Sharky’s Wings & Raw Bar
545 Highland Ave
Clifton, NJ 07011
Top notch beer selection and daily happy hours make this sports bar one of Jersey’s best. Sharky’s has a full bar with a wide variety of beer to choose from, and, if you happen to be around on Monday through Friday between 3pm – 7pm, you can grab a $12 bucket of domestics. Not to be outdone by beverage alone, Sharky’s also offers $0.40 wings and clams, along with an array of other appetizers on the cheap. The TVs are always turned on to any and every sport imaginable, from your typical season showdowns to the world series of poker, and of course this year’s Super Bowl.
317 Washington Ave
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Not far from MetLife stadium, Redds is ideal for watching this year’s big game. The restaurant is hosting its own “Super Game Viewing Party,” which boasts as being the closest you’ll get to the game without a ticket. Redds is offering hungry football fans an array of Super Bowl specials including a buffet featuring carving and slider stations, a 7,000-square-foot heated tent complete with service bars and flat-screen TVs, photo booths, games, prizes and more. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, admission is $100 per person. You can purchase tickets ahead of time here: Buy Tickets
Miami Mike’s Sport Zone
130 Rt 10 W
East Hanover, NJ 07930
Miami Mike’s caters to the needs of any and every sports fan, not just those loyal to the New York sports teams. And it’s that kind of sportsmanship that leads us to believe it would be a great place to watch a New Jersey-hosted Super Bowl for two teams that aren’t even from the East Coast. Head on down to Miami Mike’s for their tailgate party featuring snacks, a tarot card reader, a masseuse, live entertainment, giveaways like snowboards and BBQ grills, and of course, the big game.
Allendale Bar and Grill
67 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401
The Allendale Bar and Grill, or AB&G, is a great local bar offering a wide range of food and huge bar area with a laid back, fun feel. There are always new and seasonal beers on tap as well as many other bottled varieties and a full stock of liquor. The homey vibe is a great atmosphere to gather with your friends and watch the big game on the big screens above the bar. Accompanied by speedy service and an ever so friendly bar and wait staff, AB&G is the perfect spot for a low-key sports night.
Black Bear Bar & Grill
205 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
If you and your crew secure a spot inside this Hoboken hotspot, you’re set. With two floors and 50 flat-screen TVs, you’d be hard pressed to find a more ideal location when it comes to sports bars. Black Bear Bar & Grille is offering food and drink specials for the Super Bowl, as well as giveaways. But be sure to arrive early – lines sometimes form outside the bar before game time and that’s just during the regular season.
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Emily Tamburri is a New Jersey-based freelance writer.