Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend and the big decision you’re going to have to make is where to watch the game. Fortunately, the Little City has a solid assortment of options including not one, but two, giant projection screen venues, double-digit-TV sports bars and, if crowds aren’t your thing, there’s pizza, wings and beer take-out specials, too.
Clare & Don’s Beach Shack
130 North Washington Street • 703-532-9283 • clareanddons.com
Making its debut this Sunday is Clare & Don’s brand-new, 110-inch projection screen just in time for the game. Set up in the Beach Shack’s new expansion area, known as The Swamp, the game will be broadcast on the big screen as well as on four other TVs around the restaurant. Adding to the game day fun, a veteran bookie will be on hand for “fantasy gambling.” Customers will receive “Monopoly” money and have a chance to make bets throughout the game with prizes awarded to the top finishers. Also Sunday, there will be two cook-offs – soup and cookie – between Clare & Don’s employees and customers.
132 West Broad Street • 703-237-8333 • dogwoodtavern.com
The certified “Best Spot to Watch the Game” in Falls Church by News-Press readers, Dogwood Tavern hooks up both food and drink specials this Sunday including a selection of tricked-out hot dogs. Fancy wieners include the chili-topped Tavern dog, the FC Style with pepperoni, banana peppers and provolone and the pièce de résistance of the lineup, the Piggyback, a bacon-wrapped dog topped with fried pickles, fried jalapenos and a Jameson glaze. On the booze front, there’s $15 Miller Lite pitchers, $18 “Micro-of-the-Month” pitchers and buckets of PBR for $12.
Ireland’s Four Provinces
105 West Broad Street • 703-534-8999 • 4psva.com
The Four P’s breaks out an assortment of game day specials highlighted by $3 Miller Lites and a 10 oz. prime rib meal for $14.99. A selection of $5 appetizers – potato skins, white bean dip and potato croquettes – will be on tap as well as chicken fajitas and hot dogs. And because it’s not a football game without fried chicken arms, there’s also 50-cent wings.
The Locker Room
502 West Broad Street • 703-854-1230 • thelockerroomfc.com
With 16 TVs showing the action, the new Locker Room Sports Bar & Grill at the corner of Broad and Lee streets will have plenty of views of the Super Bowl this Sunday. Drink specials start at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. and there’s half-price wings and nachos from 5 – 11 p.m.
Mad Fox Brewing Company
444 West Broad Street • 703-942-6840 • madfoxbrewing.com
Sometimes you just need to watch the game in the comfort of your own home. For the staying-in crowd, Mad Fox offers up two Super Bowl take-out specials for on-the-couch grubbing and craft-beer boozing this Sunday. Thirty-five bucks gets two 14”, two-topping pizzas and two pounds of wings with two sauces which should feed up to six people. To wash it all down, there’s half-price growler fills of “Seahawk” Saison DuWHA? and New England ESB. Pre-orders are recommended.
The State Theatre
220 North Washington Street • 703-237-0300 • thestatetheatre.com
You may have a pretty big TV at home but I’m pretty sure it’s got nothing on The State Theatre’s screen. Featuring 24-feet (that’s 288 inches) of action, you’d be hard pressed to find a bigger display of the Super Bowl around town. To go along with the screen that’s larger than my entire living room, The State will serve a special menu of appetizers, burgers, wraps and sandwiches along with 60-cent wings. And, this Sunday only, pitchers of beer will be available at the theater to wash it all down. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free.