The Super Bowl is back again, and this time Tampa Bay is playing host right here at Raymond James Stadium. With the stadium capacity limited, chances are very slim you’ll be catching the action in person. So we’ve rounded up all the best places to see Super Bowl LV, from kickoff to the halftime show and beyond, with a cold drink and tasty snack in hand.
And if you’re staying in? We’ve got options to make the most of your at-home viewing experience, too.
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107 S. Franklin St. | (813) 225-4288 | hattrickstavern.com
Once again voted the winner of best chicken wings on TAMPA Magazines’ Best Restaurants list, Hattricks is a perennial favorite for sports watching. They’re sure to be packed on Super Bowl Sunday, so plan to get there early (they open at 11 a.m.) and stake out your spot. Daily specials include buckets of beer, High Noon and White Claw, plus $2.50 drafts and two-for-one well liquors. To take their famous wings to go, place your order at (813) 455-1543 well in advance.
The Press Box
222 S. Dale Mabry Highway | (813) 876-3528 | pressboxsports.com
103 E. Jackson St. | (813) 694-7001 | genxtavern.com
Full of television sets, walls adorned with pop culture memorabilia, and 80’s and 90’s nostalgia, GenX Tavern is an ideal setting to watch Super Bowl LV. The retro hotspot is located at 103 E Jackson St in downtown Tampa and features a throwback-themed menu and specialty cocktails. Stay tuned for Super Bowl specials as we get closer to the big game.
Duffy’s Sports Grill
1580 N. Dale Mabry Highway | (813) 875-7340 | duffysmvp.com
The sports bar and grill is offering the “Big Game Day Experience” for $25 per person. Located just down the road from all the action at Ray Jay, Duffy’s will give you a guaranteed front-row seat to the action, a $10 voucher for your next visit, a complimentary welcome drink and snack, souvenir “tickets” and other Duffy’s swag. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m. Or you can preorder at-home party packs with wings, ribs, quesadillas, fries, onion rings and other sides.
Groove and Giggles
1450 Skipper Rd. | (813) 944-0811 | Tickets: $30
Presented by Tarus the Bull Entertainment and hosted by standup comedian Ashima Franklin, Groove and Giggles is a weekend-long Super Bowl watch party like no other. The event features a big screen projector, an indoor venue, and a live DJ. Food is included with the purchase of a ticket, and the bar will be open all night.
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. | (813) 605-3333 | Tickets $75-$180
What better way to enjoy the Super Bowl than on the waterfront? Watching at this Harbour Island spot means getting a reserved seat for the duration of the big game, one free drink per guest, and music spun by DJ Casper. American Social is also known for its unique atmosphere, extensive drink list and excellent food.
Ducky’s Sports Lounge
1719 W. Kennedy Blvd. | (813) 254 6160 | duckystampa.com
This South Tampa sports lounge offers a spacious bar, craft cocktails and mini-bowling alleys. With a menu full of wings and other classic Super Bowl foods, a watch party at Ducky’s is sure to be a blast.
Catch the game outdoors on The Sail’s additional big screens. They’re extending seating and will have lots of food and drinks on hand. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m., and tables are first come, first served.
116 N. 12th St. | (813) 252-3444 | districttaverntampa.com
The Channel District hangout is hosting a party starting with brunch at 11 a.m. For at-home partiers, they’re also offering a catering menu of wings, platters and batch cocktails.
Brewlands Bar & Billiards
4802 Gunn Highway | (813) 405-4851
The Carrollwood bar and billiards hall has a ton of specials on deck for Super Bowl LV. Pool is $2 per person to play from 6 p.m. to close, plus $16 Bud Light buckets, $15 beer pitchers with a dozen wings, $15 White Claw and Truly buckets, and $5 3 Olives vodka. Plus, get free touchdown shots for your team of choice.
World of Beer
Multiple locations | worldofbeer.com
Watch the Big Game at WOB and enjoy your favorite classics like WOB Chicken Wings, Pimento Cheeseburger or choose a variety from their shareables menu. Don’t worry, if you’re not comfortable dining at a restaurant yet (although their taking all the proper safety & sanitation precautions) they’ve still gotcha. Pick up one of their gameday bundles to go! Click the links below for the WOB closest to you to find out more details!
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Starting at 4 p.m., this indoor-outdoor dog bar is hosting a day of fun for humans and pups alike. The backyard will be transformed into a football field, and attendees are encouraged to dress in jerseys with their pets. The best-dressed human-dog duo will win a free annual membership to Two Shepherds Taproom and swag from Wicked Weed Brewing, which will be taking over the bar’s taps for the day. There will also be lawn games, board games, drink specials and food from Williamsburg Cucina. Dogs must be fully up on their vaccines with proof of vaccination uploaded prior to arrival.
Jackson’s Game Day Watch Party & Waterfront Room VIP Party
Jackson’s | 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. | (813) 812-4950 | $65-$100; $187 seat, $1,500 table (VIP)
The Harbour Island waterfront spot is hosting two watch parties for the big game. At their Game Day Watch Party at the Island Bar and Backjack Lounge, you can get reserved indoor or outdoor seating and a free shot every time the Bucs score a touchdown. Or go VIP in the Waterfront Room, featuring downtown and water views, and get access to an open bar and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Doors open for both parties at 5 p.m. You must call ahead to reserve seating before buying tickets. Jackson’s is all hosting a VIP Super Bowl Pre-Party on Saturday, February 6 from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Call ahead to reserve a private table or cabana.
Create your own big-screen experience
Just because you’re staying home doesn’t mean you can’t go all out. Local vendors like Elite AV are offering rental packages for everything from big-screen TVs, upgraded sound systems, LED video walls and entire drive-in theaters to recreate the big game experience in your own backyard or driveway.
1101 1st Ave. S. | St. Petersburg | (727) 443-7227
Pitmaster Ray Lampe has put together a Super Bowl catering menu for his St. Pete barbecue restaurant. Package options include wings, fries, meat for sandwiches, ribs, Frito Pie and sides.
Multiple locations throughout the Tampa Bay area
The chicken-focused fast-casual restaurant is offering buy one, get one free 25- or 50-count chicken tender platters on February 6 and 7. All platters come with your choice of sauce, and you must call ahead to place your order.