That time of year has come again, and even though one team that is not the Eagles (the San Francisco 49ers) is playing another team that is not the Eagles (the Baltimore Ravens), the Super Bowl still manages to bring out the excitement in both sport and non-sports fans. Between the opening performances, halftime show and the eagerly awaited commercials, the actual game is almost incidental.
Of course, no Super Bowl is complete without enjoying the game surrounded by friends, fried foods and free-flowing beer. If you are not interested in handling the organization, preparation and clean-up involved with hosting your own party, there are plenty of options from local restaurants and bars. Just remember to drink responsibly and get home safely.
Where: 11901 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia
What: House draft beer, house wine, soda, coffee, tea, hot roast pork, roast beef, sausage and meatballs, focaccia sandwiches, pasta, salads, pizza and wings. Prizes, giveaways and an 8-foot projection screen.
Cost: $25 per person, $20 under 21, $12 children 12 and under.
Where: 210 York Rd., Willow Grove
What: Two packages, 1) open bar with well drinks and drafts, 2) open bar for all drinks plus buffet dinner.
Cost: $30 for package 1, $40 for package 2.
Where: 2300 Easton Rd., Willow Grove
What: All you can drink and all you can eat buffet featuring wings, crab legs, carving station, zingers, jumbalaya and more.
Tonelli’s Pizza and Pub
Where: 278 Easton Rd., Horsham
What: All you can eat & all you can drink (includes all draft & bottle beers, wine and well drinks).
Cost: $60 (reservations suggested)
Where: 455 Second Street Pike, Upper Southampton
What: Free halftime buffet, including burgers, pizza and fries, to all game customers, $2.50 draft & $2.75 bottles and snacks throughout the game.
Cost: No door charge.
General Davis House
Where: 76 Street Rd., Upper Southampton
What: Free halftime buffet, featuring wings, hoagies, mac & cheese and more, plus drink specials.
Cost: No door charge.
Mike’s York Street Bar & Grill
Where: 544 York Rd., Warminster
What: Private Super Bowl party, including dinner buffet and open bar.
Cost: $50 per person, reservations required (over 21 only)
Kenney’s Madison Tavern
Where: 472 Madison Ave., Warminster
What: Snacks during the game, halftime buffet, domestic draft or bottled beer, t-shirts and giveaways.
Cost: $40 (reservations suggested)
Where: 63 York Rd., Warminster
What: Free spread of food, including hoagies, cheesesteaks and wings. $2 for domestic draft beer.
Cost: No cover charge, come in and enjoy the game.
Let us know in the comments if we missed a party.
The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens go head-to-head at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans when Super Bowl XLVII airs Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. on CBS.