On Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm, parties will be kicking off all across the Island when the New York Giants and the New England Patriots face off at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Last year’s game was the most-watched American television broadcast of the year, drawing an average of 111 million viewers. Super Bowl Sunday is also the second largest day for food consumption in the U.S., succeeded only by Thanksgiving Day.
So, where will you be watching the big game—and what’s on your menu? If you haven’t made plans yet, there’s still time—and there’s plenty to do on Long Island. Here what’s happening at some of the Island’s best sports bars, a few ideas for great parties at home...and even a Super Bowl poetry event!
Rookies Sports Club
70 Gerard Street
Opens 11am on Super Bowl Sunday
Don’t miss a second of the action with Rookies’ eight high-definition monitors, two projector-size screens front and center and up-to-the-minute scores and spreads. Munch on delicious ribs, buffalo wings, a variety of thin crust pizzas and your favorite brew.
$75 per person: Free open bar and food all night
$300 Super Bowl box: Free open bar and food all night and the person holding the box with the winning score wins $10,000.
Other big winnings change as the score changes! Call for reservations.
Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
1702 Middle Country Road
6pm ‘till the final whistle
Mulcahy’s is one of Suffolk County’s hot spots for nightlife—a premiere sports bar and concert hall attracting record crowds. Catch all the action on Mulcahy’s 10 giant screens or 30 plasma screens around the restaurant!
$40 per person: All night inclusive Super Bowl Party. Unlimited Bud and Bud Light drafts and a gigantic tailgate buffet with never-ending wings, ribs, sausage and peppers and more! Reserve your seats at ticketweb.com (Check out Mulcahy’s Wantagh location too!)
Croxley’s Ale House and Eatery
129 New Hyde Park Road
Franklin Square, NY
Tailgate party begins one hour before game time (5:30pm)
Croxley’s Ale House, New York’s original ale house and eatery, presents its 19th Annual Croxley Bowl Super Bowl Sunday. Wall-to-wall screens and over 50 international and domestic brews on tap! (Check out Croxley’s Rockville Centre and Farmingdale locations too!)
$39.95 per person: Open taps and unlimited buffet throughout the game. Reserve table or bar stool now—seating is limited!
Planning a party at home? Order Croxley’s world-famous all white meat boneless wings to go (hot, medium, mild or barbeque)
50 Wings to go: $39.95
100 Wings to go: $79.95
229 Laurel Avenue
Northport, NY 11768
Open 11am on Super Bowl Sunday
Napper Tandy’s Irish pub will be showcasing the game on its 42 flat screens and big wall projector screens. Menu items include: Wings, boneless buffalo wings, kickoff chili nachos, Giant’s baked sandwich, Bud Light tower featuring 100 ounces of beer for $15, bucket of Bud or Bud Light $12 each...and so much more!
(Check out Napper Tandy’s Smithtown and Miller Place locations!)
Dave & Buster’s Grand Sports Cafe
261 Airport Plaza Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Opens 5pm on Super Bowl Sunday
Dave & Buster’s serves up great food and great fun by the friendliest people in town! More than a dozen TVs will be carrying the game. In-house pool tables, arcade and video games and bowling alley!
$30.00 per person: Wings, bar burgers, chicken fingers, fries, pizza bites, chips & salsa, unlimited soda and two Bud Lights. (Locations also in Islandia and Westbury)
Buffalo Wild Wings
1112 Deer Park Avenue
North Babylon, NY 11703
Opens 12 noon on game day
Don’t miss a minute of the action on flat screens and projectors throughout Buffalo Wild Wings’ dining and bar areas. Select from a full menu, including: Wings (with 20 different sauces), burgers, rib combos, wraps, salads, sandwiches, $2.50 Bud Light pints, $4.00 Heineken and Amstel pints, $3.00 Bud Light Platinum bottles and $5.00 Electric Lemonade. 15% off of your take out order if you pick it up before 3:00 on game day!
(For other Buffalo Wild Wings locations click here)
Not Into the Bar Scene?
Here’s a Unique Way to Celebrate on Game Day:
Long Island Poetry Collective’s Super Bowl Poetry Event
246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Sunday, February 5, 2012
1pm to 5pm
Join the Long Island Poetry Collective at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center at a championship event geared toward those of all ages who may want to celebrate the idea of competition, but with an alternative to watching football. The afternoon begins with an five-minute open mic “warm up” opportunity for all poets in attendance, whether competing or not. Contestants will then be allowed three minutes during the slam to perform works of their own or others. There will be raffle prizes; and along with a monetary prize, the coveted Golden Football will be awarded for the best original slam performance! Heroes and drinks will also be provided to keep the ‘Super Bowl’ feeling alive for the event. The audience will also have a chance to be involved as judges, or cheer with the LIPC Cheerleaders at the half time show!
$10 requested donation ($7 for LIPC members), which includes food and beverages. For additional information call: 631-427-5240 ext 112, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for those of you who will be celebrating at home, here are some
Super Bowl party ideas to help you score big on a budget:
Easy Super Bowl Food:
For any party, it’ all about preparation: A great game strategy is to make a simple buffet ahead of time so you won’t miss any of the action. Keep hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, wings, and sausage and peppers hot in chafing dishes throughout the game. Serve chips, dip and other easy-to-prepare finger foods when guests arrive.
Keep beverages cool from touchdown to touchdown with the Football Inflatable Cooler ($14.99) from Target.
Party City’s Super Bowl Super Party Kit for 16 ($29.99 internet only) includes plates, napkins, cups, forks, a table cover, a football platter, a chip and dip tray and a Super Bowl XLVI pennant banner.
Party Fan Wear:
Party City has everything you need to cheer on the winning team and is offering 20% off on any $75 order with a football item: Send team logo buttons or tattoos with your Super Bowl party invitations. When your guests arrive, hand out party fan gear and get your game faces on: Pom-poms ($2.99 each), megaphones ($2.49 each) and cowbells are great for cheering on the winning team—and check out the football hat ($14.99) and blue face paint stick (.99)! Beaded football necklaces (.99) and football favors ($5.99 for 12) can double as table decorations.
Super Bowl Party Game Ideas:
Make your Super Bowl party even more fun with a game of Football Pool ($4.99), available at Party City. Players fill their squares with their names before the game starts. Be sure to have the team names on the top and side of the game poster. Then let the game begin! After each quarter, find the square that matches up to that quarter’s score. The player whose name is in that square is the winner for that quarter . . . and don’t forget the prizes!
The Beer Pong Party Game ($7.99), available at Party City, is all about getting the ball in the right cup. The game comes with everything you need to keep the party going right through halftime, including ideas for different ways to play.
Inflatable Goal Post Ring Toss Game
Become the most popular prop at the party. Inflatable Goal Post Ring Toss Game from Party City ($7.99) features a football-shaped hat with a goal post on top. Contestants score by ringing one of the inflatable circles on a post. Rings have different point values!