The 40/40 Club
6 W 25th St., 212-832-4040, the4040club.com
After a $10 million renovation in 2011, the swanky, 12,000 square foot lounge is Super Bowl ready with illuminated stadium-style seating fit with plush leather banquettes and white marble staircases. The club's five VIP rooms offer laid-back luxury with oak-paneled walls, custom billiards tables and sports memorabilia like Kobe Bryant's 2008 Olympic gold medal and gold-plated baseball bats.
BEST FOR: PARTY PEOPLE
261 Driggs Ave., Greenpoint, 718-387-0505, warsawconcerts.com
This concert venue is partnering up with the team behind Roberta's in Bushwick to screen the game on a stage-wide cinema screen, four projectors and three televisions. On the menu? Nachos, pierogies and beer and shot specials all day long.
BEST FOR: RAVENS MAVENS
Wharf Bar & Grill
587 3rd Ave., 212-490-7270, wharfnyc.com
This neighborhood joint will be the go-to spot for hard-core fans sporting the black and purple. Try the $5 Orange Crush pints, adapted from beachside bars in Ocean City, Md., made with fresh squeezed oranges, orange vodka, triple-sec and lemon-lime soda, and peel and eat shrimp with Old Bay seasoning.
BEST FOR: WHISKEY TIPPLERS
100 Central Park S., 212-307-9222, gerberbars.com/whiskey-park-ny
The West Village's Fatty Cue is popping up uptown with smoked mac and cheese and brisket sandwiches. You can also get Super Bowl cocktails like the Pigskin: house-infused bacon bourbon, maple syrup and orange bitters.