Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar has opened just in time for a watch party on Sunday.

Super Bowl Watch Parties, Eats and Greets: An ever-expanding guide

A slew of bars, restaurants and businesses are hosting watch parties and special catering and to-go packages for the big game at RayJay. But remember — there’s still a pandemic going on. If you do plan on joining the festivities, do your part to keep your local bar and restaurant’s alcohol license in good standing. That means bring a mask and wear it whenever you’re not seated and eating or drinking. While you’re at it, keep your social distance, and if things get too hairy, opt to grab your food to go and watch Super Bowl LV at home.

Each event listened below takes place on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, unless otherwise noted. The Super Bowl kicks off at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

4 Rivers Super Bowl watch party hosts need to have the eats stacked for guests. 4 Rivers is offering Game Day Bites menus like the 4R Party Packages, nugget platters, smoked jalapenos and other football feast staples. Orders can be scheduled for pickup or delivery on Saturday, Feb. 6, hot or cold. If you snag your platters early, all selections can easily be reheated. Tampa-area and Winter Garden 4 Rivers Smokehouses will be open on Sunday, Feb. 7 for to-go orders only. Various locations. 4rsmokehouse.com

5th Annual Woofball Puppy Bowl If you want to get your Super Bowl Sunday on without having to ignore your dog for hours, Dog Bar is hosting its annual Puppy Bowl. This year’s event benefits the Low Rider Dachshund Rescue of Florida. The rescue will be on-site with adoptable pups and raising funds. To grab a bite, SOL Burger food truck will be on standby. Heads up, Dog Bar is 21 and up, so fur babies only. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Dog Bar, 2300 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. dogbarstpete.com

7th Annual Culinary Kickoff Due to COVID-19, the social-fundraising culinary event has gone virtual. The event benefits the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), The Ryan Nece Foundation and All Stars Helping Kids. Each charity helps combat food insecurity nationwide for children. This year, guests are invited to join the hosts and cook along in the live broadcast. Once you snag your ticket, you’ll be directed to a grocery list before the live virtual event. $55, as well as additional dough for necessary groceries. 8 p.m.-9 p.m. culinarykickoff.com 

Al’s Finger Licking Good Soulfood Al’s is hosting a BYOB watch party in Ybor City. You gotta wear a mask and pay a $20 entry fee. If you want to opt for a VIP experience (with food included) it’ll cost you $30. For more information call 813-505-1029. 1609 Angel Oliva Senior St., Tampa. alsybor.com

American Social The sprawling waterfront restau-bar is hosting a watch party with over 40 TVs throughout the restaurant, allowing all guests to get a prime view when the Bucs take the field. If you don’t want to hang with the AmSo gang, you can grab a to-go package stocked with eats like wings and pizza. There will also be drink specials on buckets of Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer and Trulys. The concept is following all city and state COVID-19 guidelines, and ensuring the safety and health of all employees and guests is the top priority. The restaurant has sanitation stations throughout the restaurant as well as QR code menus. 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd #107, Tampa. americansocialbar.com

Armature Works The food hall is hosting The Tailgate, a four-day outdoor event packed with live music, pro-athlete appearances, drink specials and features, cocktail competitions, live cigar rollers, charity raffles and giveaways. There’s even a chance to win a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LV. Attendees will be able to purchase raffle tickets daily, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Everyday Is Game Day Foundation. The winner will be chosen Saturday at 3 p.m. Free, bring money for food and drinks. Thurs., Feb. 4-Sun., Feb. 7. 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa. INFO

Blend Lounge It’s safe to say you’ll have a good view of the game while you’re sipping on drink specials at Blend Lounge, which is stacked with 70-inch TVs. Specials include $20 all-you-can-drink drafts (from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.), $4 Bud Light Seltzers and Jack Fire, and $5 flatbreads. Employees will be sporting masks, and customers are asked to wear masks when moving around the bar. 4 p.m. 9526 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. INFO

Brewlands Bar & Billiard Carrollwood, have your Uber updated after watching the game at Brewlands. On the big day, guests will receive free touchdown shots for the team of their choice. There will also be giveaways plus a handful of drink specials like $2 jello shots, $4 selected specialty shots, as well as a pitcher of beer and a dozen wings ranging from $15-$25 depending on brew choice. 6 p.m. 4802 Gunn Hwy no. 108, Tampa. INFO

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Want a non-traditional take on the Super Bowl Sunday spread? Carrabba’s is offering fully prepared meals that feed up to five and include salad and bread. Some dishes you can find in the bundle are lasagna, spaghetti with your choice of bolognese meat sauce or meatballs, and chicken parmesan. You can also opt for Carrabba’s catering menu that boasts a sandwich bundle option to keep it simple. Family bundles start at $34.99.Various locations. carrabbasonlinelordering.com

CBK Catering The CBK Super Bowl LV Party Package is ideal for a hungry gang looking to cheer on the Bucs. It’s so loaded with dishes like wings, dips, baked mac n’ cheese, 24-hour bbq pulled pork sliders and seasoned peel & eat shrimp that you might want to wear a bib. The package comes with a printed menu as well as reheating instructions. The decked-out package is designed to feed up to six people, so you can have your crew chip in for eats. CBK offers local delivery on Feb. 5 or Feb., so you don’t have to sweat pickup on game day. Get your order in before 5 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 1. $250. For the entire package listing, visit CBK’s website. cbk-catering-events.myshopify.com

Daylux If you’re looking for an upscale way to celebrate, FourLife Promotions is hosting a watch party event complete with an afterparty. Tickets range from general admission to VIP sections with bottle service. You can snag a group rate for some personal space with your gang. $30-$1,500. 4 p.m.-3 a.m. 5508 N. 50th St., Tampa. INFO

District Tavern Time to pregame with a little Super Bowl Weekend Brunch. Get in the mood with unlimited mimosas ($25) and beer specials during District Tavern’s extended brunch event stretching Super Bowl celebrations into an entire weekend. The menu includes bites like chocolate chip pancakes, grilled biscuits and gravy, veggie hash and avocado eggs Benedict. Sat., Feb. 6 and Sun., Feb. 7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 116 N. 12th St., Tampa.districttaverntampa.com

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Dr. BBQ Want to watch from home but don’t want to cook? Pitmaster Ray Lampe “Dr. BBQ” and his crew have created a lineup of catered eats for you to snag. You can go simple with two pounds of wings and large fries for $30 or go big with two pounds of wings, Frito Pie, full rack of ribs, four pounds of BBQ meat for sandwiches and four large sides for $165. There’s also a handful of other options up for grabs on the restaurant’s website. drbbq.com

Duffy’s Duffy’s is offering advanced reserved seating for only $25 to parties of 10 or less. This Big Game Day Experience gets you front row seats as well as $10 Duffy’s Rewards for your next visit, a complimentary welcome drink and game snacks, as well as a souvenir game day ticket and Duffy’s merch. If you’d rather watch from home, Duffy’s is down to cater with its Super Bowl Party Pack with a variety of wing platters. Customers can place an advance order from Jan. 16-Feb. 6 and choose to pick it up on Super Bowl Day between 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 1580 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. duffysmvp.com

Edge City BBQ and Tap General admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get there early to snag a seat. If you want to ensure a spot, VIP tickets allow access into a buffet in a private room with a big projector screen, a surprise liquor package as well as a goody bag. But be quick, as there are only 12 available. By the way, to snag free VIP tickets, for every $20 you spend while watching a game at Edge on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday, you’ll get an entry form to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win four VIP tickets. $25-$50. 5 p.m. 13910 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. INFO

Firehouse Subs The sandwich shop is offering 10% off any half platter (subs and snack option or subs and salad option). Just a heads-up: You must order in advance online or on the app, and the offer is valid 2/1-2/14. That’s not all; on Super Bowl Sunday, 2/7, Firehouse Subs is awarding rewards members triple points on Hook & Ladder and Italian subs of any size. Various locations. firehousesubs.com

Fo’ Cheezy Twisted Meltz Want to feel the energy surging through downtown Tampa? Slide by the Super Bowl Experience at Julian B. Lane (1001 N. Blvd., Tampa). While you’re there (if you were lucky enough to snag a free ticket), you can hit up Fo’ Cheezy to grab a signature loaded grilled cheese while you explore the massive immersive setup. If you don’t want to dodge the crowds, you can hit up Fo’ Cheezy’s brick-and-mortar at 6305 Gulf Blvd. on St. Pete Beach. Focheezy.com

Fusion Resort If you’re having trouble getting your partner or friend group to totally be on board with going to a watch party, maybe rooftop views will change some minds. Fusion Resort is hosting a rooftop watch party with a special Super Bowl menu like the house burger, made with 8-oz. angus beef, sliced cheddar, grilled onions, and jalapeño tomato bacon jam ($14). There’s also the grilled quarter-pound Hebrew National hot dog with diced onions, mustard and sweet relish ($8). There are multiple televisions stationed throughout the restaurant as well as a big screen. Beginning 3 p.m., 290 107th Ave., Treasure Island. INFO

Fuzzy Taco Shop Headed to a tailgate party and tasked to bring some eats? You can cop the Taco Family Meal or Chips & Queso Party Tray from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. The restaurant has teamed up with Avocados From Mexico to offer guests complimentary guacamole with the purchase of either tray. The promotion is available Sat., Feb. 6 and Sun., Feb.7.  For orders placed online or through the app, please use code SUPERGUAC at checkout. Various locations. fuzzytacoshop.com

The Galley Slide by for some drinks and other Super Bowl specials like a wing platter to-go as well as $20 prime rib dinners. 11:30 a.m.-midnight27 4th St. N., St. Petersburg. INFO

Hooters At the 11 Tampa Bay area Hooters locations, customers who pick up their Super Bowl eats before 3 p.m. on game day will receive 20% off their next visit. Just a heads-up: online ordering may not be available at some locations on game day. You can also slide by any locations to hang at the bar or at a booth to catch the game and keep the cold beers coming. Various locations. Hooters.com

Hunger + Thirst Group The restaurant group’s three St. Petersburg restau-bars are hosting exclusive specials and events all week long leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. Each location offers outdoor spaces and games (like big Jenga and giant beer pong) to hang while watching the game. The Avenue (330 1st Ave.), Park & Rec DTSP (100 4th St. S.), No Vacancy (937 Central Ave.) hungerthirstgroup.com

La La’s Sangria If you’re looking to avoid the crowds but still want to be surrounded by fellow fans and good sips, La La’s is offering game-day packages. Both options include unlimited hand-crafted sangria, high noons, domestic bottles of wine, and prosecco. In addition, the kitchen will be cranking out wings, pretzel knots, buffalo chicken flatbread, and margarita flatbread. Reservations are required for lounge seating and all guests in a party must have reservations in order to sit in the lounge. Parking is free and is available on a first-come basis. Lauren English, co-founder of La La’s Sangria Bar, shared that her establishment will limit capacity to 50%. Packages range from $50-$80/per person. 6 p.m. 203 N. Meridian Ave., Tampa. exploretock.com/lalassangriabar

New World Brewery Heads up: New World has moved Dean Johanesen’s previously booked gig back to 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. After the performance, the brewery is setting up a screen and video projector for a watch party with cold brews on tap. In case of rain, NW will move the party inside. Either way, NW will be observing all the usual precautions: limited capacity, distanced seating, and masks required. 3:30 p.m. 810 E. Skagway Ave., Tampa. newworldtampa.com

O’Maddy’s The bar is hosting live music from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. with local talent Doug South, and bucket specials like $14 Coors Lite and Miller Lite as well as $18 White Claw. You can also snag $3 bloody marys and mimosas all day long. By the way, lunch and dinner specials are also on the menu. O’Maddy’s will also be selling Super Bowl raffle tickets. The event’s Facebook page reads that O’Maddy’s is following all CDC guidelines, which means masks are required and no groups of 10 or more. Make sure to socially distance. 5405 Shore Blvd. S, St. Petersburg. @omaddys on Facebook.

Pirate’s Brew Coffee Not a watch party, but you can catch a buzz on Joffrey’s limited-edition Tampa Bay Pirate’s Brew. The dark blend has hints of caramel and a smoky finish. You can snag a bag of ground or whole bean. $13.99. joffreys.com

Rocco’s Tacos You can swap your pizza and wings for margaritas and guacamole at Rocco’s Tacos for Super Bowl Sunday. The restaurant is laced with televisions to catch the game, and the full bar will be stocked for celebratory sips. Rocco’s is following all city and state COVID-19 guidelines, and ensures that the safety and health of all employees and guests is the top priority. The restaurant has sanitation stations throughout the restaurant as well as QR code menus. 2223 N. Westshore Blvd. Suite 203, Tampa. roccostacos.com


Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar
 (pictured at top) is located atop the dual-branded Aloft and Element Hotel in Midtown Tampa, and it’s now officially open. Just in time for the big game, Sal Y Mar will be hosting a watch party on Sunday, Feb. 7 starting at 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy buckets of beer for $20 domestic and $25 imported (5 bottles) as well as the full menu.

Sloppy Joe’s/Waves Both locations are hosting beachfront watch parties. You can opt to watch the game on a 40-foot screen on the beach or on a flat-screen inside. Either way, you have access to open-air seating, as well as complimentary valet parking. Specials include $20 buckets, $5 cocktails, and 99-cent wings. 4:30 p.m. 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. INFO

Two Shepherds The 21-and-up indoor/outdoor dog bar is putting up a giant projector and hosting a watch party for humans while their four-legged friends can run free. Get in early for brunch and bottomless mimosas, followed by drink specials and games. Williamsburg Cucina will be on-site providing eats. Be sure to register your pup on Two Shepherds’ site before you arrive. 4813 N. Grady Ave., Tampa. twoshepherdstaproom.com

Urban Stillhouse The newish bar and restaurant is inviting locals and sports fans to come lounge and sip on house-made bourbon while watching the Bucs make their return to the Super Bowl after nearly two decades. Urban Stillhouse boasts two full-service bars, and plenty of space to spread out to catch the game. 2232 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. theurbanstillhouse.com 

World of Beer (Tampa International). This WOB outpost is within walking distance of the stadium, so you might be able to hear the cheers of the crowd while hanging out there. The location will be closing off its parking lot all weekend long to assist with social distancing while beer trucks pour up brews. WOB will also set up a projector to show the game, so don’t sweat visibility. If that’s not enough action, swing by for sets by a live DJ Saturday and Sunday night. 5311 Avion Park Dr., Tampa. INFO

World of Beer (Westchase) Westchase WOB is hosting a watch party with brew specials and 15 big-screen TVs. You can order $25 all-you-can-drink drafts from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Other specials include $4 Bud Light Seltzers, $4 Jack Fire, and $4 flatbreads. 4 p.m. 9524 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. INFO

[Editor’s Note: Restaurant reporter extraordinaire Jenna Rimensnyder created this ever-expanding list for Creative Loafing, and she graciously agreed to share her wealth of knowledge with dRTB as well. Look for updates at cltampa.com and on this site in the days leading up to The Big Game.]

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