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14 Good Places To Eat, Drink, and Watch the Super Bowl

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What better way to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII than with some solid bar bites and beverages? We compiled a list of some of the best options for game day and found some fun Broncos vs. Seahawks-themed drinks and grub throughout the county.

Watch the big game from 3,000 miles away, sans jacket and mittens; we've even got some outdoor patio options for your eating and viewing pleasure.


--Tierney Plumb

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Nicky Rotten's Bar & Burger Joint

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At this Gaslamp staple, ditch the diet and go for the tater tots, fried zucchini fries, chili cheese fries, or chicken fritters, ranging from $7.95 to $12.75. Remember Tuesday is $1 slider night.

Bub's at the Ballpark

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Get your carb on at this buzzing sports bar, where washing down tater tots with beer is the name of the game. Expect their normal football specials on Sunday starting at 10 a.m., like $13.50 pitchers of Bud Light. Come for funky spins on the spud, with a nacho, Philly cheesesteak, pizza, and spinach and artichoke styles.

Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

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Monkey Paw is known for its cheesesteaks, which come the signature way with Cheese Whiz and caramelized onions or a chicken pesto version ($10 to $12). Super Bowl is a special event here, because they only turn up the volume for that and Chargers games.

Hacienda Casa Blanca

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Pregame with the Sunday brunch buffet, which comes with four glasses of champs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $15.95. Fresh tortillas made on site and cheap Margaritas make this El Cajon dive a go-to for South of the Border bites and beverages; one Yelper called its Mexican shrimp cocktail the best in the county.

Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen

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Chef Colin is prepping a Seahawks vs. Broncos burger matchup for Sunday: root for grilled chicken slider with mushrooms and brie cheese or mini BBQ Colorado Bison burger with cheddar cheese, served with coleslaw. Call it a tie with limited R&D brews like the "The Commodore" American Stout.

W San Diego

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Make shivering East Coast friends jealous with Facebook updates from the renovated roof of this swanky staple. Go for $7 AFC Punch or the NFC Crush with a side of $5 Belgian Tots.

The Commons Bar

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This Gaslamp sports bar, with 16 flat screen TVs, was designed with the Superbowl in mind. One game day get the spicy BBQ Jammer wings special. Inspired by Quentin Jammer, an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos and an investor in The Commons, the order include five wings and draft beer for $10; $1 gets donated to The Jammer Family Foundation.

The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia

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Ladies will surely saddle up to this classy viewing option, with a special happy hour from 1 to 7 p.m. Sip on Rancho Valencia Chardonnay and Cabernet paired with dueling cocktails. For the Denver team, it's a shot of Leopold Bros., Apple Whiskey (distillery in Denver) and a Fat Tire Ale; the Seattle order means a shot of Coffee liquor, vodka, cinnamon simple syrup and a Red Hook Audible Ale.

The Patio on Lamont Street

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A "Beers, Bloodys and Brats" tailgate at this PB hot spot includes Chef John's mile high chili and salmon flatbread, with additional TVs will be plunked in the patio area. Enjoy $3.50 Bloody Marys and $2.50 draft beers all day.

Alchemy

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From Playoff Pretzels and Blitz Beef Meatballs to the M.V.P. Chicken Wings, Alchemy has you covered until the best team wins. Or, get the party to go with Play-by-Play and Playing Field platters.

Croce's Park West

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The new bar will air the game on in their back room, with half off specialty cocktails and draft beer, discounts on select bar snacks and wine from 3 to 6 p.m.

Slater's 50/50

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Celebrate kickoff with Slater's menu of game day guilty pleasures, like beer battered jalapenos, fried bacon mac n' cheese balls, the B'B'B' Bacon Burger, and February Burger of the Month (the Pizza Burger), plus a selection of 100 taps and 20-plus TVs at each location.

East Village Tavern+Bowl

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Brooklyn Girl

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Gather around the bar at Brooklyn Girl, where they'll be screening the game and dishing out a special Super Bowl-inspired menu of hot and sour crispy duck tenders, lamb shawarma skewers, lobster rolls and more.

Nicky Rotten's Bar & Burger Joint

At this Gaslamp staple, ditch the diet and go for the tater tots, fried zucchini fries, chili cheese fries, or chicken fritters, ranging from $7.95 to $12.75. Remember Tuesday is $1 slider night.

Bub's at the Ballpark

Get your carb on at this buzzing sports bar, where washing down tater tots with beer is the name of the game. Expect their normal football specials on Sunday starting at 10 a.m., like $13.50 pitchers of Bud Light. Come for funky spins on the spud, with a nacho, Philly cheesesteak, pizza, and spinach and artichoke styles.

Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

Monkey Paw is known for its cheesesteaks, which come the signature way with Cheese Whiz and caramelized onions or a chicken pesto version ($10 to $12). Super Bowl is a special event here, because they only turn up the volume for that and Chargers games.

Hacienda Casa Blanca

Pregame with the Sunday brunch buffet, which comes with four glasses of champs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $15.95. Fresh tortillas made on site and cheap Margaritas make this El Cajon dive a go-to for South of the Border bites and beverages; one Yelper called its Mexican shrimp cocktail the best in the county.

Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen

Chef Colin is prepping a Seahawks vs. Broncos burger matchup for Sunday: root for grilled chicken slider with mushrooms and brie cheese or mini BBQ Colorado Bison burger with cheddar cheese, served with coleslaw. Call it a tie with limited R&D brews like the "The Commodore" American Stout.

W San Diego

Make shivering East Coast friends jealous with Facebook updates from the renovated roof of this swanky staple. Go for $7 AFC Punch or the NFC Crush with a side of $5 Belgian Tots.

The Commons Bar

This Gaslamp sports bar, with 16 flat screen TVs, was designed with the Superbowl in mind. One game day get the spicy BBQ Jammer wings special. Inspired by Quentin Jammer, an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos and an investor in The Commons, the order include five wings and draft beer for $10; $1 gets donated to The Jammer Family Foundation.

The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia

Ladies will surely saddle up to this classy viewing option, with a special happy hour from 1 to 7 p.m. Sip on Rancho Valencia Chardonnay and Cabernet paired with dueling cocktails. For the Denver team, it's a shot of Leopold Bros., Apple Whiskey (distillery in Denver) and a Fat Tire Ale; the Seattle order means a shot of Coffee liquor, vodka, cinnamon simple syrup and a Red Hook Audible Ale.

The Patio on Lamont Street

A "Beers, Bloodys and Brats" tailgate at this PB hot spot includes Chef John's mile high chili and salmon flatbread, with additional TVs will be plunked in the patio area. Enjoy $3.50 Bloody Marys and $2.50 draft beers all day.

Alchemy

From Playoff Pretzels and Blitz Beef Meatballs to the M.V.P. Chicken Wings, Alchemy has you covered until the best team wins. Or, get the party to go with Play-by-Play and Playing Field platters.

Croce's Park West

The new bar will air the game on in their back room, with half off specialty cocktails and draft beer, discounts on select bar snacks and wine from 3 to 6 p.m.

Slater's 50/50

Celebrate kickoff with Slater's menu of game day guilty pleasures, like beer battered jalapenos, fried bacon mac n' cheese balls, the B'B'B' Bacon Burger, and February Burger of the Month (the Pizza Burger), plus a selection of 100 taps and 20-plus TVs at each location.

East Village Tavern+Bowl

Brooklyn Girl

Gather around the bar at Brooklyn Girl, where they'll be screening the game and dishing out a special Super Bowl-inspired menu of hot and sour crispy duck tenders, lamb shawarma skewers, lobster rolls and more.

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