Super Bowl Parties and Specials in the East Bay
Local bars and restaurants celebrate the red and gold in the Super Bowl with special parties, featured menus, and more.
It’s here! After almost two decades of waiting, the Niners are back in the Super Bowl, and the East Bay is ready to celebrate. Don your red and gold, slap on a few Kaepertats for luck, pick up a cake of Kaep’s bicep, and head to one of these local outposts to celebrate the big game and quest for six. We'll keep updating as bars finalize their plans and restaurants post their specials, so keep checking back.
Also, if you still need to pick up your San Francisco gear (we promise not to call you a bandwagoner), Beyond the Creek reports that a Team Shop kiosk is poised to open at the Liberty Bell Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Stop by for hats and jerseys—number seven should be particularly popular.
Beeb’s Sports Bar and Grill:
At Beeb’s, you can sneak in a quick round of golf before settling in for the Super Bowl. Located on the Las Positas Golf Course, the sports bar has a whopping 22 plasma TVs, three big screens, and four other TVs, plus a full bar. With its $30 game day special, you’ll have access to an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet, appetizers, desserts, prize giveaways, and drink specials throughout the game. Call ahead for reservations. $30, 915 Clubhouse Dr., Livermore, (925) 455-7070, doors open at 2:30 p.m., beebsatlaspositas.com.
Ed’s Mudville Grill:
While the popular Clayton sports bar already sold out seats for the Super Bowl, it’s worth it to try calling for cancellations. Ed’s will offer beer specials, a featured menu including New Orleans and San Francisco fare, and giveaways after every score, which you can catch on its 12 large flat screen TVs. Don’t miss the pregame J.M.‘s wacky pool, which you can win for correctly guessing items like which songs will be performed at halftime and how long the national anthem will take. Free to reserve, 6200 Center St., Clayton, (925) 673-0333, edsmudvillegrill.com.
George and Walts:
While the Rockridge bar doesn’t have any definitive plans yet, when I called there was a rumor of Corona Girls and a Corona special, a bloody Mary bar, and some sort of food potluck. Last year there were free hot dogs, so it could be worth stopping by. I’ll update with more information. 5445 College Ave., Oakland, (510) 653-7441, website.
If you want to class up the big game, pull up a barstool at Hotel Shattuck’s FIVE restaurant, which will offer a $14 burger and beer special for the Super Bowl weekend. 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, (510) 225-6055, five-berkeley.com.
If you’d rather avoid the crowds and throw your own soiree, Oakland’s Hopscotch can help. Chef Kyle Itani will offer up his famed double-down chicken wings for game day, alongside other favorites. You can pickup duck fat chips with yuzu aioli, mini housemade pork sausages with asahi black beer mustard, and apple-chrysanthemum leaf slaw. The wings run $10 for 12 pieces. All order must be placed by 12 p.m. on Sunday, but advance notice couldn’t hurt. Call (510) 788-6217 or visit email@example.com to order. 1915 San Pablo Ave., (510) 788-6217, hopscotchoakland.com.
[ADDED] Lake Chalet: I can't believe I missed this killer deal the first time around (hat tip to East Bay Dish), but catch the game at Lake Chalet and you'll score half price drinks and appetizers at halftime. The lakeside restaurant will also serve an $8 bratwurst sandwich. You can watch the game on any of the five 50-inch TVs. 1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, (510) 208-5253, website.
Legends at Diablo Creek:
For only $20, you can score reserved seating, entry into a raffle, and the bar’s infamous tailgate barbecue. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. 4050 Port Chicago Hwy., Concord, (925) 687-4111, legendsdiablocreek.com.
[ADDED] Luka’s Taproom:
The Oakland restaurant and bar plans on projecting the game on a giant screen, and will run a gametime special with $3 Trumer Pilsner and Racer 5. Rumor has it something referred to as "the mac dog" may make an appearance on the menu. Yes, that's a hot dog topped with mac 'n' cheese. 2221 Broadway, Oakland, (510) 451-4677, website.
[ADDED] Magoos Grill:
Watch the game in Pleasant Hill at Magoos, and you will be handsomely rewarded for cheering on your team. The bar will offer $2 shots everytime the Niners score, and you can score a $7 prime rib. 1250 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill, (925) 682-4868, magoosgrill.com.
[ADDED] Make Westing:
In honor the big game, the Uptown bocce bar is opening at 2 p.m. and rolling out a 100-inch big screen. Also be on the lookout for a barbecue in back—word on the street is there may be a pig roast. 1741 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, (510) 251-1400, website.
Purchase a $39.99 ticket in person at the restaurant, and you’ll be rewarded with a reserved seat and an all you can eat buffet of barbecue chicken, ribs, trip-tip, and more. Doors open at 2 p.m. 1444 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 944-9444, website.
[ADDED] The New Parkway:
The new/reborn Oakland theater is selling tickets to its Super Bowl Extravanganza party. For $10, you’ll get a reserved seat and a free drink ticket. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the game, and there’s nothing quite like kicking back on a couch in front of the big screen. 2 p.m., 474 24th St., Oakland, (510) 658-7900, thenewparkway.com.
Pete’s Brass Rail:
Every year, Pete’s throws a charity Super Bowl party, with all the proceeds going directly to Autism Speaks. Going into its eighth year, the party has raised more than $100,000. Support a good cause and throw down the $125, and you’ll get access to all you can eat from the Pete’s menu, an open bar, and four TVs and a big screen. Doors open at 2:30pm. Contact Dave at (925) 528-9302 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. $125 per person, 201 Hartz Ave., Danville, (925) 820-8281, petesbrassrail.com.
Another all-inclusive bash is going down at Walnut Creek’s Pinky’s. Tickets run $39 per head, and include pizza, draft beer or sodas, a souvenir glass, and raffle tickets for quarterly drawing and prizes. The party starts at 2 p.m. 2085 N. Broadway, #100, Walnut Creek, (925) 939-5000, pinkyspizzawc.com.
Head to the Walnut Creek location, and you can throw back beers in the bar for happy hour prices all day. 1410 Locust St., Walnut Creek, (925) 946-1520, website.
If the 21 HD TVs weren’t enough, the San Ramon bar will run a $2 Rolling Rock draft special from 5–11 p.m. 2251 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, (925) 837-7748, website.
[ADDED] Sunshine Saloon Sports Bar & Grill:
The Livermore bar has already added New Orleans food and beverage specials to its menu in honor of the Super Bowl, which you can catch on 31 TVs. 1807 Santa Rita Rd., Ste. K, Pleasanton, (925) 846-6108, website.
This oft-overlooked downtown Walnut Creek bar is worth a second look on football Sundays, especially in terms of the Super Bowl. Head into the tiki bar for a free nacho bar, $3 long bomb shots (your guess is as good as mine), $1 hot dogs, and $2 cans of Rolling Rock. 1535 Olympic Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 932-9202.
[ADDED] T-Rex Restaurant & Bar:
Whether you decide to watch at the Berkeley barbecue joint or at home, you’re covered. At the restaurant, $35 will get you your choice of 24 wings or a rack of ribs, plus a pitcher of beer. If you feel like celebrating at home, T-Rex’s game day package includes one smoker item with coleslaw, baked beans, bread, and barbecue sauce—enough to feed 10 people—for $100. 1300 10th St., Berkeley, (510) 527-0099, website.
[ADDED] Vine Cinema:
Head to this Livermore theater to catch the game on both big screens. Admission is free and the beer is cold. 1722 First St., Livermore, (925) 447-2545, website.
[ADDED] The Winemaker's Pourhouse: For just $10, you can help yourself to a sausage food bar with brats, sausages, and all the fixings, as well as all-you-can eat truffled popcorn and chips and homemade salsa. The wine bar will also offer specials on pours and feature Altamont Brewery on tap. 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m., 2241 First St., Livermore, (925) 215-2656, website.