With the Patriots returning to the Super Bowl for the third year in a row on Sunday, Boston fans are ready to play out their game-day routines. The big question is: Should you watch the Pats take on the Rams out on the town or order in and enjoy the game from the comfort of a warm couch? We rounded up some special events and menus to help you make a game-time decision.
— The Smoke Shop in Cambridge is teaming up with Shiner Bock to host the Super Bowl LIII BBQ Extravaganza. Reserve your tickets to watch the game on some sizable screens with a barbecue buffet, plenty of beer, cocktails and prizes.
The Smoke Shop, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge (617-261-7427) thesmokeshopbbq.com
— Looking for a pregame destination? Dorchester Brewing Company hosts a Super Bowl Sunday Wingfest from 11:30 am to 2pm and is sure to fill up hungry fans before the big game with bites from 50Kitchen, Revelry Boston Food Truck and the Corny Bread Company.
Dorchester Brewing Co., 1250 Mass. Ave. Boston (617-514-0900) dorchesterbrewing.com
— It’s an all-day affair at Olde Magoun’s Saloon in Somerville when its Chili Competition kicks off at 12-3 pm followed by the annual All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Tailgate Buffet at 5-8 pm.
Olde Magoun’s Saloon, 518 Medford St., Somerville (617-776-2600) magounssaloon.com
— If keeping it low-key is your style, Alcove Boston has three flat screens located above the bar, craft cocktails, New England and LA-themed specials and executive chef Maxime Fanton’s bar bites.
Alcove Boston, 50 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston (617-248-0050) alcoveboston.com
— Spend Sunday tailgating with Beat Brew Hall’s Super Bowl Watch Party in Harvard Square. The indoor tailgate will be decked out with cornhole, ring toss and raffles to win big. All proceeds benefit the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Fund.
Beat Brew Hall, 13 Brattle St., Cambridge (617-499-0001) beatbrewhall.com
— Branch Line in Watertown will craft a custom Pick-Up Day menu with packages serving “teams of four.” Options include a sandwich platter, barbecue package and more finger-licking choices.
Branch Line, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown (617-420-1900) branchlinearsenal.com
— Craigie on Main in Cambridge is offering the Swanky Super Bowl Party Pack and it is packed with classic crowd-pleasers like crispy chicken wings, cabbage slaw and build-your-own tacos.
— In honor of Tom Brady’s #12 jersey, Anna’s Taqueria giving a 12% discount on all catering orders Friday, Feb. 1 and Sunday, Feb. 3.
Anna’s Taqueria, multiple locations (617-850-2933) annastaqueria.com
— The South End’s Bar Mezzana has all the fixings with its Super Bowl Sunday takeout menu. From chef Colin Lynch’s new chicken wings to a big hoagie with 36-month aged prosciutto. Call before 10 pm on Thu., Jan. 31, for a Sunday pickup.
Bar Mezzana, 360 Harrison Ave. Boston (617-530-1770) barmezzana.com
— Celebrate the Pats with Island Creek Oyster Bar’s Super Bowl takout menu including clam chowder and lobster rolls to flex your New England pride. Order before 12 pm on Sunday for pick up at the Kenmore Square by 4 pm.
Island Creek Oyster Bar, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston (617-532-5300) islandcreekoysterbar.com