The Super Bowl may be a commercialized monstrosity that further lines the pockets of millionaires, but it's also the second-largest day for US food consumption—and you gotta eat sometime. But between all of the dips, chips and cans of Bud, it's doubtful you'll want to hassle with the clean-up typically involved with the annual Pigskin Pig Out. If you don't feel like mashing guac for several hours, opt for one these wing-filled, booze-fueled options instead. Some of them even deliver.
Louro From supper club to Super Bowl, fancy-pants West Village hot spot Louro is offering a surprisingly low-key screening celebration complete with unlimited food, draft beer and house wine for $75 a head. However, we're mostly enamored by the idea of the former, which includes a menu of pork belly sliders, deviled eggs with a bacon crumble and sausage rolls topped with New England-style clam chowder. The festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and last until the final touchdown; get a headstart and buy your tickets now.
Louro, 142 West 10th Street, Manhattan, (212) 206-0606
Miss Lily's For all you party planners on the Kingston crawl, Miss Lily's got you covered as they'll be offering some tasty Jamaican wings as part of their Super Bowl Catering Package. Place your orders by Friday and choose from an extensive, island-infused menu that includes jerk chicken wings, traditional Jamaican patties, pork ribs, plantains and pepper shrimp. You can even choose to get it delivered straight to your doorstep, just call (646) 588-4375 or email email@example.com to make arrangements.
Miss Lily's Soho, 132 West Houston Street, Manhattan
Miss Lily's East Village, 109 Avenue A, Manhattan
Seoul Chicken Spicy, sticky and capable of turning even the poultry-adverse into obsessives, Korean chicken wings courtesy of the Lower East Side's Seoul Chicken will blow your Buffalo out of the water. The LES shop is featuring a variety of game day packages for take out or delivery; order 48 hours in advance to ensure a spread of goodies like banh mi meatballs, kimchi fries with miso aioli, gochujang buffalo shrimp and Soul potato skins. However, if you're not in the mood to clean up, you can also opt to dine-in and watch the game on the several big screens with a pitcher of Hitachino in one hand and some Habanero kimchi in the other.
Seoul Chicken, 71 Clinton Street, Manhattan, (646) 838-6066
Paulaner Brew tanks, pong tables and touchdowns pretty much sound like the Super Bowl Sunday trifecta, so if you're nostalgic for a football frat bro kind of experience, check out Paulaner's party. Featuring beer pong, a variety of other games (most likely of the drinking variety), a big screen and large communal tables for easy schmoozing, it's the closest thing to a tailgate happening in Manhattan. Whether you're more interested in the passes or just passing out, the practiced party folks at Paulaner have got you covered.
Paulaner, 265 Bowery, Manhattan, (212) 780-0300
Bar Hugo Rooftops and touchdowns are all one in the same at Bar Hugo's first Super Bowl bash, which features two projector screens and one free-form bar with 365-degree views of the entire city. Sweetening the pot is a $45 deal that comes with unlimited beer and a halftime buffet spread. For an extra $20, you also have the option for table service complete with an additional a la carte NFL-themed menu. Just be sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for table reservations if you want to ensure a killer view of both the New York skyline and University of Phoenix stadium.
Bar Hugo, Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich Street, Manhattan, 212-226-1717
River Styx Look no further than River Styx for a little ambiance with your offense, as the good folks behind the Greenpoint hotspot are bringing in two big-screens that are sure to shine through the fog machines and laser lights they'll also have set up. There'll also be an assortment of signature cocktails, buckets of beer and all sorts of football finger foods, so if you're planning on bringing your party to the other side, just make sure to email email@example.com or call the restaurant to reserve tables for large parties in the back.
River Styx, 21 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 383-8833
Zeppelin Hall Who needs Foster Farms when you can go whole hog at Zeppelin Hall's roast for game day? Free cover and featuring five giant screens, 50 beers on tap and wings five ways, this is one celebration worth crossing the Hudson for. Stuff yourself silly, because whether you prefer hocks or honey BBQ wings isn't the Super Bowl all about going big and going home full? Totally worth getting on the PATH for this.
Zeppelin Hall, 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, NJ, (201) 721-8888
Warren77 For those of you craving a more traditional sports bar/shots on shots kind of experience, Tribeca's Warren77 will be breaking out the big guns for Super Bowl Sunday. Because in addition to crowd-pleasers like wings, rings and other tasty things, every time your team scores you get a glass of Warren77's Amber Ale beer or a shot of Jameson on the house. Better start consulting the bookies (and the 77 hosting team if you want to make reservations for a booth).
Warren77, 77 Warren Street, Manhattan, (212) 227-8994
Gotham West Market Got a party of picky eaters tired of frozen finger food? Take your crew to Gotham West Market then for an international experience that sure beats your living room. Because in addition to staple favorites (buckets of PBR and pickle chips at Genuine Roadside), there'll be a variety of specials like Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop's Guajillo Chili Mazeman and unlimited Full Sail draft, draft cocktails and Rebel Yell Whiskey from The Cannibal for the duration of the game. Save room for ample sampling.
Gotham West Market, 600 11th Avenue, Manhattan, (212) 582-7940
M. Wells Dinette It's like Warm-Up never left. For the Super Bowl, PS1 nosh-spot M. Wells Dinette will be hosting a courtyard tailgate, complete with a live museum pre-game performance, a game screening in the VW Dome and, of course, ribs and other things from the food van they'll have parked right outside. Full-contact sports with a side of culture doesn't sound so bad, just get there at 4 p.m. to make sure you get a good spot on the sidelines.
M. Wells Dinette, MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, (718) 786-1800