San Francisco is in a football frenzy leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. They're scouting out their widescreen and after-party options and making plans to settle in for the 3:30 p.m. PT kickoff on Sunday. Crazy Super Bowl-themed drinks and specials are being added to sports bar menus all over town, as fans intend to eat and drink while we watch and win. There are places everyone already knows about, and then there are these.
Cheers and ChiliIt's time for the Fifth Annual Stuporbowl Heavy Metal Chili Cookoff at Bottom of the Hill in Portrero Hill. The first 20 entries bring a 4-quart crockpot of their best homemade chili, and the judges start judging. The fans get to eat all the leftovers after chili medals are awarded at halftime. Free to anyone who brings a side dish to share and their own chair. Doors open at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Large-screen projectors will show the game at Inner Richmond's Abbey Tavern, where they're serving up game-time Guinness for $4.50 in the upstairs lounge. Everyone's invited to stick around for a complimentary buffet and live music after the final whistle.
Free ShotsYikes! Rumor has it that for every 49ers touchdown, a round of shots is on the house at the Lexington Club in the Mission.
The Riptide is offering free chili and sandwiches as long as they last. At the western edge of town, doors open at 1 p.m. for Harbowl on the big screen. Bud drafts are $2 all day, Jim Beam is on special at $4 during the game, $7 will get you a Stoli Bloody Mary, and there will be a Hillbilly Hootenanny after-party at 7:30 p.m.
Join 350 other folks at NoPa's concert venue, The Independent, where all the action is on a screen measuring 14 feet by 11 feet. There's free admission with a two-drink minimum, and popcorn is on the house. Save dough with their BYO food policy, as there's no kitchen here. The doors open at 2:30 p.m. Best advice: Get there early.
The Super Bowl party at Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen in the Tenderloin means all beers and pulled pork, mini burgers, and veggie burger sliders are on the $2 menu. Kobe dogs and crispy hot wings are $5. They're mounting some extra big TV screens for the big day, so you can munch on mesquite chili-lime popcorn ($3) in comfort.
Not one, but five flat-screen televisions here. Ace's wants to be your Nob Hill dive bar of choice, so catch the game over free food like pulled pork, mac and cheese, or jambalaya while enjoying $11 buckets of Miller or bottled Buds at $3. Come anytime; the premises open at the crack of dawn.
Party AfterPlayland Bar opens the doors at noon with DJ Techminds and $3 drinks, including celebratory mimosas until 2 p.m. Get there before 3 p.m. to save the $5 cover charge. Pizza for purchase and a crazy after-party.
Party at Home
San Francisco's own La Boulange says come into your favorite neighborhood bakery wearing San Francisco 49ers gear, and they'll take 10 percent off your bill. Partying at home? La Boulange is a great catering option for hungry friends at your Super Bowl party.
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