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Super Bowl Watchin’ Spots


Options abound for prime places to catch the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb 3.


By Ray Schweibert
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Super Bowl specialty drinks for both Ravens and 49ers fans will be served up at Borgata Sunday.

Photo by Courtesy of Borgata

The East Coast seaport with the feathered mascot is not the one most area football fans were hoping to see in the Super Bowl, but there are lots of cool storylines in the Big Game again, and plenty of local places that make for a fun hangout — even if you care more about the commercials than the contest itself.


The game will be played in the New Orleans Superdome on Sunday, Feb. 3, starting 6:30pm. Neither the Ravens nor 49ers have ever lost a Super Bowl, as Baltimore’s only other appearance was a win over the Giants in 2001, and San Fran has won all five of its prior tries, seeking to tie Pittsburgh for a record sixth NFL title Sunday. 


Two big-name players have southern New Jersey ties, as 49ers kicker David Akers (who spent 12 of his 15 NFL seasons with the Eagles) lives in Medford during the off-season, and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco is from Audubon. Flacco’s also the second University of Delaware quarterback to guide a team to the Super Bowl in the last 10 years, as Philly-born Rich Gannon did it in 2003 with Oakland.


The two biggest storylines are the fact that both head coaches are brothers (the 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh and the Ravens’ John Harbaugh, who for years was an Eagles assistant coach), and that future Hall-of-Famer Ray Lewis will likely retire after this game. Lewis was the MVP of the Ravens’ only other Super Bowl appearance. Baltimore’s other Ray, star running back Ray Rice, played his college ball at Rutgers. Here are some ideas for great places to catch the game. 


In Atlantic City


The Golden Nugget in the Marina District will ahve a series of free viewing parties with food and drink specials, $2 Bud drafts, $3 well drinks, $2 hot dogs, a Facebook contest with a chance to win a Big Game Super Bash for 12 people, and other prizes. The fun starts 4pm and is sponsored by Bud Light.

The Ducktown Tavern (Georgia and Atlantic aves.) will have $2 domestic drafts and $3.50 imports, 30-cent wings and chicken tenders, 15 percent off menu items, and will be giving away a TV every quarter.


The Atlantic City Bar & Grill (Pacific and S. Carolina aves.) will offer drink specials, contests including guess-the-weight-of-the-lobster, T-shirt and sweatshirt giveaways, and a special-guest appearance by a former member of the 1980 Eagles. 


The Mussel Bar at Revel will be having $10 Miller Lite buckets, $5 Palm or Bavik craft drafts, $5 wines by the glass, and food specials including BBQ pork-belly sliders, a half sheet of cheesesteak nachos with caramelized onions, beef short-rib stromboli bites and more. 


The Long Bar, Gypsy Bar and B Bar at Borgata will be offering four Super Bowl-themed drinks, including two for 49ers fans called the Gold Rush (Malibu rum, Disaronno and pineapple juice) and the Kaepernick (Absolut Wild Tea, iced tea and lemonade); and two for Ravens fans called the RaveNation (Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum, pomegranate juice and Sprite) and the Ray Ray (Absolut, Bacardi, Cuervo, Cointreau, Beefeater gin, Chambord, sour mix and Sprite). 


Harry’s Oyster Bar at Bally’s will be doing raffle prizes every quarter including a one-night stay at Bally’s, tickets to a variety of shows including four tickets to Legends in Concert, an “Ultimate Phillies Package” with Phillies apparel, a $50 gift card to Scarduzio’s at Showboat, a $25 gift certificate to Tanger Outlets and more. There is a $30 minimum per person and the party will include special menu items.


Other places in A.C. to consider are the Tun Tavern at the Sheraton, the Chelsea Pub in Ducktown, Mountain Bar at Bally’s, and A Dam Good Sports Bar, Firewaters, RiRa Irish Pub and Hooters at the Tropicana.


Downbeach and Brigantine

Maynard’s Café in Margate (9306 Amherst Ave.) will be offering $1.50 Bud Light pints, $2 Bud Light bottles and $6 Bud Light pitchers, $4 Jack Daniels and Jack Daniels honey shots, and $6 PB&Js (a can of Pabst and a shot of Jack). Additionally, there will be lots of raffle items and a complimentary buffet at halftime, DJ Sparkles will be spinning in the Pavilion, and the Bud Girls and Jack Daniels Cheerleaders will pay a visit. 


Johnny’s Café in Margate (9407 Ventnor Ave.) will be televising the game on an eight- by eight-foot projector screen, will have free giveaways, $2 domestic and imported bottles, and will offer its $6 Happy hour menu (including sliders, personal pizzas, an eight-ounce burger and more) throughout the game. 


St. George’s Pub in Brigantine will offer $2.50 Yuengling drafts and $3 bottles, a tray of 24 chicken tenders or 40 wings for $22.95, free T-shirt giveaways and trivia contests, plus a plethora of daily “tailgate” food specials like hot dogs, pizza, ribs and more. 


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