SUPER BOWL LI PARTIES IN THE TWIN CITIESSkip the hassle of cooking and post-game cleanup, and catch the big game at these Super Bowl parties around the Twin Cities.
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In just a few days time, our nation’s most popular sport will culminate in 60 minutes of game time, the most expensive Doritos and Budweiser commercials you’ll ever see, a confetti shower and a reporter asking the game’s MVP as he's surrounded with microphones and flashing lights, “What are you going to do now?” with an answer of “I'm going to Disney World!” accompanied by an enthusiastic and smile-filled shout in what’s known as Super Bowl LI. All around the country people will be traveling to parties hosted by their friends and families to collectively devour truckloads of guacamole, chicken wings, chili and other game-day favorites as they cheer on the Atlanta Falcons or the New England Patriots (sorry Vikings fans, maybe next year, but probably not). But for those looking to save themselves the hassle of cooking and post-game cleanup while they’re in a nacho and pizza—or nacho-pizza—coma, these Twin Cities bars have all the ingredients needed for a mega-sized Super Bowl party.
In the spirit of the game, Psycho Suzi’s will be hosting their own version of the celebration—the Super Suzi Bowl. Grab some friends and head down to this tropical paradise in the heart of the city for an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet and build-your-own tater-tot bar for only $14, and wash that all down with $3 Coors Lights while watching the game on a menagerie of TVs and projection screens. Tickets and more info can be found on their website. | 1900 Marshall St. N.E., Minneapolis, 612-788-9069, psychosuzis.com
Known for their love of all things fútbol, Brit’s Pub is changing up their definition of the word for this Sunday's big game. Stop by and watch the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots battle on monster-sized projection screens and ultra HD, 80-inch TVs while munching and sipping on food and drink specials. | 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908, britspub.com
110-inch TV walls, 90 choices of beer and giant 1.5-pound Bavarian pretzels. Need we say more? If the game itself isn’t quite sating your competitive spirit, visitors can feed it more with head-to-head games of giant Jenga and Connect 4. Hold on, we’re not quite done yet. Groups can also make reservations and dine on group platters, and special tappings will be provided just in case you were still on the fence. | 600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-361-2900, cityworksrestaurant.com
This prohibition-themed bar has become one of the premier sports bars in the Twin Cities. This Sunday fans can catch the game on their 25-foot big screen or any of their 50 other TVs ensuring you don’t miss a second of the action while sipping on $6 Crown Royal drinks, or throwing back $3 Budweiser products until 10 p.m. | 10 S. Fifth St., Minneapolis, 612-843-2555, thepourhousempls.com
Hosted by Victoria DeVille and Nocturna Lee Mission, this 21+ Super Bowl bash will feature Jell-O shots in each team’s colors when they score a touchdown in addition to appetizer and drink specials. | 990 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, 612-208-0358, lushmpls.com
Have you ever found yourself tailgating and thought “I make the best pot of chili around”? Now you can test that theory at Bent Brewstillery's Chili Cookoff this Sunday during Super Bowl LI. Line up your scrumptious creation next to others who have that same thought for a panel of expert judges to taste and find out whose bowl truly reigns supreme. Entry is free, and prizes will be given away at the end of every quarter during the game. And if your culinary skills aren't quite up to snuff, for just $10 you can slurp down spoonful after spoonful of all the delicious chili you can eat. So, what are you waiting for? Start dicing those tomatoes, sprinkling in those spices and setting that pot to simmer. | 1744 Terrace Drive, Roseville, 844-879-2368, bentbrewstillery.com
Eagle Street Grille
A fan favorite before and after Wild hockey games, Eagle Street Grille has long been a haven for sports fans looking to cheer on their favorite teams over a pint. That atmosphere will continue to be electric for Super Bowl LI. Chow down on all your favorite game-day appetizers while watching the two teams battle it out on the gridiron, each hoping to raise the Lombardi trophy after the dust has settled. | 174 Seventh St. W., St. Paul, 651-225-1382, eaglestreetgrille.net