15 Spots to Celebrate the Big Game

Bars and restaurants are offering game-day specials and events for all kinds of fans.

Celebrating the Pats at the Whiskey Republic in Providence. Photo from the Whiskey Republic’s Facebook page.

It seems like it’s becoming an annual tradition for the New England Patriots to compete in the Big Game. The team is going for its second consecutive Super Bowl win on Sunday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. as they face off against the Philadelphia Eagles. There are plenty of bars and restaurants offering game-day specials for all kinds of fans — those who want a rowdy sports bar environment or those who prefer takeout in the comfort of their own home.

1. Basta in Cranston is paying homage to the G.O.A.T. by slashing all food item prices to $12. The menu will be transformed for one day to “gourmet pub food,” specially created by the executive chef and staff. Basta will also broadcast the game on a number of TVs, including a newly installed ten-foot screen and an HD projector, and will be providing a selection of draft and bottled beers. Reservations for dining room seating can be made by calling 401-461-2300, but bar seating is on a “first-come, first-served” basis, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. Basta is also extending the one-day menu to takeout orders, which must be in by February 3.

2. Whiskey Republic is throwing a Super Bowl party with Bud Light and 94 HJY. You can reserve a table by calling 401-588-5158, and enjoy beer tower specials and a game day menu. The party starts at noon and there’s no cover.

3. Brutopia Brewery and Kitchen in Cranston is hosting a Super Bowl Bash which will include a free halftime buffet, games like cornhole and beer pong and prize giveaways like gift cards and growlers. The bash will start at 4 p.m. and  go until 11 p.m. To participate in the free halftime buffet, customers must arrive before 6:30 p.m. Brutopia’s fourteen TVs will allow fans to watch from just about anywhere in the bar.

4. GPub’s Beer Bowl 52 is the place to be if you’re looking for raffles and prizes all game long. Patrons will be given a free ticket for the raffles, but the first 100 customers will receive a GPub Beer Bowl Square. Raffle Prizes include a ping-pong table, Las Vegas and Cancun hotel packages, gift cards and more. Winners of the Beer Bowl Squares have a chance to win even more prizes. The tailgating will begin at 3 p.m. with a deejay party. The seventeen TVs that line the Providence bar will surely entertain a large group. Instead of biting your nails in the fourth quarter, chomp on food specials,and wash them down with specialty cocktails or beer. GPub is also preparing for a post-game party for those who want to stay and celebrate. Call 401-632-4782 to reserve a table for your group or to ask about their game day takeout menu.

5. Catch the game projected on thirty-two TVs at Ladder 133 Sports Bar and Grill in Providence. Enjoy the game while soaking in the typical sports bar atmosphere and taking advantage of discounted drinks. Reserve a table for you and your friends by calling 401-272-7427.

6. Bring something different to the Super Bowl party this year other than wings and pizza. Tilly’s Cheesesteaks in West Kingston has put together a special Super Bowl menu for this Sunday. Tilly’s is accommodating groups of any size. Packages can be mixed-and-matched to feed anywhere between four and eighteen people. Options include chips and dips, “handwiches,” cheesesteaks and pulled pork sandwiches. You can also order dessert for your party. On the special menu is the opportunity to enter the Tilly’s Square Game. When placing or picking up your order, you can drop off your score-by-quarter projections sheet for a chance to win koozies, a $10 gift certificate or a $50 gift certificate. Order in person, online, by calling 401-783-7711 or by emailing tillyscheesesteaks@gmail.com by February 2 at 2 p.m.

7. In South Kingstown TwoTen Oyster Bar and Grill is offering football-type specials for the Big Game. Customers can get a one-topping pizza for free with the purchase of a bucket of beer. Speaking of pizza and beer, football fans can get a specialty pizza for only $7, which can be accompanied by a $3 draft special. Appetizers are only $5, which includes 35-cent wings tossed in any sauce you’d like. Fans can enjoy these specials while watching the game on a big screen upstairs or on the dockside deck.

8. Watch the game on one of the large TVs while snacking on the perfect game time food at the Malted Barley in Westerly. The gourmet pretzels pair well with a craft beer and the biggest football game of the year.

9. If you’re looking to do something before the Big Game, a trip to Twin River Casino in Lincoln might do. While you’re there, stay for dinner and watch the game at Wicked Good Bar and Grill. The Super Sunday Bash begins at 5 p.m. For $18, you’ll get a nacho platter, ten wings the way you want them, an appetizer and a twenty-ounce Bud Light. In addition to this three-course meal, tables receive Bud Light-themed prizes.

10. Just over the state border in Swansea, Massachusetts, is the Venus de Milo Restaurant. For those football fans who aren’t looking for the average sports bar environment, the restaurant is offering an adult ticket to the Sunday Showdown for only $19.50. Starting at 4 p.m., guests can enjoy three, ten-foot TVs, a deejay and a buffet during the first half packed with game day food like wings, pork, pizza, fries, nachos and much more. Children’s tickets are also available for $13.95. Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant, online or by calling 508-678-3901.

11. For the Super Bowl party hosts — your job just got a lot easier! Pinelli’s Restaurant and Bar in Providence has laid out an extensive catering menu with each combination feeding about ten to twelve people each. Prices range from $160 to $270, depending on the arrangement you choose. The four “quarters” of options allow fans to find the best variety of food for their guests. Call 401-228-7000 by February 1 to order.

12. You won’t be able sit down at Cook and Brown Public House during the game since there are no TVs, but they will be serving brunch before the game from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while they’re preparing orders for takeout. The menu includes “kick ass” food: burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, nachos, wings, homemade potato chips and chili. They’re closing on Sunday at 4 p.m., and will take any orders up until then. Call 401-273-7275 or email cookandbrown@gmail.com to order.

13. Beginning at 6 p.m., Federal Hill Pizza in Providence is hosting a Super Bowl Party. Watch the Patriots and Eagles square-off in Minnesota on a big movie screen while eating as much as you possibly can. A $24.99 ticket also includes a house lager for twenty-one-plus customers. Buying your tickets ahead of time is strongly recommended.

14. Troop in Providence is showing off its 110-inch projector this weekend by broadcasting the game. Troop is also setting up a taco shop for a Super Bowl Party and preparing for some Bingo during halftime. Enjoy some tacos while watching Tom Brady and team on a very large screen and some drinks for no cover charge.

15. Celebrate the #GOAT by enjoying the “G.O.A.T.” (Greatest Of All Time) taco at Xaco Taco in Providence from Friday, February 2, through Sunday, February 4. This special taco is made with goat birria, avocado salsa, chia seeds and red chili puree served on handmade tortillas that are made fresh daily using organic non-gmo white corn and lime. Learn more about this new taco spot.

The G.O.A.T. taco at Xaco Taco.



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