There’s more to the big game than your favorite recliner and homemade hot wings. Here’s where to find it.
Super Bowl Sunday is back, with its all-you-can-eat hot wings, potato chips and more. This year’s match-up has put the Kansas City Chiefs toe-to-toe with the San Francisco 49ers.
Who will head home with the trophy? Well, it could be you if you find a local hot spot to raise a glass and kick back to watch the game. Enter into the local hot wing contest below and you could leave with a $75 gift card, or you could win big at a halftime raffle contest.
No matter what you’re looking for (even a place that will entertain the kids!), Northern Virginia has a place to please everyone. Just make sure to find your spot before the coin toss and you’re good to go.
All-Day Specials at Theismann’s Restaurant
Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight
Joe Theismann’s Restaurant, a football-themed eatery in Alexandria, boasts NFL decor, large-screen TVs throughout the space, craft cocktails and wet-aged steak options, burgers, pastas and salads. Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday early at its brunch, as Theismann’s is ending its Bottomless Apps promo on Super Bowl Sunday, which includes endless appetizers for $30. // Theismann’s Restaurant: 1800 Diagonal Road A, Alexandria; menu prices vary
Puppy Bowl Viewing Party
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2-5 p.m.
The most-watched Sunday of television doesn’t have to only be about our favorite athletes … it can also be about four-legged friends with the airing of the Puppy Bowl XVI. One of the most lovable pre-shows of them all, the Puppy Bowl features adoptable pets from across the country (yes, it has expanded to include cats, rabbits and more over the years), and you can watch it at Wag & Brew with your favorite pet-owning (or pet-loving) community members before the actual big game airs. // Wag & Brew: 614 S. Pickett St., Alexandria; $10
Super Bowl Halftime Wing-Eating Contest
Sunday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.- midnight
Hops N Shine believes it has the hottest wings in Northern Virginia, and it’s time to put yourself to the test to see just how many hot wings you can eat. Once halftime hits, the person who eats 18 of the hottest chicken wings the fastest will win a $75 gift card to Hops N Shine. Don’t want to compete? No worries, you can still enjoy the 52 beers on tap and top your own order of wings with one or many sauces from the 20-plus hot sauce bar. It’s the food-and-drink party you’ve been waiting for all season long. // Hops N Shine: 3410 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; free ($10 wing contest entry)
Super Bowl Watch Party!
Sunday, Feb. 2, 5:3-10 p.m.
The Super Bowl Party of the year is coming to Lake Anne Brew House, so if you’re looking to enjoy food, drinks and football on the water, you’ve found your place. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat nacho bar buffet, chili, Nordic-knot pretzels, dips and more. A cash bar will be available throughout the night with cocktails, beer, wine, kombucha, nitro cold brew coffee and more. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and get ready to enjoy the game! // Lake Anne Brew House: 11401 N. Shore Drive, Reston; $25
Dave and Buster’s Springfield Big Game Super Sunday
Sunday, Feb. 2, 6-11 p.m.
It’s time for the big game, and you can watch, play and enjoy while playing games of your own. Dave & Buster’s Springfield is hosting The Big Game viewing party for adults and families in the sports lounge with an all-you-can-eat wings buffet, beer and wine. Kids are welcome to enjoy other food and drink options, and will receive a game card with their ticket purchase, that way you can watch the game and they can be entertained for the entire night. // Dave & Buster’s Springfield: 6655 Springfield Mall Road, Springfield; $35.50
Super Bowl LIV Watch Party
Sunday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m.
This year’s match-up of the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will be aired at Chadwicks Restaurant all evening at a special upstairs event. Not only will the location be airing the game on an 8-foot HD projector, it will also be providing guests all-you-can-eat food and drink specials. Make your way to the build-your-own taco bar and find your seat at this local waterfront favorite. // Chadwicks Restaurant: 230 The Strand, Alexandria; $20
Super Bowl Watch Party at Inca Social
Sunday, Feb. 2, 6-10:30 p.m.
This local Peruvian favorite is celebrating its one-year anniversary in style, with the big game. Head to Inca Social (also seen on our 2019 Best Restaurants List) for a night of food and drink specials during the 54th Super Bowl. All televisions will be tuned into the game, as well as the 180-inch projector screen. Plus, there will be raffle giveaways at haltime. // Inca Social: 2670 Avenir Place, Vienna; $5
Super Bowl Sunday at the Alehouse
Sunday, Feb. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Rather than try to make all of your favorite snacks for the big game, head to the Alehouse, where it’s happy to make them for you. All of the televisions will be set to the game, so you don’t miss a single play, and you can grab all of your favorites from the menu. From quesadillas and fried pickles to fire-grilled pizzas and Bungalow wings, there’s bound to be something to pair with your beer of choice and the game of the season. // The Alehouse: 2840 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge; free
Super Bowl Party in the Stadium at Dudley’s Sport and Ale
Sunday, Feb. 2, 6:30-11:30 p.m.
Watching the Super Bowl in your apartment or home may sound ideal, but have you considered catching the game in a theater-style seat with a 25-foot projector screen and surround sound? For those looking to kick back and relax, but also watch the game in a way they’ve never seen it before, it’s time to head to Dudley’s Sports and Ale. You’ll get the all-around experience too, with all-you-can-eat wings, nachos and pizza, Jell-O shots, beer tub specials and multiple giveaways. // Dudley’s Sports and Ale: 2766 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington; $55
Watch the Super Bowl at Blackfinn
Sunday, Feb. 2, 6-9:30 p.m.
This “Ameripub” is yet another location to catch the big game in Loudoun County, but this time with pub snacks like the cauliflower tots, finn fries, fish tacos and pub burgers. Catch food and drink specials all evening while cheering on your favorite team (or favorite commercial, that is). // Blackfinn Ameripub: 43781 Central Station Drive, Ashburn; free
Catch the Super Bowl at Fish Market
Sunday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m.
You won’t be able to miss a second of the action at Fish Market, where all 15 televisions will be tuned into the biggest football game of the year. The Anchor Bar will be serving up $4 domestic bottles and $5 imports, as well as local raw oyster shooters for $1.50 each, clams for $1 each and a classic cheesesteak for $12.99. Want to skip the a la carte menu? Go with the Lineman’s Feast, featuring two pounds of wings with barbecue, Buffalo or Eastern Shore sauces. // Fish Market: 105 King St., Alexandria; free
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