Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Los Angeles

Rush-Street-BarIn Los Angeles Super Bowl XLVI starts at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, where will you be? Watch the New England Patriots square off against The New York Giants with game day specials, taps at tables or take away options. Check out our picks.

Basement Tavern at The Victorian
Tailgaters can get a head start when the bar opens at 2 p.m., and enjoy happy hour specials lasting all night long, with $3 beers, $5 wells, $5 house red and white wines by the glass, and 50% off all bottles of wine and champagne. Once the big game kicks off fans can watch the game on plasma TVs set up on the patio of The Victorian, while snacking on hot dogs, hamburgers, and other BBQ dishes served complementary with a two drink minimum. The game will also be shown on screens throughout the house’s main floor and Basement Tavern, which is also offering a special “bourbon and bacon” package, allowing guests to score a bottle of whiksey or bourbon and bacon-wrapped hot dogs for 10-20 friends for $1,000. And for a more intimate game viewing experience, the private Fishbowl room, located below in Basement Tavern, can be reserved for a group of up to 20 people for $1,000, and decorated for the group’s favorite team. The reservation includes a bar and food tab, as well a private television, sound, and a security guard to maintain privacy. 2640 Main St., Santa Monica, 310.392.4956. www.facebook.com/basementtavern

City Tavern
Culver City’s destination for “tap tables”—three booths with their own beer taps, for groups of eight (reserve now)—is every gridiron fanatic’s dream. For the Super Bowl they are also offering all-day happy hour with $10 beer growlers, early open time (2:30 p.m.) for tailgating, special Super Bowl bites including meatballs, Spanish chorizo pigs in a blanket and more. 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.838.9739. citytavernculvercity.com

The Churchill
Sporting five big screen, HD TVs located throughout the restaurants, West Third Street’s newest dining and drinking hotspot features a Super Bowl Sunday menu with specials on nachos, tacos and sliders; as well as several drink specials available during the game. Stick around for late night happy our, which begins at 10 p.m. and includes $6 bites, $4 wells, $4 select wines and drafts. 8384 West 3rd St., L.A., 323.655.8384. www.the-churchill.com

Rush Street
Expect to watch the game on one (or more of) 14 flat screen-TVs, while drinking $4 Miller drafts and team-themed drink specials, and eating from a Super Bowl mega-menu. Both the ground floor and upstairs lounge will be open, perfect for large and small groups to come together and watch the game. 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.837.9546. www.rushstreetculvercity.com

Tony’s Darts Away
A great alternative to watching the pigskin, but avoiding the pig, Tony’s features a number of vegan Superbowl specials, including Hot buffalo-style “wings,” served with 818 valley ranch dressing (vegan), 5 layer dip with layers of vegan spicy bean dip, cheese (vegan or nv), tomato salsa, avocado salsa, sour cream (vegan or nv), served with fresh fried tortilla chips, Frito Pie (vegan or nv), Pozole (vegan or nv), BBQ sliders on biscuits with slaw- filled with pulled pork (nv) or jackfruit (v). 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, 818.253.1710. tonysda.com

Napa Valley Grille
Big-screen TVs located throughout the spacious bar area and sunny outdoor patio offer a prime view, while the restaurant celebrates the Super Bowl with a festive small plates happy hour brunch that includes $4 Bloody Mary’s and sangrias and $12 bottomless mimosas. New happy hour dishes from Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux include wild boar ribs with pomegranate-apple slaw ($7), and 50-cent chicken wings in a sesame chili glaze during the game. Plus, $2 Pabst Blue Ribbons all-day. Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Happy Hour from 3-9 p.m. 1100 Glendon Ave., L.A., 310.824.3322. www.napavalleygrille.com

Magnolia Bakery
For a sweeter take on Super Bowl Sunday, Magnolia Bakery with classic vanilla or chocolate cupcakes, decorated in your team’s colors and topped with Super Bowl XLVI decorations. Cupcakes are $3.50 each and are available in-store. Be sure to place orders early for your Super Bowl parties! 8389 West 3rd St., L.A., 323.951.0636. www.magnoliabakery.com

The Larder at Tavern
Opting to stay on your own couch? Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne’s Brentwood restaurant presents a complete take-home menu for Superbowl XLVI home entertaining. Start with bites like AOC dates with bacon and parmesan and deviled eggs; move onto sweet potato chips with onion dip; mains include cocktail ribs with bbq sauce, bbq brisket sliders, turkey meatballs with tomato sauce & parmesan; or opt for a platter of cured meat and salumi, sandwich platter and more. 48 hours notice to order; deadline is end of day Feb. 3. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.806.6460. www.tavernla.com

Or you can play hooky and spend the day taking in Los Angeles attractions like Matthew Broderick does here:

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