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Here's a list of watch parties going down on Super Bowl Sunday in Tampa Bay

Posted Jan 2021

A slew of bars, restaurants and businesses are hosting watch parties for the big game for those who couldn’t snag tickets to watch the game in person at Raymond James. While this annual event is exciting—and we’re all itching to join fellow fans—there’s still a pandemic going on.

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay reached out to officials at the City of Tampa to see if code enforcement would be out on Super Bowl Sunday, but if you do plan on joining in on festivities around town, do your part to keep your local bar and restaurant's alcohol license in good standing. That means bring a mask and wear it whenever you're not seated and eating or drinking. While you're at keep your social distance, and if things get too hairy, opt to grab your food to go and watch Super Bowl LV at home.

Each event listened below has free admission unless otherwise noted. If you are a business owner who is hosting a watch party, please email jrimensnyder@cltampa.com with details, including COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

The Super Bowl happens at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

3 Dot Dash Want some Tampa eats for your watch party? Slide to 3 Dot Dash for Cuban sandwich platters and some vegan cashew mac. True Tampeño style. 6203 N. Florida Ave., Tampa. jugandbottledept.com

4 Rivers Super Bowl watch party hosts need to have the eats stacked for guests. 4 Rivers is offering Game Day Bites menus like the 4R Party Packages, nugget platters, smoked jalapeños and other football feast staples. Orders can be scheduled for pick up or delivery on Saturday, Feb. 6, hot or cold. If you snag your platters early, all selections can easily be reheated. Tampa-area and Winter Garden 4 Rivers Smokehouses will be open on Sunday, Feb. 7 for to-go orders only. Various locations. 4rsmokehouse.com

5th Annual Woofball Puppy Bowl If you want to get your Super Bowl Sunday on without having to ignore your dog for hours, Dog Bar is hosting its annual Puppy Bowl. This year’s event is benefitting the Low Rider Dachshund Rescue of Florida. The rescue will be on-site with adoptable pups and raising funds. To grab a bite SOL Burger food truck will be on standby. Heads up, Dog Bar is 21 and up so fur babies only. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Dog Bar, 2300 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. dogbarstpete.com

7th Annual Culinary Kickoff Due to COVID-19, the social-fundraising culinary event has gone virtual. The event benefits the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), The Ryan Nece Foundation and All Stars Helping Kids. Each charity helps combat food insecurity nationwide for children. This year, guests are invited to join the hosts and cook along in the live broadcast. Once you snag your ticket, you'll be directed to a grocery list to occur before the live virtual event. $55, as well as additional dough for necessary groceries. 8 p.m.-9 p.m. culinarykickoff.com 

Al’s Finger Licking Good Soulfood Al’s is hosting a BYOB watch party in Ybor City. You gotta wear a mask and pay a $20 entry fee. If you want to opt for a VIP experience (with food included) it’ll cost you $30. For more information call 813-505-1029. 1609 Angel Oliva Senior St., Tampa. alsybor.com

Armature Works The food hall is hosting, The Tailgate, a four-day outdoor event packed with live music, pro-athlete appearances, drink specials and features, cocktail competitions, live cigar rollers, charity raffles and giveaways. There’s even a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl LV. Attendees will be able to purchase raffle tickets daily, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit, Everyday Is Game Day Foundation. The winner will be chosen Saturday at 3 p.m. Free, bring money for food and drinks. Thurs., Feb. 4-Sun., Feb. 7. 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa. INFO

American Social The waterfront concept is hosting a watch party with over 40 TVs throughout the restaurant, allowing all guests to get a prime view when the Bucs take the field. If you don’t want to hang with the AmSo gang, you can grab a to-go package stocked with eats like wings and pizza. There will also be drink specials on buckets of Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer and Trulys. The concept is following all city and state COVID-19 guidelines, and ensures the safety and health of all employees and guests is the top priority. The restaurant has sanitation stations throughout the restaurant as well as QR code menus. 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd #107, Tampa. americansocialbar.com

Blend Lounge Stacked with 70-inch TVs, it’s safe to say you’ll have a good view of the game while you’re sipping on drink specials at Blend Lounge. Specials include $20 all you can drink drafts (from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.), $4 Bud Light Seltzers and Jack Fire, and $5 flatbreads. Employees will be sporting masks, and customers are asked to wear masks when moving around the bar. 4 p.m. 9526 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. INFO

Brewlands Bar & Billiard Carrollwood, have your Uber updated after watching the game at Brewlands. On the big day, guests will receive free touchdown shots for the team of their choice. There will also be giveaways plus a handful of drink specials like $2 jello shots, $4 selected specialty shots, as well as a pitcher of beer and a dozen wings ranging from $15-$25 depending on brew choice. 6 p.m. 4802 Gunn Hwy no. 108, Tampa. INFO

Buddy Brew The local coffee chain has debuted three themed cold coffee drinks specifically for the big game. One of the Buc’s bevs is the Stiff Arm, a highly caffeinated drink featuring a stiff, heavy hit of BOLT Nitro Cold Brew, a shot of espresso, and house-made chai. Customers can also purchase a Buccaneer-themed T-shirt and a bag of coffee beans for the occasion at any Buddy Brew location. Various locations. buddybrew.com

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Want to take a non-traditional take on the Super Bowl Sunday spread? Carrabba’s is offering fully prepared meals that feed up to five and includes salad and bread. Some dishes you can find in the bundle are lasagne, spaghetti with your choice of bolognese meat sauce or meatballs, and chicken parmesan. You can also opt for Carrabba’s catering menu that boasts a sandwich bundle option to keep it simple. Family bundles start at $34.99. Various locations. carrabbasonlinelordering.com

CBK Catering The CBK Super Bowl LV Party Package is ideal for a hungry gang looking to cheer on the Bucs. Loaded with dishes like wings, dips, baked mac n’ cheese, 24-hour bbq pulled pork sliders and seasoned peel & eat shrimp you might want to wear a bib. The package comes with a printed menu as well as re-heating instructions. The decked-out package is designed to feed up to six people, so you can have your crew chip in for eats. CBK offers local delivery on Feb. 5 or Feb., so you don’t have to sweat pickup on game day. Get your order in before 5 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 1. $250. For the entire package listing, visit CBK’s website. cbk-catering-events.myshopify.com

California Pizza Kitchen CPK is offering a free Take and Bake pizza to anyone who signs up for CPK Rewards now through Feb. 6 and spends $15 or more on game day. Fans can use the Free Take and Bake reward for dine-in or take-out. Various locations. cpk.com

Daylux If you’re looking for an upscale way to celebrate, FourLife Promotions is hosting a watch party event complete with an afterparty. Tickets range from general admission to VIP sections with bottle service. You can snag a group rate fee, and allow you some personal space with your gang. $30-$1,500. 4 p.m.-3 a.m. 5508 N. 50th St., Tampa. INFO

District Tavern Time to pregame with a little Super Bowl Weekend Brunch. Get in the mood with unlimited mimosas($25) and beer specials during District Taverns’ extended brunch event stretching Super Bowl celebrations into an entire weekend. The menu includes bites like chocolate chip pancakes and grilled biscuits and gravy to veggie hash and avocado eggs Benedict. Sat., Feb. 6 and Sun., Feb. 7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 116 N. 12th St., Tampa. districttaverntampa.com

Dr. BBQ Want to watch from home but don't want to cook? Pitmaster Ray Lampe "Dr. BBQ" and his crew have created a lineup of catered eats for you to snag. You can go simple with two pounds of wings and large fries for $30 or go big with two pounds of wings, Frito Pie, full rack of ribs, four pounds of BBQ meat for sandwiches and four large sides for $165. There are also a handful of other options that are up for grabs through the restaurant's website. drbbq.com

Duffy’s Duffy’s is offering advanced reserved seating for only $25 to parties of 10 or less. This Big Game Day Experience gets you front row seats as well as $10 Duffy’s Rewards for your next visit, a complimentary welcome drink and game snacks, as well as a souvenir game day ticket and Duffy’s merch. If you’d rather watch from home, Duffy’s is down to cater with its Super Bowl Party Pack with a variety of wing platters. Customers can place an advance order from Jan. 16-Feb. 6 and choose to pick it up on Super Bowl Day between 11 a.m.–5 p.m.1580 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. duffysmvp.com

Edge City BBQ and Tap General admission is on a first come first serve basis so be sure to get there early to snag a seat. If you want to ensure a spot, VIP tickets allow access into a buffet with a private room with a big projector screen, a surprise liquor package as well as a goody bag. But be quick as there are only 12 available. By the way, to snag free VIP tickets, for every $20 you spend while watching a game at Edge on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday, you’ll get an entry form to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win four VIP tickets. $25-$50. 5 p.m. 13910 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. INFO

Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe This Seminole Heights staole is ready with it’s “Super-Itis” meal complete with two full slabs of ribs, a pound of brisket, a pound of pork, cornbread and three family-size sides all for $120. Specialty barrel-aged cocktails are also available to add to your order (we recommend the bloodys). Order online or by phone, then pick up. 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. 813-234-100, ellasfolksartcafe.com

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Tampa Foodies and football fans, Fleming’s is hosting an exclusive wine dinner with NFL Legend, 9-time pro-bowler and Heisman trophy winner Charles Woodson. Attendees will experience a five-course wine dinner from Tampa’s chef/partner, Brandon Grady. The menu will include Fleming’s classic dishes like king crab cocktail, crispy duck confit and wagyu ribeye paired with selections from Woodson’s Intercept (stylized “INTERCEPT”) Wines label. Throughout the evening guests will also be treated to a Q&A with Woodson about his personal journey, love of football, and passion for wine. The event will be hosted at the restaurant’s outdoor venue with adherence to all COVID-19 protocol. Limited parties will be sat at individual tables and will be required to wear a face-covering until service begins. Tickets are available for $150 and can be reserved by calling Christine Calace at (813) 293-9305. Feb. 4. 7 p.m. 4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa. flemingssteakhouse.com

Firehouse Subs The sandwich shop is offering 10% off any half platter (subs and snack option or subs and salad option). Just a heads up you must order in advance online or on the app, and the offer is valid 2/1-2/14. That’s not all, on Super Bowl Sunday, 2/7, Firehouse Subs is awarding rewards members triple points on Hook & Ladder and Italian subs of any size. Various locations. firehousesubs.com

Fo’ Cheezy Twisted Meltz Want to feel the energy surging through downtown Tampa? Slide by the Super Bowl Experience at Julian B. Lane (1001 N. Blvd., Tampa). While you’re there, you can hit up Fo’ Cheezy to grab a signature loaded grilled cheese while you explore the massive immersive setup. Be sure to wear a mask and expect a crowd as there will be visitors from all over to watch the Bucs take on the Chiefs. If you don’t want to make the trip over the bridge, you can hit up Fo’ Cheezy’s brick-and-mortar at 6305 Gulf Blvd. on St. Pete Beach. The Super Bowl Experience is taking place Fri., Jan. 29-Sun., Feb. 7. Free admission, bring money for food and drinks. focheezy.com

Fun Foodie Mama x Ava’s Low Country Cuisine The duo has teamed up to create some Super Bowl watch party eats. Put in your preorders for catfish waffle sandwiches with signature Ava’s sauce, french fries and hush puppies($15), or a platter of whisky glazed wings, creamy mac and cheese and collard greens($17). Pickup is Feb. 5, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. 120 Flagship Dr., Lutz. avascuisine.com

Fusion Resort If you’re having trouble getting your partner or friend group to totally be on board with going to a watch party, maybe rooftop views will change some minds. Fusion Resort (stylized “FUSION”) is hosting a rooftop watch party with a special Super Bowl menu like the house burger made with 8-oz. angus beef, sliced cheddar, grilled onions, and jalapeño tomato bacon jam ($14). There's also the grilled quarter-pound Hebrew National hot dog with diced onions, mustard and sweet relish ($8). There are multiple televisions stationed throughout the concept as well as a big screen. 3 p.m. 290 107th Ave., Treasure Island. INFO

Fuzzy Taco Shop Headed to a tailgate party and tasked to bring some eats? You can cop the Taco Family Meal or Chips & Queso Party Tray from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. The restaurant has teamed up with Avocados From Mexico to offer guests complimentary guacamole with the purchase of either tray. The promotion is available Sat., Feb. 6 and Sun., Feb.7. For orders placed online or through the app, please use code SUPERGUAC at checkout. Various locations. fuzzytacoshop.com

Hooters The 11 Tampa Bay area Hooters locations are giving customers who pick up their Super Bowl eats before 3 p.m. on game day, will receive 20% off their next visit. Just a heads up, online ordering may not be available at some locations on game day. You can also slide by any locations to hang at the bar or at a booth to catch the game and keep the cold beers coming. Various locations. Hooters.com

Hunger + Thirst Group The restaurant group’s three St. Petersburg concepts are hosting exclusive specials and events all week long leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. Each concept offers outdoor spaces and games (like big Jenga and giant beer pong) to hang while watching the game. The Avenue (330 1st Ave.) Park & Rec DTSP (100 4th St. S.) No Vacancy (937 Central Ave.) hungerthirstgroup.com

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach The hotel’s restaurants are hosting game day specials and watch parties. Shor American Seafood Grill (stylized “SHOR”) is serving up $10 cocktail specials. Like the “The Brady Punch” made with light rum, pineapple, Orange Juice, grenadine and lime juice; and the “Kansas City Sour” which includes 2 oz. Bulleit bourbon, 1/2 oz. yellow chartreuse,1 oz. sour mix, garnished with cherry and orange. The restaurant will also provide $15 game day food specials. Tropico Rooftop Cantina is pouring up “Mahomes Mojitos,” and “Buc-Runners” cocktails. The restaurant will also provide a pregame happy hour between 3 p.m.-5 p.m., tailgate tacos, and Buccaneer Bowls (rice bowls). The food and drink specials will cost $10 each. 301 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. hyatt.com

The Galley Slide by for some drinks and other Super Bowl specials like wing platter to-go as well as $20 prime rib dinners. 11:30 a.m.-midnight. 27 4th St. N., St. Petersburg. INFO

King State Throughout the week leading up to the Super Bowl, King State is offering 12% off all beers. Beware, 15% will be added to your tab if you dare sport Chiefs gear. 520 E. Floribraska Ave., Tampa. king-state.com

La La’s Sangria If you’re looking to avoid the crowds but still want to be surrounded by fellow fans and good sips, La La’s is offering game day packages. Both options include unlimited hand-crafted sangria, high noons, domestic bottles of wine, and prosecco. In addition, the kitchen will be cranking out wings, pretzel knots, buffalo chicken flatbread, and margarita flatbread. Reservations are required for lounge seating and all guests in a party must have reservations in order to sit in the lounge. Parking is free and is available on a first-come basis. Lauren English co-founder of La La’s Sangria Bar shared that the concept is limited its capacity to 50%. Packages range from $50-$80/ per person. 6 p.m. 203 N. Meridian Ave., Tampa. exploretock.com/lalassangriabar

Metro Diner Feed four-six peeps with Metro Diner’s Game Day Packs available for curbside pickup or delivery. Each pack comes with seasoned fries, coleslaw or creamy mac and cheese. The Game Day Combo includes 16 hand-breaded bone-in wings and 32 buttermilk marinated boneless wings, tossed in choice of signature spicy honey, buffalo, or spicy buffalo sauce served with crisp celery sticks, blue cheese, or ranch for dipping and choice of side. ($39). You can also snag a Bone-In Wing Pack ($44), Boneless Wing Pack ($39), or Fried Chicken Tenders ($44). Check out Metro’s site for the entire lineup. Available for curbside pick-up and delivery until 6 p.m. Various locations. metrodiner.com/big-game

New World Brewery Heads up, New World has moved Dean Johanesen’s previously-booked gig back to 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. After the performance, the brewery is setting up a screen and video projector for a watch party with cold brews on tap. In case of rain, NW will move the party inside. Either way, the concept will be observing all the usual precautions: limited capacity, distanced seating, and masks are required. 3:30 p.m. 810 E. Skagway Ave., Tampa. newworldtampa.com

O’Maddy’s The bar is hosting live music from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. with local talent Doug South, and bucket specials like $14 Coors Lite and Miller Lite as well as $18 White Claw. You can also snag $3 bloody marys and mimosas all day long. By the way, lunch and dinner specials are also on the menu. O’Maddy’s will also be selling Super Bowl raffle tickets. The event’s Facebook page reads that the concept is following all CDC guidelines which means masks are required and no groups of 10 or more. Make sure to socially distance. 5405 Shore Blvd. S, St. Petersburg. @omaddys on Facebook.

Pirate’s Brew Coffee Not a watch party, but you can catch a buzz on Joffrey’s limited-edition Tampa Bay Pirate’s Brew inspired by the Bucs. The dark blend has hints of caramel and a smoky finish. You can snag a bag of ground or whole bean. $13.99. joffreys.com

Pollo Tropical Leading up to the Super Bowl, Pollo Tropical is offering El Super Sandwich made with fresh mojo roast pork, three slices of ham, a whole citrus-marinated crispy chicken breast and five croquetas, topped with Swiss cheese, pickles and mayo mustard, then pressed. The fast-food chain is also offering A Big Game Tropichop Buffet serving 10, 15 or 25 persons can be ordered from the Pollo Tropical website beginning at just $5.19 per person. Catering orders require only 24 hours' notice. Various locations. PolloTropical.com or download the MyPollo app.

Rocco’s Tacos You can swap your pizza and wings for margaritas and guacamole at Rocco’s Tacos for Super Bowl Sunday. The restaurant is laced with televisions to catch the game, and the full bar will be stocked for celebratory sips. The concept is following all city and state COVID-19 guidelines, and ensures the safety and health of all employees and guests is the top priority. The restaurant has sanitation stations throughout the restaurant as well as QR code menus. 2223 N. Westshore Blvd. Suite 203, Tampa. roccostacos.com

Sloppy Joe’s/Waves Both locations are hosting beachfront watch parties. You can opt to watch the game on a 40-foot screen on the beach or on a flat-screen inside. Either way, you have access to open-air seating, as well as complimentary valet parking. Specials include $20 buckets, $5 cocktails, and 99-cent wings. 4:30 p.m. 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. INFO

Sugar Factory Switch yo your gamely scenery at the Sugar Factory. In between plays you can take Instagram-worthy shots infant of walls of candy or holding a smoking goblet. The joint also has a lineup of food offerings to choose from so you can avoid a complete sugar rush. The concept is following all city and state COVID-19 guidelines, and ensures the safety and health of all employees and guests is the top priority. The restaurant has sanitation stations throughout the restaurant as well as QR code menus. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa. sugarfactory.com

Two Shepherds The 21 and up indoor/outdoor dog bar is putting a giant projector up and hosting a watch party for humans while their four-legged friend can run free. Get in early for brunch and bottomless mimosas, followed by drink specials and games. Williamsburg Cucina will be on-site providing eats. Be sure to register your pup on Two Shepherds’ site before you arrive. 4813 N. Grady Ave., Tampa. twoshepherdstaproom.com

Urban Stillhouse The newish bar and restaurant is inviting locals and sports fans to come lounge, sip on in-house made bourbon while watching the Bucs make their return to the Super Bowl after nearly two decades. Urban Stillhouse boasts two full-service bars, and plenty of space to spread out to catch the game. 2232 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. theurbanstillhouse.com 

World of Beer The Westchase WOB is hosting a watch party with brew specials and 15 big-screen TVs. You can order $25 all you can drink drafts from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Other specials include $4 Bud Light Seltzers, $4 Jack Fire, and $4 flatbreads. 4 p.m. 9524 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. INFO

World of Beer Avion Within walking distance from the stadium, you might be able to hear the cheers of the crowd while hanging at WOB. The location will be closing off its parking lot all weekend long to assist with social distancing while beer trucks pour up brews. WOB will also set up a projector to show the game so don’t sweat visibility. If that’s not enough action, swing by for sets by a live DJ Saturday and Sunday night. 10910 Sheldon Rd., Tampa. INFO

WTR at The Godfrey Hotel E11EVEN x Barstool Sports are hosting a two-day pop-up party. Friday night, guests will be treated to the sounds of Steve Aoki and on Saturday night, Diplo will take over the DJ booth, plus special guest 50 Cent. On both nights, guests can expect music and entertainment in all forms, including stilt walkers, firework displays, acrobats, and more. The events will strictly adhere to all COVID-19 safety guidelines. 9 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 5 and Sat., Feb. 6. $45- $250/GA, visit 11miami.com/sb2021. $1,000-$50,000/ Cabanas and tables, email Tampa@11Miami.com. 7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. 

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