There's two kinds of folks in this world: Those who like to throw a Super Bowl house party, and those who don't trust their friends to get wasted anywhere near the new sofa, children and/or dear family pets.
|Happy Beyonce Bowl, y'all!|
For those with rowdy pals, you're in luck -- Dallas is nothing if not generous with its boozy, liquor-y football offerings. The city's finest bars are ready for you, and most have fortified their menus with drink specials so you'll cheer all the louder. And remember, whether you pick Beyoncé or Puppy Bowl for halftime, everyone wins.
The Granada -- Our favorite party spot will slather on the warpaint and flip the coverage from music to football, then back to music, and again with football. They'll have delicious brisket tacos, nice low-lighting, extra seating, bars full of opportunities, and most importantly: Beyoncé's halftime show, blown up on Granada's 40 foot theater screen. Dance party, anyone? Hold up, it gets better: this party is free to attend. Doors are at 4:30.
The Owner's box -- If you read the Observer, you probably can't afford this spot. Cheapskates will race for free seats on the patio while the well-heeled reserve tables inside. The luxury of indoor dining, far away from the stench of the poor, will cost $50 to $100 apiece. There are also themed menus, which are most likely delicious. But if your favorite Super Bowl food is Rotel and Velveeta, then all this flossin' don't mean a thing.
Bryan Street Tavern -- No matter which team you support, BST's dedicated bartending staff has a shot appropriate to your loyalties. They won't specify what's in 'em (they're vodka-based secret recipes that we're told "taste great"), but they come in both a 49ers and a Ravens model. To help sop it up, you'll find specials on buffalo chicken sliders, chicken flautas and quesadillas. Drink specials? Sure, you'll get a dollar off drafts and wells. If you'd rather take the high rode, Bryan Street's pulling out growlers of Batch 19, a prohibition era brew, and selling them for $19 a pop. Visit bryanstreettavern.com. More »