Super Bowl Sunday XLVII – How to Celebrate Like a Bostonian
February 1st, 2013
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League. The Patriots may not be in the final game this year, but that doesn’t mean Boston won’t be celebrating! For the ultimate American Football experience, peruse this list of places to go, food to eat, and beer to drink so you don’t miss out on this time-honored American tradition!
What to eat:
Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day for food consumption in the United States (second only to Thanksgiving Day, of course). Traditionally, there is no meal on Super Bowl Sunday – we snack all day on finger-foods, appetizers, chips, dips, and beer. Prepare yourself for a day of delicious, fried food!
- “Sliders” – Mini hamburgers, turkey burgers or veggie burgers.
- Wings – Deep fried chicken wings, best when dipped in blue cheese or ranch dressing
- Dips & Salsa – You will find a vast selection of sauces, dips and salsa to slather over all of the delicious finger food!
- Chili – Chili is a thick, chunky meat stew that is often spicy. Be sure to ask how spicy it is and don’t forget to add cheese!! (*Remember – chili can often have pork in it! Check with your server if you do not eat pork!)
- Tacos/Taquitos/Nachos/Quesadillas – TexMex food is extremely popular on game day! These foods often consist of four tortilla, covered in or filled with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese and guacamole!
- Beer – Boston is America’s beer city! Drink up and enjoy!
Where to watch the game:
Boston is home to some of the oldest & best sports bars in the United States! Pick any one of these well known pubs, grab a bar stool and enjoy the game!
- The Greatest Bar: (262 Friend Street) This bar celebrates the greatest aspects of Boston’s rich history in sports, politics, entertainment, and architecture. If you’re looking to watch the big game, you’re sure to get a great view with this bar’s 14-foot flat screen TV – the largest in Boston!
- GameOn!: (82 Landsdowne Street) GameOn! is the mother of all sports bars. This place is home to over 90 HD TV’s and a sound system that could blow out the windows. At this bar, you can find any game playing at any time; but on February 3, prepare yourself for Super Bowl Madness!
- McGreevy’s: (911 Boylston Street) McGreevy’s Irish Pub & Sports Bar is known as America’s first sports bar! Since opening in 1894, McGreevy’s has been Boston’s go-to bar for big sporting events!
- Cask’n Flagon: (62 Brookline Avenue) This world-famous bar is located directly across from Fenway Park – the epicenter for Boston sports fans.
- Jerry Remy’s: (1265 Boylston Street) Whether you’re searching for the perfect place to catch a game or a late night hot-spot, Remy’s is the place for you. With two 6.5 X 11 foot HD televisions and thirty 60-inch TVs, you wont miss a moment of Sunday’s big game!
- Brighton Beer Garden: (386 Market Street) The Garden is one of Boston’s best and oldest bars. They also have an excellent and extensive domestic and imported beer selection!
- The Four’s: (166 Canal Street) A Boston tradition since 1976! This bar was voted #1 sports bar in America by Sports Illustrated magazine!