Whether you are rooting for the Patriots or the Rams – or are just in it for the commercials – cheap food and bottomless drinks should always be celebrated.
Several local D.C. establishments are offering food and drink specials this week in honor of the Super Bowl. From beer buckets to all-you-can-eat appetizers, here are some of the best ways to watch the game around the District:
Jack Rose Dining Saloon Super ‘Chili’ Bowl
Jack Rose Dining Saloon may be famous for its 1,400 bottle whiskey collection, but this Sunday it is switching things up to focus on a different beverage: beer. The bar is hosting its annual Super “Chili” Bowl Cook-Off, an all-you-can-eat-and-drink party located on its heated rooftop terrace, which features four jumbo-sized flat-screen TVs. For $50, guests can enjoy bottomless bowls of five different types of homemade chili – including classic and vegetarian options – with toppings. Plus, attendees can drink unlimited pours of 15 beers, including seasonal brown ales and a chai milk stout, to wash it all down.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW. 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50.
If you are a beer lover who can’t stand to take your eyes off the game, Union Pub has the perfect set-up. For $53, you can pour yourself unlimited brews from a host of self-serve kegs and watch the game on several TVs around the bar. The bar will also offer canned and bottled beer and appetizers like wings, cheese curds and mini corn dogs, which are also included in the ticket price. The pub will also be hosting giveaways of Budweiser swag throughout the event, so even if your team loses, you could go home a winner.
Union Pub, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 5 p.m. to end of game. Tickets begin at $53. 21+.
There is only one thing that is possibly more American than the Super Bowl: the all-you-can-eat buffet. At Penn Commons’ annual Super Bowl buffet, you can pregame your food coma with $5 drinks at its all-day happy hour before watching the game on the TVs at the bar. Starting at 5 p.m., diners can partake in a food-filled celebration with dishes like build-your-own nachos and pulled pork hand pies, all for $30 per person. Penn Commons will also serve team-themed eats like Southern California crispy fish tacos and New England clam chowder.
Penn Commons, 700 Sixth St. NW. Happy hour from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.
Sign of the Whale
For any Eagles fans not ready to give up last year’s win, this self-proclaimed “D.C. Eagles Bar” is hosting its own Super Bowl party. Starting at 4 p.m., patrons can enjoy a host of traditional Philadelphia favorites like Yuengling beer ($4) and Philly cheesesteaks ($14). While you’re there watching the game on 13 TVs around the bar, be on the lookout for deals like the chance to win a personal happy hour for you and your friends and a discount-drink lottery.
Sign of the Whale, 1825 M St. NW. 4 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.
Nellie’s Sports Bar
If you are tired of the typical Super Bowl festivities, spice it up at Nellie’s for an unconventional celebration. In addition to watching the game on one of Nellie’s 24 TVs around the bar, enjoy $15 beer buckets filled with five Budweiser beers and $1 Jell-O shots served by shirtless Washington Renegades rugby players. Attendees of the Super Bowl party can also play Super Bowl Squares and bet on the outcome of the big game.
Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St. NW. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Stoney’s on L
If you would rather watch the game from the comfort of your own home, Stoney’s on L has special carryout deals for the occasion like wings, chicken tenders, pizza, sliders and quesadillas. The packages come in a variety of sizes and prices, with its wings package ranging from 25 pieces for $25 to 100 pieces for $85. Don’t wait until the last minute – the restaurant encourages advance orders for the carryout deals to guarantee availability.
Stoney’s on L, 2101 L St. NW. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Orders can be placed by email.