The worst part about Super Bowl Sunday is hangover Monday. And we're here to help make sure you join the rest of the American population and overindulge while watching the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks. If you can't shell out the $3,851 for a ticket to this year's championship — or just don't want to sit in the cold for the game — you can still get festive here in the Lowcountry. And we mean without having to scarf down cold bean dip and sketchy dogs. Instead, take advantage of some of Charleston's very own Superbowl parties.
If you can't wait for kickoff, Pearlz in Avondale will be having a pregame — Lowcountry style. Chase down all-you-can-eat oysters ($12) with sangria ($4), vodka drinks ($3), mimosas ($3), and Miller High Life cans ($1.50). They'll close down at 6 p.m. to make sure everyone can get settled at a new location before the 6:30 p.m. game time.
And determining that final location really depends on what you want out of a Super Bowl party. Just there to drink? Then check out Charleston Beer Works, which has $9 pitchers of PBR and Yuengling and $11 pitchers of Sierra Nevada. King Street Grille downtown will have $2.75 Bud Lights. Mac's Place will be serving up $2 Sierra Nevadas, and it's probably safe to bet that their 21 flatscreen TVs will all be on the same channel. If your staying in West Ashley, hit up the Roost where they'll have $14 buckets of Bud Light. There'll also be a tent outside with apps and ice luges.
If you're like us and like party food with your booze, then we've got you covered. Mad River's got $5 Jim Beam cocktails, $4 Pinnacle vodka drinks, $3 Buds, and $12 buckets of beer — all of which will go well with their game day chilis.
The Alley will be projecting the game on two 160-inch screens with full surround sound and will have $12 Bud and Bud Light buckets to go along with Home Team's barbecue.
Blind Tiger is stepping up its meat game with Kobe or barbecue pork sliders and tacos all for $2 a piece. Swig on some Newcastle or Yuengling suds for $2.50, $3 for select drafts, $2 PBRs, or get serious and shoot some Jager, Rumple, Grand Ma, Jameson, or Fireball for $4. And if you want to act like you're watching the game in the frozen tundra of the MetLife Stadium, the back patio will have a TV and some heat lamps.
The Beach Bar (formerly Dog and the Duck) in West Ashley is keeping it pretty traditional with deals on hotdogs, chili dogs, and wings as well as the usual beer specials ( $3 Coronas, $12 buckets of Miller, Bud, and Coors, $1.50 PBRs, and $3 Fireball shots). They'll also have free bar snacks and games during half time if you need an escape from Bruno Mars' crooning.
Molly Darcy's will have their 12 TVs turned to the game as patrons sip on $12 buckets, $10 domestic pitchers, or $4 sangrias. There'll be game-day grub specials to keep you from drinking on an empty stomach.
The North Charleston and downtown Wild Wing Cafés have $2.50 Bud, Bud Light, and Michelob, $4 draft Stella Artois, $3 Fireball shots, and a special Super Bowl-inspired menu.
Moe's Crosstown is doing it up big. They'll have Sweetwater Brewery in house with $3 Lowrider pints and a free glass. The brewery will also be raffling off a free brewery tour. Not to be outdone by their guests, Moe's will give away the big screen TV after the game. And, of course, they'll be serving up some eats — like chili cheese dogs with a side, two corn dogs and a side, Cajun boiled peanuts, and housemade pork rinds with a creamy chiptole barbecue sauce.
And if there's one food that sums up Super Bowl Sunday, it's got to be wings. Boone's Bar will have half-priced Buffalo wings and $15 buckets of Bud and Bud Light as well as $4 Palmetto Pale Ale. Bay Street Biergarten is having Bier Bowl I with $3 Bud Light and Landshark pints, $20 bier towers with a dozen wings, or $5 liters of PBR. Home Team will be serving their smoked wings for half off. And with a name like True Blue's House of Wings, you best believe they'll be selling their goods for the big day. They'll have a Super Bowl sampler, discounted barbecue chicken nachos, and $10 buckets of Buds or Millers.
Or if you just want a low-key place to watch the game, head to the Recovery Room where there'll be a 100-inch screen to watch Peyton Manning and co. challenge the Seahawks.
Mynt is hosting a house-themed party, so it'll be like you're watching it at your house but in a bar full of strangers. There'll be a 70-inch screen with $1 vodkas, bourbons, PBRs, and tacos.