Superbowl XLVIII has the worst halftime show in the history of superbowls — the Chili Peppers? Bruno Mars? — and no one on the East Coast cares about either of the teams. That said, we’re always looking for an excuse to be gluttonous. Thankfully, there are plenty of sports bars in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick where you can kick back and watch the game. Well, probably not kick back since they will all be crowded, but you know what we mean.
Brooklyn Bowl always hosts a fun party and has some of the best wings in Brooklyn, second only to our favorite ones over at Red Star. Brokelyn has a great rundown of spots that will be having parties and specials on Sunday:
Teddy’s Bar and Grill
96 Berry Street, Williamsburg
Allegedly the neighborhood’s oldest bar, Teddy’s has the pleasing aura of a Brooklyn-style Cheers — there’s lots of wood-paneling, and you may well know everyone who works there (it’s a small team…). This Sunday, the bar will be showing the SuperB on three big screens. Corona will be the featured special, and a game day menu will include some “seriously good wings.” This is a good spot to take tinier groups who won’t mind a little side-socializing with their football — Teddy’s is a friendly, friendly place. Any items from their brunch menu are HIGHLY recommended (e.g., the Crab Cakes Benedict and Thick-Sliced Amaretto Challah French Toast are each under $10).
The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg
There’ll be no cover this Sunday for gamers at The Knitting Factory, another Burg-favorite bar-slash-performance space. The Factory will be showing the game in stereo surround — on two massive projection screens, as well as four flat screen TVs. Those looking for a table should plan to get here early (doors open at noon). This space will likely be a packed, rowdy way to enjoy the game — but drafts on special and the conspicuous lack of food menu ought to make this one of the cheaper evenings out.
312 Grand Street, Williamsburg
Twelve HD plasma TVs and twenty-two beers on tap gives them some cred to their claim as Brooklyn’s number one sports bar. So do wings that rival Red Star’s. Their menu includes Mini Corn-Dogs ($8.00), a house Chili ($9) and award-winning wings ($7- $12 an order), which come in a Bloody Mary flavor!
50 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick
Claiming “a major in whiskey, a minor in tequila and mezcal,” this bar knows how to party in style. Doors open at 6pm for a blow-out, with game day specials that include buckets of Budweiser for $12 and a fine selection of New Orleans-style BBQ.
2028 Bedford Avenue, Greenpoint
Often toted as one of the borough’s favorite sports joints, Red Star in Greenpoint is a football fan mecca. This expansive bar offers eight different flavors of wings (including a two-time winner of the “Best Wings in Brooklyn” competition — Raspberry BBQ), and fifteen beers on tap. Though they’re doing first-come, first-serve seating on game day, those Brooklynites still frantically planning an at-home shin-dig can inquire about the Red Star catering packages, on sale now.
Keg and Lantern
97 Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint
The Keg and Lantern is another mainstay. Equipped with eleven flatscreens, this bar plays host to a whole spectrum of Greenpointers — from the old hats to the new kids on the block. On Super Bowl Sunday, the bar will serve brunch (as usual) from 11am-4pm; the menu includes medium-posh favorites like the Kobe Beef Hot Dog, the Crab Cake Sandwich or the Quinoa Veggie Burger. The bar is also running a takeout wings special, for away fans: if you order by Saturday and pick up Sunday, you can get fifty wings for $25. Booze-wise, the Keg will honor its usual Sunday schedule and offer 2-for-1 shots 7pm until late.
South 4th Bar
90 South 4th Street, Williamsburg
Though this year’s chili cook-off happened last week, our sometimes HQ is still partying for the Super Bowl. In addition to showing the game and serving chili made by last week’s chili cook-off winner, South 4th will be raffling off prizes and providing extra competition in the form of their seventh annual mustache competition. And as per usual on Sundays, Build-your-own-Bloody-Mary (for $5!) starts at 10am.
48 South 4th Street, Williamsburg
The Woods isn’t traditionally known as a sports spot, but who in their right mind could say no to $1 pre and post-game Bud Lights and Yuenglings, shots for every fumble (in a cold, possibly snowy game) and 1/2 price halftime deals?
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