Touchdown! Where will you be celebrating when the winning touchdown is scored? Haven't found a place yet to party for this year's Super Bowl? Sacramento's bars have got you covered with great drinking games, discounts on beer and food, and raffle drawings.
Ink Eats & Drinks, located 2730 N St. is having a $3 touchdown shot special – one for each team. The Green Bay Packers’ shot is a Midori Kamikaze and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ shot is a Tawaka lemon drop. Along with that, you can also enjoy $4 nachos and happy hour specials lasting the entire game.
"We change it every year, but we do happy hour for every football game of the season," said Micah Shapiro, manager of Ink Eats & Drinks.
Press Club, located at 2030 P St., is putting on its annual Super Bowl party, but it won’t be your typical bar party: Customers are invited to bring potluck dishes to share. Along with that, the bar is having a special on its drinks: $1 Jell-O shots, $2 for 24-ounce Pabst and Miller High Life. There are also $3 specials on all well drinks and premium draft beers.
"I've been here for nine years, and we have been doing it since then," said Susan Durst, manager of Press Club.
If you haven't checked out Dive Bar, located at 1022 K St., you can take advantage of a special on lounges. Instead of paying the regular $250, the customer only pays for the bottles of alcohol ordered that night. There are four big screen TVs in the lounge area. Dive Bar opens at noon.
Blue Cue, at 1004 28th St., is hosting a Super Bowl benefit by Pacific McGeorge School of Law’s sports law program starting at noon. A $20 cover provides a buffet, two beers – domestic or well – and a raffle ticket to win various prizes.
Hooter's, at 1785 Challenge Way, is doing a raffle for a 42-inch flat-screen TV. The ticket is free, but you must be present during halftime to win. Along with the raffle, Hooter’s will be serving its football party platter for $49.99, which includes 100 pieces of chicken strips and boneless wings.
Brew it Up! – at 801 14th St. – is having a special brewing package for its customers. Brewing starts at 2 p.m. and seating begins right after. One package serves seven-16 people for $60 (plus tax) and includes two pitchers, kettle chips, one veggie plate and 24 chicken wings.
Pyramid Alehouse, 1029 K St., will have food specials all day, including $5 wings and calamari, $4 giant onions and sweet potatoes, and $3 Brewer Racks- five glasses of their 6-ounce top class beers.
If you want to win more prizes check out Mandango's Sport Lounge on Fulton Avenue. Its Super Bowl party costs $15 in advance, which offers raffle tickets for a chance to win during each quarter, and each quarter has three winners. The top prize is $100, and the others are gift certificates to various restaurants.
Some other great places to check out in Sacramento:
"Bud-Bowl" at R15, 1431 R St.
$2 beers: Miller, Miller High Life, Pabst and Coors
$2 well drinks
Drink specials include $1 off pizza
Starts at 3 p.m. and goes till the game ends
Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar,1530 J St.
Starting Tuesday: $20 for two bottles of wine
Happy hour throughout the restaurant on game day.
River City Brewing Co., located in Westfield Downtown Plaza
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Five big-screen TVs
Hot dog and chili buffet in the bar
Happy hour all day: $3.25 specials on pints of beer, house wines and appetizers
M.V.P. Sports Grill, 2110 L St.
Discount menu along with:
Barbecue specials for $6.95
Pizza and salad for $15.95
9 a.m. Sunday breakfast special