Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us and the Denver Broncos are battling the Seattle Seahawks for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the overcast skies of the Meadowlands in New Jersey on February 2. There are plenty of bars and restaurants around town showing the game, though some are simply providing take-home specials. Of course, there's the must-see commercials and half-time performance for those less interested in the game itself. Note that some places recommend reservations and others aren't showing the game at all — just providing dishes to take home. For a listing of some of the better places to watch sports in general, check this map. Here now, Eater runs through this year's Super Bowl Specials in Los Angeles.Read More
A Guide to Super Bowl Specials in Los Angeles, 2014
1. Mud Hen Tavern
Los Angeles, CA 90038
This Mid-City pub by Susan Feniger is having a slew of great deals for Superbowl Sunday, including $8 burger and pizzas during the game, $2 cans of beer and $4 select draft beers. The Classic Cheeseburger is the pick of the menu, made with 100% Lindy and Grundy organic grass-fed beef.
2. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
This newish burger joint in the Fairfax District is offering $1-4 tasting flights of beer as part of a tap takeover of Epic Brewing Company during Superbowl Sunday, plus $2 off all pints of draft beer. There are some food specials and free swag on the offering deck as well. And don't forget to try the beer cocktails by Matthew Biancaniello.
3. Milo And Olive
Los Angeles, CA 90057
This Santa Monica eatery and bakery is having a number of great take-home specials for the Superbowl, including crispy free-range chicken wings, sandwiches that can feed 8-10 people, and an entire package that has cookies, pizzas, salad and wings for a cool $195.
4. Röckenwagner Bakery
This German-inspired bakery is offering huge two-foot wide pretzel sandwiches that are perfect to take home to the game that can feed anywhere from 12-14 people for $95. Available at all three bakery locations.
5. Tony's Darts Away
Once again, Tony's Darts Away is doing a $30 all you can eat and drink special for the Superbowl. That means an endless supply of craft pints and things like sausages (particularly vegan ones).
6. Short Order
This Mid-City burger joint is preparing a special Superbowl menu that can be taken to-go (though orders must be placed by January 30, 5 p.m.) as well as at the restaurant. Think fried chicken strips, wood fired spare ribs, and sausage and pepper sandwich. In addition, it's half off beers and wings from 2 p.m. until kickoff.
7. Dog Haus Biergarten
This Pasadena hot dog and burger joint is making a special Pigskin burger made with grilled kurobuta, smoked bacon, and pobloano chile aioli for a mere $6.99. In addition, happy hour will be in effect the entire day.
8. Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Those in Conejo Valley can congregate at the Four Seasons, with $8 bar bites and $4 craft beers. Think spicy jalapeno wings and cheddarwurst sliders washed down with a pint of brew.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Palihouse Hotel in WeHo is doing a rooftop viewing of the big game from 2-7 p.m. For food, think barbecue, and for drinks, cocktails. RSVP required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
For the fan who can drink lots of beer, this is the place to be, with $25 all you can drink half-liters of beer available during the game, along with complimentary German beer snacks. The regular menu of brats and more will be available during the game as well.
11. Mohawk Bend
This expansive pub in Echo Park is also doing $30 bottomless pints and pizza. There are a few vegan options like banh mi, as well as non-Vegan (or regular) pies like the Abe Froman made with Italian sausage, fennel, roasted red pepper, and cheese.
12. The Larder at Tavern
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Larder at Burton Way and here are offering a number of take-home chips, dips, appetizers and more that will make Superbowl Sunday an easy one that involves more commercials, halftime shows, and actual football than time in the kitchen. A burger platter and set of St. Louis style pork ribs will sure to be crowdpleasers.
13. Stella Barra Pizzeria
Jeff Mahin is preparing a couple of Superbowl Sunday Specials, like Calabrian Pork Ribs, Jalapeno Poppers, Eggplant Parmesan Bites, and Pork Sausage Sliders during the big game. Also, $10 bottomless mimosas, $3 well cocktails and $2 beers.
14. The Doughroom
This Palms restaurant is doing a BBQ and beer fest during the big game, with $3 cans of beer, as well as barbecue offerings like Santa Maria-style tri-tip, ribs, and chicken wings. Starting at 2 p.m.