5 ways to do Super Bowl Sunday

January 20, 2014

Trying to decide what to do for the Big Game this Sunday? We’re here to help.

The reliable house party


On account of the madness that surrounds the Super Bowl every year, the trusty house party has become a de facto viewing option. And for good reason. You can make (and eat) as many apps as you want, drink liberally (as long as you have a ride home), and hang out in a sweatshirt without being judged. You can find some great suggestions for Super Bowl food here, and cocktails here.

If you have enough people, one way to spice up a Super Bowl party is with a Super Bowl squares pool. Before the game, print out a full bracket, and invite your friends to claim as many squares as they want. You can set the prices anywhere you want, but, depending on how many people you have, $1 to $5 per square is considered reasonable. This is playful gambling between friends; you don’t want anyone to end up going broke. You can read up on how to set up a good Super Bowl squares pool here. It’s a good way to get those who might not be that into football interested in the game.

Head to a sports bar

If you’re going to go the sports bar route, call ahead to be sure they’ll be able to accommodate you. The Super Bowl is pretty much Christmas for sports bar owners, so be aware that you’re probably not the only person who thought to go to a sports bar for the biggest game of the year.

Grab a small, intimate dinner out

You’ll need to find a restaurant that has a TV or two, but not so many TVs that it attracts the hordes of people who were late to the sports bars. If you find a place like this, don’t tell anybody about it. It could be a treasure. Think about it - you and your closest friends will get to actually watch the game in peace. You won’t have to worry about cooking or cleaning, and you won’t have to wait forever for service like you might in a crowded sports bar. It’s a perfect medium between watching the game at home and watching it at a sports bar.

Vegas, baby!

Why not, right? You’re only young once. Why not go all out, take those new PTO days you got when the new year started, and spend Super Bowl weekend in the only place where you can bet on it. You deserve it.

Go to the Super Bowl

If you’re lucky enough to have tickets, I don’t know why you’re even reading this post.